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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


FINISHED!


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!)
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CARLA-216 3/11/2013 3:57PM

    Great job! And what a beautiful setting!

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LYNSEY723 3/11/2013 11:29AM

    Awesome job! Beautiful view!

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CATLADY52 3/10/2013 2:44PM

    You did quite well. And you had a nice sunny day to do it in.

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APED7969 3/9/2013 11:01PM

    Great job! Good to see you had such lovely weather

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LIVEDAILY 3/9/2013 9:41PM

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That is AWESOME!! What a beautifully scenic spot, and you had fantanstic weather for a run!!
Yippee!!

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MJ7DM33 3/9/2013 8:50PM

  WTG!

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JULESJET 3/9/2013 8:48PM

    Wonderful! The views are fantastic, too!
Good job on finishing even with the stitch!

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FITWITHIN 3/9/2013 8:21PM

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