Stromlo Running Festival 20-21 November 2021

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Q: When does 10= 220, 30=830, and 50=1020?
A: When a FIT member runs 10k at the Stromlo Running Festival she will shimmy up 220m in elevation, when she runs 30k, 830m up and, if she runs 50k, Oh My Goodness – she will have conquered 1020m in elevation. Suck it up, Princess!

Our wonderful coach, Tamzen, remains hopeful that the Stromlo Running Festival will go ahead on 20-21 November, and has mapped out a 10k and 30k program for FIT members. Sadly, it will be a while before we can safely resume any sort of organised group running, particularly bringing together people from all over the ACT and surrounds, but the program can be followed alone or in self-organised groups to the allowed size/composition/location and sanctioned time limits in the ACT Lockdown.

Tuesday in the program is the FIT intervals outlined each week in the FIT NewsFlash.
Wednesday and Friday Body Maintenance should include some strength work and stretching. If you are not sure where to start with strength training, maybe check out this article. Need some ideas for some yoga poses to incorporate? Maybe look here. If you are new to doing body maintenance work, take it easy at first – don’t do too much too soon.
Thursday’s hill repeats should be done on a runnable (4-6% incline) hill. Aim to keep your pace even across all the reps in the set.
Get out on the trails as much as you can for the weekend runs. We’re lucky in Canberra to have plenty of great trail options, so there’s bound to be something in your local area.

Above all, enjoy yourself and good luck!





FIT Activities Cancelled due to Lockdown

The ACT has entered a seven-day lockdown from 5.00pm today (12 August), as a result of a COVID-19 case being identified in the community and positive wastewater detections reported overnight.

All FIT activities, other than Zoom sessions, are cancelled for the period of the lockdown.

Please share your creative ideas for exercising inside or outside your home within the lockdown restrictions. If you would like to run a Zoom session, please contact


Saturday Run – 14 August

Depart: 7.30am – Kingston Foreshore – Park in car park with entry off Eastlake Parade. Meet in front of Walt and Burley where run will start

Run: Kingston Foreshore and East Basin (via Wetlands) – Circuit around East Basin of Lake Burley Griffin (10.1km)

Breakfast: Dockside Kingston, 29 Eastlake Parade, Kingston Foreshore


  • Run east 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 Kingston Foreshore.

Saturday Run – 7 August

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 Street, Weston

  • 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