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#1 whenwouldiberunning

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:40 AM

The State 10k Road Champs at Homebush is the first Aths NSW event on the Winter program for 2009.

When May 2nd 2009, for car parking enter into P5 into Pod A (was Pod B last year).

What better way to aim for your PB, or a perfect lead up to the SMH?  In 2008, Russell Dessaix-Chin ran 29:45, and Eliza Stewart ran 34:27 in last years event, which was certified and produced perfect morning flat road conditions.

Enter online at http://www.nswathletics.org.au

Online entries close at 5pm Thursday 30th April.  On the day entries are $25 for the 10k, and $20 for the 5/2.5k races.

10k Race for Open Men and Women, and U20 Men starts at 7:45am.  Registration from 6am.
5k Race for U20 Women, U18 & U16 starts at 9:00am.  Registration closes at 8:30am
2.5k Race for U14/12 starts at 9:30am. Registration closes at 9:00am

This event also doubles as the Striders 10k Series Race 4, so Striders with Pre-paid series bibs please turn up as per usual.

All other entrants please pick up your timing bibs at the marked counter on the morning of the race.

Whose running?

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:08 AM

Glen what is the situation with Striders who are also running the State Champs, do they have to pay extra? or Nominate on ANSW website?

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:43 AM

View PostHillsAths1, on Apr 19 2009, 08:08 PM, said:

Glen what is the situation with Striders who are also running the State Champs, do they have to pay extra? or Nominate on ANSW website?

A Striders member has to register online (ANSW website) or pay on the day, unless they have pre-paid for the Striders series.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:50 AM

View Postwhenwouldiberunning, on Apr 20 2009, 09:40 AM, said:

Whose running?

How about who's not running.....

That would be me. Theres no quick remedies to archillies tendonopathy, apparently. The struggle goes on.. :hi:

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 07:34 PM

Is it the same "special Action course" as last year, i.e not Striders normal 10km series course?

Had a great turn out in the 10km. Hoping for a 2009 P.B.

Hope there are more in the junior ranks, I think HillsAths1 commented about that last year.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:56 PM

I'm looking forward to this race. It will be good to find out where I'm at.

I suspect the answer will not make me too happy, but I can worry about that after the race.  :hi:

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:12 PM

View Postthomo, on Apr 20 2009, 08:34 PM, said:

Is it the same "special Action course" as last year, i.e not Striders normal 10km series course?
Sort of.  From the start we turn right (instead of left) when we leave the busway.  So, same course, opposite direction.  This will relieve the congestion at that first turn - it is actually the course we wanted last year, but couldn't get it approved.  A couple of mods to the shorter races, but by and large same same. Unfortunately still the same uphill finish.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:35 PM

Edit: Map located here.

Edited by Hamburglar, 20 April 2009 - 10:15 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2009 - 10:14 PM

View PostAction, on Apr 20 2009, 09:12 PM, said:

Sort of.  From the start we turn right (instead of left) when we leave the busway.  So, same course, opposite direction.  This will relieve the congestion at that first turn - it is actually the course we wanted last year, but couldn't get it approved.  A couple of mods to the shorter races, but by and large same same. Unfortunately still the same uphill finish.
Thanks, makes better sense going in the opposite direction.

The uphill finish is short, though sharp.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:52 AM

Forecast looks good for the race. Mostly Sunny min 9 max 21 for Homebush.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:29 AM

Numbers are getting up for the Saturday's competition.

Bankstown Sports (my club) are after a premiership win this season.

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Online entries close this Thursday at 5pm sharp.  The cost for online entry is $18 ($13 for U16).

Entry is also available on the day but will be at an increased fee of $25 ($20 for 5km and 3km events). Athletes wishing to take advantage of the cheaper rate must enter before 5pm Thursday.
Website http://www.nswathletics.org.au/

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:56 AM

It looks like the numbers for the juniors may be hit again, I do not know what results other clubs are having, but I am finding very little interest from our Juniors.
The seniors are really looking forward to the race, but the juniors are like yeah so what!!!

I am not sure if it is because it is on early in the day or because it is the first championship of the season, but hopefully we may see a bit of a spike in the numbers in the next couple of days.(It could also be the cost($13 for 2.5km or $20 on the day!!)

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:22 PM

I am a strider with Pre-paid series bib.
(Actually I have to change bibs)

I am an ANSW registered Giraween athlete.

My intention is to wear my Giraween singlet with my Striders bib on top
(? - Hiding my ANSW number?) and not pay any extra money to pre-register or
pay on the day.

Do you think this will cause me any issues?
For example will I be considered to be a Giraween athlete?
(I don't think there would be many in both categories)

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:30 PM

Hi Seagull, yes you are correct wear your Striders bib.

No more payment required and you do not need to wear your ANSW number at all.

