Race distance: 7.6 kms plus 4.7 kms warm & course marking
Race time: 36' 12"
Rate: 4' 46" per km
Weather: sunny, temp range 8-15 degrees, humidity 50%, wind calm
Week: 73.8 km, Oct: 242.9 km, Year: 3723.9 km
Monthly handicap No 180 with the ACT Veterans Athletic Club. This time a rehashed course at Campbell Park behind the Defence building.
Great security here as first a security vehicle arrives to ask what was happening. No problems there.
Then the AFP drive through without a problem. On a quiet Sunday morning, nice to know the place is protected.
A very disappointing run today in perfect conditions on an almost flat course, just 60 metres of climb in almost 8 kms. No Janene to chase & Ewen too much start to consider a target.
Started slowly, then lost pace with last couple of kms at over 5 min pace. Nothing seemed right, so put it down to " one of those days".
I did however slip well out of contention for the yearly pointscore, down to 14th now when I needed to have a couple of good last events. I had low points to drop, so may have just been in with a medal chance.
Time to now concentrate on next year's plans starting with Brindie 100 km in early February. That means hills and plenty of them, starting with the western trigs on Saturday and a 20 km bush walk with the group from work on Sunday. Just need a nice weekend like this one.