Saturday, July 14, 2007

State Short Course Cross Country 8.5k's

We ran this afternoon out at the State Equestrian Centre at Abbotsbury. Basically the horse cross country course complete with jumps. We didn't use the jumps.

The course was well mown grass but because of the recent rain was really, really muddy in plenty of places. Glue pot muddy in a couple. A few people were running barefoot because of it.

I didn't have a good run at all. Felt tired for most of the two laps. Must be that Tour de France watching doesn't help. At least it is over for another year. Quite hot out there in the sun without any water during the race.

First lap was 17:42 and 2nd lap 18:54. Finished with 36:36. Average of 4:18 per klm. The winner did 26:xx I think.

Striders male A team was 4th and the Striders female team came third. King of the Mountain down at Cambewarra tomorrow morning. 32ks up over Mt Scanzi to Kangaroo Valley.

3 comments:

Tuggeranong Don said...

Didn't use the jumps?? Where's your sense of adventure, Flakey?

Ewen said...

Wow Flake - a pretty ugly looking second lap.

I hope the fog cleared for the KOM.

Tesso said...

Soft. At the Warwick Pentath-Run x-country we have to go over the jumps.