Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Last Stakes of Year 39

If only I'd started when I was 31!  If I had been able to turn up every week that I was living in Canberra (I didn't get to Canberra until 1983, and have had 20 months in Ottawa and 24 in Tanzania) I'd have 1520 runs rather than 34!

But I didn't turn up until a few months back and have had a few weeks off already.  Whatever, today was a great day for a run and I felt capable of doing a bit of running so I did.  My first thought was that the course has changed due to the efforts of some horny sons of toil blocking the path.
 The first mountain: no running up this,
 Thanks to nice long downhill to Hindmarsh Drive and walking briskly up to the yurt I went through half way in 26:19 - comfortably under 9 minute kilometres.  The pretty clouds and clear blue sky indicated the pleasant conditions.
I finally remembered to take a photo of the 5th kilometre area, despite a cracking sub-8 minute run for that leg.
The final kilometre was not too bad although I did forget to stop my watch on the line. I reckon my final time was 51:41 - nicely negative splitted. 

There was a fair horde today, although many Nostradami were suggesting next week will be YUGE. 
 Ian Hore achieved the magnificent milestone of 1,000 Stakes so scored and black and gold shirt.

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