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West Met XC #9 - North Ryde Common

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Tuesday, 28 May 2019/Categories: Events, ANSW Club Events

Event date: 15/06/2019 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Export event


Registration from 1:15pm 2km 2:00pm 4km 2:25pm 8km 3:00pm 

VENUE:  North Ryde Common, (Macquarie Hospital Grounds - NSW HEALTH) Twin Road Ryde.

START / FINISH:  Near Twin Road (opposite Numa Road).
RATING:    4 this is a hard course with long and steep inclines.
COURSE:  Grass circuit: 2km Yes -you can be use spikes, may have muddy sections. This course run - is a warm up for NSW XC Champs at NOWRA 
TOILETS:  Gannan Park – Take Numa Rd (a Loop Rd, opposite the start) a good 10 minute walk. 

THE RUN: The course is within the park boundary, with the top section, 1.4km transverse’s through rain feed watercourses that lead into a small creek running through the park. – This section is extremely challenging with inclines & declines over sometimes soft too muddy sections (if there has been rain), real cross country as found in Europe – World XC Champs Courses. 
From the start the course climbs towards Wicks Road, a right turn below the footpath to follow the park boundary, after the storm water outlet the 500m mark, then a short climb before the turn around (trees), near the Hospital driveway.  Then a decline section, then a long incline crossing a muddy section (if rain), towards a signal large tree, the course continues, turns to the left, after about 50m another left to run between a path of trees, passing the 1km mark - towards a white sign post From this point the course can be muddy towards the creek, veer to the right after the first tree, then follows the creek towards another watercourse. The course veers to the right to cross over another storm water outlet, then left to rejoin the creek line, down through the trees, past the 1k5 mark following the park boundary.  A right turn at the end (roadway/ parking), then right again (approx 30m) then a slight grade of a couple hundred metres to the finish. Note course conditions are will depend on the amount of rain, up to a month before - it will be muddy. Bring a change of warm dry clothing. 

Ryde - Lane Cove Road, right turn into Goulding Road at the double set of lights (after Quarry Rd) then turn right into Twin Road (end of Goulding) follow over Wicks Rd (Give Way to traffic).  HILLS M2 - Delhi Road Exit, right into Epping Road next left into Wicks Road & left at Twin Road.
PARKING – Twin Road & surrounding streets.
FACILITIES: - Toilets are at Gannan Park, off Numa Road. Numa Road is near the start; it’s a loop road. 


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