the course is described as:
"this is a double loop, out and back course, starting by the river on Morisset Street, starting on grass and then running along a bike path. The path winds its way up a hill, past the Riverside Cemetery, turning around close to McEwan Avenue. Follow the path back the same way, loop around the turn at the start point and repeat.
This course has two short hill climbs per lap, and is suitable for prams (noting grass start, turn around, and finish) and dogs on leads"
Gary's description in the pre-race briefing was "a slight incline" and "some lumps" after that...he lied!
this is easily the toughest course in the region and is made for MOUNTAIN goats...and the path is concrete...
Cookie clocked 23:32 AFTER running 10k in her "warm up"...
I cruised to 25:12 before doing another two laps to round out my long run (definitely faster than my normal long run pace)...Scott M kep tme company on the third lap...
start temp/humidity: 13.2/77% (apparent temp same)
start time: 9:05am
total distance: 10.06
total time: 52:31
avg pace: 5:13
total calories: 765
avg HR: 155
recovery HR: not noted
heart beats per k: 809
splits: 5:02, 4:57, 5:06, 5:00, 5:05, 0:02 / 5:23, 5:32, 5:33, 5:14, 0:16
I gave Cookie a lift home afterwards before doing some cache in Jerrabomberra and Kingston...