Date: 27th April 2013 - Saturday.
Venue: Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria.
Flag Off: 9.15am
Before I booked my flight for Melbourne, I scoured the Internet for possible races to sign up for. Sad as it sounds, I thought it would be better to fit a 'race' into my brief holiday just to make sure I maintained my fitness level.
Mmm, okay, that's utter rubbish, actually. I just thought it would be nice to take part in a race with the hubby, since the last time we ran together was ... Chinese New Year. :D
I arrived in Melbourne on Friday night, and there was concern whether I would be too tired for the run.
Just a wee bit!
Just a wee bit!
|Reaching Woodend in a bit.|
We woke up to a beautiful morning and I did think it was silly to get out of the warm bed, and make the long drive out of Melbourne to Woodend.
We arrived at Hanging Rock around 840am and the parking lots were slowly filling up.
Besides the 19KM category, there was also the 10KM, 5KM and 2KM for kids.
|Hanging Rock in the background.|
Hanging Rock is located in the Macedon ranges and has a race course where Run The Rock started and ended on.
|The wind was too cold for me. Brrrr!|
The winds were chilly that morning, and I was torn between taking off my jacket or keeping it on. The sun looked like it was coming out soon!
|The starting line. Flag off for 19KM runners was at 9.15am.|
Decided to keep it on during the run although once halfway into the run, I got a bit warm and took it off.
|Looks like we have an unregistered runner stealing the limelight.|
With chilly winds (for me), it was hard to get warmed up. It called for some dynamic stretching and running on the spot. That was the best I could do! *grumble*
|Cutie pies checking out the roo.|
Before the start of the race, I didn't know what to expect. With the route was mostly flat on bitumen (tarmac), dirt ground and grass (on the race course), the plan was to hit 10KM in 55minutes and the remaining 9KM to be completed 53minutes.
There was a water station at every 3-4KM, which should be sufficient hydration.