Having recently moved from our home of the past 5 years which backed on to Lane Cove National Park, we are now in limbo as we stay in an apartment until we settle on our new home in about a week. Luckily, to save on brain power, we’re only a couple of kilometres further downriver, still close to the National Park, so coming up with a trail to follow wasn’t too tricky. Down the end of the road was about a kilometre of single track, which then joined back on to my usual 4km home loop – adding up to a 7km run, still mostly on trails.
The new section turned out to be the most wonderful section of single track – my favourite type of trail. It went up, it went down, there were rocks, and trees, a creek to cross and a long section of it went through the largest field of flannel flowers I have ever seen. They bordered both sides of the trail and stretched out far either side in places. It must be a very sheltered area since it’s well past when I would have expected them to be out.
The rest of the run was very average, I struggled and walked for large sections, but the first and final trail lifted my spirits and reminded me what I really love to be doing when running. Although I did see (and hear) a lot of bird life along the fire trails too, with cockatoos landing in the middle of the trail and a king parrot landing on a branch next to me and then hopping along the trail with me for a while – I tried to get photos, but they didn’t really work.
Updated to add my stats!
- Distance: 7.3km
- Elevation: 113m
- Time: 1:07:18