SATURDAY RUN – 23 March

Meet: 7.00am, Dryandra St, heading north just after roundabout on Fairfax St/Belconnen Way. The start point is reached on the bike path heading south

Run: Bruce Ridge – 9.4km (6.2km option)

Breakfast: Two before Ten, 68 Bandjalong Cres, Aranda

Details:

  • Start on Kunzea St (road off Dryandra to the caravan park).
  • Follow west towards the caravan park. Take the first trail to the right before the caravan park and run up the trail to the T- junction.
  • Turn left onto the Bruce pipeline track and follow the trail almost to Belconnen Way.
  • Turn right up a short step track (Bruce two) and then right again onto the Bruce Ridge track. Keep going on this track until it almost reaches Gungahlin Drive and then turn right and follow the North Bruce track until it crosses the bike path.
  • Take the left track and continue left around a small dam. Before Ginninderra Drive, veer right and take the second track on the right back to the bike path.
  • At the bike path turn left to get back to the start (6.2km, hilly, mostly on fire trails).
  • For a longer run cross Belconnen Way/Fairfax St at roundabout on Dryandra St and pick up the Centenary trail running parallel to Dryandra St.
  • Either run back along Dryandra St or go under the underpass on Firth Road and up the dirt track on the right towards Black Mountain.
  • Follow the path up to the Powerline Track. Turn right and follow this track back to Belconnen Way/Fairfax St. Cross Belconnen Way/Fairfax St and turn right towards the caravan park (approx. 3.2kms).
  • Note – map is for the longer run (9.4km)

SATURDAY RUN – 16 March

Meet: 7.00am, 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 St, Weston Creek

  • 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

SATURDAY RUN – 9 March

MEET: 7.00am, Treloar Crescent, Campbell (car park at rear of War Memorial)

RUN: Undulating out and back on fire trail along the base of Mt Ainslie, in a northerly direction (6.8km, 11km and 13km options)

BREAKFAST: Poppy’s, Australian War Memorial, 15 Treloar Crescent, Campbell

Run details:

  • Cross Mt Ainslie Drive, pass the BBQ area and head on foot path up the hill.
  • Turn left at second fire trail and continue around Mt Ainslie in an anticlockwise direction.
  • At three-way fork take the middle fork up the hill and turn right at t-intersection.
  • Go past (or turn back at metal gate (6.8km).
  • For a longer run (11km) go to the water reservoir: take left turn as you run up the hill after the metal gate and run as far as the water reservoir and return
  • For an even longer run, a clockwise loop run around Mt Ainslie – continue up the hill rather than taking left turn, veer left after long down hill, skirt side of building and cross Mt Ainslie Drive.
  • Take left turn (not uphill) at three way intersection and arrive at the top of the foot track where you started – you will see the roof of the War Memorial and turn left (13km with reservoir extension; 9.5km without)

SATURDAY RUN – 2 March

MEET: 7.00am – 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 – 23 February

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: No. 10 Restaurant – Abode Hotel, 10 Bowes Street, Philip

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