Running race (GVMC) 54:13  10.9 km (4:58 / km) +520m 4:01 / km
shoes: Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3
The Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge, a mountain run up Mount Canobolas which this year hosted the NSW Mountain Running Championships. I haven't run this race since I was 18, so I was interested to see how I would compare to the time I did back then.
Turns out I'm a bit over a minute faster than I was back then. It must be noted that that performance was achieved with almost no running training... which means that 23 year old Robert with 3 months of solid running training behind him is 1 minute faster than 17/18 year old Robert who just sat in on the couch watching TV. I'm looking forward to seeing what a year of solid running/orienteering training can do to my time in this race. I don't think shaving 5 minutes off this time by 2017 would be unrealistic, which would put me well up there with this year's winners.
Not for the first time in the GVMC I was beaten by a girl, meaning I was the 8th Male and 9th overall. The winner this year was somewhere in the 49 minutes, well down on Marty Dent's 2015 time which I believe was around 45 minutes.