Balls Head Loop

Balls Head Loop

Uneventful recovery run again into the city – certainly glad the crazy overnight stores had cleared. Kept the pace incredibly slow with the knowledge I would be back out at lunch.
It wasn’t a hard decision to give the HuRTS hills session a miss. Instead, headed out with Charlie D back across the bridge onto the North Shore. The visit this time … Balls Head Reserve.
Course slightly discontinuous, strewn with stairs, hills but extremely rewarding views of the harbour and the Waterhen Navel bases. There’s a nice little 1km odd bush track that circles the reserve, which presumably you can follow around to Greenwich. No time to do that today unfortunately.
Return journey was direct. I pushed the hills a little and eased back on the flats. Returned back probably in 65 min for 11km all up.  
Full credit to CD who continues to pull a rabbit out of the hat when I am looking some new exploration ground. Also I appreciate its hard lugging up an extra 25kg on inclines >2 degrees. I once tried running with a 35kg weight (aka wife) attached on my back… never doing that one again. 

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