SATURDAY RUN – 20 January

MEET: 7am – Athlon Drive heading south. Just past the last houses in Farrer, turn left at dirt road to small car park (Map).

RUN: Farrer to Isaacs Ridge (12.5km) – Out and back hilly run along the back of the houses in Farrer to Isaacs Pine Forest

BREAKFAST: TBA

RUN DETAILS:

  • Head over animal barrier and follow dirt trail behind the houses.
  • Head up hill to water reservoir and keep to main trail.
  • Once leaving bush and near Yamba Drive take a sharp right and go under Yamba Drive and veer left.
  • Stay on the fire trail through the Isaacs pine plantation; the plantation finishes and houses of Isaacs are on your left.
  • Turn and retrace steps once your reach the end of the houses of Isaacs

The Queen’s Baton Relay (Commonwealth Games) is coming to Canberra

FIT is thrilled that members Di Evans and Lindy Hou have been awarded the significant honour of carrying the baton when it visits Canberra on 25 and 26 January.

It would be great if as many of our members, friends and family can get out and support Di and Lindy.

Both will be carrying the baton Thursday January 25th.

Di’s segment is:

  • Anticipated start time: 11:24am
  • Approximate start location: Dairy Farmers Hill, National Arboretum Canberra; Forest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway, Weston Creek
  • Approximate end location: National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Dr (Entrance Gate)

Lindy’s segment is:

  • Anticipated start time: 2:08pm
  • Approximate start location: Lotus Bay Beach, West Lake (Boat Ramp); Alexandrina Dr, Yarralumla
  • Approximate end location: Alexandrina Dr, (50m before Flynn Dr), Yarralumla

For a full list of batonbearers, visit this interactive website https://www.gc2018.com/qbr#gc2018-qbr-parent-map

SATURDAY RUN – 13 January

MEET: 7am, Equinox Park, 70 Kent Street, Deakin

RUN: Deakin to Weston Park (9.55km)

BREAKFAST:  EQ Cafe, 70 Kent Street

RUN DETAILS:

  • From  EQ head north along Kent St and take right onto track, after crossing Adelaide Avenue, at Kintore Cres.
  • Across Kintore pick up bike path through parkland and past Yarralumla Public school to lake.
  • At lake turn left and another right at Weston Park entrance gate and head into Weston Park keeping the water on your right.
  • On re-joining the main path turn left and past the Weston Park gate then retrace route

SATURDAY RUN – 6 January

**7am start**

MEET: Civic Pool, Allara Street

RUN: Lake Run, Bridge to Bridge, plus longer option

BREAKFAST:  Debacle, 24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

  • From Civic Pool car park, head over footbridge towards Lake Burley Griffin
  • Turn left after crossing footbridge, follow path down and (keeping right) behind Stage 88 to lake
  • Run in a clockwise direction around lake, via Kings and Commonwealth Ave bridges
  • *Returning on the eastern side of Commonwealth Bridge (against the traffic)
  • Veer right as you leave the bridge and head up Regatta Place, towards footbridge for return to Civic Pool

For those looking for a longer run

  • As above, but run under Commonwealth Ave bridge towards Lennox Gardens
  • Run the Lennox Gardens loop in an anti-clockwise direction, heading back towards Commonwealth Bridge, then follow from * above

Map – Bridge to Bridge – 5.8km – http://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/view/1901090177

Map – Bridge to Bridge (including Lennox Gardens) – 8.3km – http://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/view/1901120723

Australian Running Festival

Entries are now open for the Australian Running Festival http://runningfestival.com.au/

FIT have set up a team:
Name: Females in Training ACT
Password: FITACT2018

Please register with our team so we can keep track of your races entries, updates and results.

For those interested in the 5 and 10km run, please register for our Short Distance training program (starting 6th Feb) at https://www.fitact.org.au/2017/12/2018-rookie-and-short-distance-training-program/