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Athlete Spotlight - Graham Watson

Athlete Spotlight - Graham Watson

Graham, one of our newbies to the Athlete Program, has given us his favourite ways to explore the City of Sydney. Having worked at BridgeClimb as a climb leader for over 10 years, he gets to see the beautiful city from above daily. Find out where he likes to do his daily training around the city

Top things to do in the City of Sydney

1. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge (of course) 
If you want to see Sydney from above and see breathtaking views, this is a must.
2. Bondi to Coogee Walk
A short drive from the City, or by public transport, you can get to Bondi. This is a beautiful coastal walk where you can take in the fresh air, stop for a coffee along the way and dip into the ocean.
3. Catch the ferry over to Manly 
From Circular Quay you can get a 30 minute ferry to Manly, the beginning of the Northern Beaches. You will find sun, surf, coastal walks, shops and restaurants all within walking distance from the ferry.
4. Walk/run around farm cove to Mrs Macquarie chair.
A wonderful way to see the in's and out's of Sydney on foot. Some highlights include seeing the Opera House and going through the botanical gardens. 
5. The Bay Run
A very popular run with the locals of the inner west. This 7km run is mostly flat and is a great place for a training session or a walk with friends. Drummoyne Swimming pool is right on the bay, and is a beautiful place to do a few laps.
6. Swim at Balmoral beach 
As Graham's new local, it's a must do. It has the perks of an ocean swim without needing the check the forecast for surf conditions as it is protected. There are some great places for coffee and break after a morning swim. 
We also asked Graham about his favourite places he has travelled to around the world. If you are looking for some travel inspo, Graham favourite places he has been are: 
  • Norway  - it’s so beautiful there and the quality of life is really good and there always something active to do
  • Iceland  - I had a van for 10 nights and drove right around the whole country 
  • Switzerland  - mountains are my favourite, great in summer or winter
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