[PyCon-AU-chat] PyCon AU running

John Kristensen jkristen at theintraweb.net
Tue Aug 7 18:28:24 EST 2012

On 07/08/12 18:00, Chris Neugebauer wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 5:55 PM, Graeme Cross
> <graeme.cross at planetinnovation.com.au> wrote:
>> Hi Chris.
>> I had measured the course on the gmap pedometer and thought it was just
>> over 2.8km there via Duke St and Lynton St. Turns out I hadn't measured it
>> properly and it's actually at least 4km there, so thanks for the heads up.
> Lynton Ave is absolutely not something you'd want to be running up --
> here's the view from the top of the hill: http://goo.gl/maps/6v9zu --
> then you have to go downhill again to reach the brewery!
> --Chris

Hello Graeme,

 From a few years experience of walking up and down Lynton Ave while I 
was at uni I can attest that it is one of the steepest hills in Hobart 
(and Hobart is a very hilly place). Definitely one to avoid if you want 
to go for a run.

The run from the Casino down Sandy Bay Road is nice and flat, and will 
give you some good views of the river. If you want to avoid running up 
hill to the Alexandra Battery Lookout, then you could turn down Long 
Point Rd and run along the foreshore of Little Sandy Bay for a while 
(they have revamped the foreshore in the last few years and it is quite 
a nice area with some good views down the river).

If you are heading north along Sandy Bay Road towards the city, then 
turn off at Marieville Esp. and you will avoid Sandy Bay and again have 
some nice river views. There is a bit of a step hill to get up into 
Battery Point, but is one of the older parts of Hobart (nice old 
buildings) and you can continue through to Salamanca & the docks (more 
nice places). Note that the Salamanca markets are on Saturday mornings, 
so if you wanted to stop and have a look you may want to start a bit 

Once you move inland from the river things can get very hill, so be sure 
to check out the height map of any planned route :D


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