Run race 40:00  9.3 km (4:18 / km) vdot: 47.5
shoes: Mizuno Wave Musha
'Cross Country' race from Awaba state school.
Running later than ideal leaving home, I did map memory of the route to get there but then discovered Newie link road was closed. Phone map wouldnt work so a bit of headless chicken ensued. I eventually figured out a way there, and only just barely got an entry.
Forgot my watch so time is a rough guess until I see results.
Handicapped race, so my start time on the long course was 23:41
Hilly out and back course. Lonely running by my self for a long time, bar people going the other direction on their way home.
Some entertainment, Hazard, and breathing difficulties provided by the local dirt bike gang (lots trails nearby they could have used instead, quite easily).Had to do some work to keep stitch at bay. Also experienced a bit of ache in R knee for a while on the way out.
Looked like there were a handful of people within a few hundred m behind me at the turning point. One guy passed me before home, and I passed ten or more. As usual I attacked the downhills making up lots of ground on those around me.
Seemed like I was finished a while before Alex Massey crossed the line, maybe close to the same time behind me as at the start (c 2 mins 30secs). Going by previous margins (of about 10%) he should by my calcs have finished c. 90 seconds ahead of me, so obviously not as good a run for him as for me today.