Wednesday, 6 October 2010

cotter closure

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, October 06, 2010 with 3 comments
The announcement from TAMS:
"Closed from Monday 11 October to Friday 24 December 2010 inclusive, and again from Tuesday 4 January to Tuesday 31 May 2011. Since work began on the Enlarged Cotter Dam project in December 2009, the Department of Territory and Municipal Services and ACTEW Corporation have endeavoured to maintain public access to the popular recreational areas in the Cotter precinct, including the campground. However, with a 24 hour-a-day construction schedule commencing from Monday 11 October 2010 for approximately eight months, the campground will be closed to ensure the visitor experience is not impacted by the increasing level of noise and activity. Rangers will regularly patrol the area to prevent unauthorised access"
Perfect timing I suppose for those who have trained for the Melbourne Marathon on the 10th.

Eleven year old Siobhan Buckley running 60 minutes for the Sri Chinmoy 10k on Monday. The connection is, I coached her grandfather, her grandmother, and her mother, back in the olden days. For information, Ewen, her grandmother improved enough with my training to set W35 and W40 ACT walking records. Only Lisa has since bettered some of them.

Colleen running in the same 10k race. Caroline ran too.

Customs results Friday 1/10: Bronwyn 24:16, Caroline 28.17


  1. Was it Trish Dalziel?

    That's a long time for the Cotter to be out of action. Hope they flatten out some of the hills (like Jellylegs) on the trail while they're at it.

  2. Yes it was Trish. And husband Ian and daughter Michelle. It doesn't seem long ago that a 16 year old Michelle was doing some running with us, and now she's a mother of five with her oldest taking up running!

  3. Wow. That's making me feel old... like I really have (almost) seen 7 decades.