Being in Melbourne for a few weeks for work I saw this race on the schedule in Melbourne. The course was fairly flat in regards to SMH half but nothing like Gold Coast.
Start was on St Kilda Rd just up from the Arts Centre. I had a preferred start which was a bit weird considering anyone that said they would run under 1:30 was given one. But that meant only about 30 people in total. There should be a few good shots of me with the Striders top running Melbourne.
We ran up past Government House and the Shrine of Remembrance and then around a few back streets and over Anderson St hill the flatter way and then along the road near the Tan and river and back after doing a loop. Then it was across the Yarra to run along past Rod Laver arena twice with an out and back loop.
Then it was across the bridge near the MCG and and up Jolimont and Wellingto Pde and Flinders St to turn back into St Kilda Rd and do another lap.
Can't remember all the splits but I think 5k was 20:30, 10k 40:57, 15k 61:30. And then to finish in 88:16 which was about 3 mins quicker than SMH Half in May. Plus an age group PB for me. Conditions were good being cool and no rain around and no wind.