Blackmores Half Marathon and My First Run as an Octogenarian!
Official Time = 2:26:29
Garmin Time = 2:24:36 (mat to mat!)
5km splits 34:54; 34:46; 34:22; 33:53; (6:40)
AHR 137 (87%).
Age Category Place 1st! (35 minutes ahead of 2nd place runner)!! Oops!
I was very pleased with my run, not really expecting - but hoping - to go under 2.5hours! The Garmin gives me a time two minutes faster than the official one, but the official one has to stand I suppose!
I enjoyed the run immensely, even the tough sections and only walked through the drink stations to make sure of getting enough to drink. I felt relaxed for the entire run and then happier and more relaxed to go under 2.5 hours! I also thought it one of the best organized events I've been in, in spite of the 7 minutes walk to get to the start line.
The Cool Running cheer squad were at their usual brilliant best and great to spend a few minutes with them before walking back across the Harbour Bridge and the return trip to Mittagong. Big thank you to Ewen for the lift to and from Sydney. A great weekend!
Next : Melbourne Half Marathon, 11th October.