Running race (Mudgeeraba parkrun) 19:27  5.0 km (3:53 / km)
shoes: Salomon Speedtrax black/yellow
Back in Australia where there is a parkrun on every corner and staying with Joel on the Gold Coast so found the nearest one to there. Somewhere in excess of 200 runners so a substantial field. With the stair race tomorrow I thought I'd take it easy so set the VP for a more than manageable 4:20 pace but went nowhere near that; with all the running I've done of late I found it was just too slow.
Mudgee course has us out along a creek with a short loop at the end before returning with another out and back on the way back to the finish. With pathworks at the freeway underpass where the course normally goes under, the second out and back has been extended to compensate.
GPS had the course distance at 5.05km and it was so comfortable getting that time today that I don't think I'll have too many dramas getting back under 19mins in the near future. Who knew that more running would make running easier.
Bit annoyed that the two guys I passed midway didn't go all the way to the turnaround point and turned right after I ran back past them, just to avoid running through the puddles. Still beat them for 7th place though (was heading in for 6th but the guy I passed at around 4km had a 300m sprint finish whereas I just strolled in).
 296 entries, which is Mudgee's biggest ever turnout in their 272 event history, roughly 60 more than the previous highest. Sad to say the reason was mostly likely due to a parkrunner who had died very recently and they dedicated the event to him. Glad to have been a part, even though it was only through sheer coincidence