The Bay Run – Drummoyne

The Bay Run 10K

The Bay Run 10K Course Notes

Description

The Bay Run 10K is a fantastic extension to the Bay Run. Let's face it 7K is a odd distance while 10K is a great distance for Intermediate runners and above. The extension uses the Greenway Parkrun to buffer the distance to 10K.

Rating

Popular with locals - the extension is still based on the continuous run circuit with no major roads to cross (just a couple of driveways to car parks).

Tips

Drop over to the Greenway Parkrun which is runs every Saturday at 8.00AM for a 5K time trial open to the public to familiarise yourself with the course and meet other runners.

The Bay Run – Drummoyne

The Bay Run Course Notes

Description

The Bay Run is a 6.86 kilometre-long run - shared by Runners, walkers and cyclist circuit around Iron Cove Bridge. It intersect through the suburbs of Rozelle, Lilyfield, Haberfield, Five Dock and Drummoyne in the inner-west of Sydney, New South Wales. 

Rating

Very Popular - It is a purpose-built continuous run circuit with no roads to cross (just a couple of driveways to car parks)

Difficulty


Easy | Daily Run | Relatively Flat - Except for "The Push" from King George Park to Iron Cove - 13m climb at 1.3% according to Strava



Best Times

Early Mornings | Mid Morning | Late Afternoon | Suitable For Night Running - The quality of night lighting is generally Good - but it can be "fair/poor" in 1-2 spots for no more than 2-5meters.



Busy Times

Sunny Weekends  - (Ratio of Walkers to Runners 60:40

Drink Fountains

7 Spread around the run course

Car Parks

3 Major Car Parks (See Map)

Tips

Run over your starting point to get to 7Ks in Strava. There are specific start points that work better for Strava

Strava Map

The Bay Run 10K Starting Points

There a number of places you can start your bay run largely dependent on the Car Parks and getting there. Each starting point has its own advantages.

  1. King George Park – This park is a multi-purpose park – Little Athletics during the summer and Soccer and Rugby for the rest of the season. This starting point has public toilets and drink fountains. The advantage of starting here is that you can start the steepest park of the Bay Run, otherwise known as “the Iron Cove Climb” – about 13 meters climb over 400 Meters distance but the end point brings you to the flattest point of the course the Iron Cove Sprint (500 Meters) along the bridge – perfect for sprints.
  2. Montage Piazza – The Car park is on Maliyawul St, plenty of parking unless there is a large event at Le Montage. There are public toilets in Hippo park (at the end of the street) and drink fountains. The Montage has a cafe which is a perfect place for a coffee and meals after your run. The main advantage of this starting point is about 1km warmup before reaching “the Iron Cove Climb”, the warmup km makes it easier to settle into your run.
  3. Drummoyne Swimming Centre – Located on Marine Henley Drive. It is a popular meeting location since it is close to Victoria road and public transport and the Birkenhead Shopping Outlet. Most runners will meet at the drink fountains on Henley Marine drive. The main advantage of this starting point is the downward slope to start your first 1-2 Ks down Henley Marine Drive. 
  4. Greenway Parkrun – Great place to start since it is flat for just over a 1km and a few hundred meters that includes going over a footbridge and going across to under a couple of “bridges to join the Bay Run, this make a distance of 1.5K and an extra 1.5K coming back plus the 7KM Bay run to give a total of 10K.  

Bay Run Parking

There are 3 main car parks that provide adequate car parking, there is also a mix of car parking and street parking that can fill in the gap on busy days.

  1. Drummoyne Pool Car Parking – this is a public car park share by the “water polo pool”, Aqua Luna and the Run. About 80+ Spots in the main car park and 15 spots in the smaller car park across the road. There is also street parking along Formosa Street, Henley Marine Drive, and if you want to shop & walk Birkenhead Point.
  2. Maliyawul St Car Park – Services Le Montage,  Leichhardt Ovals and Bay run – About 100+ spots. Just beware of potential soccer games, events at Le Montage & Leichhardt Oval that can make the car park busy.
  3. King George Park (KGP) Car Park – About 50 spots, some spots are on sloped grass. KGP is a 400 Meter grass running track used by Balmain Little Athletics, running clubs and coaches alike for time trials and interval training. 
  4.  Greenway Parkrun – There is plenty of parking along Hawthorne Parade. There is plenty of street parking along Hawthorne Parade, just make sure your park your car rear side towards the park otherwise you can be fined.

If you need more information on

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  • Interval Training 
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