Friday, May 24, 2013

Greenwich Grinder - best 10km run in Sydney

This is fairly local to me and has been my main run for the last few years.  Quite a bit of it is on bush tracks of varying quality and it also covers a lot of nice ground near the harbour.  It has some quite steep bits, eg River Road.

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From my place I take the following route:

  1. Steep descent down Oscar Street/Gore Street to River Road.
  2. Cross River Road at the public school.
  3. Cross River Road after another 150m to gain entrance to Gore Creek Oval
  4. Jog along the track to the oval and duck behind the toilet block under the big concrete culvert to gain the next section of track.
  5. Continue along track until wooden bridge then exit up stone steps to bottom of "driveway from hell".
  6. Along Ford st then right into Carlotta
  7. Right onto Greenwich Rd then into Shell Park
  8. Exit Shell Park (water stop) track at ferry wharf then continue past Greenwich baths
  9. Down steep left to boat ramp then up steeply to Greenwich point lookout
  10. Continue along Victoria, George St & Manns Ave to Greenwich Rd, passing the entrance to Shell Park again
  11. Right into Chisolm Street, right into Edwin St then right into Vista.
  12. Descend steep stone steps then cross wood bridge over creek.  Loop around left the up stairs on right.
  13. Continue along bush track then exit at Shirley Rd
  14. Cross Shirley Rd and into Badangi Reserve.  Make sure to take a sharp left as indicated in the pic
  15. Continue past some more wooden bridges to gain steep stairs leading to Bridge End in Waverton
  16. Right into Belmont then up some stairs on the left to gain Shirley Rd.
  17. Left at roundabout then left into Milner Crescent.  Right into Carlyle St then up to River rd
  18. A steep descent then climb will land you back at Greenwich rd

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