Sydney Corporate Cup

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to be a part of my company’s running team for the Corporate Cup held in the Domain every fortnight. It’s a 6km course shaped like a horseshoe around the park, an out and back. They give you a timing chip and you have to run with your team number on the front and back of your shirt. We had been given PwC branded singlets and they were quite comfortable.

You can read more about the Corporate Cup Series here

I also ran into 2 of the lovely Sydney Striders ladies who I had done the relay with a couple months back, it was great to see some familiar faces.

So last Wednesday I met up with a couple of the ladies who were also part of this team and we made our way up to the Domain, a park in Sydney’s CBD. Angela has been a part of the team for a while and Sarah had run the course once before, but I had no idea where I was going so thought I’d stick with them so I didn’t get lost.

We started the run and thankfully it was a nice down hill section to start, a good warm up for the legs. It was very humid that day and by the looks of the people coming back up the path towards us it was going to be tough. We got down a bit further on the path and I decided to speed up a bit, there were plenty of people around that I could follow along the course so I wasn’t too worried about getting lost.

Aside from an extra loop near the turn around point I petty much got the course right, and I had done extra not less so I didn’t feel too bad. I didn’t feel like I had cheated as I’d made it harder for myself. And in fact I caught up to one of the ladies I had left behind as she had gone the right way (I think).

I felt pretty good and knew that I was making great pace, but it was so hot. I was sweating a lot and breathing hard in the humidity as the air was very thick.

I swung around the last corner and cranked up a gear for the last up hill section to the finish line, I even over took some people going up that hill. I love to finish strong and today was no different.

Overall it was a great run and I am looking forward to next weeks session.

Happy Running 😀