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West Metropolitan Cross-Country Events No 4

Saturday 25th April 2015

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Friday, 27 March 2015/Categories: Events, ANSW Club Events

Event date: 25/04/2015 Export event

North Bank Parramatta River – RYDALMERE


Registration from 1:15pm     2km 2:00pm        4km 2:25pm        8km 3:00pm


VENUE: John Street Rydalmere, opposite Norwill Street – up from Primrose Park.

START / FINISH: Opposite children’s playground equipment near the shared pathway on the grass near the river then after 50m onto the pathway.

COURSE: Shared pathway (wide for push bikes & walking) Out and back 1km for the 2km and 2km for the 4k / 8k. Scenic along the riverbank. This is in preparation for the Sydney 10

RATING: One (1) - A flat relative easy course.

FACILITIES: Toilets at Primrose Park (soccer field) short distance from the start; picnic tables and children’s play equipment


North –Victoria Road, after Silverwater Road turn left into Primrose, to the end, then right into John Street, Park opposite Norwill Street (second street along).

West – Victoria Road, over the railway line at Rydalmere then first right into Clyde Street (BP servo) then left into South Street then right into John Street (towards John Street Warf).

THE RUN: Along the pathway, almost flat to the 500m mark, the course then has a slight bend before going under the Silverwater Road Bridge, across a narrow short crossing to join the new straight shared pathway past the Broad Oak Waters development site (formally the old Naval store).

The 1km mark, just past large waterways navigation guidance signal (water side). This is the turnaround point for the 2km course. Coming back you have to work, as there are two gentle climbs – before Silverwater overpass and the last 300m.

The course for the 4km /8km continues past the 1km mark, passes the children’s play area (fenced off), then a slight bend to go up a short sharp incline this is near the 1k5, (1.5km) mark, to join the pathway past George Kendall Reserve (section of coming run), the 2km mark is just past a bitumen section, then a shelter seat, turn around and back to the start point.



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