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West Metropolitan Cross-Country Events No 9

Saturday 13th June 2015

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Tuesday, 9 June 2015/Categories: Events, ANSW Club Events

Event date: 13/06/2015 Export event

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

VENUE: North Ryde Common, (Macquarie Hospital Grounds) Twin Road Ryde.
START / FINISH: Near Twin Road (opposite Numa Road).
RATING: 4 this is a hard course with large and steep inclines.
COURSE: Grass circuit: 2km Yes -you can be use spikes, may have muddy sections. This course run - is a warm up for NSW XC Champs at BROWNSVILLE / WEST DAPTO Ref next Event & West Met Hand-Book.
TOILETS: Gannan Park – Take Numa Rd (a Loop Rd, opposite the start) a good 10 minute walk.
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, 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, 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 dependant on rain, up to a month before - it will be muddy.
Bring a change of warm dry clothing.
From Ryde use 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).
M2 exit at Delhi Road, right into Epping Road next left into Wicks Road & left at Twin Road.
PARKING – Twin Road & surrounding streets.
FACILITIES: - Gannan Park, off Numa Road. Numa Road is near the start; it’s a loop road.
ABOUT THIS VENUE – This May be our last run at this venue -.
After another long protracted request, permission finally granted this week by City of Ryde Council (CRC) for use of - A Public Reserve. This story goes back to the 17th May 2009 where I attend a Council meeting requesting waving the fees, strangely my agenda item was placed last - 11.00pm that night the motion was put. Although fees were waved, CRC demands a $500-00 Bond that has increased each year.
I’m sick of re inventing the wheel with this Council; my time can be better spent on more productive maters.
Note this is one of the Councils complaining about amalgamation – Every season I have to go through all this rubbish again with a new Council Officer – give me a break I do not have the resources of Fairfax Events / The Sydney Running Festival – News Ltd or Parks Run - adidas.

These courses take many days to mark and to make safe for our sport, if we are lucky the grass may be cut. North Ryde Common is the property of - NSW Government, Department of Health leased to the City of Ryde Council for a peppercorn fee of $1-00 (one dollar). Dept of Health may & has claimed back land as required. You will notice at the 1.8km point – where the run is parallel to car park, towards Twin Road, original course, many years ago (we have run here for over twenty years) went down to Badajoz Rd.



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