Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Runs

Great trails of Canberra

A 4-race series at popular venues close to Canberra for your enjoyment, fitness and self-transcendence

Upcoming races

Race 1: 27 April
"Cotter Canter" 2.15km, 5km & 10km
Race 2: 1 June
"Stromlo Strides" 2km, 6.3km & 15.4km
Race 3: 28 June
"Tuggeranong Trot" 2km, 8km & 20km
Race 4: 19 July
"Gungahlin Gallop" 2.2km, 10km & 31km

About the event

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team will offers a series of Winter trail runs at popular venues close to Canberra for your enjoyment, fitness and self-transcendence. Each event includes races of 3 distances:

* Short (2km – 3km)
* Middle (5km – 10km)
* Longer (10km – 31km)

The series for 2020 has now concluded. We look forward to the return of these popular races in 2021.

Welcome video, with Martin Fryer

Welcome to the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Series!

Events

Short Distance (2km – 2.2km)

    • 10 a.m.
    • per race $13 online, + $5 one-off race number fee

Middle Distance (5km – 10km)

    • 10 a.m.
    • per race $27 online, + $5 one-off race number fee

Longer Distance (10km – 31km)

    • 10am (Gungahlin Gallop 9am)
    • per race $31 online, + $5 one-off race number fee

Contact

Prachar Stegemann
0404 071 327
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Award categories

  • Trophies 1st 7 places Under 50; 1st 3 50-59; 1st 2 60-69; 1st 70+ (M & F) (Longer & Middle Distance)
  • Medals 1st 3 places Under 13; Under 17; 17 and Over (M & F) (Short Distance)

Upcoming Races

Race 1: 27 April

"Cotter Canter" 2.15km, 5km & 10km

A trail running "taster" at Canberra's original family playground, the Cotter. The Series starts with an easy "Novice" course of 2.15km; and a moderate-grade 5km course (the 10km completes 2 laps) comprising a paved loop on the "Cotter Dam Discovery Trail" in the shadow of Cotter Dam, followed by a contrasting loop on walking tracks and fire trails with a river crossing, a hill and a sandy beach – a bit of everything.

Bote this race is held on the Anzac Day Public Holiday – Monday 27 April.

Park at the end of the Cotter Bend picnic area, off Cotter Rd. On-the-day registration opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 9.45 a.m., with races starting from 10 a.m.

Enter for this race only; or for the 4-race Series.

View the course map for the 2.15km Novice course in satellite view or in map view; and for the 5km course in satellite view or map view (10km = 2 laps of the 5km course).

Read the full course description and take a photo tour of the course.

Race 2: 1 June

"Stromlo Strides" 2km, 6.3km & 15.4km

The second race of the Series increases the distances and moves to Canberra's all-purpose world-class Stromlo Forest Park – like Canberra itself, the perfect blend of natural beauty with man-made ingenuity. The "Novice" course follows the purpose-built "Deek's Track" cross-country running course; the moderate-grade 6.3km course ventures out to the majestic Blue Gums; while the longer 15.4km route ascends the summit of the Mt Stromlo before rambling a loop around the shoulder of the mountain.

Note this race is held on the Reconciliation Day Public Holiday in the ACT – Monday 1 June.

Park at the Stromlo Forest Park car park at the end of Dave McInnes Drive. On-the-day registration opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 9.45 a.m., with races starting from 10 a.m.

Enter for this race only; or for the remaining races of the Series.

Download the gpx file for the 2km Novice course; view the route map and elevation profile or download the gpx file for the 6.3km course; view the route map and elevation profile or download the gpx file for the 15.4km course.

Read the full course description and take a photo tour of the course.

Race 3: 28 June

"Tuggeranong Trot" 2km, 8km & 20km

The Sri Chinmoy Canberrra Trail Series heads to Tuggeranong for a varied exploration of the Murrumbidgee Corridor. Barely minutes from the Town Centre, you'll think you were miles from anywhere as you wend your way northward through bushland, and return along the riverside walking track. The 2km Novice course heads south from the start/finish, while the 8km and 20km course head north. The 8km course loops around at Tuggeranong Creek, while the 20km goes as far as Kambah Pool before heading south.

Parking is at Pine Island North picnic area, at the end of Pine Island Rd, Tuggeranong.

THERE IS NO ONE-THE-DAY ENTRY OR ON-THE-DAY NUMBER COLLECTION FOR THIS EVENT. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ONLINE AND RACE NUMBERS MUST BE COLLECTED IN ADVANCE.

ALL RUNNERS MUST BRING AND CARRY THEIR OWN WATER AND DRINKS, AS THERE WILL BE NO DRINKS STATIONS ON COURSE FOR THIS EVENT.

Races start from 10 a.m.

Enter online.

View the 2km course map; the 8km course map in satellite view or map view; the 20km course in satellite view or map view; and the start/finish area.

Read the full course description and take a photo tour of the course.

Race 4: 19 July

"Gungahlin Gallop" 2.2km, 10km & 31km

Canberra's north side hosts the Series finale. The track from Hall through to Oak Hill along Gungahlin's northern fringing ridge is the Rolls Royce of Canberra Trails. Especially commissioned for the Centenary Trail project, this beautifully sculptured track is a work of art, a trail to fall in love with… To fully appreciate the varying vistas in each direction, you really need to run this wonderful track both ways. That's why we've designed this course as an out-and-back.

Starting and finishing at Hall's historic Showground, both courses ascend to the summit of One Tree Hill, from where the 31km continues following the ACT/NSW border. Enjoy one of Canberra's deluxe running experiences.

THERE IS NO ONE-THE-DAY ENTRY OR ON-THE-DAY NUMBER COLLECTION FOR THIS EVENT. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ONLINE AND RACE NUMBERS MUST BE MAILED OR COLLECTED IN ADVANCE.

Entries for the Gungahlin Gallop are now closed.

Park at the Hall Showground, at the end of Gladstone St, Hall. The 31km race starts at 9 a.m.; the 10km & 2km races start at 10 a.m.

ALL RUNNERS MUST BRING AND CARRY THEIR OWN WATER AND DRINKS, AS THERE WILL BE NO DRINKS STATIONS ON COURSE FOR THIS EVENT.

View the 2.2km course map; the 10km course map; the 31km course map; and start/finish area.

Read the full course description and take a photo tour of the course.

