Our Calorie Calculator estimates how many Calories you will burn using Metabolic Equivalent (MET) values from Compendium of Physical Activities. The Compendium idenitifes the relative energy cost of undertaking various activities compared with doing nothing. We then combine this with your weight and the estimated duration of the activity, taking into account the length of the route and the hills involved, to estimate the total Calories burned.
When selecting an Activity setting, select the speed you would normally travel at on flat ground.
Please remember, the estimated number of Calories is just a guide and the actual number of Calories burned may vary depending on other factors such as weather and terrain.
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The course for the O'Keefe Rail Trail Marathon follows the famous rail trail for most of its journey.
Travellers have been taking this historic journey from Bendigo to Heathcote since 1888, when the railway line first linked the towns. Trains stopped running in 1956, and the route lay largely dormant until the first section of the O’Keefe Rail Trail opened in 1993.
Today the recreational trail beside the old railway line again allows users to journey the full 50 kilometres, albeit at a slightly slower pace. It’s just as well too, as there’s lots to take in.
The safe, mostly-level walking, running and cycling trail is one of Victoria’s great family-friendly journeys. It passes through some spectacular natural bushland, past waterways and recreation reserves, perfect for picnics, wildflower or platypus spotting.
Please be careful to observe all signs for rights of way when following other people's routes, as we cannot guarantee that they do not cross private or hazardous land.
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