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==Basic Details==
 
==Basic Details==
*'''When''' - last Saturday of each month - next one is on '''Sat 30th Sept 2006'''
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*'''When''' - generally last Saturday of each month - read the [http://www.coolrunning.com.au/forums/index.php?showtopic=9886&view=getlastpost CoolRunning Thread] to confirm.
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*'''Where''' - Start at Drummoyne Rowers Club on Henley Marine Drive, Drummoyne. Opposite Brett Park. Near Iron Cove Bridge.
 
*'''Where''' - Start at Drummoyne Rowers Club on Henley Marine Drive, Drummoyne. Opposite Brett Park. Near Iron Cove Bridge.
 
*'''What''' - 5km run around Iron Cove bay with handicap starts (you decide your own handicap). Usually the fastest runner does a countdown and you go off what pace you think you might do or want to push for.
 
*'''What''' - 5km run around Iron Cove bay with handicap starts (you decide your own handicap). Usually the fastest runner does a countdown and you go off what pace you think you might do or want to push for.
*'''Time''' - Meet just before 7am, first runners - the 30min group start at 7:05am, 25min group at 7:10am, 20min group at 7:15, 15min group at 7:20am etc
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*'''Time''' - Meet just before 7am, first runners - the 30min group start at 7:05am, 25min group at 7:10am, 20min group at 7:15, 15min group at 7:20am etc. Listen to the starter who will be calling start times.
 
*'''Contact''' - none - just front up. No fees.
 
*'''Contact''' - none - just front up. No fees.
 
*'''Terrain''' - car-free path. Maybe a few walkers and the odd cyclist.
 
*'''Terrain''' - car-free path. Maybe a few walkers and the odd cyclist.
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==More details==
 
==More details==
*All welcome - so long as you can run or walk 5k.
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*All welcome - so long as you can run or walk 5k (well, 10k actually as it is 5k out then a very gentle 5k back to the start).
*Generally approx 30 runners turn up. The course has yellow markings each km and finishes the other side of the bay. At the finish (self-timed) people have a quick chat then jog back, but you needn't stay. Sometimes there may be a social pancake happening back at the start.
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*Generally approx 30 runners turn up. The course has yellow markings each km and finishes on Hawthorne Canal (see map link above). At the finish (self-timed) people have a quick chat then jog back, but you needn't stay. Sometimes there may be a social pancake happening back at the start, or more frequently anyone interested comes along to the group brunch in the Cove restaurant (near the 0km mark).
*More on the [http://www.coolrunning.com.au/forums/index.php?showtopic=9886 Official CoolRunning Discussion Thread]
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*The current course record is held by CR Beaky, who ran 14:59 a few years back.
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*More on the [http://www.coolrunning.com.au/forums/index.php?showtopic=9886 CoolRunning Discussion Thread]

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Basic Details

  • Where - Start at Drummoyne Rowers Club on Henley Marine Drive, Drummoyne. Opposite Brett Park. Near Iron Cove Bridge.
  • What - 5km run around Iron Cove bay with handicap starts (you decide your own handicap). Usually the fastest runner does a countdown and you go off what pace you think you might do or want to push for.
  • Time - Meet just before 7am, first runners - the 30min group start at 7:05am, 25min group at 7:10am, 20min group at 7:15, 15min group at 7:20am etc. Listen to the starter who will be calling start times.
  • Contact - none - just front up. No fees.
  • Terrain - car-free path. Maybe a few walkers and the odd cyclist.
  • Route Maps here and here

More details

  • All welcome - so long as you can run or walk 5k (well, 10k actually as it is 5k out then a very gentle 5k back to the start).
  • Generally approx 30 runners turn up. The course has yellow markings each km and finishes on Hawthorne Canal (see map link above). At the finish (self-timed) people have a quick chat then jog back, but you needn't stay. Sometimes there may be a social pancake happening back at the start, or more frequently anyone interested comes along to the group brunch in the Cove restaurant (near the 0km mark).
  • The current course record is held by CR Beaky, who ran 14:59 a few years back.
  • More on the CoolRunning Discussion Thread
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