Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday Fun Day!

This morning was the Women's and Girls' Fun Run starting at 9am from Stage 88. There were 1073 finishers on a gorgeous morning. There was a bit of wind on the second half but the conditions were mainly good. With all those women and young girls it was difficult in parts to pass people. However, I managed to start up the front and as a consequence started too fast. My km times went like this:
4:57, 5:19, 5:24, 5:32, 5:33
Oops, obviously I was worn out by the uphill near the finish! There was lots of fruit and hot cross buns at the end and it was really cool having lots of male helpers out there. It is always such a well organised event.
Distance of run: 5km
Time taken: 26:46
Average pace per km: 5:20
Place in age group: 3rd
Place overall: 119th (out of 1073 finishers)
Plus 1km warm up and 1km cool down
Total for day: 7km
Total distance for week: 102km (woo hoo!)
The most exciting part of the run was that Norma (Lucky Legs) drove from Mittagong to take part and it was so good to catch up with her. She won her age group (W80) in an inspirational time of 31.25mins. I might add there were 3 entrants in the W80+ category but they were all much slower than Norma. After all the awards and barrel draws had finished Ewen, Norma and I enjoyed a beaut brunch at The Deck. Yes, today was a fun day.


  1. Woo hoo to you too! One oh two for the week and almost top 100 in the WAGs.

  2. Hi Strewth,
    Although you started too fast your average pace was good and the time taken too.
    I saw your last long run (34 kilometers the 10th of April) and I hope that you have a nice training again for your next marathon.