My first time out at SMC since October 2007. Many races and injuries later I finally front up for a race distance almost never held which was 30ks.
Started with the expectation I might keep with Eagle as he was doing 4:20/ks for a long hitout before his 100th marathon at Canberra. Realised after 2.5k drink table that I was being stupid and should just do a training run so slowed the pace up.
Course was as hilly as I remember it from running the half out at SMC once before although we did get to do the same hill twice plus another one twice which is past the usual 5k turnaround point. Love those hills!!!
Finished in 2:23.40 for the 30k at an average pace of 4:47/k.
Had pain in my foot and hamstring all the way through the race which didn't help me this morning. Actually my longest run since before Canberra last year which is good.
Blue Dog's mum can't count as I've only run in 4 races this year that little Bluey has been in, but she was reading the results through the bottom of a sherry bottle so you can't expect much.