Sunday, October 08, 2006

Tourist Trot STaR-22ks

Not running with the Striders just on my own. Took one of the short options today plus added a bit extra to make the 22ks.

Started in Centennial Park and ran half of the park loop and then out through the Woollahra gates and down Ocean St to New South Head Rd at Edgecliff. Then I ran through into Rushcutters Bay and up the hill to the Cross and down William St. Then a turn up to St Marys Cathedral and across Macquarie St and down King St all the way to Kent. Then I ran up Kent until going down Napoleon St and along Hickson Rd around the Rocks. Back through Circular Quay, the Opera House, Royal Botanical Gardens and Garden Island. And then a run up the hill through the Cross and back past the SCG to Centennial Park and the finish to home.

Pretty cool conditions due to the trees and buildings for most of the run except for the bit along Circular Quay, the opera house and the gardens. Very hot there.

Ran 22ks in 1:46:31. Average pace of 4:50 per klm.


2P said...

Good thing you got it out of the way before the Southerly hit - otherwise all of those trees may have been a serious health hazard.

Ewen said...

And you would have had to dodge 10 Brazillion tourists at the Quay!