On at Homebush this year. I thought when I went out to race I was only doing the 4x1500m 120+ team race. Found out that I had to run 30 mins later in the opens. Oh crap!
Raced in the 120+ team with Jason Mcintosh, Gerard Walsh and EJ. I ran the 3rd leg doing 5:16 as my unofficial split as they don't record them. We came 3rd so the team won a bronze medal.
Thirty minutes later I'm racing The O'Brien brothers, Russell Chin, Lachie Chisholm etc, etc in the open race. Stupid idea. I vote we don't ever enter any open track relay events again. Not that we don't have running talent at the Striders, but we are a road club more geared to 10k and up. Ran the 3rd leg again in 5:26, so only a 10 sec fade. Dennis Wylie replaced Gerard Walsh in the team. Safe to say we were a very strong last place out of 11. By 2 laps I think.