I got up early to get ready for my first Australian race. I have joined up with Australian Masters and was able to race for a medal today. I also wanted to get there early to met up with the walkers and start to make friends.
I quickly spotted Robyn and made my way over to her and she happily introduced me to other walkers. It will take me a while to remember everyones names but Dave was very keen that I put my hand up and actively get involved with the admin side of the club and I said I would once I was settled.
Today we had Dane and Rachel Tallent along with 5 others of the AIS as they were up this way on a training camp (I think) it was going to be awesome to be racing along side these speedy young ones.
Race started and I just went as fast as I could with out totally gasping for air. First km was done in 5:41 (ignore the km splits on my watch as I didnt take it off auto lap...doh) It was a 500m out and back course in the shape of a L with 3 speed humps along the way.
The race was judged and I was told after I had a lovely fluid style.
I managed to pick up for a sprint finish as I really wanted a sub 29 min for my first step out.
total time was 28:46 ....... not my fastest but with all considering......lack of fitness and the weight gain...its not bad.
Photo of 1st and 2nd Masters 40 - 44 womens
5km Australian Masters