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Dam Block Link, Manawatu - Wanganui

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Submitted by Tim Carpenter

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Manawatu - Wanganui

Palmerston North

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


2:00 (Slow)
1:30 (Moderate)
1:00 (Fast)



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Starting from the end of Turitea Road (before the gravel, where the PNCC Water Treatment plant is), follow the gravel road up the hill for 2km, before hitting the next few km of undulating single track (which is on the edge of the water catchment area), carrying onto Greens Road (Gravel). Continue climbing to the highest point, and then drop down the other side at a very fast pace before turning at Kahutarewa Road to return to the start. Is good for a fast trail/gravel road mix training with some good short hills.

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Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 30%

Gravel Road: 70%

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  • Access

    Head out down Turitea Road (off from Old West Road), continue past the Rod, Rifle and Gun Club until you reach the next 1 lane bridge. Park on the town side of the bridge (before the gravel road).

    Plenty of space for offroad parking

    10 km

    15 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Generally good.

    Short-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Whistle, Cellphone.

    None available

    Changeable weather, no specific issues.

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