Thursday 12 February: Cbr100Challenge Training: Scriveners Camp to End and Kent St to Red Hill – M/E. Check out the adjusted official 100km route from Scriveners Camp to the end at Westside@ActonPark and check out the adjusted official 100km route from Kent St in Deakin to Red Hill.
Just me, a spur of the moment thing last night. Drove to the Scriveners Camp parking area off State Circle.
Distance: 5.3+10.7 = 16.0km | Climb: 54m+422 ≈ 475m | Time: 6.19-7.14am = 55mins; 7.24-9.26am ≈1hr | Grading: M/E; M(8)
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Parked at Scriveners Camp car park just off State Circle, joined the nearby bike path and walked it to Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and so to the start of the event in March at Westside@ActonPark. Lots of runners and lake users out and about. Returned.
Drove to Kent St and parked up the side of the Deakin Offices.
Walked down to Kent St and along it to the north. There is a wire fence parallel and the official 100km route entry point is not possible:
Entered at the first opportunity near the houses in southern Deakin.
Wended my way via the various tracks to cross Gowrie Dr, then turned south just before the Red Hill crest, past the restaurant, down to the Red Hill saddle, up past Davidson trig, an oops at Waypoint 119, which now reads Veer left (SE) along crest, and so to near Hindmarsh Drive. I reckon we’ll be along here around 4-5am Sunday 22 March and it should provide a lovely view to the lights of Canberra. Turned left (inside the fence) and contoured above Mugga Way, a right turn onto the Gandalf Track and down to the major eastern entrance to Red Hill NR.
Climbing back up to the saddle I chatted with 2 women whom I’d already met on another part of Red Hill. They were training for the Cbr100Challenge and pleased to run into someone else doing the same.
Returned the same way, except that near the end I took a slightly better line (in my eyes) back to the car.
1 walker – me.