Bush Walk Course
Purpose: long run with hills
Distance: 20.5 km
Time: 2 hrs 17 mins 21 secs
Rate: 6' 42" per km
Weather: sunny, very warm, temp range 18-31 degrees, humidity 70% down to 25%, wind calm
Week: 48.65 km, Feb: 144.05 km, Year: 666.8 km
Recovered Ok from last weekend's run in the Brindies so a chance to find a course for the work group bush walk over the March long weekend.
To take in the views of the city and the northern suburbs, we started from the car park behind the Australian War Memorial, climbed the zigzag walking track to the top of Mt Ainslie.
Plenty of people going both ways this morning, nice to see others enjoying the day.
From the top, it was part way down the road to exit and down to the power lines behind the suburb of Ainslie. A short distance, we found the trail up Mt Majura, another zigzag so not too many steep parts until we reached the 4 ways about 500 metres from the top. Then it gets a little steeper, and not before long you see the radar on top of the mountain and you have reached the trig.
Excellent views from here and a chance to recover.
Then a good fast run down the road, into the bush and out above the grape vines of the Mt Majura Winery. Pity I don't drink wine, apparently it's really good.
It's easier running after this, along the carved up tracks where the Majura Parkway will be extended. Then over Hackett Hill, down to the main fire trail around Mt Ainslie, past the gun club, back to the car park at the AWM.
Best part yet to come with an invitation to Liz's 50th birthday celebration in the cafe for a few fellow runners. A good finish to a great morning.
Thanks to Liz for the invite, thanks to Michael, Jen & Peter for their company on the run.