There are a fair few runners who are members of Striders and are registered with another Athletics club.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:56 PM

any tips for the winners?

Just had a quick look at the competitors list. male race looks very strong with Westcott & Haber. Also will be interesting to see how Nick Bromley goes over the longer distance.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 04:04 PM

View PostTehAxe, on Apr 29 2009, 02:56 PM, said:

any tips for the winners?

Just had a quick look at the competitors list. male race looks very strong with Westcott & Haber. Also will be interesting to see how Nick Bromley goes over the longer distance.
Jeremey Horne, Colin Johnston, Barry Keem.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:21 PM

are none of Long Arms squad going to enter or are they all chasing cash in QLD?

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:54 AM

Weather still looks good for the race.

min 10 max 21 with a late shower.
10 k southerly breeze blowing and 50% humidity.

And a fast course!

Oporto, Long Arms has a few squads and I know plenty that are running the race tomorrow.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:19 AM

View Postthomo, on Apr 20 2009, 10:14 PM, said:

Thanks, makes better sense going in the opposite direction.

The uphill finish is short, though sharp.
Finished the course(s) yesterday.  Yep, 110m uphill finish, but the preceding 900m of that last km is flat to downhill, so no excuses!  Turning right at 400m gives us a lot more space in that first 3k to spread out before it gets a little tighter along Majorie Jackson Parkway.  Much better.  Every km marked, even a "500m to go" point!

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:20 AM

View PostAction, on May 1 2009, 10:19 AM, said:

Finished the course(s) yesterday.  Yep, 110m uphill finish, but the preceding 900m of that last km is flat to downhill, so no excuses!  Turning right at 400m gives us a lot more space in that first 3k to spread out before it gets a little tighter along Majorie Jackson Parkway.  Much better.  Every km marked, even a "500m to go" point!
What about a 110 metre to go sign with HTFU?

Make sure you start in your rightful place this year and not at the BOTP doing last minute things.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 05:28 PM

Do you have to be registered with a club or ANSW?

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 06:04 PM

This race is open to all runners in the 10km.

Entries will be taken on the day and are $25 for the 10km and $20 for the 5km and 2.5km

You have to be registered with ANSW to run the 5km and 2.5km

There are almost 600 registered to run all 3 races, this number will be swelled by those runners who are Striders members and have pre paid race fees, so there will be a lot of runners out there.

Last year was the first year that the Striders and ANSW combined for this event and it was a very well run event.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:22 PM

Can I confirm with anyone in the know that the 5k race is not an open run. That is - it is only a junior run.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 07:40 PM

View PostHamburglar, on May 1 2009, 07:22 PM, said:

Can I confirm with anyone in the know that the 5k race is not an open run. That is - it is only a junior run.

Not fully in the know but on the website it shows what I have quoted below.

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9.00am - U18 and U16 Male, and U20, U18 and U16 Female^ (5km)


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Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:29 PM

View PostHamburglar, on May 1 2009, 07:22 PM, said:

Can I confirm with anyone in the know that the 5k race is not an open run. That is - it is only a junior run.
Correct, only 10k is open to all.

PS - congrats on new rugrat Hammy.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:01 PM

View PostOporto, on Apr 29 2009, 03:21 AM, said:

are none of Long Arms squad going to enter or are they all chasing cash in QLD?
Plenty racing tomorrow including some good girls like Hollie Emery, Lucy Chapman making a comeback and Jenny Wickham in senior 10km and Kristy Colman in junior 5km. Tamsett, Summers and Thurston are racing in Queensland, St Lawrence in USA, Rowe, Truscott and several others post Canberra marathon. Several good schoolboys such as Johnson, Rea, Wakefield and Dwyer and racing on the track at Homebush over 1500m later that morning.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 08:54 AM

Big turnout, 985 registered.

Men 10km - open

Scott Westcott first in 29.54
Anthony Haber (ACT) second in 30.37
Luke Taylor third in 30.46
Jeremey Horne (photo finish) fourth

Women 10km - open

Melinda Vernon 33.55
Hollie Emery 34.27
Belinda Martin 35.23

5km and 2.5km results to come.

Edited by whenwouldiberunning, 02 May 2009 - 08:56 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:51 AM

Good day out. Weather was kind and no wind to speak of.

Managed just over a 1 minute season P.B. Went out a little too hard on the 1st lap, so it was a long fade on the second lap, tried to hold my form. Finished in about 54:35.

Race set up was good. Straight up to race number collection, not much waiting when I was there. Plenty of toilets / port a loos. Parking within a minute or so of start.

Saw all the km markers. Running course in reverse of last year solved the bottle neck. People self seeded very well.

Plenty of water pre and post finish. Drink station on the course was well stocked for us BOTP.

Only slight criticism I have was the smelly generator near the start / finish line and its fumes.

