Auckland Round the Bays 2013 (pics)
Saturday, March 09, 2013
I did it! I finished! And in a very respectable (in my humble opinion) 1h3m, for a 8.4km race. That's a 7m30s per kilometre pace, which isn't bad considering the lack of training. Last year, with training, I was running 8 minute kilometres, so I didn't do too badly. Also, I had a horrible side stitch for the whole race (I think it was the coffee since it was the only thing I did differently) and ended up stopping to walk a few times. My running buddy was amazing and dragged me (literally at times) through the race and kept my spirits up. I was really hurting near the end, but we kept shuffling along and made it to the finish where I promptly lay on the ground.
We did have a few kerfuffles (like my gym not ever registering us even though I paid them!), but luckily everyone was really nice and believed that we had paid my gym since we were wearing the tshirts, so we were able to grab a spare number and run.
Here are some pictures
Before the race
The massive crowds (I was number 73585... Yep there were a lot of people running!)
The traditional OMG I'm about to do something face
The beautiful views on our walk to our BBQ site (benefit of signing up with the gym - Free BBQ after!)
We are already talking about next year (we will actually train and do it in under an hour!)