FKT: Laura Parson - Melbourne Capital City Trail (VIC, Australia) - 2023-06-29

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Standard loop
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3h 12m 10s

I started this morning from the trail as it picked up from the University of Melbourne - Burnley Campus. The trail is hard to follow at times, so I was glad to have the loop downloaded to my phone. It’s good I started in the direction I did, as I don’t think I could have found my way had I headed off in the other direction - there are major trail closures starting around mile 16. The first one has a detour that is fairly well-marked; the second required following road detour signs until I could find a path across the river. You can see both in the gps map; I got back on the trail as soon as it was possible. I ran alone, found water from drinking fountains along the way, and ate a honey stinger waffle I brought with me.