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The Bay Run

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Published December 7th 2009
If anyone out there is so foolish as to think that the Bay Run around Iron Cove is a simple concept, let me set you straight. As I'm sure you'll all know, exercise is as political as New South Wales State Parliament.

Fearlessly however, I go into the breach and bring you this (scientifically proven) guide on how best to survive the experience.

Step 1: Familiarise thyself. If you feel you need a couple of drive-bys in the car to feel comfortable, it is highly recommended. You can run/walk/crawl the whole 7 kilometres or just flirt with a part of the circle. Photographic research is possible here.

Step 2: Equip thyself. Apparently it is impossible to do the Bay Run without the following: water bottle, intense jogging gear like Skins, headband, dog, pram and personal trainer. If you cannot accomplish all these things (I, for instance, only have a water bottle), you can still participate but prepare to be judged.

Step 3: Consider the politics of which side of the path you will use. I nominate the left, as that is the side of the escalator I stand on. Sometimes there are separate bike tracks, sometimes you're sharing so don't lose concentration and suddenly wander over the path and into the path of an incoming souped-up BMX speed machine.

Step 4; Go! I don't have much to offer at this point as I have sworn off exercise for health reasons.

Instead I often just head down there to look at the water, or catch five minutes of a local soccer match. There is play equipment for the kids and if no one is around I have a go. Sometimes I even wander around the Bay Run and get a 360-degree impression of how beautiful Sydney is.
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Why? Itís one of the best ways to experience Sydney. Just keep the above instructions in mind and youíll be fine.
When: Anytime
Where: Canada Bay
Cost: Free
Comments
I love the bay run. It is great how the bay has been re-developed thanks to the second Iron Cove Bridge. What I miss about now living in Melbourne.
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 18th of October @ 01:42 am
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