Monday, May 29, 2006

Vets' Handicap Run at Oakey Hill - The Real Thing!

Distance: 7.52km
Time taken: 44:34
Average pace per km: 5:57
Place: 57th with a handicap of 14
Calories burned: 477
Best km: 5:26

Comments: As expected it was a tough run. It started on a hill and kept on going. However, I have to admit that I was very glad that I had gone out and run the course last weekend so at least I knew what to expect and actually it didn't seem as bad the second time around! The sun was out and although the air was cold it was still and pleasant. There were lots of friends to chat with afterwards and I finally met Tuggeranong Don as he raced past me on the event and also stopped to talk to me afterwards. Mr B ran a great time and our friend Ian won the bronze medal in the long course. A group of us went for a very welcome coffee later at Babars in Woden where we met more of the runners and enjoyed quite a social get-together.
In the evening we had my family birthday dinner at Belluci's in Dickson. The service was lousy, the food lovely and the company fantastic. Nothing quite like having all the family together for a meal and lots of fun. And the best part was when little Talia aged 3 said as she was leaving our place after cake (oh dear) later, "That was the best party ever grandma"! I'll drink to that!


  1. Unfortunately for Ian B, he gets relegated to fourth, so has to return his medal.

    Oh well, he won Gold last month.

  2. Go Grandma!

    Sounds like a perfect day Strewth.