Jamie spent 15 years running the trails of Melbourne, particularly the Yara Trails. He could list 20 great runs and believes Melbourne is one of the greatest run cities in the world, with an abundance of trails, and cycle paths. Other great locations for your long runs include the Dandenongs and Lysterfield Lake.
Melbourne, the city, capital of the state of Victoria, Australia. It is located at the head of Port Phillip Bay, on the southeastern coast. The central city is home to about 136,000 people and is the core of an extensive metropolitan area
Our ambassadors have spent years logging in thousands of miles around their cities. Often routes you will never find anywhere else. We have asked them when they can throw in some more untraditional routes, routes that only the locals know.
Workout & Recovery
At Pressio we know all about recovery, our compression tights will cover your recovery for even your toughest workouts, however, if you need a little extra like massage or ice baths, we have our local recommendations.
Melbourne Sports Center
The recovery center at the Melbourne Sports Center. Cold and Hydrotherapy pools, plus a great swim complex with multiple pools, gyms, and other sports venues. Situated at Albert Park approx. 4km from the city center. Get in a run-first round the Albert lake and then head in for a plunge. Physiotherapy and massages are also available.
Eat & Stay
The locals know what’s good, and we want something that will nourish us but also be substantial to fuel us through our workouts. We asked our runners to pick out places where the locals eat.
Hotels- great gym, maybe a lap pool, and comfortable beds, and of course good runs nearby.
5 Questions with Jamie Hunt
What is your perfect run?
Free running: Running with no watch & exploring then catching the public transport home.
Greatest achievement to date?
1992 Frankfurt ITU Duathlon World Champion
What's great about running in Melbourne?
The variety of parks and trails across all areas of Melbourne City.
Favorite place to run?
Hyde Park, London
A popular long-running loop in Melbourne?
The longest and most scenic route is the banks of the Yarra River running towards Albert Park Lake.