On a cold, wet and windy Melbourne morning of 12 degress I met about 100 other running nuts at the Tan.
The Victorian Road Runners have a monthly time trial of the Tan track. I think the track officially is 3.75klms but an extra bit is added to make it a 4klm or 8klm time trial.
Met Clairie(visiting Brissy CR), PaulC and Obi-Wan. Thanks Clairie.
Clairie has photo's.
They run it on a handicap basis with the aim to finish when the main clock gets to 55minutes.
So you have to choose when to start. I started at the 22minute mark hoping to get under 32 actually. The track is crushed sandstone and has one long hill in it(Anderson st hill) at the 1k mark for about 500metres. Other than that it is mostly flat.
I ran very even pace finishing with a 32:15. That's a 1:18 PB for an 8k. Last race was Aust Day same distance. Very happy considering heavy Canberra training at the moment.