Odzookens! I had the company of not one, but two of my favourite men in yesterday's Bankstown Half Marathon! Plu ran the entire race with me because he wanted a slow run....and he got it! Eagle came back out on the course when we had 9km to go & from thereon this happy trio chatted, jogged, sloshed & even ran.... all the way for me to finish in 2 hours 36 minutes.
I was pleased with the time considering the conditions : rain (which I'd much prefer to the heat), running in soaked clothing, 2 toilet stops(!) AND those hills which, as has happened to Mr Rudd under different circumstance, I'd completely forgotten about! Anyhow, as is popular to do so now, any discomfort I felt can all be blamed on 'global warming'!
Up early 4:30a.m.; left Mittagong at 5:30a.m. & had a quick but wet drive to Georges Hall as I think the area is called where the races were run. Time to do a 3km warm-up, collect bib & we were off. I won a prize in the lucky draw - a fold-up canvas chair, with one drink holder. With no competition for an age category win, I got that too!
Time = 2hours 36 minutes.
Avg. HR = 82% (121); Max HR = 92% (137).
Avg. Pace = 7:20
A red letter day.....heyday!