SATURDAY RUN – 24 November

MEET: 7.30am, Debacle, 24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

RUN: O’Connor Ridge to Belconnen- Out and back along the bike path through O’Connor to Hayden Drive

BREAKFAST: Debacle, Braddon


  • Head north to Haig Park and pick up dirt track heading west.
  • Cross Northborne Avenue and turn right on joining a bike path. Continue on this path.
  • At Macarthur Street, where there is a white bridge over the drain, turn left and pass a school and church on the left.
  • Cross Hovea St and pass scout hall on left, cross Miller St and cross Dryandra Street turning left along the bike path.
  • Continue up the hill and veer left before tunnel.
  • Gunghalin Drive is on your right.
  • Go under tunnel and follow path to Hayden Drive turning to retrace steps (13.2km).
  • For a longer run continue across Hayden Drive and follow the bike path down to Eastern Valley Way.

SATURDAY RUN – 17 November

Meet: 7.30am, Chifley Shops, Eggleston Crescent, Chifley

Run: Mount Taylor Loop (8 to 10km)

Breakfast: EQ, 70 Kent Street, Deakin **Followed by FIT AGM**

  • Follow footpath under Eggleston Cres and take bike path on right, along Waldock
  • At the top of hill, turn left and pick fire trail heading south around Mt Taylor in clockwise direction (approx. 8km)
  • For a longer run, head down to Athlon Drive and back, then do the return loop around Mt Taylor.
  • Alternatively, on return to outbound trail, re-trace run back to start (10.3km incl Athlon Drive extension, hilly – slightly less (10km) if do an out and back to Athlon Drive but less hilly).

SATURDAY RUN – 10 November

Meet: 7.30am, Cooleman Court, Weston Creek – carpark behind McDonald’s

Run: Weston Creek to Governor General’s – 12.6km (bike path, flat with a couple of climbs)

Breakfast: The Meating Room, 45 Liardet St, Weston Creek

  • From car park head east to bike path.
  • Turn left and head north on bike path parallel to Streeton Drive.
  • Go under Streeton Drive and continue right/north parallel to Streeton Drive.
  • At Cotter Road intersection, cross Cotter road and take the bike path heading north.
  • Continue on bike path under Tuggeranong Parkway, over bridge and turn right at T-intersection.
  • Take underpass left and head up hill beside the Federal Golf Course until Dunrossil Drive.
  • Turnaround here and retrace the run

2018 FIT Awards – time to nominate

The FIT Committee would like to invite members to submit nominations for the 2018 FIT awards.

The annual FIT awards are a wonderful way to celebrate the contributions and achievements of our members throughout the year.

Nominations are sought in the following three categories:

  • Coach of the year
  • Volunteer of the year
  • Personal achievement of the year.

Nominations can be submitted via this link, and will close on Sunday 2 December 2018.

A reminder about last years’ winners.

Emma Wensing was awarded ‘Coach of the Year’ in recognition of her four years as head cycle coach and her contribution to rejuvenating the FIT cycling program. During 2017 Emma organised cycling programs for novices, the WTTP, the Tour de Femme, and managed the very successful NANA cycling program.

Michelle Weir was recognised with the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award, for her outstanding effort managing the production of the FIT NewsFlash for over three years.  She was also a regular volunteer with programs such as the WTTP and volunteered at TACT triathlons and aquathons.

Polly Templeton was a worthy winner of the ‘Personal Achievement of the Year’ award. Her determination and persistence saw her complete training and events through many setbacks. Throughout this period Polly also remained an office bearer for Triathlon ACT, acting both as Treasurer and representing FIT on the Committee.

This year’s winners will be announced at the FIT Christmas Party, Sunday 16 December 2018.

SATURDAY RUN – 3 November

Meet: 7.30am, Dryandra St, heading north just after roundabout on Fairfax St/Belconnen Way. The start point is reached on the bike path heading south

Run: Bruce Ridge – 9.4km (6.2km option)

Breakfast: Two before Ten, 68 Bandjalong Cres, Aranda


  • Start on Kunzea St (road off Dryandra to the caravan park).
  • Follow west towards the caravan park. Take the first trail to the right before the caravan park and run up the trail to the T- junction.
  • Turn left onto the Bruce pipeline track and follow the trail almost to Belconnen Way.
  • Turn right up a short step track (Bruce two) and then right again onto the Bruce Ridge track. Keep going on this track until it almost reaches Gungahlin Drive and then turn right and follow the North Bruce track until it crosses the bike path.
  • Take the left track and continue left around a small dam. Before Ginninderra Drive, veer right and take the second track on the right back to the bike path.
  • At the bike path turn left to get back to the start (6.2km, hilly, mostly on fire trails).
  • For a longer run cross Belconnen Way/Fairfax St at roundabout on Dryandra St and pick up the Centenary trail running parallel to Dryandra St.
  • Either run back along Dryandra St or go under the underpass on Firth Road and up the dirt track on the right towards Black Mountain.
  • Follow the path up to the Powerline Track. Turn right and follow this track back to Belconnen Way/Fairfax St. Cross Belconnen Way/Fairfax St and turn right towards the caravan park (approx. 3.2kms).
  • Note – map is for the longer run (9.4km)