Stromlo Forest Park
Total distance: 22.05 kms in 120'00 mins at ave 5' 35" per km
Made up of:
Walk/jog assist to mark course: 2.15 kms in 20'00" at 9' 18"
Jog back to start: 2.10 kms in 10' 22" at 4' 56"
Jog to turn around & back: 650 metres in 3' 19" at 5' 06"
Race: 8.0 kms in 36' 44" at 4' 36"
Started group 34, finished 33rd - happy with that.
West Stromlo - check May course: 9.15 kms in 52' 35" at 5' 45"
Weather: part sun/cloud, temp range 8-14 degrees, humidity 80% down to 65%, wind calm
Week: 104.95 kms, March: 407.25 kms, Year: 1243.55 kms
Monthly vet's handicap at Stromlo Forest Park on the grass running track. The gravel section over to Cotter Road is unusable due to erosion and lack of maintenance.
Long course changed to an out and back double loop, so all on the grass. Surface in good condition although softness caused quads to be a bit sore after the race.
After leaving SFP, drove up to top of Mt Stromlo, parked the car at the locked gate and ran down to the start area for the May handicap. This was changed last year, again due to lack of track maintenance & erosion.
Ran the reverse way of the full loop. First 1 km or so is rutted and washed away but runnable, the rest is Ok.
Tough day after the racing, but any kms done are valuable, however tired you are.