The Courses

View the course maps for the Novice course in satellite view or map view, and for the 5km course in satellite view or map view (10km = 2 laps of the 5km course). Take a photo tour of the course.

Introduction

The Cotter is an iconic recreation area loved by Canberrans, being only 23km from the city centre but offering a beautiful setting framed by the Cotter and Paddys Rivers and the impressive new Cotter Dam wall. The area is ideal for picnics, swimming, fishing, bushwalking and relaxation and is the perfect venue to host the first event of the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Series.

The Cotter Bend, where the Paddys River meets the Cotter River, is a favourite with many for a swim, splash and for fishing. A wide pool and sandy beach marks the meeting of the two rivers. Paddys River has its genesis at Mount Tennent beyond Tharwa in Namadgi National Park and its fresh clean waters complement the Cotter as they come together at the 'Bend'.

The start/finish area for this event at Cotter Bend has plenty of grassy area with shade on sunny days, good toilet facilities and plenty of parking.

The Cotter Canter is our first event and is the ideal introduction to trail running and walking, offering distance options of approximately 5km and 10km for runners and 5km for walkers. That being said, experienced road and trail runners will also get a demanding, but scenic workout on path and trail in this setting and will need to use all of their speed, strength and endurance to post a competitive time.

Novice 2.15km “Path” Loop

The start is at a metal pole at the N end of the grassy area next to Cotter Bend Car Park. After 120m heading S along the grass (0.12) join the path heading W and after another 80m (0.20) cross the bridge and turn right to join the path heading N along the W side of the Cotter River. Follow this path under Cotter Rd (0.67) and after another 60m (0.73) take the upper path on your left which runs next to the Cotter playground on Cotter Avenue. Follow this path (Cotter Dam Discovery Trail) all the way to the bridge across the Cotter (1.10) with an imposing view of the Cotter Dam Wall. Follow the path back along the E side of the river for approximately 400m (keeping right at any junctions) before turning right (1.50) to cross back over to the other side and then left to follow the riverside path back under Cotter Rd (1.65) followed 100m later (1.75) by a left turn down to cross the river again on a small footbridge. After crossing the bridge, follow the path to the right as it winds up a grassy hill and then turns sharp right at the top of the climb (1.92). Soon after turning right at the top of the path climb, the Novice Course turns downhill to the left (down the grassy strip, following the cones) to eventually cross the Car Park (road marshal present) at the swing gate. After descending to the grassy flat, turn right to join the Finish chute through to the Finish line timing mat (2.15K).

5km event: One “Path” Loop followed by One “Trail” Loop

The 5km event consists of two loops:

  • An initial clockwise “Path Loop” of approximately 2.3km that follows the Cotter Dam Discovery Trail up to the Cotter Dam wall and back to the start along the two sides of the Cotter River, followed by
  • A counter-clockwise “Trail Loop” of approximately 2.8km which follows the Cotter River in the other direction, crosses Paddys River (you will get your shoes and socks wet) and then climbs to follow the Bullen Trail along to Cotter Campground, with a return along the single track path to the finish at Cotter Bend.

At the end of the “Path” Loop you will cross a Lap Timing Mat and at the end of the “Trail Loop” you will cross a separate Finish Timing Mat. These will be well signposted and obvious on the day.

The “Path” Loop

The start is on the grassy area in front of the Cotter Bend Car Park approximately 120m from the path at Cotter Bend. After 120m along the grass (0.12) join the path heading W and after another 80m (0.20) cross the bridge and turn right to join the path heading N along the W side of the Cotter River. Follow this path under Cotter Rd (0.67) and after another 60m (0.73) take the upper path on your left which runs next to the Cotter playground on Cotter Avenue. Follow this path (Cotter Dam Discovery Trail) all the way to the bridge across the Cotter (1.10) with an imposing view of the Cotter Dam Wall. Follow the path back along the E side of the river for approximately 400m (keeping right at any junctions) before turning right (1.50) to cross back over to the other side and then left follow the riverside path back under Cotter Rd (1.65) followed 100m later (1.75) by a left turn down to cross the river again on a small footbridge. After crossing the bridge, follow the path to the right as it winds up a grassy hill and then turns sharp right (1.92) to run parallel to Cotter Bend Car Park heading SW. At the Toilet Block (2.15) turn left to follow the cones back down to the grassy area and approximately 140m later (2.29) turn around the tree to follow the cones over the Lap Timing Mat (2.33) to start your “Trail Loop”.

The “Trail” Loop

The “Trail Loop” starts the same as the “Path Loop” by once again joining the path at Cotter Bend (2.42) but this time when you cross the bridge (2.52) you will turn left at the Course Marshall to follow the cones across the grass. Approx. 100m later you will encounter a small rock scramble and then join a narrow single track next to the river that soon climbs up some steps onto some more narrow single track. This will bring you out at a fire road (2.81) which you will follow for 50m (2.86) before turning left onto another wide fire road heading E. Follow this dirt road for approx. 400m before descending to cross the Paddys River (3.28; ankle to knee deep) and then climb a short, steep pitch for approx. 150m before turning left off the road (3.44) to join some delightful single track (Bullen Trail) which skirts high above the Cotter with views to your left of Cotter Bend and the start/finish area. This scenic track undulates for a while before descending to some sandy trail (4.25km) and 100m later turns sharp left (4.35) to cross a footbridge across the Cotter. After crossing the bridge turn left to follow the grassy bank climbing up to a defined single track and some steps (4.5km) and then descending some more steps to pass a toilet block (4.62). One more climb onto a small fire trail (4.70) and 150m later (4.85) cross the eastern end of the Cotter Bend Car Park and cut through the boulders to join the last final sprint along the grass to the Finish Line Mat (5.11).

10K event: One “Path” Loop, One “Trail” Loop, Repeat “Path” Loop, Repeat “Trail” Loop

Read the detailed instructions for the 5K event outlined above. You will simply repeat the 5km event in the same sequence once again, meaning that you will cross the Lap Timing Mat three times (Lap Splits: Path, Trail, Path) before finishing your second “Trail Loop” at the Finish Timing Mat. The approximate distance of the 10km course is 10.2km.

Download the 2km gpx file; view the 6.3km course map and elevation profile, and downlad the gpx file.

Take a photo tour of the route (includes the 15.4km course).

