I was all camelbakked up with 4 hrs sleep as we embarked on a bloody great bush run at 6am.
Joined Spud and Rod the Hornet plus a few others to start early at 6am to avoid the heat of the day.
A great fog kept us well hidden as we ran along the trail down to the ferry. Too much chatting between the 3 of us as we hit the ferry after 58mins. Usually would be around 50mins. Just before reaching the ferry I sprained my ankle which lead to a very painful rest of the run.
We got to the ferry on time so we didn't have to wait which was a good bonus. Up the hill on the other side with the 3 of us staying together enjoying the run and the aerly cool temps.
Onto the trail and past the locked gate and down the road to the castle. I resprained my ankle along here so had to go a bit slower letting Rod and Spud go ahead.
On the way back from the castle the first of the 7am starters flew past the opposite way. I still probably had about 40mins lead on him.
I stopped for a drink at Jan's great drink stop. Love the cold can of coke and a few jelly babies.
Downhill to the ferry trying to chase Rod and Spud.
Reached the ferry and the ferryman said they were on the one before me so I was about 7mins behind them. I decided my foot didn't need twisting on a loose rock again so I took the road on the way back.
Very steep and hot on the black top. I met Rod and Spud just before the finish on the road.
Finished in 3:45.05. Probably about 32ks as the road back is a bit shorter than the bush.
My longest run since March when I was training for Canberra Marathon.
Great to get out in the bush for a run especially to start the New Year.
Hope everyone had a great New Year.