After a picnic lunch at Lake Alexandra on Saturday, without rhyme or reason and not having run at all in the past two weeks, I decided to make a huge effort and do the Bankstown Half Marathon on Sunday. I think the motivation was to finish my 81st year with a bang!
It was a bang alright and a debacle as well : I walked/jogged the entire distance, nearly died on the hills and finished with a roaring headache in 2:39:40; twenty minutes slower than in Canberra two weeks previously! No other competitors in the W70+ age category so I got away with a medal! I was surprised that there were no other entries from any 70+ year olds....where have they all gone?
21.1 painful kilometres in 2:39:40 to end my 81st year!