Down to Dapto this morning for the Kembla Joggers Half Marathon. The PB of 87:16 was at this race last year. The plan today was to run under 90 minutes which would be great after the SMH 93mins.
The car beeped at 2 degrees as I drove past the Bulli turnoff but had gone back up to 7 degrees when I arrived at the start. My start was a bit too fast going through 2k in 8:10 which killed me later when we got to the first hill. I went through the 10k in 42:30. I managed to take about 3 runners on the run home from this point and finished in 88:48.
The time was a minute and a half outside the PB but relating it back to SMH Half last month I am 4 and a half minutes faster for the half on a course just as hard. So I'm very happy.
The male winner was Stephen Brown who ran 67:39. Breaking a 16 year old course record by 5 minutes. He is only 21 and is going to the World Mountain Running champs in August.