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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
"Jack of all (sports), Master of none!"

23 April 2017

Queanbeyan park trial...

earlier this week I got a FB invite from Gary Clarke, regional director for parkrun, to take part in the Queanbeyan parkrun trial today at 9am...we could also invite other people so I invited Cookie knowing that this would become her home run now that she had moved to Jerrabomberra...

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...

the stats:
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
TE: 4.5
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...

22 April 2017

parkrun #90...

finished work a little earlier yesterday so I wasn't BRunning back to the car in the dark...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 17.7/67% (apparent temp same)
start time: 5:06pm
total distance: 3.36
total time: 12:42 (including 0:41 stopped time)
avg speed: 15.8kph
total calories: 91
avg HR: 121

did the usual grocery shopping before heading home to watch the footy...

up early this morning to head to Bowral for parkrun and a birthday brunch for Ewen...

I'm not a fan of the grassy hill mountain to start/finish...can't see myself running this one again!...this was the 11th parkrun course I have run...conditions were pleasant if muggy...

the stats:
start temp/humidity: 13.6/--% (apparent temp same)
start time: 8:02am
total distance: 4.98
total time: 23:36
avg pace: 4:44
total calories: 350
avg HR: 158
TE: 3.5
recovery HR: 111/61
heart beats per k: 748

splits: 4:40, 4:38, 4:44, 4:44, 4:50

18th out of 77, age 68.84%...6th female out of 35...1st W45-49 out of 8...

Ruth made a brilliant chocolate wombat cake and it was very tasty...I think Ewen liked his presents - an Ay-Up running kit and a hydration vest...

I did some caching on the way back (8) and made it home just after 3pm...