Monthly Handicap at O'Connor Ridge
Distance: Race - 8.0 km plus warm up = 8.8 kms
Time: Race - 38' 04"
Rate: Race - 4' 45" per km
Group start: 32
Finished 20th out of 83
Weather: sunny, temp 11 degrees, humidity 60%, wind calm
Week: 70.5 km, Sept: 292.5 km, Year: 3409.6 km
A near perfect morning for the monthly handicap in the nature parks of O'Connor & Bruce.
Numbers seemed down on usual with the weather not being an excuse. Must be, as Ewen commented, those out with injury or sickness,
Unfortunately, this gave me few starting in front to chase down with purpose. It's always a good incentive to set your sights on a nice target & try to catch them. Looks likely that won't happen for a while, if at all, this year.
I did however run well today for the first time since May handicap when I chased down and passed Janene going up the hill near the finish at Stromlo West.
A slack week kms wise, although with the bike now out of hibernation, that's where some running kms have gone.
Ewen, good tipping to get George out of the house. No great loss as a viewing spectacle.