My fastest half since Central Coast in December 2007 which isn't saying much.
Arrived in Hobart late Saturday afternoon and found an italian restaurant I could get some decent pasta at.
Ok nights sleep and then an early breakfast wakeup at 4am as I had to go out to the start to swap my number from the full to the half. Rode out out on the bus with Dave Criniti and Mel Selby.
Watched the full go off at 6am and then waited around for my race at 7.
Stood in the front line at the start and waited for Mark Tucker to go off so quick I thought he was going to lap me before we got out of the Cadbury estate. The estate is 1.25k and you do laps first. He was moving at sub 3 min/k pace.
There were a heap of runners go off the front fast which I just let go, maybe it was my lack of training that did it. Settled on my pace which saw me at 12:25 after 3ks. That was the end of the dream run for me.
The 10k I think was about 41:40 and the 15k in 62:30. Hanny Allston came past me at one stage but I didn't realise it was her until we turned at about the 18k mark to go back to the finish.
Did manage to get past a few runners from the 10k mark onwards.
Plenty of hills on this course but nothing like SMH or Sydney Half.
Finished in 89:57. My quickest since December 2007. So quite happy with the progress.
Organisation was good and low ley. Roads are not closed but all the locals know about the race. 150 marathon runners and 500 in the half.