Thursday, August 14, 2008

Who's getting excited then??

The 08/09 Sydney Summer Series programme is almost there, and what a programme it will be! Beginning with the awesome backdrop of the city and harbour at McMahons Point on October 8th, we are offering a 26 event series of spectacular cunning running in some of this cities greatest parks, peninsula's and urban bush areas.

In addition to McMahons Point, the 08/09 programme offers several more dollops of harbour and river side running. Old favourite Meadowbank returns, as does The Bay Run at Rodd Point. Little Sirius Cove, North Harbour/Forty Baskets Beach, and Majors Bay have all got the water angle happening and will be popular events - and how about the river and bridges at Parramatta for a fist time SSS outing -yum.

Fish and chips at Balmoral, coffee in Glebe and a schooner at Woolwich are all on again, with a trio of newies to whet the appetite. Look out for the Three Amigoe map at Frenchs Forest (Glen Street Theatre afterwards perhaps) in March and the 'Burnt Bridge' run in Seaforth/Balgowlah in mid February. This event hooks up with the Manly Dam orienteering map and should be a cracker. Also on the SSS calendar for the first time is the new park map 'James Ruse' in North Parramatta. Look out for this little beauty from Ian 'Nose and Throat' Miller in late March.

Other areas returning after a bit of a lay over, are West Chatswood in early January, Brush Farm at Eastwood in December and the Willoughby 'Incinerator' in February. Throw in other classics like Greenwich Point, St Josephs, Burns Bay and Majors Bay and there should be enough to keep everyone happy. And don't forget our Tuesday evening holiday initiative, the December 30 run at 'Lawson's Lay-up' in Roseville Chase (who remembers the uphill fun?!).

In summary, lots of great events coming up for the 'navigation on the run' addicts - and lots of post race restaurant/refreshment possibilities to boot (who says we choose our venues because of the proximity to a hotel?!). So drag out the shorts and start spreading the word. The Sydney Summer Series is on again.

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