Introduction

A phoenix which grew from the ashes of the catastrophic fires of January 2003, Stromlo Forest Park is a superb testimony to the vision and optimism of a Canberra’s leaders of that time. A world-class recreational precinct adjacent to urban Canberra, the Park both inspires and fulfils the tastes and needs of Canberra’s highly skilled, adventurous and discerning athletic public.

Utilising the man-made resources of “Deek’s Track”, the purpose-built cross-country running track alongside numerous equestrian and fire trails exploring the various terrains and ecosystems inhabiting the scenic slopes and summit of Mt Stromlo itself, three courses of varying distance offer a spectrum of personal challenges and enjoyments.

2km Novice Course

The route is one clockwise lap of “Deek’s Track”, starting and finishing in front of the Stromlo Forest Park pavilion. This coure excludes the optional “Hill Loop”, but does include the “Creek Loop”.

6.3km course

The 6.3km race starts with a near-complete clockwise circuit of “Deek’s Track” cross-country running course, including the optional “Hill Loop” (without the furthest little steep hill extension) and the “Creek Loop”.

After about 2km (2.06), just after the track passes a large pond on the right, the route turns L (left) onto a small single track just prior to a culvert, and then veers R (right) after a further 80m to merge with a wider track running parallel with a creek on the L, and around the end of the criterium track on your R.

After 400m (2.54) this track becomes briefly bitumen. Pass around the metal gate, cross a bitumen road and continue onto the main dirt road leading straight ahead and slightly uphill. Pass “The Playground” mountain bike test trails course on your R.

500m along this track (3.05), turn L at a large intersection, then continue straight (avoid the left hand veer) after a further 110m. This trail rises and curves around to the right, gently climbing the hip of Mt Stromlo, before dipping again to reveal the summit directly ahead. Continue on what is now “Ridge Trail”, which climbs briefly and dips again, passing a few cross-roads until after about 1km (4.10) reaching a major intersection with a stand of Blue Gums on the right.

At this juncture, the Long (15.4km) Course continues ahead uphill towards the summit, while the Middle Distance (6.3km) Course turns right and downhill into the Blue Gums. After 200m among the majestic gums, the Long Course track again rejoins from the L. Both courses now follow the same route, downhill out of the Blue Gums, past some picnic tables and then a toilet block on the R, then the original turn-off point on the R.

You are back on the same course as your outbound route, now following it in reverse and downhill, past “The Playground” this time on your L, across the bitumen road, through the metal gate, past the end of the criterium course and along the narrower single track to rejoin “Deek’s Track” cross-country course at the point where you left it. Turn L here and complete “Deek’s Track” clockwise to the finish, opposite the Stromlo Forest Park pavilion.

View the 15.4km course map and elevation profile, and downlad the gpx file.

Take a photo tour of the route.

Introduction

A phoenix which grew from the ashes of the catastrophic fires of January 2003, Stromlo Forest Park is a superb testimony to the vision and optimism of a Canberra’s leaders of that time. A world-class recreational precinct adjacent to urban Canberra, the Park both inspires and fulfils the tastes and needs of Canberra’s highly skilled, adventurous and discerning athletic public.

Utilising the man-made resources of “Deek’s Track”, the purpose-built cross-country running track alongside numerous equestrian and fire trails exploring the various terrains and ecosystems inhabiting the scenic slopes and summit of Mt Stromlo itself, three courses of varying distance offer a spectrum of personal challenges and enjoyments.

15.4km Course

The 15.4km race commences with a near-complete clockwise circuit of “Deek’s Track” cross-country running course, including the optional “Hill Loop” (without the furthest little steep hill extension) and the “Creek Loop”. After about 2km (2.06), just after the track passes a large pond on the right, the route turns L (left) onto a small single track just prior to a culvert, and then veers R (right) after a further 80m to merge with a wider track running parallel with a creek on the L, and around the end of the criterium track on your R.

After 400m (2.54) this track becomes briefly bitumen. Pass around the metal gate, cross a bitumen road and continue onto the main dirt road leading straight ahead and slightly uphill. Pass “The Playground” mountain bike test trails course on your R.

500m along this track (3.05), turn L at a large intersection, then continue straight (avoid the left hand veer) after a further 110m. This trail rises and curves around to the right, gently climbing the hip of Mt Stromlo, before dipping again to reveal the summit directly ahead. Continue on what is now “Ridge Trail”, which climbs briefly and dips again, passing a few cross-roads until after about 1km reaching a major intersection with a stand of Blue Gums on the right. At this juncture (4.10), the Long (15.4km) Course continues ahead uphill towards the summit, while the Middle Distance (6.3km) Course turns right and downhill into the Blue Gums.

The 15.4km route heads up the front of the mountain, sweeping to the R for 600m before taking a L hairpin turn (4.71) and continuing to rise a further 600m (keeping to the R hand option at a fork just prior to the metal gate) until the bitumen Mt Stromlo Rd is reached (5.32). Turn R onto the verge on the RH side of the road (do NOT run on the road please). After 300m along the road verge, continue onto the lesser bitumen road straight ahead, where the main road turns L in front of the burned-out ruined observatory (water refill possible here at 5.60km).

Pass the Mt Stromlo summit trig on your R (5.88) and the Satellite Laser Ranging Facility on your L. A further 300m along, pass around the metal gate where the bitumen ends, continuing onto the dirt track straight ahead, now heading downhill, staying L at the fork and passing another metal gate (5.96). Extensive views across to the Brindabella Range now open up as you descend steeply for 500m, turning R (6.40) at the T-junction and then L after a further 100m (6.50) now heading down and away from Mt Stromlo.

Descend a further 360m before turning L (6.86) at the next T-junction of Stromlo Pipeline Rd, which bends after a while gently right, then left. 500m further along, turn R at the the gate bearing the sign “Space Weather Monitoring Site”(7.38), then R again after 40m (7.42) onto the Cooper Fire Trail, which curves gracefully along the valley for 1.8km. Watch out for wallabies and rabbits! Take the next available R turn (9.23km, before arriving at the next gate), now heading back uphill towards Mt Stromlo.

Climb this track for 500m, pass through a gate (9.67), cross straight over a 4-way intersection with Stromlo Pipeline Rd, to continue onto the Mountain View Track, climbing for another 500m till you meet and turn L (10.17) at the major T-junction of Forest Trail.

Stay on Forest Trail, ignoring all potential side tracks and trails, as it winds around and along the flank of the mountain for 2.8km.

