SATURDAY RUN – 17 August

MEET: 7.30am – Telopea Park Car Park (east side of park, near intersection of Telopea Park Road East and Gosse Street)

RUN: Telopea Park and East Basin (via Wetlands) – Circuit around East Basin of Lake Burley Griffin (10.1km)

BREAKFAST: Gryphons Café, 16 Barker Street, Griffith Shops

  • From Telopea Park head north east towards the lake, passing Bowen Park, and turn right through the Kingston Foreshore along Eastlake Parade then turning left onto Eyre Street.
  • Towards the end of Eyre St take a dirt path on the left into the wetlands.
  • Follow this path around the wetlands arriving at a carpark. Cross the carpark and continue on bike path parallel to the old Dairy Flat Road.
  • Cross the Molonglo River and veer left onto bike path running along the north bank of the river.
  • Follow this until King’s Avenue Bridge, run under the bridge and loop back up and right onto the bridge and cross the lake.
  • Veer right after crossing bridge, take the underpass back to lake edge.
  • Turn right and follow lake back to Bowen Park, turn right, cross Wentworth Avenue and back to Telopea Park

SATURDAY RUN – 10 August

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

RUN DETAILS:

  • 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.

FITFlash Shout Outs – July

This month’s shout out goes to our outgoing Coaching Co-ordinator, Chel Haynes.

THANK YOU CHEL

Congratulations on your promotion at work Chel! We wish you all the best.   Sadly for FIT this means Chel no longer has the time and energy required to continue as FIT’s Coaching Co-ordinator.

On behalf of the FIT Committee and members we extend a big thank you.  The FIT Coaching Co-ordinator role is a challenging one and a lot of the work Chel has done, and the systems she has implemented and updated are not always visible. Fortunately for FIT, the spreadsheets and systems are in place on Basecamp and will prove to be invaluable tools for our next Coaching Co-ordinator.

A special thank you, Chel, for the fabulous work you have done as Volunteer Co-ordinator (this is an additional role Chel took on). We now have our green volunteer vests, a changing room and floor on the FIT tent. In addition, for big events, Chel developed a pacing guide and allocated volunteers on the course as per calculations, ensuring the FIT cheer squad covered all the key points on the course.

We are delighted Chel is staying on as a FIT run coach and of course you will see her cheering at events.

 

SATURDAY RUN – 3 August

MEET: 7.30am – 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 – and rug up as we will be outside – you might want an extra layer top and bottom)

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 – 27 July

MEET: 7.30am 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