Lake Macquarie Running FestivalSunday, 26 August 2012
Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:06 PM
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:06 AM
Do wish that they would start the half earlier though or start the 10km later. Hated having a flood of 10km runner push past you after only 10 minutes while us half marathoners are pacing ourselves for the long run ahead. Made for a long 2nd lap of the course too in a way. Also wasnt very nice to finish and find that cause the 10km finishes so quickly, mostly everyone had left already to enjoy the rest of their day! Takes a little of the fun away but thats just my thoughts .
Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:49 AM
I agree it would be nice to have a bit more room between the two starts. I can only assume they're so close together because of limits on how long they can close the roads?
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:52 AM
Agree with the comments about start times, 7am start for the half would be better, however its a nice event
Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:30 PM
Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:42 PM
Yes for sure. Most of course is flat.. Couple of slight rises, but nothing major.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:32 PM
A great event and good excuse to get away from the city rat race for the weekend.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:35 AM
I will do the half but I'm actually really training for my first marathon (Blackmores)so was planning to do an extra loop after the half as my last 32k run. I'm not too fussed on my half time and since the race doesn't start until 8am I was thinking maybe if I got there early I could do 6k before and then just 5k after.
I'm looking forward to this one as it'll be my last long run before the marathon.
Who else is in for this one?
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:52 PM
Mine came the other day too. All ready to go. Still got to go down there on the Saturday to collect the t-shirt though.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:07 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:20 PM
getting a bit nervous now it's coming fast but at the same time I'm keen to just get it over and done with. 30 sleeps ....oh my...(DUF is counting down on the other thread).
Hope to see you at Lake Mac if you decide to do it.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:50 PM
If it's a nice day I might come and watch ...
Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:49 PM
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:58 PM
Question. What sort of shoes you running in?
Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:43 PM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:19 PM
I'll see you at the start (& hopefully finish) line.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:54 AM
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:47 PM
Thanx for keeping me entertained and best wishes with continued success and progress with your running.
The best part of setting a PB is the challenge of improving it
Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:30 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:31 PM
No PB for me well on that course I guess could say there was.
I had a goal and that was to "encourage" my wife to finish her 1st 10.5km
We crossed 1hr 07mins
She wanted 1hr 20mins so I guess I done more than what she wanted hey.
Now to focus on Forster.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:34 PM
Edited by Kookaburra, 26 August 2012 - 04:36 PM.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:08 PM
I had my Coolrunner hat on and gave out a shout every time I saw another one so hopefully you heard me. I saw Yekrut running with Adski (although I didn't know who you were at the time) and I remember spotting a female runner in a cap so maybe that was you Kookaburra.
The conditions were very good overall but damn the bit of wind on the second leg going out to speers point really made it feel harder. My slowest km was 4:19 and my fastest, in 4:03, was the 21st. That maybe indicates I could have gone faster than I did, who knows.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:24 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:32 PM
Got the nipple chafe/bleed happening.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:10 PM
Saw a few CR's, even Chelbub giving it a bit in her 10km. Good run Maffrew - nice time.
Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:31 AM
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:04 AM
I'm very impressed with the t-shirt this year, definitely the highest quality shirt i've received from an event entry.
Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:15 PM