Forest Trail ends at a T-junction with Ridge Trail(13.05). Turn R here and continue 400m into the Blue Gums, where you will turn L again at the next T-junction (13.45) to rejoin the Middle Distance (6.3km) course.

Run downhill out of the Blue Gums, past some picnic tables and then a toilet block on the R, then the original turn-off point on the R. You are back on the same course as your outbound route, now following it in reverse and downhill, past “The Playground” this time on your L, across the bitumen road, around the metal gate, past the end of the criterium course and along the narrower single track to rejoin “Deek’s Track” cross-country course at the point where you left it. Turn L here and complete “Deek’s Track” clockwise to the finish, opposite the Stromlo Forest Park pavilion.

View the 2km course map, the 8km course map in satellite view or map view, and the start/finish area.

Take a photo tour of the course (includes 20km course).

Introduction

Pine Island Reserve is located on Pine Island Road in Greenway, just minutes from Tuggeranong. Such easy access to the banks of the Murrumbidgee is a real advantage for Canberrans. There is a playground for the kids, free electric barbecues, clean toilet facilities and picnic tables.

Pine Island is the perfect starting point for the second race in the Sri Chinmoy Trail Series as it is linked with parts of the Bicentennial National Trail and Canberra Centenary Trail as well as the Murrumbidgee Discovery Track. You will get to run/walk through a superb mixture of native forest and farmland, while those doing the longer option up to Kambah Pool will get great views of the Brindabellas and the Bullen Range as well as experience Red Rocks Gorge, one of the most spectacular gorges along the whole Murrumbidgee River. Both courses pass by the historic Tuggeranong dry stone wall, built in the 1860s to mark the boundary between two early rural properties.
 

2km "Novice" Course

The start is on the W (playground) side of the yellow locked gate at the N end of the Car Park on the grass. Cross the grass to join the dirt path heading S past the playground, past the toilet block (0.27), and cross a wooden bridge (0.43). After just over 700m you leave the single track to cross a grassy area (follow the cones) between the trees for approx 200m (0.88K) before taking a small grass track through to a 2nd grassy area where you run for just over 100m before turning back around a cone at the brown timber picnic table (1.03K) and retracing your steps back towards the start. To finish you will keep heading N up the dirt path past the Finish line and then approx 60m later turn right after the trees and right again to head into the Finish chute heading S (2.00K).
 

8km Course

The race starts on the grass next to the locked gate at the W end of the Pine Island N Car Park.

Staying on the grass, follow the boulders all the way along the road heading back towards the Car Park entrance for approx. 440m (0.44) before turning left to pass through onto the Bicentennial National Trail. Here you will follow a wide grassy track keeping the fenceline to your left. After another 600m or so (1.0) the trail turns left and heads W at the Tuggeranong Archery Range and then 200m later (1.22) turns right (NW), staying near the fenceline. Another 350m later the track turns right (1.57, NE), with a Dam appearing on your right after 300m or so (1.87), soon after which you will turn left through a gate to rejoin the Bicentennial National Trail (1.94) heading N.

Follow this track for about 500m before taking care to turn left at the fork in the track (2.48) to head NW. After another 300m or so(2.77), turn right at the T-junction to head uphill towards Tuggeranong Town Centre. Climb through the fence (3.3) to take the narrow dirt track up onto the bike path on Athlon Drive (3.41), which you will only follow for approx. 170m (3.58) before veering off onto the dirt road on your left heading towards Tuggeranong Creek. This will take you through a gate (3.72) and then gradually start to curve to the left (3.86) to run parallel with the Creek.

Soon you will reach the Drink Station (4.41) and continue straight ahead to soon pass through a gate (4.48) and make a short climb. Turn left at the fork and continue climbing before descending on grassy/rocky tracks to meet the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail (MDT) next to Tuggeranong Creek at about the 5K mark. Continue on this trail, ignoring all side tracks. Follow the MDT through a gate at the Tuggeranong Stone Wall (5.44), taking care only 80m later (5.52) to turn right off the large track and onto the narrow MDT which stays low and runs parallel to the Creek.

This delightful piece of single track takes you on a scenic journey along the Creek and eventually brings you out at the finish at Pine Island N on the grassy area near the playground and BBQ areas (8.03).

View the 20km course in satellite view or map view; and the start/finish area.

Take a photo tour of the course.

Introduction

Pine Island Reserve is located on Pine Island Road in Greenway, just minutes from Tuggeranong. Such easy access to the banks of the Murrumbidgee is a real advantage for Canberrans. There is a playground for the kids, free electric barbecues, clean toilet facilities and picnic tables.

Pine Island is the perfect starting point for the second race in the Sri Chinmoy Trail Series as it is linked with parts of the Bicentennial National Trail and Canberra Centenary Trail as well as the Murrumbidgee Discovery Track. You will get to run/walk through a superb mixture of native forest and farmland, while those doing the longer option up to Kambah Pool will get great views of the Brindabellas and the Bullen Range as well as experience Red Rocks Gorge, one of the most spectacular gorges along the whole Murrumbidgee River. Both courses pass by the historic Tuggeranong dry stone wall, built in the 1860s to mark the boundary between two early rural properties.

20km Course

The 20km course is the same as the 8km course but diverges at the drink station at 4.41km to add on another 12km loop by heading up to Kambah Pool via the back of Urambi Hills and the back of the Gleneagles Golf Course, returning to the same drink station via the beautiful trail along the Murrumbidgee through Red Rocks Gorge.

The race starts on the grass next to the locked gate at the W end of the Pine Island N Car Park.

