Sunday morning fronted up at Drumoyne Olympic Pool car park with light rain falling and the sky as black as the ace of spades. Didn't look good for later in the run.
Started with the 6:10 group. Including Horrie, Spud and Blue Dog and new Strider Silver Fox.
Blue Dog shot off from the start saying he had to keep in front of the 6.20 starters.
The 6:20 starters caught us about the 10k mark including Springer and Uncle Dave.
At this stage the heavens opened. And I mean opened. Lightning strikes above us for at least the next hour with rivers of water running down the middle of most of the streets.
Much long jumping was done to avoid the water in the gutters but to no avail. I was soaked from head to toe. Horrie commented he should have brought a snorkel along.
Much map reading was done around Canterbury racecourse as we had trouble working out where the hole in the fence was. Met up with Professor at this stage. The 6.10 group was very strung out from start to finish due to the rain and the pace. Should have been at 5:30/k pace but we usually run faster than that.
Crossed over Parramatta rd to get to Haberfield and looked for a roundabout in a nearby street, we turned left and ran up to the next one only to be told by a local we had missed our street. We were supposed to cross at the lights(roundabout). Striders instructions. Extra 1.5ks boys.
We then ran down to Hawthorne canal and back along the famous Bay Run to the finish at Drumoyne. Where we copped a second storm. Horrie had the time as 2hrs 42mins with a distance of 31.5ks. 5min 8sec ks.
The map had said only 29.9 today so we needed the extra, hey Horrie.