Well done Striders /ANSW. As the voice says in Field of Dreams"If you build it, he will come".

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 10:59 AM

I forgot just how good that course was, and it's even better with the slight modification.
I took around 55 seconds off my pb after very limited preparation. STOKED!

Great performances by the winners, esp Melinda Vernon, 33:55 wow that is a seriously slippery time!

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:36 AM

Equally very happy. I might have crept in just under 39 (just..or maybe not) but a 30 second PB from breaking 40 4 weeks ago, and canberra marathon PB 2 weeks ago, so i am riding on air!

thanks Striders for a wonderfully well organised event, and once again to the volunteer effort.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 12:09 PM

Nice run Johnbo.

Yeah it was a great morning for running, and wow what a huge field, with superb organisation by RD Barbara and her team!

I was fortunate to have the excellent pacing services of Cam & Action on offer. After PB'ing at Lane Cove last month (37:17) I thought I might have a crack at sub-37 today.

I've felt like crap every day since the Canberra marathon two weeks ago, but have trained each day including some nifty speed sessions.
Waking this morning, I felt the best I have in two weeks.

What can I say, I'm sort of embarrassed, yet another PB - 36:11 .... where did that come from ?

Cheers, Blue Dog.  :)

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 12:32 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on May 2 2009, 12:09 PM, said:

What can I say, I'm sort of embarrassed, yet another PB - 36:11 .... where did that come from ?

You've been running like Paleface Adios of late BD  :)

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 12:38 PM

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You've been running like Paleface Adios of late BD  :)

Odd you should say that. My dad comes from the town of Temora, NSW - home town of Paleface Adios, who was foaled and died there. There's a life-size statue of the great pacing champion in the main street.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 12:40 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on May 2 2009, 12:09 PM, said:

Nice run Johnbo.

Yeah it was a great morning for running, and wow what a huge field, with superb organisation by RD Barbara and her team!

I was fortunate to have the excellent pacing services of Cam & Action on offer. After PB'ing at Lane Cove last month (37:17) I thought I might have a crack at sub-37 today.

I've felt like crap every day since the Canberra marathon two weeks ago, but have trained each day including some nifty speed sessions.
Waking this morning, I felt the best I have in two weeks.

What can I say, I'm sort of embarrassed, yet another PB - 36:11 .... where did that come from ?

Cheers, Blue Dog.  :)
you probably found it far away on the dark side :o

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 12:44 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on May 2 2009, 12:38 PM, said:

Odd you should say that. My dad comes from the town of Temora, NSW - home town of Paleface Adios, who was foaled and died there. There's a life-size statue of the great pacing champion in the main street.
Blue Dog, they should replace it with a statue of you :)  Awesome running.

Was speaking to Hamburglar after and he thought I was having a bad run due to the gap between us. I was happy with my run but you should be over the moon.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 01:29 PM

First race with a Pram this morning and finished in ~43:30 which was much better than I thought I could do. Hardest part was trying to keep the little guy quiet so I could run/breath!

I agree with the praise of the event and the race direction - all top notch. The course was great too. Well done all!

P.S. Nice run BD.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 01:46 PM

View PostMartin Dugdale, on May 2 2009, 12:40 PM, said:

you probably found it far away on the dark side :)
That would be the Far Side of the Dark Side...   :o

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 02:41 PM

Almost embarrassed to have slept in.

What a great turnout and fantastic times. There must have been close to 1000 all up??

Well done Blue Dog...if anything, I'm encouraged to go for a (good) run today. Keep up the good work...mate this seems to be your distance now. :)

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 03:56 PM

Bit of a cold since Thursday kept me at 50:04 or something like that today - good first half and a bit of a fade on the second. Slight mix up (my confusion) with the rego requirements as a Strider team member newly registered with ANSW but sorted it out.

Instinctively pushed my shoulders back when I saw BlueDog streak past - gotta love your attitude to running mate....never let it get in the way of a full life :) - but still pulling up those pb's every week - well done.

Well done JD as well on an excellent run - and Runningcat on a pb.

Feel like I've plateaued a bit. Time to get some serious intervals in.