Staying on the grass, follow the boulders all the way along the road heading back towards the Car Park entrance for approx. 440m (0.44) before turning left to pass through onto the Bicentennial National Trail (BNT). Here you will follow a wide grassy track keeping the fenceline to your left. After another 600m or so (1.0) the trail turns left and heads W at the Tuggeranong Archery Range and then 200m later (1.22) turns right (NW), staying near the fenceline. Another 350m later the track turns right (1.57, NE), with a Dam appearing on your right after 300m or so (1.87), soon after which you will turn left through a gate to rejoin the Bicentennial National Trail (1.94) heading N. Follow this track for about 500m before taking care to turn left at the fork in the track (2.48; Course Marshall) to head NW. After another 300m or so, (2.77) turn right at the T-junction to head uphill towards Tuggeranong Town Centre. Climb through the fence (3.3) to take the narrow dirt track up onto the bike path on Athlon Drive (3.41), which you will only follow for approx. 170m (3.58) before veering off onto the dirt road on your left heading towards Tuggeranong Creek. This will take you through a gate (3.72) and then gradually start to curve to the left (3.86) to run parallel with the Creek. Soon you will reach the Drink Station (4.41)

At the Drink Station turn right down the steps to cross a bridge across Tuggeranong Creek and follow the trail downhill for 200m before turning right at the fence (4.61) to climb up behind Urambi Hills. You will steadily climb for almost 1.4K before the track reaches a fence, where you will turn left (6.0) to rejoin the BNT heading W towards the mountains. The BNT continues to climb behind the houses at the S end of GlenEagles to pass through a gate (6.43) and then starts to descend, opening up great views of the Bullen Range and Brindabella Mountains. Approx. 500m later (6.69) turn left at the T junction near the tree to stay on the BNT and head downhill on a wide fire trail for about 300m before it turns right (6.97) to head down to follow the edge of the houses (7.34) and then the edge of the GlenEagles Golf Course (7.58), eventually climbing (8.28) up to Kambah Pool Rd (8.49) where you will turn left to head towards the Mountains and Kambah Pool. Follow the single track that runs parallel to the road all the way down to where it eventually joins Kambah Pool Rd (10.32). Take care here to stay on the far left edge of the road for only 200m as it steeply descends before turning left at the drink station to join the Murrumbidgee Discovery Track and the Canberra Centenary Trail (10.51). You will now follow this single track for approximately 6K, taking in the wonderful scenery of Red Rocks Gorge and then heading back out into farmland and bushland leading back to Tuggeranong Creek, where you will cross the bridge in the other direction and head up the steps to the original drink station at the start of this big loop (16.57).

Turn right at the drink station and then continue straight ahead to soon pass through a gate (16.62) and make a short climb before descending on grassy/rocky tracks to meet the Murrumbidgee Discovery Trail (MDT) next to Tuggeranong Creek at about the 17.2km mark. Follow the MDT through a gate at the Tuggeranong Stone Wall (17.56), taking care only 80m later (17.64) to turn right off the large track and onto the narrow MDT which stays low and runs parallel to the Creek. This delightful piece of single track takes you on scenic journey along the Creek and eventually brings you out at the finish at Pine Island N on the grassy area near the playground and BBQ areas (20.19).

View the 2.2km course map, the 10km course map, and start/finish area.

Take a photo tour of the course (includes the 30km course).

Introduction

Hall is older than Canberra, and cross-country runs were held starting and finishing from Hall form the earliest days of organised runs in Canberra. The Hall Showground – the start/finish venue for the third of the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Series – is an historic venue, which has hosted the National Sheep Dog Trials for the past 30 years. It boasts excellent facilities, including multiple showers and toilets.

The track from Hall through to Oak Hill is the Rolls Royce of Canberra Trails. Especially commissioned for the Centenary Trail project, this beautifully sculptured track is a work of art, a trail to fall in love with… With varying vistas in each direction, you really need to run this wonderful track both ways to fully appreciate it: hence the out-and-back option. Enjoy!

2km Novice Course

From the Start, head clockwise around the Hall Showground following the cones for 340m to exit left through a gate and then head 60m to turn right at Hall St (0.40K). Head up the hill, staying on the RHS of the road until you get to the top where you will continue straight onto the gravel road and the Centenary Trail (0.87K). After another 130m of gentle climb, turn right (1.00K) onto the single track to head downhill for only 100m before turning right to step over a fence (1.1K) and then turn left to continue downhill on the single track with the fence on your LHS. After a lovely winding run through the trees you will come to 2nd fence to step over on your left (1.56K). Now you will head straight towards the Showground on a dirt track – passing through an open swing gate 120m later (1.68K), and a 2nd open swing gate another 60m later (1.74K) to cross over to the entrance gate to the Showground (1.78K). (Yellow arrows) Turn left to cross over the Start mat again (1.80K) and run one more clockwise lap of the oval to reach the Finish timing mat near the Grey Shed (2.19K).
 

10km course

The 10km course is an out-and-back to the summit of One Tree Hill and return. The course starts with a loop of Hall Showground (300m) to get into a running rhythm. Pass through the gate at the western side of the Showground, cross the dirt access road into the grassy enclosure. At the north-western end of the grassy enclosure, climb over a stile (500m) and join the old Hall cross-country track through the bush. You will reach a fenceline, which you follow to the left (west) heading uphill. Climb another stile on your right (1.05K) to join a faint single track heading uphill, which joins with the Centenary Trail, Turn right here and almost immediately pass over or through a fence into open ground, heading north and uphill.

Follow the Centenary Trail along the side of the ridge through woodland. At 4.56km take the left hand fork to join the One Tree Hill summit trail, climbing steeply including some stairs to the summit of One Tree Hill (4.98km). Be sure to have your number recorded by the marshal, then turn around and return via the same route, including a lap of the Showground to finish.

View  the 31km course map, and start/finish area.

Take a photo tour of the course.

Introduction

Hall is older than Canberra, and cross-country runs were held starting and finishing from Hall form the earliest days of organised runs in Canberra. The Hall Showground – the start/finish venue for the third of the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Series – is an historic venue, which has hosted the National Sheep Dog Trials for the past 30 years. It boasts excellent facilities, including multiple showers and toilets.

The track from Hall through to Oak Hill is the Rolls Royce of Canberra Trails. Especially commissioned for the Centenary Trail project, this beautifully sculptured track is a work of art, a trail to fall in love with… With varying vistas in each direction, you really need to run this wonderful track both ways to fully appreciate it: hence the out-and-back option. Enjoy!

31km course

The 31km course is an out-and-back to the summit of Oak Hill and return. The course starts with a loop of Hall Showground (470m) to get into a running rhythm. Pass through the gate at the western side of the Showground, cross the dirt access road into the grassy enclosure. At the north-western end of the grassy enclosure, climb over a stile (670m) and join the old Hall cross-country track through the bush. You will reach a fenceline, which you follow to the left (west) heading uphill. Climb another stile on your right (1.2km) to join a faint single track heading uphill, which joins with the Centenary Trail. Turn right here and almost immediately pass over or through a fence into open ground, heading north and uphill.

