January 26, 2006

Australia Day Fun Run 2006 ACT

Follow the Green Line from Stage 88 to the lake side path, turn west and travel over Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, then past the Katie Bender Memorial, and take the path which juts into the lake on the western side of Nara Peace Park, where it joins the path near Flynn drive, turn right and take the path back to the bridge, up and over the bridge, then on the lakeside path to the anchors memorial short of the Carillon, take a loop to again join the bike path, and run back to finish at Stage 88.

There were a large number of runners for the "8km event" at 8:00 am, and a good group of participants for the 4km event at 9:00 am. The 4km event was taken out by a group of runners from Bega, with Chris Sainsbury, last year's 4km winner coming in 5th placing.

The winner in the "8km event" was John Callaghan in 28:01, Chris Williams was second in 2*;06, while Joy Terry was first woman in 28:30, followed by Kirra Rankin in 29:36.

Flashduck and Flashdrake, Speedygeoff, Jim W, Rob G, Anita L, Aki, Allrounder, Mike L, Peter H, Elle K, Chris, Dawn, Lorraine, Kim, and a host of others too numerous to mention, were there for the run.

Raphael S, also turned up and walked the 8km event like a "Walk in the Park".

Before closing, I must mention "Schwinn" bicycles, who had a display of their range at the event and also provided an early entrant prize pack, which for the ACT, was won by yours truly.
They also provided some more of their range as lucky barrel draw prizes on the day.

Until Next Time

January 15, 2006

A Sunday Adventure

It began from the cycle path at the northern end of the Gungahlin Lakes Club Carpark.
Then travel was north west along the path next to Gungahlin Drive, past Lexcen Avenue/Amagula Avenue intersection, to a pedestrian underpass, through that to turn left and find Hill reserve about 200 metres along the path. Progress was then up and over Hill reserve, over Marangul Avenue, along another bit of Hill Reserve, and up to Gurrang Avenue, along to an underpass at Mirrabel drive, through and under and around the other side of Mirrabel Drive, and then basically returning over Hill Reserve to Gungahlin Drive and the Gungahlin Lakes Carpark.

The view from the top of Hill Reserve was Panoramic, and a purple and yellow painted bench was provided, which I didn't use.
The path was concrete and S bended its way up and down the hill, altogether providing a good workout, in an area where I hadn't run before.

Looking at the map now, I could have made a loop run along Mirrabel Drive, then around Yerrabi Pond, and back down Gundaroo Road to the Golf Course Carpark.

Until Next Time.