The race was delayed for an hour by a few lightning storms around the Homebush area. We were using the warmup track as the main track is being resurfaced. Why do that do that during Athletics season? Please explain?
Finally started an hour late and I was in the C race along with Striders Dennis Wylie, EJ Davie and Wayne Bulloch.
Went off too fast at the start doing 38secs for the 1st 200m. Slowed down a fraction but all too late to clock 3:37 for the 1st k. Oops. Way too fast for my present fitness.
Finished in 19:12. Managing to lap about 3 runners and take a couple of spots back from some fast starters. The run was 18 secs faster than I ran in Centennial Park earlier this month so I'm happy.
The track was very wet from the rain, but at least it didn't rain during the race. Just windy.