JUNE 8th Sat WEST METROPOLITAN XC EVENTS No 8
RIVER ROAD EMU PLAINS
Entry from 1:15pm 2km 2:00pm 5km 2:20pm 10km 3:00pm
COURSE: Wide Pathway, out & back 1km (For 2km) & 2k5 out & back for 5km Rating 3.5
VENUE: River Road Emu Plains, Great Western Highway end.
START / FINISH: Grass area between the car park and the river.
FACILITIES: Picnic area BBQ, Toilets all opposite side of River Road.
DIRECTIONS: River Road Emu Plains (Western Bank), along the river between M4 & Great Western Hwy (Great Western Highway end), car park area on the Nepean River side. From the M4 cross the Nepean River take the next exit, Russell Street, turn left into Leonay Pde / Burring Ave (Russell Street goes off to the right) then turn left into River Road (at the end of Buring Road) follow River Road for 2.5km towards the Great Western Highway, you will see the car park on your right, the entrance is at the highway end. You can also come via Russell Street, right into Forbes, left into Nepean then left into Hunter Streets, then left into River Road.
PARKING AREA: Near the start.
COURSE DETAIL: Out and back course - scenic pathway with challenging inclines & slopes, follows the river to the M4 road bridge, this is the 2k5 turn around point. The 10k is a repeat while the 2km course is out and back for 1k. The run starts on a grass section, after about 200m joins the pathway. The surface then changes to a fine flat gravel wide pathway for most of the run, with a short section of concrete - wide pathway around the 1k5 mark and another section of concrete, wide pathway just before the turn around point.