Manly to Palm Beach
This run was designed to bridge the perceived gap of runs between the marathon and some longer ultras. Whilst run all on-road, the course is extremely scenic and is off the main roads as much as possible. The course follows the coast from Manly to Palm Beach and 14 beaches along the way. You will encounter some stunning views as you make your journey to the turnaround at Palm Beach. The course is much more hilly than people expect, so beware.
The up and back course allows for a variety of scenarios such as running one way, turning around at any time along the way etc.
In 2007, 2 completed the 60k and 1 completed the 30k
In 2008, 4 completed the 60k and 10 completed the 30k
In 2009, 4 completed the 60k and 14 completed the 30k (or variations)
In 2010, 7 completed the 60k and 10 completed the 30k (or variations)
In 2011, 1 completed the 60k and 7 completed the 30k (or variations)
In 2012, 2 completed the 60k and 7 completed the 30k (or variations)
Photos of the course
Some photos of the course can be seen here.
Date/Time of next run
Manly Surf Life Saving Club (Near cnr of South Steyne and Ashburner St)
North Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Touch the surf club and return back to Manly. There is a Kiosk on the beach side of the surf club that sells Sausage rolls, hot dogs, coke, chips, coffee etc.
Toilets, showers etc. (Kiosk if open)
All day parking is a problem in Manly. The options are either to park up the hill towards Nth Head or on the course at Queenscliff. If the second option is taken, you can walk to the start with warm clothes etc. and drop of at your car along the way
30km one way or
- See the On the Day Details page.
- Please note that to ensure you don't miss any late breaking info keep an eye on the coolrunning thread below.
None - take as long as you like.
The course is an out and back route which follows the water line as much as possible. It is a surprisingly hilly course with a number of headlands to negotiate. The Garmin says that it is 600m of ascent/descent. The course starts (and ends) from the Manly Surf Life Saving Club and turns around at the Summer Bay SLSC (AKA Nth Palm Beach SLSC). Official turnaround is the Kiosk.
For a g-map of the course, please see here
Detailed Course Description and Maps
There is no real need for any support as there is plenty of food/water opportunities along the route. A hand held water bottle is advisable. The turnaround at Palm Beach is at a Kiosk which sell fantastic sausage rolls, hot dogs, coke, chips, coffee etc.
Good places for aid: Collaroy shops, 7-11 at Narrabeen turn off (across road from fire station), and Avalon shops
Route Marking Summary
There will be no track markings specifically put up for this run. If you don't know where you are going, please bring a map and directions with you.
If you would like to run one way only, there are buses that run from Palm Beach to Manly (interchange at Dee Why or Warringah Mall) fairly regularly (every 20 mins).
See 131500.com for details.
Hamburglar (3) Milov (2) Sir Runalot (2) Sportsman (2)
All time 60k finshers list
TatteBinger 4:59 (2008)
Milov 5:26 (2009)
Milov 5:27 (2008)
Paul Every 5:27 (2008)
John Mergler 5:29 (2008)
Stephen Johnson 5:40 (2012)
Sir Runalot 5:46 (2010)
Paul Sholl 5:50 (2012)
Hamburglar 5:50 (2011)
Hamburglar 5:53 (2010)
Spud 6:14 (2009)
Sir Runalot 6:14 (2009)
Hamburglar 6:27 (2007)
Sportsman 6:38 (2009)
Sportsman 6:59 (2007)
RunMickeyRun 7:18 (2010)
Lisa1979 7:35 (2010)
RawAussieAthlete 7:35 (2010)
Dutchie 7:55 (2010)
EverReadyBunny 7:55 (2010)
Stephen Johnson (5:40) Paul Sholl(5:50)
Johnbo RodtheHornet Hamburglar Anne Victor Koala1 Michael Hanavan Ninjette
RunMikeyRun (30k - Mona Vale/Manly Return)
Sir Runalot (5:46)
Sailaway (2:32) – Mona Vale return
David C (3:13)
Ted west (3:13)
Anne Victor (3:41)
2 x other non CR's (3:41)
38k – Newport return - Juzz (4:35)
Sir Runalot 6:14
14 others did the 30k or other combinations
Paul Every: 5:27
John Mergler: 5:29
Anne Victor: 4:10
Hamburglar: 6:27 - (Race report here.)