Friday, 28 September 2012

Coming AMRA events

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, September 28, 2012 with No comments
From John Harding:

MOUNTAIN RUNNING AND WALKING EVENTS COMING UP
A.    MONTHLY
1st Tuesday: 12.45pm Mt Ainslie Run Up and Power Walk, 2.3km, free, from Remembrance Park behind the Australian War Memorial, Treloar Cres, Campbell.
3rd Tuesday: 12.45pm Black Mountain Run Up and Power Walk, 2.6km, free, from carpark on Clunies Ross Street, 150 metres east of the entrance to the Botanic Gardens.

B. MAJOR EVENTS (see details, online entry and volunteer form at www.mountainrunning.coolrunning.com.au). Many helpers are needed, helpers receive a bottle of wine, chocolates or race T shirt – if available for the events on 21 Oct, 11 Nov and 16 Dec)

Sunday 21 October: ORRORAL VALLEY POST ELECTION CLASSIC, NAMADGI NATIONAL PARK (ACT)
8am 20 km bush walk; 8.30am 3, 8 and 20 km runs and 8 km bush walk. Start and finish at the former Space Tracking Station, end of the bitumen on the Orroral Road, 30kms south of Tharwa via Naas and Boboyan Roads (50 minutes from Canberra city).

Note: The Mt Majura Vineyard One and Two Peaks is usually held on this day but has had to be deferred until early 2013 because of work in Majura pine forest associated with the Majura Parkway construction and forest thinning operations.

Sunday 11 November: DEEP SPACE MOUNTAIN MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, 10K AND 5K RUNS AND WALKS (ACT)
Former Honeysuckle Creek Space Tracking Station to former Orroral Valley Space Tracking Station and return, Apollo Road, Namadgi National Park A.C.T. 6.30am 42.2 km marathon, 1290m of ascent ; 7.30am 21.1 km half marathon run & power walk, 645m of ascent; 8.00am 10 km run and walk; 8.30am 5 km run and walk.

Sunday 9 December: RUNNERS SHOP/BROOKS BLACK MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE (ACT)
Bike path and road 4.8 kms starting at 8am from Black Mountain Peninsular, finishing outside Telstra Tower organised by Woden Harriers Athletics Club.

Sunday 16 December: TOUR DE RIDGES HALF MARATHON, 15 KM AND 10 KM RUNS AND WALKS (ACT)
A running or walking tour of the Farrer, Wanniassa Hills and Isaacs Ridge nature park ridges in Canberra’s Woden Valley. Start and finish at Mawson sports field, Beasley Street, Mawson ACT (near junction with Lambrigg Street. 6.30am 21.3 km Tour de Ridges run & 15 km bush walk; 7.15am 15 km run; 7.30am 10 km out and back ‘flat’ Farrer - Isaacs trail run & walk.

C. OTHER EVENTS
1, YMCA Canberra Runners Club: Spring Series, monthly women’s Jogalong and Thredbo National Running Week. www.canberrarunner.com.au

2. Orienteering ACT: Want some training with a difference. Come and try Monday Street Orienteering for walkers and runners in Canberra suburbs (Navigation easy and beginners especially welcome) and Wednesday Bush and Parkland Orienteering in Canberra nature park and other parks. http://www.act.orienteering.asn.au/events/

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