Our Run Group culminated on Sunday with the annual Pub 2 Pub fun run event (which we have decided should be called “Club 2 Club”). We met in the rain at Dee Why Surf Club, then ran in the rain to Newport Surf Club.
The fact that it “never rains in August” was lost on mother nature this year, but fortunately the rain held off until after we started! Even though it then proceeded to wet us through, we were already warm by the time it came down. It stopped when we were about 5k in, and didn’t start up again until we were well and truely home and hosed!
There was some drama for Clare and Julie, they planned to take the bus but read the Saturday timetable…. oops!
Clare took off early in the race, determined to get as far as possible before a chronic foot injury slowed her down. She struggled the final 2k, but limped in with seizing legs first our of out Pub 2 Pub team!
Sue and Ness finished quickly afterwards, pacing themselves the whole way. Ness ran the furthest and fastest time she’d ever done!
Jules came in next, handicapped by a loo-stop. Diana managed to run most of the way, a huge accomplishment for someone who never ran 3 months ago! Sandra battled a hamstring upset to finish a few minutes afterwards.
We said goodbye to The Madstar for good on the finish line. We are sad to see her go, and wish her the best of luck with her Eastern Suburbs sea change.
Needless to say, we are all sore, despite Maddy’s great training program!
We will look forward to next year’s Pub 2 Pub, and enjoy some well deserved respite in the meantime!
Good job team!