Follow the Centenary Trail along the side of the ridge through woodland. At 4.93km take the left hand fork to join the One Tree Hill summit trail, climbing steeply including some stairs to the summit of One Tree Hill (5.17km). Be sure to have your number recorded by the marshal. Turn around here and descend again to turn left at the main track (5.6km).

Continue along the Centenary Trail N and E through varying terrain, a lovely mixture of shaded woodland with occasional open stretches for some sun and to enjoy the views back across northern Canberra and over into New South Wales. Most gates will be open, however some will be closed – these must be climbed over or through. After 13.8km you reach a small reservoir on your left, followed 200m later by the Northern Border Campground (water station). Continue uphill for a further 1km to the lookout at the summit of Oak Hill (marshal), with vistas across Gungahlin. Be sure to have your number recorded here. Turn around here and return via the same route – including the re-ascent and descent of One Tree Hill (be sure to have your number recorded here again!). Enjoy your victory lap back at the Hall Showground!

 

Course Records

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
2.15km Under 13 Alexander Spaccavento 10:33 28/5/2018 Chloe Pragt 10:29 28/5/2018
2.15km Under 17 James Egan 10:07 27/5/2019 not yet claimed    
2.15km 17 and Over Darryn Shannon 10:52 27/5/2019 Nerida Spaccavento 10:33 28/5/2018
5km Under 50 Trent Dawson 18:58 27/5/2019 Tash Cole 22:12 28/5/2018
5km 50 - 59 Mark Duncanson 22:46 28/5/2018 Stacey Jukes 27:44 28/5/2018
5km 60 - 69 David Alder 23:27 27/5/2019 Jennifer Saul 36:15 28/5/2017
5km 70 and Over Jim White 30:50 27/5/2019 not yet claimed    
10km Under 50 Thomas Brazier 37:23 29/5/2016 Sarah-Jane Miller 42:57 28/5/2017
10km 50 - 59 Kerry Baxter 43:00 29/5/2016 Kim Greaves 51:08 28/5/2018
10km 60 - 69 David Clarke 45:59 28/5/2018 Jennifer Kellett 58:59 27/5/2019
10km 70 and Over Terry Dixon 59:12 27/5/2019 not yet claimed    

 

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
2km Under 13 no claimants unknown   no claimants unknown  
2km Under 17 no claimants unknown   no claimants unknown  
2km 17 and Over no claimants unknown   no claimants unknown  
7km Under 50 no claimants unknown   no claimants unknown  
7km 50 - 59 no claimants unknown   no claimants unknown  
7km 60 - 69 no claimants unknown   no claimants unknown  
7km 70 and Over no claimants unknown   no claimants unknown  
16km Under 50 no claimants unknown   no claimants unknown  
16km 50 - 59 no claimants unknown   no claimants unknown  
16km 60 - 69 no claimants unknown   no claimants unknown  
16km 70 and Over no claimants unknown   no claimants unknown  

 

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
2km Under 13 Caleb Quispes 7:59 28/6/2020 Chloe Pragt 9:10 24/6/2018
2km Under 17 Thomas Huxley 8:46 24/6/2018 Hannah Quispes 10:01 28/6/2020
2km 17 and Over Abhinandan Willis 7:09 28/6/2020 Sara Cooper 11:07 24/6/2018
8km Under 50 Etienne Blumstein-Jones 30:09 28/6/2020 Lili Mooney 35:39 28/6/2020
8km 50 - 59 Lyndon O'Grady 35:17 28/6/2020 Kate Savage 40:45 24/6/2018
8km 60 - 69 Trevor Jacobs 39:56 24/6/2018 Susan Cuddy 52:23 26/6/2016
8km 70 and Over Jim White 48:43 28/6/2020 Rae Palmer 57:07 28/6/2020
20km Under 50 Reece Edwards 1:16:47 26/6/2016 Elizabeth Humphries 1:27:14 28/6/2020
20km 50 - 59 Kerry Baxter 1:30:58 24/6/2018 Mhairi Craig 1:47:53 24/6/2018
20km 60 - 69 Trevor Jacobs 1:42:24 26/6/2016 Pam Muston 1:51:08 28/6/2020
20km 70 and Over Terry Dixon 2:13:05 24/6/2018 not yet claimed unknown  

 

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
2.2km Under 13 Daniel Randall 9:50 19/7/2020 Zahli Smith 11:30 19/7/2020
2.2km Under 17 Joel Kelly 14:56 22/7/2018 Hannah Quispes 12:01 19/7/2020
2.2km 17 and Over Jim White 13:08 22/7/2018 Nancy Eyers 14:21 22/7/2018
10km Under 50 Glen Sturesteps 40:50 19/7/2020 Elizabeth Humphries 44:24 21/7/2019
10km 50 - 59 Steve Richardson 48:37 22/7/2018 Sarah Fien 50:44 22/7/2018
10km 60 - 69 Trevor Jacobs 52:35 19/7/2020 Elizabeth Simpson 59:18 19/7/2020
10km 70 and Over David Baussmann 1:03:47 19/7/2020 Ruth Baussmann 1:21:21 19/7/2020
31km Under 50 Michael Daly 2:13:54 22/7/2018 Sasha Lee 2:37:10 22/7/2018
31km 50 - 59 Jeff Grey 2:34:41 17/7/2016 Pam Muston 3:19:30 22/7/2018
31km 60 - 69 Peter Clarke 3:00:58 21/7/2019 Pam Muston 3:26:53 19/7/2020
31km 70 and Over Peter Allen 4:33:42 21/7/2019 not yet claimed unknown  

 

Series Pointscore Championship

NEW IN 2021

Points will be awarded and accrued for all age groups in the Middle and Longer distance events of all races of the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Series in 2021, as follows:

1st place in age group: 10 points
2nd place in age group: 9 points
3rd place in age group: 8 points
4th place in age group: 7 points
5th place in age group: 6 points
6th place in age group: 5 points
7th place in age group: 4 points
8th place in age group: 3 points
9th place in age group: 2 points
10th place in age group: 1 point

All entrants in all Middle and Longer distance races at all events of the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Series will automatically be included in the pointscore competition.

Points awarded for Longer and Middle distance races are of equal value, and accrue to a runner's personal series pointscore tally, regardless of whether they are earned from a Middle or Longer distance race.

