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Running Tracks in Lorne

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by Rob (subscribe)
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Published January 21st 2017
No Need For A Bike Or Surfboard When You Can Jog
Make sure you take your runners next time you visit Lorne. It's not just about the spectacular beaches or long hilly road rides. Lorne has some great running tracks. So next time your partner goes for a surf or jumps on a bike for a 2 hour ride, go for a jog! I did and mapped out a nice safe 6km run. The beauty of this is you can opt out any time you like and you won't be far from your base.

Start your run near the Lorne Surf Club. That is where I started my run each day and as you can see by the sunrise, a spectacular spot.

Lorne Beach Run
Good Morning Lorne


Head towards the pier. It is an easy run with some small short hills. Nothing to worry about.

To the pier is approximately 1.2km so running there and back to your starting position is just under 2.5km. When you get to the pier, don't be tempted to stop in for a coffee at the Lorne Pier Restaurant - very tempting.

Lorne Beach Run
Lorne Pier Seafood Restaurant


Lorne Beach Run
Pathway Back From Lorne Pier


To run the additional 3.5kms, head towards the boardwalk past the grassed playing area and keep running.

Lorne Beach Run
Boardwalk Jogging Across Sand


You will run across a white suspension bridge, then turn right and jog up the hill. Follow the pathway until you get to a very large pine tree and two picnic tables. You will turn around when you get to the picnic tables - see photo below.

Lorne Beach Run
Turn Around And Head Back When You Get To These Picnic Tables


Now jog back. Take your time and take in the sights. The beach is in your sightline most of the way. There is a small section of bushland as you can see.

Lorne Beach Run
Safe Gravel Pathways


Now you're back. Get your breath back, stretch and head to one of many cafes in the main street for a well-deserved coffee.
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Why? Beautiful Surroundings Make Exercising Easier
When: Anytime
Where: Lorne Victoria 3232
Cost: Free
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