Distance: 15.1 km
Time: 78' 58"
Rate: 5' 13" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 18 degrees, humidity 65%, wind calm
Week: 15.1 km, May: 66.3 km, Year: 1664.95 km
I helped on the drink stations at the CRRF, missing all the action of the marathon and half marathon except the first 100 metres at the start. I did see the first few runners cross the line in the half marathon, but that was it for those events.
The ultra drink station behind the High Court was an interesting place to be. It was complete hive of activity along the edge of the lake between the two bridges that cross LBG. A near perfect autumn day had hundreds if not thousands of other people out enjoying the sunshine. But this did create a traffic problem along the course. Many people with dogs, bike riders, skate boarders, a few on roller blades plus around 40 ultra runners going out and back to the turnaround just past Commonwealth Avenue bridge.
I managed to get between the two drinks stations plus back towards the start line, with a long wait for the final marathon runners who were much later than the last ultra runner.
However, they finished their event with a smile and pride, happy to finish, get a medal and then start the reflection on how they completed the mission. Well done to the finishers.
No idea on any marathon results, the ultra winner ran very well, a big distance in front of the two running together in second place. They were using the ultra as a training run for Comrades coming up soon in South Africa. Makes the heart flutter a bit at the thought.