Monday, July 07, 2008

Blisters, Bruises, Pins and Needles and Dead Legs - My Gold Coast Experience!

The Short of it...

I did it, and I did it well :) AND a new PB in the bag thank-you very much!! Cause I 'crashed' quite badly in my local half only a month ago, I didn't re-set the sub 1hr 50m goal, I just wanted to enjoy the big run and have fun :)

Net time: 1:50:05. SO CLOSE, yet so far!!!!!!! Surely I could have found five seconds somewhere!!

Gun time: 1:52:44, so it did take quite a while to get to the actual start line after the gun went off!

Now, this is the fun part - if you get excited over numbers and stuff like I do ;)

There were 6848 starters.

6278 finished.

I finished 2,178th overall - I estimated maybe in the top half, so pretty happy with that!

567th female - now that's sounding nice - of 2956 that finished.

128th in category of F25-29 years old. (558 in total).

I've run 3 half marathons in total now, and each time I've chopped 3 and a bit minutes off the previous race, so I can't complain about that. (So if I apply that, next one I should do a 1:47 run... lol!) ;)

Will I go back next year - hell yes :) But I wanna do the BIG one ;)

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And the Long of it!!

to be continued....

;)

6 comments:

Kek said...

Awesome! You rock!

Hope you're resting your tired little legs now. And getting lots of foot massages. :o)

Cherub said...

Fantastic result.

Pip said...

AWESOME result! I did it too in the same age category, got a PB for myself and a net time of 2 hours 15 mins and 27 secs. Am aspiring for sub 2 hours next year!

Hope your DOMS and feet aren't too sore! I'm feeling it today which lets me know I did something yesterday!

Dianna Broeren said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Awesome achievement Selina! I'm so pleased for you.

Di

Hilary said...

Congratulations on the run and on the time!

Hilary xx

LizN said...

Congratulations!!!

Hugs
Liz N