distance around base of Mt Ainslie

lastresort 13 June 2010 18

Hello fellow runners in the Canberra region.

Can anyone tell me what the distance is around the base of Mount Ainslie? There doesn’t appear to be any information available online.


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p1 p1 2:37 pm 30 Jun 10

Potato said :

Google maps doesn’t take into account elevation (of which there is a fair bit on the base run), so it will underestimate distance.

Yes, although really not by very much.

Potato Potato 8:29 pm 18 Jun 10

Google maps doesn’t take into account elevation (of which there is a fair bit on the base run), so it will underestimate distance.

p1 p1 12:27 pm 17 Jun 10

troll-sniffer said :

Well all these suggestions to use Google Earth and other sites are all very well… but where’s the accuracy? What if the runner has to jump 2m to the side to avoid a barreling kangaroo? What about the little washaways and vegetated clumps that add literally metres to a run? Do they cater for the little nip into the bushes to augment the rainfall? No, they don’t and that’s the problem with technology today, promises so much but in the end delivers so little.

That’s why I do all my exercise in my car. The speedo records how many kms I do.

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 10:14 am 15 Jun 10

Well all these suggestions to use Google Earth and other sites are all very well… but where’s the accuracy? What if the runner has to jump 2m to the side to avoid a barreling kangaroo? What about the little washaways and vegetated clumps that add literally metres to a run? Do they cater for the little nip into the bushes to augment the rainfall? No, they don’t and that’s the problem with technology today, promises so much but in the end delivers so little.

Ceej1973 Ceej1973 1:07 am 15 Jun 10

If you are after elevations as well, try this site/map. http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/13799/cnpmapmtainslie.pdf

JessP JessP 7:02 pm 14 Jun 10

Far too far, pet.Have another coffee and dont even think about it.

p1 p1 12:33 pm 14 Jun 10

As people have mentioned, google maps is pretty good, even if you don’t have a device with a GPS. For example, this lap is 7.85km long.

vg vg 7:35 pm 13 Jun 10

Map My Run
Map My Run
Map My Run

Any runner worth his salt is all over that site like a fat kid in a cake factory

kennardly kennardly 6:10 pm 13 Jun 10

I think we measured it at 9.5km.

dvaey dvaey 5:23 pm 13 Jun 10

You could try google earth or google maps.

(hate to be the only one to not suggest it)

abc abc 12:26 pm 13 Jun 10

It’s about 10 k’s… Go to Google Earth and click on the ruler and you can map your exact path.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 12:05 pm 13 Jun 10

I can’t answer your question, but Google Earth enables you to measure it yourself.

hk0reduck hk0reduck 11:49 am 13 Jun 10

Have you tried maps.google.com.au ?

They’ve added a “Distance Measurement Tool”

1. http://maps.google.com.au/maps?ll=-35.279469,149.161034&spn=0.034333,0.077162&z=14
2. Click the little potion that says “New!” at the top of the screen (might need to be logged in)
3. Enable the Distance Measurement Tool.
4. Click the picture of the ruler on the bottom left of the map.
5. Start clicking the points you walked on the map.

Hopefully that helps you 🙂

trevar trevar 11:42 am 13 Jun 10

Looks like it’s about 10km.

I don’t know your route, but you can work it out: there’s a distance calculator here.

The cat did it The cat did it 11:28 am 13 Jun 10

Have a look at Google Earth- (you’ll have to install it if you don’t already have it) Try using the ruler and/or path tools to estimate distance around your running course.

astrojax astrojax 11:16 am 13 Jun 10

i always thought the track round the base was about six kays, but can’t recall where i got that, so not sure it has any efficacy as a fact. seemed that far when i once was running. s’nice run, but – lotsa roos…

OpenYourMind OpenYourMind 10:43 am 13 Jun 10

It depends on the route you run, but try MapMyRun and put your course in. Alternatively, here’s a 9.35km one that’s already been mapped by the Bilby’s triathlon club:
http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/australia/-canberra/518384840753

Alternatively if you have an iPhone (or equivalent), there’s some awesome GPS apps that will map your run/ride and tell you your average pace, elevations etc.

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