Run race (Coastal Classic) 2:36:41  30.08 km (5:13 / km) +1013m 4:27 / km
shoes: Asics Kayano 22
Finally a decent run on this course. Felt pretty good from the start to the end to finish 4th overall and a new PB.
Started off in about 20th spot off the line and passed 10 of those going up the hill in the first few minutes. Going down Burning Palms sat behind a group of 3 sitting comfortably. Then coming out of Burning Palms going down a long straight boardwalk, had a massive fall not seeing one solitary step. Banged up both my knees (left one much worse), my hip, thumb and hand. Took me a little while to recover from the initial shock and had to jog off the soreness. Once I recovered, caught up the 3 I was just behind and got away from them on the climb just before Garie Beach. The next 20km was on my own, couldn’t see anyone in front or behind which was good so I could run my own race. It was getting pretty hot in the second half but the Macca’s cup down my shorts worked a treat pulling it out at each drink station. Was a bit worried about having limited water in the heat. but turned out OK. Coming out at the final beach I could see one runner. I knew no-one had passed me but wasn’t sure how far ahead he had started in front of me so I was trying to hammer catching him up. But he was putting in the same effort and I finished 20 secs behind him but it turned out started 30 secs behind him so net gain for me :)