I ran the entire 14km yesterday without stopping! I was determined to finish further away from that 100 minute Green Group cut-off time than the last time I ran this run in 2008....missing last year because of a heavy cold. Finishing time 2008 was too dangerously close at 98 minutes! I carried a small 6oz bottle of sports drink and drank from that immediately after each drink station. Great not to have had to fight my way through the crowds and I didn't need anything more than that.
According to official results : 94:03 yesterday. I think the Garmin had some trouble with the tunnel but seems to have corrected itself on exit; clever little thing!!
I loved the run and didn't feel I was struggling - as I usually do - on those hills. Has to be something to do with my present training program which I feel is making me just that little bit stronger and, dare I say it....faster!
We left Mittagong by coach at 5:30a.m. and so quick was the trip, I stood from 7:oo in the freezing cold until the start at 8:30am. I've never felt the cold like this before; another fellow traveller shared her thick jacket with me by each sharing an armhole!
Lunch provided at the Charing Cross Hotel : I had a big bowl of fettucine with Neapolitana Sauce. Back home - tired - at 5:00pm.... but a great day! I really love this run!
2nd place in 70 to 99 age category (125 runners). YIPPEE!