Monday, May 28, 2007

Vets Handicap at Oakey HILL

Yes, this was definitely a hilly course. Mr B opted to compete in the duathlon happening at the same time as the vets' run but I collected CJ and we drove out to Oakey Hill. It was really cold at this time of day but later the day turned out to be absolutely stunning - warm and sunny! I ran off group 24 and came in at 78th place. It started on a hill which was ominous and every time I thought it was flattening out we started climbing again. At the 7.2km mark CJ came whizzing past me from Group 36 - I swear she sprouts wings! It was a tough run but I enjoyed it and at least I ran all the way even if it was pretty slow!

Distance: 7.5km
Time taken: 44:19
Average pace per km: 5:55

Later in the afternoon I met up with a couple of girlfriends for a coffee or two and a few hours catch up as two of us have a birthday a week apart. It was lots of fun. Then it was off to dinner at Belluci's with the family - all this food, all these kilos. Run rabbit run!!

Monday - speedygeoff's group without speedy!
I missed the warm-up loop again - damn work, most frustrating. However, luckily I caught the group just finishing the first loop (the normal way this time) and ran the second loop with them. Speedygeoff is on holiday in sunny Queensland but Ken led our group admirably in his place. After our warm-up the main set was 12 x 40secs uphill sprints on 2 minutes - more hills - it was exhausting! Then we ran a warm down loop of PH to finish off. I still have to figure out a few more logistics on my new Garmin. Back to the instruction manual I think!!
Total distance: 8.3km


  1. State lasciando lo spazio per mettere i chilogrammi sopra in Italia?

    As Geoff is on an Italian car theme, how about 'Forrari', or 'Alfore Runomeo'?

  2. Belluci's? Home away from home for me...or at least when in Canberra!

    Hope you're having fun with the Garmin....I just love mine!