Sydney 1/2 – Sept ’10

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Run 1/2 Marathon
Name Blackmores Sydney
City Sydney
State NSW
Country Australia
Registration & Fees Online Registration is easy and efficient
Transportation Free public transportion all day when holding a Race Bib Number
Parking is possible but scarce .
S & F  Lines Starting line and Finishing line are located at 2 different places
Comments Only 2 days before the race ,

we found a place to crash 5 mn walk away from the starting line .
The expo is well located but small … no much things to do there

Sunday Race day :
We had Kathy, our Australian CS and HASH buddy, staying with us ,

we all decided to wake up at 5 am
Breakfast – Coffee – Dressed up for a cool not too hot perfect day run
Weather has been nice the last couple as well as on the Due Day…

We head to starting line , Drop our bags at the appropriate numbered bus and walk around taking picts
Free marathon Singlets and Caps are giving away , we grabbed some ..then I ran back to the Lodge to drop them.

There are 3 waves …A.B.C …3 of us are in the same paddlock …
we talk about expected time but I asked if we can wait for each other in order to take a Photo of the 3 together on the Bridge…

Gun start is late …we start uphill and slow…1km in 8 mn …
take my requested picts and we all go our own pace.
I let myself go ..
I don’t have a time in mind and I purposely left my running belt
and bottles at the B&B
not to mentally hold me back forcing to drink …Run free .. Feeling First….

My pace is very fluid …
running at 5 mn a Km… quite a bit faster then usual …