A great morning up at Eaglehawk just near Bendigo for the half marathon.
Thanks to the organisers and the sponsors.Excellent prizes for the winners in the half and a 10.55klm race. Prizes presented by Malcolm Norwood the Australian Running legend.
The race pack included a loaf of bread, a brooks drink bottle and some energy drink tablets & powder. And that was at the start.
I ran this race to pace for Canberra Marathon in 3 weeks. Have had a light week due to a swollen ankle so I thought I might be a little underdone.Goal was to run at 4:15 per km pace.Worked very well.
Went through the first 10.55klms in 44:37 and finished in 89:51. Average of 4:15 per klm. Very happy with that and a PB by 1:18 seconds.
The course is a 2 lapper and has a long slow hill about the 5k mark which goes for about a k. So you do it twice. Well marshalled, cars were stopped at least 50metres before we came through any intersection.
Finished 17th out of 67 finishers. Plus there was another 40 I think in the 10.55k race.Winner did 71:19.
Met G.T at the start and the finish just back from the King Island race and pacing a friend of his.
Now to start the taper/sharpening for Canberra Marathon.