Saturday 9 January: Cbr100 training – Mt Tennent and Bushfold Flats – L/E. The usual Mt Tennent walk, plus a loop down the AAWT to Bushfold Flats and return up the Mt Tennent Fire Trail. For quick walkers please. Two start locations and times. Either Namadgi Visitors Centre at 8am or Lanyon Marketplace at 6am. Around 20km and 1100m climb, or 40km and 1250m climb. Maps: Williamsdale and Tuggeranong. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877 email@example.com . Transport: Drive yourself Namadgi Visitors Centre or Lanyon Marketplace. Please book.
3 of us met in the outside car park of the Namadgi Visitors Centre.
By mutual agreement this walk was just up and back.
Distance: 15.6km | Climb: 890m | Time: 7.55am-12.30pm (4hrs 35mins), including 20 mins of breaks | Grading: L/E; M(9)
What? I hear you say. Mt Tennent is 14.3km + 780m. On the way back I did a dog off the lead thing a few times – wandered ahead then turned round and walked back up to meet the ladies.
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This walk was good for my sole and good for my soul. Rach has enthused a team of at least 6 from Eternity church to walk the Cbr100Challenge 25km route in March, raising much needed funds for STEPS (a youth mental health service). I’ll have a go at the 100km for Beryl Womens Shelter again (received my first donations yesterday!). So the 3 of us stepped up to do some training. As well as that, my walking companions are fine young ladies, who can chatter whilst walking up hill. Did this grumpy old codger good.
Neither had been up Tennent before. There were about 20-odd people on the hill during the morning. The mountain runners sure are tough and fit.
Great views from the top, especially out to the west (Booroomba Rocks, Deadmans Hill and Blue Gum Hill close by) and south-west to Bimberi Peak on the horizon.
A dull female Mountain Grasshopper joined us for morning tea, so I included a photo of the more resplendent male. Fashion facts – the ladies chose to dress in ubiquitous black today, whilst I sported my lemon shorts.
Great fun and a bit of training. Thanks for your company, Ali and Rach.
3 walkers – Ali M, Rachael S, me.