First off, it's a beautiful park to begin with. It's enveloped by a backdrop of greens and starts off with a nice incline (depends on where you start) and ends with a long downhill stretch to recover from the earlier inclines.
The park has three routes, from what I saw with the outermost route being the longest and most challenging one. It's approximately 2.2 kilometers and the inclines are nicely placed on one end to give your legs and lungs a nice workout. There is one detour somewhere a little up the start of the second (or was that third?) uphill stretch for those who don't want to take on the next set up uphill stretches with the third route being approximately 1.1 kilometers that encircles the lake at the entrance.
|Bright and early ...|
I ended the run on the outer lake route, clocking up a total of 11 kilometers with a time of 59 minutes, not too bad for an old fart like me ... LOL! Wifey also loved the route and made her personal best time for a run totaling approximately 10 kilometers. I'm darned proud of her and her running these days :D
I don't have any negative things to say about the park except that the running path was a little too small and was a tight squeeze if there were more than 3 people walking together on it. The other thing I didn't fancy was the suspension bridge that was hard on my knees. Other than that it's an awesome place to run.
|The lush green backdrop ...|
A word of advise, make sure your wear running shoes with good cushioning (like my Brooks Ghost 3 ... LOL!) cos the track can be a little hard on the knees.