MEET: 7.30am at carpark on Forest Drive (east of interchange between Tuggeranong Parkway and Lady Denman Drive – at Yarramundi Reach, near the lake shore)

RUN: Arboretum (9.7km, hilly) – a clockwise loop around the National Arboretum

BREAKFAST: Xchange on London, 7 London Circuit


  • Head west from the gate following Forest Drive then Boundary Road, keeping fence on your left.
  • Can also be done in reverse in anticlockwise direction – take Cork Plantation Road on left after entering the Arboretum.
  • For a longer run do part of west basin after returning to the car park start.

2019 Triathlon ACT Young Women Leadership Program

The 2019 Triathlon ACT Young Women Leadership Program has been developed to enhance gender diversity across all leadership roles within the Triathlon Community.

The initial workshop will be held in July, with additional seminars between August and December 2019.

Date: 13th July 2019

Time: 8am – 4pm

Venue: QUT Business School 2 King Street, Deakin, ACT, 2600

Cost: FREE

Applications now open for female Triathlon ACT members aged 16-39 years of age

Applications close: Sunday 5th May, 2019 at 11:45pm.

Application form: To apply, please complete this form. You should allow 15-20mins to complete the application.

The aim of this program is to provide participants with a thorough knowledge of how to communicate effectively in a contemporary triathlon event, club and organisation environment. This will include developing both an informed awareness of key elements such as purpose, persuasion, language, framing, listening, feedback and conversation; as well as the practical skills to apply these elements and model them as leaders.

The Triathlon ACT Young Women Leadership Program supports increasing organisational capacity and capability by providing the necessary leadership opportunities, education and confidence for women to take on key leadership roles and ensure that by 2023 they occupy 50% of the club and Triathlon ACT leadership roles. The program directly supports assisting triathlon clubs to build their capacity through governance training, organisational planning and education of administrators. It also directly relates to developing the skills of female volunteers, officials and administrators so that they can contribute further leadership capacity in triathlon.

More information about this initiative is available on the TACT website.

ARF Review

Congratulations to all who participated in the Australian Running Festival last weekend. FIT was represented in four out of the five events: 5km, 10km, half-marathon and marathon.

This was the culmination of many weeks of training to get to the start line. A number of FIT women competed in their chosen distance for the first time, others came back for another round, and for others still it was just another training run en route to a bigger goal. For all of the FIT women involved, it was a great achievement and we congratulate all of you. 

The Rookie Runners this year competed in the 5km as their ‘graduation’ event. All did well, with Sarah coming home in a fantastic time of 28mins.

Thanks also to the wonderful coaches who got everyone across the line:

  • Beth, Donna, Kim and Angela for their support of this year’s rookie program.
  • Di Evans for once again working tirelessly with the full and half marathon programs.

Special mention to the large number of supporters out on the course on foot and on bikes all weekend. The runners really appreciated seeing you there.

The final event of the weekend was the celebration at The Mawson Club on Sunday afternoon, a chance to celebrate the achievements of all participants, their coaches and supporters.


Meet: 7.30am, Antill Street, Hackett (at the bus stop at the top, near the last houses)

Run: Majura to Ainslie, (12km with a 14.6km option)

Breakfast: Knox Made in Watson, 1/13-15 Watson Place, Watson

  • Undulating run along the base of Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie to the War Memorial.
  • Head up the hill towards Mt Majura, turn right and continue past water reservoir.
  • Do a dog leg left then right on reaching a car park and gravel road.
  • At T-intersection turn right downhill and go past metal gate on right and large telecom tower on left.
  • At fork in the road take the left uphill fork and continue past a water reservoir and ACTEW building.
  • At the War Memorial turn around and retrace your steps, taking the middle fork of three just before the ACTEW building (12 km).
  • For a longer run do a loop of Mt Ainslie (14.6km)