Monday, November 09, 2009
Fisher's Ghost 5km
I had a very good run yesterday! I ran and ran and ran and didn't stop for drinks, hills or kiddies! This was my first 5km road race and on a tough, hilly course and I couldn't have run any faster for quids!
I drove to Campbelltown in plenty of time to pick up race bib etc. and then do a 2km warm-up and the usual drills and strides. The morning was the coolest I've experienced at this event where I've always run the 10km race.....very overcast, a few sprinkles of rain and....no hordes of flies! Reading on Cool Running, some seem to have found it a humid morning but can't say it worried me at all. I just didn't have time to think about it as I hurdled over speed humps and stormed down the hills! The up hills were bad but each one had a great roll down the other side & I love running downhill. So, the official results.....
Time = 30 minutes 35 seconds. PB for 5km!
(How good was this to see on the clock when I'd hoped to do 33 minutes!)
AHR 142 (89%); MHR 156 (98%)!!
Splits : 6:38; 5:38; 6:07; 6:25; 5:41
1st Place Age category 70+ (with the 'youngsters') ... 2nd place was 47:38 & 3rd, 48:24.
Today, Monday, I feel ever so weary and quite 'done in'! Doing nothing but lolling around reading and snoozing. However, tomorrow......on the road again!