Sunday, April 06, 2008

Women's and Girls' Fun Run in the Sun!

It was a stunner of a day for the W&G Funrun. I collected Rachelle in plenty of time to collect our numbers and catch up with just so many friends and acquaintances who seem to come out of the woodwork at awesome events like this. There were almost 1,300 entrants of all shapes, sizes and abilities and it really was a great atmosphere. Our speedyganders were cheering us on from the sidelines along with those speedygeese who had run longer distances beforehand and of course all those many other families and friends supporting so many people. It was a well-run enjoyable event. I did not run very well, possibly a lot to do with little sleep and a bad week but I was happy. It didn't matter, it was all about having fun and that was there in multitudes. I wore all pink today (except for the shoes which definitely looked a tad grotty) and thus it was that Rachelle and I trotted off to the Runners Shop after a pleasant lunch for a little retail therapy. R was in search of lovely track shoes and I was in seach of shoes with a touch of pink to complete my outfit. I bought some Mizuno shoes in the end after trying just so many others. They feel comfortable and lightweight. I'll try them out in the warm-up before tomorrow's session and will hopefully run in them at the 10km marathon eve run.
Distance: 5km
Time taken: 27:05
Average pace per km: 5.20
One of these days when I'm feeling bug-free and fit I will beat that elusive 5min km pace!


  1. Isn't red a faster colour than pink, although you look "pretty in pink".

  2. The fun runs are the best events to spend a day of sport without thinking of the pace. 5 minutes/km are a dream for me at the moment.

  3. "Entrants of all shapes, sizes"? Funny, I only noticed the good shapes and sizes.

    The pink was good, but definitely clashed with the grotty green shoes. I'll check the new outfit next Saturday.

    If you want 5 minute ks, just come on the warm-up long run next year!

  4. Pink shoes ... even if they don't make you run faster at least you will look good, which, when you think about it, is probably just as important.

    Looking forward to cheering you on in the 10k.

    Oh, and can you turn the heater up just a fraction, the current temp sounds just a bit too cold for my liking.