Mt Rob Roy
Distance: 26.25 km
Time: 3 hrs 10 mins 29 secs
Rate: 7' 15" per km
Weather: cloudy, temp range 12-16 degrees, humidity 90%- 70%, wind calm
Week: 41.75 km, Oct: 75.0 km, Year: 3618.85 km
Run No 38 to the top of this mountain, close to home and high enough to be a challenge at just over 1100 metres above sea level.
I met Softshoe on the fire trail behind Theodore, then through the bush to Conder, up the recently sealed track up to the nature park entrance. We crossed the open paddock to the back of the mountain getting a light shower of rain on us, nothing too much.
The back trail is easily runable when fit enough, but I'm not quite there so I forced myself to run/jog as best I could.
We made the top, not the trig point, to find a couple with their mountain bikes. They had come up the same way as us and were having a rest. A short chat and away we went confident they would not catch us. The trail has been graded and cleaned up and much safer than before. However, the steep down hill remains which is were we got away from the bike riders. A couple of kms going down we met two walkers also out to enjoy our public holiday. We stopped at the gate that leaves the nature park after waiting a short time to see the bikers. They were taking it very careful on the down hill.
Between this gate and the exit gate, there is construction work, the track has been graded, and it looks like some towers may be erected. Ewen, please help, any ideas?
Back to the sub station, then behind Theodore houses to Calwell oval ( in very good condition, barefoot running looking nice) and finally home.
Conditions similar to last few days, too cool, need more heat with this humidity. Still walking some of the up hill, getting better, today felt like a nice turning point even allowing for the slow km rate.
A good distance covered over the last 3 days, 75 kms of a mixture of hills and flat without any problems. Should be right now for FNQ.