Aranda Bushland - Monthly Handicap
Purpose: Race day
Race distance: 6.00 km
Time: 27' 50"
Rate: 4' 38" per km
Start group: 33
Finished: 39th out of 84
Warm up & cool down:
Distance: 12.25 kms, easy
Day totals: 18.25 kms in 101 mins 55 secs at ave 5' 35" per km
Weather: cloudy, temp 20 degrees, humidity high again 90% down to 80%, wind calm
Week: 124.4 kms, Jan & Year: 491.45 km
Monthly handicap No 182 at Aranda Bushland setting off Bindubi St. Rain & storms overnight might have caused problems if trees had been blown over or the track washed away. However, everything was good, track surface settled down by the water, no tree problems, just a bit of mud under the GDE.
Not a big crowd today, but it was really nice to catch up with some I haven't seen for a while.
I ran a warm up over the 6 km course to check the condition of the track. Good.
Then race time, still feeling ok, started out well catching Mrs Muscles early on, still tired from her long tough run on Saturday.
Janene about 500 metres in front on the return just after the turn, she said I should be able to get close to catching, but I knew I wouldn't get there with only 3 kms to go.
I had Ruth in sight a long way from home and passed her with a km to go. Disappointed again, but it's early in the season.
Never going to figure in the results, again, but mid pack was good.
After packing up, ran another 6 kms to cool down mostly around the old Rani Road course. It's a mess and unusable for a racing course.
The end of another good week. Bush walk on Monday with work group, then some no run days before the Brindie 100 kms on Saturday. I guess an easy week after that as well, sounds good to me.