I cannot believe how fast our race day is approaching! And on Saturday we met with our support crew for an 8am breakfast planning meeting. The planning meeting went well and I had not met the support crew before so it was great to finally put a face to the names.
After the meeting Roger, Dominic and I hit the trails and ran from Berowra to St Ives, which is checkpoint 2 to checkpoint 4 of the Oxfam course. It was a cracker of a day and we had a lots of laughs as usual, but we missed have smiley Em with us, she is the only one in our crew to have kids, so she is generally a lot busier than us but always gives 200%.
Here’s a few shots of us on the boardwalk during our ron. The first one if Dom and I, and the other is Roger and & I – we’re always acting like fools! ha ha
And the bridge was out!! The boys were trying to tell me that I’d have to swim across, but i’m not that gullible and luckily that was not our direction of travel today.
Roger was taking notes the whole way on our trip, timing each small section and giving us an update on how we were tracking compared to our planned times for race day. We ended up being ahead for most of the run but that’s to be expected as we were on fresh legs, however on race day we will have already done about 30kms before we even get to Berowra, so it will be a lot slower.
There were some awesome caves and rock formations on the run, a very beautiful trail.
Dom was trying out some new energy snacks and we couldn’t get a word out of him until it was finished. He would not stop talking about how good they were so i’m off to try some and might use them on race day too. Cheeky monkey!! ha ha
A small path section before we hit the trails again.
Just before we got to checkpoint 3, which was roughly our halfway point, the view was spectacular. How lucky were we to be out there!!
And while we rested at checkpoint 3 having coca cola’s and snacks a cool army-like car went past, never seen one of these before either. My brother (and Dad if he can figure out how to work facebook) will love this shot!!
And we were off again over the bridge and onto the trails….
Whilst climbing a very short but steep hill we came across this pile of rocks and i had to stop and take a picture (plus it was a great excuse for a breather, shhh!!)
We ran past this monument on the Sphinx track, I’ve heard about it before and seen pics but never gone past it.
Dom was powering ahead…
and Roger took more notes….
and I took a selfie! ha ha
All in all I had a fantastic time on our run and felt a little relieved when we got back to the cars at St Ives. Today was our last long run before taper mode, less than 2 weeks until race day – how exciting!!
happy Running 😀