Running race (Bright Alpine Climb) 1:08:24  10.1 km (6:46 / km) +1070m 4:26 / km
shoes: inov-8 trail-roc 245
Bright Alpine Climb - 4 Peaks Day 4: Mt Buffalo
The final day and the pressure was on, I had a 7 second lead overall on Kez and 2 minutes on Rob. We all started together along with Robbie who set the early pace until Kez took over. After a few minutes tucked in behind Kez I moved around and then pushed on to try and get a gap. In hindsight I probably should have settled in for a bit longer as I suffered for this move for much of the remainder of the race.
I suspected that Rob might be a bit more of a threat today and sure enough after 10 minutes or so he had reeled me in and as I was still suffering from my earlier move he just blew straight past me, keeping him within 2 minutes seemed like it was going to be a tall order.
Luckily at this point the route flattened out for a section and I was able to regroup and get in to a better rhythmn. Rob continued to pull away and was soon out of sight. I pushed on and managed to hold on to DaveO when he came past up near the top to hold on to some of my lead over Rob from the previous couple of days.
Finished up in second overall in 19-34 age group which was a nice surprise but in the end only by 6 seconds in front of third. What a cracking long weekend!