Strawberry Fields Forever
Distance: 9.1 km
Time: 46' 41"
Rate: 5' 07" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 22 degrees, humidity 35%, wind calm
Week: 9.1 km, July: 103.00 km, Year: 1334.25 k
Moved to Caboolture to assist at the 48/24/12 hour event at the Historical Village this weekend.
I have known the Race Director, Geoff Williams for a decade from the time I started running ultra trail events in the Glasshouse Mountains. Just my chance to give something back to the running community in this area, a place I really like.
We moved to the Caboolture showgrounds, next door to the village, so no distance to travel. We will move the van & set inside the grounds, it's going to be a continuous helping few days, may be not much sleep for both of us. I will know doubt be doing plenty of lap scoring, Mrs TF will probably be doing a bit in the kitchen.
Yesterday we drove to the Gowinta strawberry farm, a very large production area of strawbs. The packing shed is big, plenty of workers from youngsters in the field to the " grey nomad" looking to supplement their income. I know there is plenty of money to be made picking strawberries.
We bought around 5 kgs of jam strawbs for $10 which Mrs TF has made into jam already. We will buy some more before we leave the area.
An easy 5 laps around the showgrounds today, dodging between horses, floats and other caravan stayers. Nice place to stay, we may come back after the weekend of running.