Loved the run and the course and the volume of people this morning  - shame I couldn't come up with a pb - seems like it should have been mandatory on this course. Ah well plenty more running to go in the next few months.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 05:38 PM

Well done to so many people who ran blinders today. Those that stood out for me were Scotty Westcott with his win in sub 30, up-and comer Tom Crasti with his pb of 31.03 to come a close 6th, Mel Vernon with a mighty win in 33.55 and Hollie Emery running a big pb of 34.27 to come 2nd at age 18. Ewan Horsburgh (34.10), Adam Paleg (34.09), Blue Dog (36.12) and Dr Trevor Tingate (39.35) also set monster pbs. Lucy Chapman (36.38) and Anna White (38.29) showed they are heading back towards their best and should be up with the top ladies very soon. 75 year old Frank Dearn may have tailed the field but did a marvellous job after his big run a Canberra 13 days before.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 05:42 PM

View PostLong Arms, on May 2 2009, 01:38 AM, said:

Well done to so many people who ran blinders today. Those that stood out for me were Scotty Westcott with his win in sub 30, up-and comer Tom Crasti with his pb of 31.03 to come a close 6th, Mel Vernon with a mighty win in 33.55 and Hollie Emery running a big pb of 34.27 to come 2nd at age 18. Ewan Horsburgh (34.10), Adam Paleg (34.09), Blue Dog (36.12) and Dr Trevor Tingate (39.35) also set monster pbs. Lucy Chapman (36.38) and Anna White (38.29) showed they are heading back towards their best and should be up with the top ladies very soon. 75 year old Frank Dearn may have tailed the field but did a marvellous job after his big run a Canberra 13 days before.

You've played a big part in many of those fast times Long Arms.

Thanks mate, wonderful coaching.

Dog.  :)

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 06:47 PM

There seems to be something wrong with those results that have been published ... times and placings are all over the shop ... although it does say "Provisional Results" ...

Edited by bjs1965, 02 May 2009 - 07:06 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2009 - 07:41 PM

39:56 Cool. - First time its started with a 3 since 2001!
Last 3 SS 10K races - 45:53, 43:47, 42:41 - So happy with the improvement!
Should do well in the handicap.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 04:17 PM

A stunning day for running.

I arrived feeling good and hoping for a PB. Lined up near the front with Blue Dog nestled in about 2 inches behind and in outstanding form. Through the 5k in a fast 17:55, trailing Grandpa who passed me aound 2.5 kms in. As I gradually faded in the second half the characteristic sound of the Dog reached me just before 7km, and sure enough he went passed as if I wasn't moving.  Picked up in the last two km to come in 12 sec under my PB, 36:37 - yahoo! I was flabbergated to see the Dog had streaked in at 36:12, more than a minute under his one month old PB. Clearly he has twigged onto what we 50 year olds are doing to get better - mum's the word.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 04:27 PM

View PostZZone, on May 3 2009, 04:17 PM, said:

Picked up in the last two km to come in 12 sec under my PB, 36:37 - yahoo! I was flabbergated to see the Dog had streaked in at 36:12, more than a minute under his one month old PB. Clearly he has twigged onto what we 50 year olds are doing to get better - mum's the word.


...you could auction the elixer and make a fortune!

Seems like 50 is the new 20, and seriously intimidating to the rest of us under 50 plodders (by comparison)!

Well done.

johnbo

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:31 PM

View PostJohnbo, on May 3 2009, 04:27 PM, said:

...you could auction the elixer and make a fortune!

Seems like 50 is the new 20, and seriously intimidating to the rest of us under 50 plodders (by comparison)!

Well done.

johnbo

Not intimidating, just something to look forward to. ..only works once your 50.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:57 PM

View PostZZone, on May 3 2009, 06:31 AM, said:

Not intimidating, just something to look forward to. ..only works once your 50.

The Rat Pack.

Grandpa, ZZone, Action, Blue Dog.

Old guys rule!  :)

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 10:13 PM

I went out to go near 3 and a half minute and see if I blew up.
Didn't blow up, but the 'central governor' must have been in play as I hovered about 3:35-3:40s.
BD came past with his pacer at about 7 k and I picked up the effort to keep in touch, which I did until about 500 to go.
Finished with a 25 second PB at 36:15.
Feeling pretty good about that 3 days after a 26k long run and without particular training.

Good course, good organisation. Thought that k5/10 was slightly longer than the others, or was that just because it was at the end of a lap. :)


View PostBlue Dog, on May 2 2009, 12:38 PM, said:

Odd you should say that. My dad comes from the town of Temora, NSW - home town of Paleface Adios, who was foaled and died there. There's a life-size statue of the great pacing champion in the main street.

I grew up in Temora. I was there when they unveiled the horse.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:57 AM

I just want to give Melinda Vernon a wrap and her coach Graham Heap. Being a local I have watched her grow and develop from a pre teen into a very accomplished runner who has worked so consistently at improving herself year to year. She has overcome plenty of challenges and injuries and justifiably got a great result for herself at this race.

So well done Melinda!!!!

Also great 3rd by Luke Taylor another local in the mens race

Train safe

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:04 AM

Very pleased, don't get to race 10km very often so nice to run a PB when I do!

Had a quick look through the results. Good to see the competitor coming in 214th  making a guest appearance. Not as successful in running compared to his other persuits however  :)

Edited by MrD, 04 May 2009 - 08:05 AM.