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West Met XC Series No. 9 - North Ryde Common

West Met XC Series No. 9 - North Ryde Common

Saturday, 16th June, 2018

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Monday, 28 May 2018/Categories: Events, ANSW Club Events

Event date: 16/06/2018 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Export event

Run by the West Metropolitan Cross Country Clubs (West Met XC), the West Met XC Series is designed to push every athlete, of all ages and abilities, across various courses around the Greater Sydney Region.


Registration opens from 1:15pm

2km: 2:00pm

4km: 2:25pm

8km: 3:00pm


North Ryde Common, (Macquarie Hospital Grounds) Twin Road Ryde.


Grass circuit: 2km Yes -you can be use spikes, may have muddy sections. This courserun - is a warm up for NSW XC Champs at NOWRA

4 - this is a hard course with large and steep inclines.


Near Twin Road (opposite Numa Road).


Twin Road & surrounding streets.


Gannan Park – Take Numa Rd (a Loop Rd, opposite the start) a good 10 minute walk.

Run Description

The course is within the park boundary, with the top section, 1.4km transverse’s through rain feed
watercourses that lead into a small creek running through the park. – This section is extremely challenging
with inclines & declines over sometimes soft too muddy sections (if there has been rain), real cross country
as found in Europe – World XC Champs Courses.

From the start the course climbs towards Wicks Road, a right turn below the footpath to follow the park
boundary, after the storm water outlet the 500m mark, then a short climb before the turn around (trees), near
the Hospital driveway.
Then a decline section, then a long incline crossing a muddy section (if rain), towards a signal large tree, the
course continues, turns to the left, after about 50m another left to run between a path of trees, passing the
1km mark - towards a white sign post
From this point the course can be muddy towards the creek, veer to the right after the first tree, then follows
the creek towards another watercourse. The course veers to the right to cross over another storm water outlet,
then left to rejoin the creek line, down through the trees, past the 1k5 mark following the park boundary. A
right turn at the end (roadway/ parking), then right again (approx 30m) then a slight grade of a couple
hundred metres to the finish.
Note course conditions are will depend on the amount of rain, up to a month before - it will be muddy.
Bring a change of warm dry clothing.


Ryde - Lane Cove Road, right turn into Goulding Road at the double set of lights (after Quarry Rd) then turn
right into Twin Road (end of Goulding) follow over Wicks Rd (Give Way to traffic).
Hills M2 - Delhi Road Exit, right into Epping Road next left into Wicks Road & left at Twin Road.

More information

For more information, please visit the West Met XC website here


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