There are no points awarded for age group placings in the Short distance races.

To ensure that all runners remain in the same age category for the entire Series, a runner's age category is calculated from their age on 31 December at the end of the current series.

PRIZES will be awarded for the Series Pointscore Championship at the conclusion of race 4, the "Gungahlin Gallop" at Hall Sportsground, to the TOP 3 placegetters in each age category.

Every runner's progressive season pointscore tally will be published here within 24 hours after the conclusion of each Series event.

Previous Results

  • 2020 Jul 17th
    Sri Chinmoy "Gungahlin Gallop" 31km, 10km & 2.2km trail runs, Sunday 19 July 2020

    The views are extensive and gratifying – but they come at a cost. The trail following the ridgeline which forms the northern ACT/NSW border offers a variety of terrains and habitats, yet for the runner completing the 31km out-and-back race, which includes a full ascent of One Tree Hill TWICE (in both directions), the course hides demons as well as angels. This is a challenge for the fit and the earnest, offering nowhere to hide…

    The Queen of the 31km Gungahlin Gallop was re-crowned today as Pam Muston claimed a new record in her new age group of Female 60-69 with 3:21:53, to ink her name against 2 records for the same event, her 50-59 time from 2018 still standing tall. Clare Wall (3:47:34) and Jennifer Kellett (3:59:28) also deserve praise for their tremendous runs in this age group. Penny Slater took out the younger Female Under 50 with a fine-paced 2:45:23, from Ada Klinkhamer with 2:53:54 and Isabella Comfort’s 2:54:32 taking 3rd. Debbie Maher won the Female 50-59 in 3:35:38, from Kerron Clare with 3:36:20 and a slightly-battered Kerri Vaughan in 3:45:00.

    Michael Chapman’s 2:15:25 was one of the swiftest times ever for this most challenging course, winning convincingly from Aaron Smith (2:21:20) and Andrew McConnell’s 2:23:25. Glenn Paterson was 1st among the Male 50-59 in 2:43:00, showing a clean pair of heels to Stuart Whitten (2:59:17) and Brad Archer (3:14:32). Paul Newall took out the Male 60-69 with 3:46:05 from Peter Badowski’s 3:58:57 in the Male 60-69; while Peter Allan defended his Male 70 and Over champion’s status with a gutsy 4:57:38.

    Runners in the 10km showed that a few months of lockdown have not dulled fitness levels or competitive spirits, as 5 or the 8 available course records were toppled. Glen Sturesteps neglected to take a crucial turn in last year’s Gungahlin Gallop, and after 12 months was determined to make amends, which he did in style to take out the men’s 10km race in a new course record 40:50 for the all-ascending, all-descending excursion of One Tree Hill. Glen was followed onto the oval at Hall Showgrounds by Trevor Spencer (41:15) and Jonathan Fearn (41:43). Matt Lemm lead home the Male 50-59 in 50:21 from Martin Fryer’s 50:48 and Will Sharpe’s 51:22; while the elder statesmen blazed stunning new records with Trevor Jacobs (52:35) taking out the Male 60-69 and David Baussmann setting a new best time for the Male 70 and Over of 1:03:47.

    The women’s race was a convincing win to Jess Ronan in 46:21, from Nicola Connell’s 49:59 and Ainsley Pahljina with 50:16. Anita Scherrer was in a league of her own in the Female 50-59 with a swift 56:02. Elizabeth Simpson showed superb form to sweep away the Female 60-69 course record with an impressive 59:18, from Carol Harding’s 1:05:05; while Ruth Baussmann likewise raised the bar in the Female 70 and Over with her fine gallop of 1:21:21.

    Daniel Randall zoomed around the short – but not flat – 2.2km route in an impressive new record time for Boys Under 13 of 9:50, the first runner ever to break 10 minutes for this course, and winning the race to boot; though Caleb Quispes was not far behind to take 2nd in this category with 10:19, from Xavier O’Brien’s 10:41. Caleb’s sister Hannah meanwhile also took an age group record with her 12:01 in the Girls Under 17 – though she trailed the flying Zahli Smith who won the female race outright in winning the Girls Under 13 category in yet another impressive age group record time of 11:30, from her sister Arabella in 12:52. Carly Wilder won the Female 17 and Over in 21:18; and Dominic Yau the Male 17 and Over with 14:25.

    Congratulations to one and all for a memorable day of racing and transcendence!

  • 2020 Jun 28th
    Sri Chinmoy "Tuggeranong Trot" 20km, 8km & 2km trail runs, Sunday 28 June 2020

     

    One day you’re not even dreaming about racing, working your own hours from home and enjoying a few meandering solitary jogs in the forest… then suddenly it’s all back on, your trim-looking rivals are eagerly toeing the start line, the adrenaline is pumping, the course has been described, and – once that silence is announced, there’s no escape!

    Outwardly, many adjustments appeared in the way the event presented: no on-the-day entries or registration, new-look permanent sail-cloth race number bibs, multiple wave starts, no drink stations, no post-race burgers, no formal awards ceremony. Yet all this was superficial: like meeting an old friend with a new hair-cut – after a momentary double-take, your underlying friendship resurfaces and takes over. And so it was: blinking a few times to adjust to so many familiar faces in one’s field of view at once, lining up alongside actual people intent on hurtling themselves in the same direction as fast and forcefully as possible, once the legs started turning, the heart thumping and the breath heaving, we were tipped into that place of simultaneous intense discomfort and exhilaration for which we willingly cut short our sleep, pay good money and turn out in the freezing cold … called racing!

    If absence makes the heart grow fonder, certainly not having access to organised races seems to have increased runners’ eagerness to participate, as a record field for a Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Run saw 359 pairs of legs soaring, swishing, dancing, prancing, jumping, shunting and shuffling across the finish line.

    Elizabeth Humphries bested her own course record from 2 years ago for the scenic (and sorry, not flat) 20km loop, clocking in today in 10th overall with a fleeting 1:27:14, from Penny Slater (1:32:47) and Tara Melhuish (1:36:58). In a strong performance, Anita Scherrer (1:49:56) just took out the Female 50-59 from Mhairi Craig (1:50:36). Pam Muston celebrated her new age group of Female 60-69 with an emphatic triumph and new age group record of 1:51:08.

