A great weekend in Sydney! Stayed at the Menzies Hotel Saturday night, right opposite Wynyard Station, so only a one stop/3min train hop to the start at Milson's Point. Pre-race meal with friends at the Hart pub at the Rocks : delicious steak and mushroom sandwich with the best chips I've tasted in a while, all washed down with a cold beer.
The start was at 9:00am but it was 9:25 before we slowly walked to the starting mats ... such was the enormous crowd. Then we were off and away on what was for me, the most fun and enjoyable run of this size I can recall in quite some time! Running across the Harbour Bridge, the views, the crowds, overhead helicopters....something not to miss!
It's quite some time too, that I've felt so good for an entire run; not the easiest course especially that long uphill climb from Lady Macquarie's Chair, but I didn't walk anywhere and, joy of all joys .... I was not only running with many others, but passing some along the way!! An advantage gained, I'm sure, by including regular short hill sprints in weekly training. A light drizzle of rain did nothing to daunt my enthusiasm and I positively 'flew' ...hmm... the last few hundred metres to the finish!!
|Blackmores 9.23km Bridge Run, 2015.|
Results: 9.23km Bridge Run .....
Time : 1:07:26
Avg.Pace 7:12m/k. Heart Rate 81-89% of Max.
Splits : 7:41; 7:25; 6:44; 7:29; 6:58; 7:04; 7:26; 7:22; 7:11 +(1:30 for 0.23)
TE ... 5.0 ...Overreaching! TE must have been having a heart attack!!
Results Age Category 85-89.....
1st Place ( in both women and MEN categories! WOOHOO!!!). I just can't help feeling a little smug!