2017 Brisbane City2South run

A run organised as a work team, is always a good one to bring the colleagues together.

I was in the ‘General’ category due to not having raced it before with not qualify time. I was ok with that. Starting on George St, the elite runners started, then the faster wave – then us. The first 2 km was a tad frustrating with the corners and a wide birth of walkers up front, but by the time of the Go Between Bridge – about 2km into it – it was free flowing.

Along Coronation Drive was a novel experience – never having run along it before actually on the road, but it seemed to go fairly fast, around University of Queensland – shame about the extra up and back, but then over the Green Bridge and then up Highgate Hill. An old favourite and managed to gain a fair few places by running up, and then finally a fast return back to the finish line which was all down hill – albeit on bitumen.

A solid crowd cheering the finishers, is always good fun.

Nutrition: Arbonne Hydration pre race, a salt tablet and then every 5km another salt tablet. Trying to keep my sodium up. Felt good at then end – but happy to finish at 14km. Probably needed more nutrition if I was going to do more.

All in all a good event, and a good one to get some road speed up on a ‘race’ type event.

2016 Bridge to Brisbane

A new course, and a revived excitement to participate in this years Bridge to Brisbane – found me back on this Charity Fun Run. With our corporate sponsorship of RedKite, they were our charity of choice – and personally they made a large contribution towards my motivation for running this event again. Jess and the team from Redkite were encouraging with alot of pre-event support, providing tops (for our fundraising efforts) and also support along the way along with meeting us at the end.

The run itself was a much more enjoyable, as it ventured through different sections of the inner city Brisbane and a chance to run over the bridges on the road – rather than the usual footpath.

Made a conscious effort to run with the the team for this, both for a bit of team spirit (and lots of selfies) and trying to rest the legs for next weeks Coastal High 50.

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Overall was a great event, lots of familiar faces and supporting a great charity who we look forward to working with again in the future.