O'Connor Ridge Handicap
Distance: race 8.0 km plus warm up 2.25 km = total 10.25 km
Time: race - 39' 50"
Rate: race - 4' 50" per km
Finishing place: 103rd
Weather: cloudy, temp 16-18 degrees, humidity 60%, wind calm
Week: 10.25 km
October: 266.55 km
Year: 3587.25 km
This is a good course for the fit and healthy. Plenty of ups and downs with few flat parts. However, if you are no ready for the run, it can be tough, there is nowhere to hide. Today's weather did not help at all with plenty of cloud cover raising the humidity level. Much prefer sunny and low humidity like last Sunday.
There was nothing to be gained by pushing, no chance of winning, no chance at overall points score for the year, so just settled into a race pace that ensured I did finish last. I did have a few after me, so maintained the record of never being either first or last across the line at a monthly handicap. There is still some tiredness so another week of easy before getting serious with Two Peaks and a mtn leg of the Triple Tri coming up in November.
Great to chat with other BC and BH finishers from last weekend, discuss plans for next year, and catch up with Elizabeth on the come back trail.