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The half marathon course starts at the Bunbury Recreation ground heading out Ivey street and Molloy St onto Symmons Street. Runners then head South along Ocean Drive up to Hayward Street, around the big swamp following the footpath, back onto Hayward street then south on Ocean Drive up to Mangles Street. Turnaround going back along Ocean Drive all the way up to Clifton Street, moving onto the footpath past the lighthouse, down the S bend, through to Casuarina Drive. Follow the footpath past jetty baths then along Bonnefoi Blvd, over the new foot bridge following the footpath through Koombana Bay up to the Dolphin Discovery Centre. Turnaround and go under the traffic bridge, along the footpath past Lyons Cove then through the Mangroves. Go over the boardwalk along Koombana Drive, through Richmond Street North through to Austral Parade. Follow the footpath around the inlet back under the traffic bridge. Then along the footpath back past Jetty Baths, pass over Casaurina Drive to the footpath then onto Baudin Tce and Bennett way past the lighthouse and back to the Bunbury recreation Ground. 

The Marathon course is two laps of the above.

The Ultra marathon course heads South along Ocean Drive the same as the half marathon course, around the Big swamp and back to the recreation ground before completing 2 laps of the half marathon course.

The 10km course follows the same route as the half marathon along Ocean drive but runners head back onto the Bunbury recreation ground instead of going towards the lighthouse.

The 5km course follows the same route up ocean drive up to Hayward street then back to the Bunbury recreation ground.

Half Marathon Course
Course Detail – Big Swamp
Course Detail – Leschenault Inlet
Course Details – Leschenault Inlet
Course Detail – Koombana Beach
Course Detail – Bunbury Runners Club Oval (Start and Finish)
Course Detail – Back Beach
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Trail Running 🌳 πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ 🌳

With an number of our member about to embark on the Birdy’s Backyard Ultra challenge tomorrow, it’s a fitting time to talk about our best trail running tips. Here a some from our members -

πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ bring a basic first aid kit, including a snake bandage and if you are going solo always tell someone where you are going.

πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ look after your feet, when you are in a hole remember it will get better. But mostly, look after your feet.

πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ forget about pace, the unusual mix of terrain will always make your pace unpredictable.

πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ when running single trails concentration on foot placement is essential to avoid falls and injuries.

πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ take plenty of water.

πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ find a map of the area to help with navigation. Apps such as trail forks and alltrails are recommended.

πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ stop, take your time, enjoy the view and the nature that surrounds you. After all that’s why we drive all that way for a run!

πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ and our top tip is, being a good beverage for after the run! 🍻 🍻

Thanks to our members who provided these tips and good look to our Birdy’s runners! πŸ‘

#bunburyrunnersclub #trailrunning #trailtips #lovebunbury #hbf #runbunbury
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Trail Running  🌳 πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ 🌳 

With an number of our member about to embark on the Birdy’s Backyard Ultra challenge tomorrow, it’s a fitting time to talk about our best trail running tips. Here a some from our members - 

πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ bring a basic first aid kit, including a snake bandage and if you are going solo always tell someone where you are going. 

πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ look after your feet, when you are in a hole remember it will get better. But mostly, look after your feet.

πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ forget about pace, the unusual mix of terrain will always make your pace unpredictable. 

πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ when running single trails concentration on foot placement is essential to avoid falls and injuries.

πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ take plenty of water.

πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ find a map of the area to help with navigation. Apps such as trail forks and alltrails are recommended.

πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ stop, take your time, enjoy the view and the nature that surrounds you. After all that’s why we drive all that way for a run! 

πŸƒπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ and our top tip is, being a good beverage for after the run! 🍻 🍻 

Thanks to our members who provided these tips and good look to our Birdy’s runners! πŸ‘

#bunburyrunnersclub #trailrunning #trailtips #lovebunbury #hbf #runbunbury
@BunburyRunnersClub