    Matthew Berrington won a close 20km race in the Male Under 50, his 1:17:47 eclipsing Grant Bluett’s 1:18:07 for runner-up and 1:19:16 for 3rd placed Tomas Krajca. Kerry Baxter once again proved his class in the Male 50-59 to win in 1:35:57; while Trevor Jacobs reigned supreme in the Male 60-69 with 1:43:42; and ditto Terry Dixon in the Male 70 and Over with 2:17:50, despite a nasty spill resulting in fair amount of shin skin donated to the track. Kerry, Trevor and Terry were content to defend their titles and not eclipse their own course records from previous yerars.

    Months of solo training certainly meant that no-one in the 8km field could complain of being over-prepared, and fresh legs were the order of the day as most age records tumbled in a record-felling spree. Lil Mooney ran the fastest ever time for a female by a few seconds to clock 35:39 and take out the Female Under 50, while Rae Palmer set a new standard for Females Over 70 with a slick 57:07. Etienne Blumstein-Jones flew over the course in a new overall best time of 30:09 in winning the Male Under 50, while other records fell to the impressive Lyndon O’Grady (35:17 to win the Male 50-59) and Jim White (48:43 in the Male 70 and Over). Sally Thauvette took out the Female 50-59 in a swift 42:57; Judith Bibo the Female 60-69 with 1:01:13; and Peter Prince the Male 60-69 with a decisive 40:55.

    A modest group of 13 runners made up in enthusiasm what they may have lacked in numbers at the start of the 2km out-and-back trail route heading south from Pine Island. Brother and sister, Caleb and Hannah Quispes, established new course records for their respective age categories of 7:59 (Boys Under 13) and 10:01 (Girls Under 17), while Abhinandan Willis made his journey from Melbourne worthwhile by claiming a new all comers fastest time of 7:09 in taking out the Male 17 and Over. Lily Altamore was swiftest among the Girls Under 13 – and fastest female overall – with 9:30; while Jane Purcell took home the main prize in the Female 17 and Over in 23:06.

    Congratulations to one and all who participated, helped, ran and supported!

  • 2019 Jul 21st
    Sri Chinmoy Canberra 2019 Trail Series 3: "Gungahlin Gallop" 30km, 10km & 2.2km, Sunday 21 July 2019

    There’s no beating about the bush – trail running can be tough: the ups and downs, uneven surfaces, tricky navigation in the fog, the mud and slosh, the constant drizzle … but wait! – there was no mud, no drizzle, no slosh … just another gloriously sunny, blue-skied Canberra Winter’s morning. Sure, the ups and downs were there along with some uneven surfaces, but the consensus among the burger-munchers was there could be no better way to enjoy some of Canberra’s best panoramas on this sublime gift of a day.

    Congratulations to one and all who participated over whatever distance – and yes, especially to the champions who completed the 30 (+!) km course, which most agree is about equivalent to a marathon effort-wise.

    New Course records fell in the 30km race to Peter Clarke, who somehow rebounded from not one, but three falls during the 5km home-stretch to post 3:00:58 in the Male 60-69; to Peter Allen who bested his own record from last year to win the Male 70 and Over with 4:33:42; and to the wonderful Jennifer Kellett who must have been training up a storm as she smashed her own record in the Female 60-69 by half an hour in 3:34:31! Meanwhile records fell also in the 10km to Elizabeth Humphries, who ran perhaps the performance of the day with her amazing 44:24; and to Margaret McSpadden who set a new best time for Female 70 and Over with 1:42:40.

    The last to start but the first to finish were the mostly-children of the 2.2km race. 2.2km doesn’t sound like a particularly long way, but when you have to chug up a monster hill right from the start it’s a great achievement to complete!

    Xavier O’Brien won the race outright from the Boys Under 13 in a fine 11:36 – just missing the course record by 3 seconds – from Finn Houghton (14:28) and Nicholas Kiley (15:04); while Lena Allen took out the Girls Under 13 with 15:22, tieing with Female 17 and Over winner Celeste Cook in the same time, while Joel Houghton won the Male 17 and Over in 18:24.

    Elizabeth Humphries’ stellar run of 44:24 dominated the 10km race, placing her 4th outright in a strong field. Next Female Under 50 was Siobhan Jones with a fine run of 50:03, holding off a strong finish from Narelle Smyth with 50:46. Carol Harding was the best of the Female 50-59 today with 1:07:23; with Judith Bibo taking out the Female 60-69 in 1:22:10 and the marvellous Margaret McSpadden the Female 70 and Over with 1:42:40.

    Tom Banks was first down the hill and onto the oval in the men’s 10km field, but he was soon joined on the “stadium lap” (sorry runners – this is really just for the spectator’s enjoyment!) by David Osmond and Jack Bigmore. Tom powered home in 43:30, with David not far adrift in 43:44 and Jack filling up the podium with 44:00. Special mention also to Glen Sturesteps, who had the race at his command until an errant turn coming off the mountain resulted in his completing an additional kilometre. Mark Duncanson continued his extraordinary run in the Male 50-59 category to win again by a huge (6-minutes) margin in 49:55; Trevor Jacobs continues to age like a fine wine to take out the Male 60-69 with 53:19; and Terry Dixon simply doesn’t age, winning the Male 70 and Over with 1:07:04.

    The 31km race was well won by Dave Hardwicke, who ran a negative split in compiling an excellent 2:26:42, coming in before Elliot Cooper’s 2:31:32 and Glen Robinson with 2:32:16. Gareth Prosser was best among the Male 50-59 with 2:50:57, from Kim Houghton’s 3:03:38 and Jonathan Miller with 3:04:50. Peter Clarke’s fantastic achievement in breaking the Male 60-69 record in 3:00:58 has already been lauded – and will continue to be; likewise Peter Allen’s 4:33:42 to finish oldest competitor in the 31km field.

    Patricia McKibbin was cool and controlled in taking the major award for the women’s 31km race with her fine 2:53:54, from Isabella Comfort with 3:01:01 and Keira Doherty in 3:02:54. The amazing Pam Muston ran with her accustomed nimbleness and strength, to take the Female 50-59 with 3:23:45 from Debbie Maher’s 3:41:51 and Kerron Clare with 3:43:03 – just ahead of Jennifer Kellett’s record-breaking win in the Female 60-69 of 3:34:31.

    Our thanks to all volunteers on the course and around the finish area, and to all runners who made this year’s Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Series so memorable and enjoyable. See you at the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail 100 in September!