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Australia’s Best Running Routes Revealed in New Data Analysis

YouFoodz 3 mins read

As the weather warms up, Aussies are  looking to get physical outdoors to soak up the sun. 

 

With walking and running being the favoured exercise from Aussies, ready-made meal delivery service, Youfoodz, has revealed the top running routes across the country. 

 

Scoring the routes based on a number of factors including distance, star rating, annual rainfall and temperature and whether it’s dog friendly. 

 

Applecore Foreshore in Western Australia topped the list with a score of 100. Closely followed by Bridge to Bridge in ACT with 98.59 and then Yarra Bend Park Loop in Victoria ranking third with 96.62. 

 

Applecore Foreshore received high rankings in all five factors, solidifying its position as Australia’s best running route. In terms of annual rainfall, Bridge to Bridge secured the second spot for being the route with the lowest precipitation levels, bumping its score to second overall in the table. 

 

The  15 Best Running Routes in Australia 

Route

Location

Score

Applecross Foreshore to Mount Pleasant

Western Australia

100

Bridge to Bridge, Parliament House

ACT

98.59

Yarra Bend Park Loop

Victoria

96.62

Barangaroo Reserve to Sydney Opera Loop

NSW

95.86

Lake Burley Griffin

ACT

90.41

Brisbane Riverwalk To New Farm

Queensland

90.03

Albert Park Lake

Victoria

89.64

Narrabeen Lagoon Trail

NSW

88.15

The Tan

Victoria

86.46

Torrens Weir Loop

South Australia

86.06

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Queensland

83.55

Bicentennial Park

Northern Territory

80.76

Bondi to Bronte

NSW

80.31

Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach

Tasmania

76.76

Bouddi Coastal Track

NSW

75.24

 

The data also highlighted some notable differences too. For example, runners are less likely to get wet on the Torrens Weir Loop whereas the warmest place to visit based on the average temperature of 32 degrees and the most pet friendly is Bicentennial Park. 

 

If you're working 9-5, five days a week then you might find that you struggle to get food in before or after your workout because you're lacking time in the morning, or get home late in the evening.One way to make sure you get all of the carbs and protein you need to help your fitness goals and support your exercise routine is to meal prep with Youfoodz. 

 

Youfoodz has over 40 meals each week for you to choose from. Each meal contains protein, carbohydrates, vegetables and healthy fats to cater to different fitness and nutrition needs. 

YouFoodz is helping people save time in the kitchen before and after workouts and meet their fitness goals with a range of different ready meal plans, check out their website for more information on time-saving delicious meals.

-ENDS-

 

Data Methodology

YouFoodz collected the data to reveal the best running routes across Australia and scored them according to the following factors: 

  • Distance (km) 

  • Star rating (All Trails) 

  • Median annual rainfall (mm) 

  • Median annual temperature (c)

  • Dog friendly (yes/no)

 

Climate averages were taken from the Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology. 

 

Raw Data  


Key Facts:

  • New data from Youfoodz has revealed the top 15 running routes in Australia, based on distance, star rating, annual rainfall/temperature and pet friendliness 

  • Applecore Foreshore has been crowned the best trail in the country, followed by Bridge to Bridge, Parliament House and Yarra Bend Park Loop


About us:

About YouFoodz

Healthy eating, made easy! Launched in 2012, Youfoodz is on a mission to create the future of food, believing every Australian deserves access to fresh, affordable and tasty food. The ever-changing menu of fresh ready-made meals, snacks and drinks can be delivered to your door. Youfoodz works with local farmers to deliver the freshest meals, guaranteed. Youfoodz meals are delivered fresh (NOT frozen), all portion & calorie-controlled, and ready to heat & eat in minutes. Youfoodz has been voted Best Food Delivery Service by ProductReview 3 years in a row, and awarded Best Rated Meal Delivery Service (2021) for variety by Finder.


Contact details:

Sophie Smith

sophie.smith@wearenorth.uk

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