SATURDAY RUN – 29 February

MEET: 7.00am at Lake Ginninderra, Evelyn Parker Place, off Beissel Street, Belconnen Town Centre.

RUN: Loop of Lake Ginninderra (7.3km)

BREAKFAST: Black Pepper, 63/1 Beissel Street, Belconnen

  • Head south on bike path parallel through the park on Beissel St then east along Emu Bank for short distance then left onto the lake shore.
  • There will be restaurants on your right. Cross the bridge and turn left, following the bike path and keeping the lake on your left.
  • At the large road bridge, run under the bridge and turn right, looping around to the top of the bridge and cross. Veer right on the other side of the bridge and right again to loop under the bridge.
  • The lake will still be on your left. After BBQ/picnic area on left cross the second road bridge and veer left after the bridge.
  • Bike path will lead you back to the starting point.

One circuit of the lake is 7.3 km. For a longer run do two loops

SATURDAY RUN – 22 February

MEET: 7.00am at EQ Cafe, 70 Kent Street, Deakin

RUN: Out and back along the base of Red Hill (11.2km)

BREAKFAST: EQ Cafe, 70 Kent Street, Deakin

**Special guest speaker, Caroline Salisbury, will be talking about running and nutrition after breakfast. All members are welcome to join the half-marathon group for this presentation.**

RUN DETAILS:

  • Cross Kent St and head south on Kent St.
  • At footpath on left (200m or so from start), turn left and enter bush area through gap in fence on your right.
  • Follow dirt track which becomes more distinct as a fire trail and head up hill.
  • Follow the trail, crossing Gowrie Drive, along the north-east side of Red Hill to Hindmarsh Drive for an out and back run

SATURDAY RUN – 15 February

Meet: 7.00am, Acton Ferry Terminal, Barrine Drive, Acton

Run: Australia Museum – Haig Park (via ANU) 9.2km

Breakfast: Xchange on London, 7 London Circuit, Acton

  • Follow the bike path west and veer left onto dirt track before underpass
  • Follow the dirt track around the Australia Museum and continue west on the edge of the lake.
  • At Sullivan’s Creek Bridge go under the bridge and continue following the creek north through the University.
  • Cross the bridge to the west bank of the creek and follow the path to Barry Drive.
  • Cross Barry Drive, continue on the bike path to Haig Park (close to O’Connor shops) turn around and retrace route.
  • Before the Museum veer left up and over the hill, crossing and under the underpass back to Acton Ferry Terminal

SATURDAY RUN – 8 February

AIR QUALITY PERMITTING

IF NOT – BREAKFAST FROM 8AM

MEET: 7.00am – Athlon Drive heading south. Just past the last houses in Farrer, turn left at dirt road to small car park (Image).

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: A Bite to Eat, Shop 8 Chifley Place, Chifley (please park at rear of YMCA – MacLaurin Street Chifley)

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 you reach the end of the houses of Isaacs

SATURDAY RUN – 4 February

AIR QUALITY PERMITTING

IF NOT – BREAKFAST FROM 8AM

*New run*

Meet: 7.00am, Frankie’s at Forde, 1/26 Francis Forde Blv, Forde

Run: Forde, Yerrabi Pond to Mulligans Flat (5km, 8.4km and 13.4km options)

Breakfast: Frankie’s at Forde, 1/26 Francis Forde Blv, Forde

Run Details:

  • Starting outside the café, cross Zakharov Ave and go through Heritage Park on the path towards main road
  • Go under Horse Park Drive and run around Yerrabi Pond in clockwise direction (pond will be on your right).  For the short run, go all the way around the pond and back to the café.
  • When you approach Horse Park  Road after pond, turn left on the path.  Run until you get to the underpass and run under Horse Park Drive.  Follow the path keeping houses on right. 
  • When you get to Handbury Way turn right and go under Amy Ackman St onto Mulligans Flat Rd.
  • Follow path back to café.
  • Short Run – around Yerrabi Pond ~5km. Long run includes loop to Mulligan’s Flat – 8.4 km. Even longer run do another lap of pond – 13.4 km