There are several monthly Sydney CR time trials around: Bay Run, CR West etc. I'm suggesting another informal, social running group, where we may start at different times - like for CR T/T - and end up roughly finishing together. The difference is that some may choose to go longer distances and finish later than others. I'm thinking distances between 12k and 21.1k. The only timing would be done by the individual.
The location: start/finish Circa shopping centre Norwest (Circa Boulevarde, Norbrick Drive), running from there across the footbridge to the start of the M7 bikepath - it's only about 800m - as far as desired, then return. No traffic either.
After the run is completed, Cafe McKel's (open 9am to 4pm Sundays, indoor and outdoor seating available) awaits. I'm sure we'll get good service as it's owned by a Hills runner connection. Good to support the running community in this way too.
There has been an initial positive response, from CR's such as Gogirl, Fred, Thomo, NTR, HillsAths1, Coogee1979M and ratdog.
Parking in the shopping centre and surrounding streets is plentiful and the Parramatta-Rouse Hill T-Way bus goes zooming past regularly.
The trick is to have it regularly but avoid clashing with major events that many potential runners might be entering. Oh, and to start/finish when it's Goldilocks weather.
With all that in mind, I suggest the following dates for this calendar year (clashes to avoid in brackets):
Aug 15 8:30am (C2S 08, W2B 21)
Sep 26 8:30am (Fathers' Day 05, Hills Run 12, Blackmores 19)
Oct 17 8:00am (FF 09, SMC 24)
Nov 7 7:30am (GNW 13-14, SMC 21)
Dec 12 7:30am (SMC 19)
I'm sure we could easily mark off various kms along the way on the first run if required; there are plenty of garmins out there.
Hope to get further expressions of interest; I'll certainly be there for a 15/08/10 8:30am start.
Edited by Blues Buffett, 27 June 2011 - 09:31 AM.