Welcome to the Canberra chapter of Achilles. Lindy Hou OAM (Paralympian) and Peter and Marilyn Ralston welcome everyone to come along and enjoy the benefits of walking or running and socializing. Achilles Canberra is allied with the Achilles Sydney and is working closely with the Canberra Blind Society, People With Disabilities,VISACT and Guide Dogs ACT/NSW.

Details for Sunday training.

When: Achilles training is on at 8: 00 am on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month.

Where: At the picnic tables beside Lake Ginninderra near Belconnen Skateboard Park. 

Contact: Email:achillescanberra@gmail.com

Getting there:
By car:
Park car in Soundy Close, and walk 40 metres down a gentle slope to the picnic tables beside Lake Ginninderra.

By bus:  Action bus route 900 departs at 7.30am Sundays from Tuggeranong Station and arrives at 8.30am at the Belconnen station which is about 500m away.

Training: We walk or run round Lake Ginninderra for an hour, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the foreshore, including John Knight Memorial Park, the footbridge over the wetland inlet, the Arts Centre, Yerra Beach, Kangara Waters, and Diddams Close Park. We walk and run on paths shared with the public, including cyclists. In using public spaces, we do so, of course, at our own risk. However, our guides will ensure that we interact carefully and courteously with other users.

After training :  Coffee afterwards at the picnic tables beside the lake or at the nearby Lighthouse bar if it’s raining.

Contact : Please advise Peter by email (preferably) achillescanberra@gmail.com and, if disabled, please advise the nature of your disability.


Lindy Hou at Ginninderra parkrun


Guiding at the Orange Colour City Running Festival

Guiding at the Orange Colour City Running Festival

Walkers and runners in the courtyard at Achilles training session

Walkers and runners in the courtyard at Achilles training session


Achilles Canberra's First Training Session

Achilles Canberra's first training session, plus Marilyn who took the photo

Charlie and Marilyn in Orange

Charlie and Marilyn at the Orange Festival

The Park Run Ginninderra

The parkrun - Ginninderra

Marilyn, Lindy and Peter



John Barlow and Peter Ralston at parkrun.


"To enable people from all walks of life, including those with physical impairments, to enjoy the health giving benefits of walking and running in a supportive, social and encouraging environment."

Contact us to find out more about becoming an Achilles Member or Volunteer.




17th May 2015 - SMH Half Marathon

9th Aug 2015 - City to Surf

20th Sept 2015   - Blackmores Sydney Running Festival