Mt Rob Roy
Distance: 35.0 km
Time: 3 hrs 48 mins 14 secs
Rate: 6' 31" per km
Weather: cool, temp 12 degrees, cloudy, humidity 75%, wind light easterly 15km
Distance: 111.85 km
Running days: 5/7
Ave: 22.37 km per run day
Sept: same as above
Year: 3009.0 km
Today I passed the next milestone in distance for the year and also recorded my 30th trip to the top of Mt Rob Roy, the first one in July 2002. The first few I did know that the actual top of the mountain was not on the main track but a trig point hidden in the bush an little further on. It is not that easy to find now with any semblance of a track slowly being eroded.
Today, for a fairly average day, always looking like rain but nothing happening, had many people out where I would normally not see anyone, let alone know them to talk to. Firstly, saw a fellow bus driver walking through the bush near Conder with wife and kids, stopped for a chat, secondly on top of Mt Rob Roy, another fellow worker with his mountain bike looking for the trig, showed him the track and had a chat, and thirdly back at the sub station behind Theodore, an ex home street local and triathlete out for an early spring training run.
I broke today's run in two sections with the first part going over to Theodore and Conder and up to the top of Mt Rob Roy from the water tank behind Conder. Touched the trig and back down on the Monaro highway side to the sub station and back home. I seemed to be going well on the uphill but the down seemed slow which is not so good for BC in 6 weeks time, need more speed. Total distance just over 25km.
Stopped at home for a honey sandwich and a drink, then continued down Johnson Dr and Woodcock Dr to the dog exercise area and the river track leading to Pine Is. A short loop past the top car park and back to the main central beach was enough for almost 10 km making the total distance 35 km.
I had arranged to be picked up here after standing in the cold water of the Murrumbidgee River for a while.
Good run to end a biggish week, just need a few more of them. Only regret, today in Qld the running of the 100 mile at Glasshouse Mountains, wish I was there.