One of the four Striders STaR's that start in the Eastern Suburbs. The others being Clovelly Canter, Tourist Trot and Bondi Lifesaver.
Started in a park at Vaucluse with a very fresh breeze blowing at 6am when I arrived.
The run goes down Heartbreak Hill to Rose Bay, through Rose Bay to Double Bay up an over the hill at Edgecliff and half down to Rushcutters Bay but then we turn and run up through Bondi Junction and Waverley.
We then run down into Bronte and run along the cliff back through Glamourama and Bondi.
Then go up Military Rd and along to the coast to the Macquarie lighthouse and past the gap(thinking of jumping at this point as the legs were shot), and down past Doyles for some fish and chips at Watto Bay.
We then run back through the hoi polloi of Vaucluse and back to the park. Rated an H3 on the striders hill factor out of 5. The worst part is there are steps every where up and down. Kills the rythym and the legs.
Plenty of CR's about Fats, Amjan, Springer, Grandpa, Sportman, Leftie, Will, Roses, 26miles, Silverfox, Virtual and the out of retirement Don Juan.
Ran 28.7ks in 2hrs 35mins. Had a little deviation at Double Bay as I ran off for a toilet and had to catch up the group which took me half an hour.
Average pace of 5:24 per klm. Not too bad considering the hills and stairs and my lack of endurance fitness recently.
Lake Macquarie Half next Sunday. Hunting for sub 4min/ks.