The next morning, we were up and out of the house by just after 6am. It was very cold and very dark! I sometimes wonder why I would want to do this! The venue was only about 10 minutes' drive away and I registered, finished getting dressed (!) with Garmin, running belt and number and spent the next 45 minutes visiting the loo several times! As we were able to use the proper loos in the mall, there were lots of them, much more comfortable than those horrible portaloo things, and no queues, which was great!
|Just before the Start|
|And we were off!|
|The last 150 metres|
|Almost there! I must keep going!|
|Stepping off, totally pooped!|
We were all done and finished by 9am, although the official results haven't come out yet. I was 'home' and showered by about 10am, then we all wished Steve a Happy Birthday! Yes, it was his birthday on Saturday and I had dragged him out of bed at some unearthly hour so that I could run a race and earn another medal! I do hope he will forgive me. Anyway, we celebrated his birthday with a lovely birthday meal later and he had beautiful weather for his birthday too.
|Showing off my new medal! Chuffed with my PB!|
We came home yesterday afternoon, picking the animals up en-route, and are back into winter again - rainy and cold!