Running (Cathedral Ranges) 3:52:28  14.45 km (16:05 / km) +865m 12:23 / km
shoes: La Sportiva Ultra Raptors
Cathedrals Challenge race was cancelled - apparently called off by Parks Vic because of last weeks storms but according to a couple of people Clare spoke to it seems that they maybe didn't get their paperwork in order to get a permit in the first place. No refunds given, pretty damn cross.
Anyway, we'd booked the campground so decided to go up anyway, joined by Steve and Thierry for Sat/Sun.
Ran from campground up neds gully track (Clare ran up, I ran/hiked), then out to Little Cathedral, along to Cathedral then along the ridge track to the Farmyard and up Jawbone South. Stunning crazy rocky ridgeline, but not really runnable. Mostly scrambling and I was gettting behind just doing that which made me a bit cross.
Nice run down the hill to Cooks Mill and I finally gave Clare a bit of a race back to Neds. Really hope I start feeling a bit fitter soon, everything still feels a slog.
Lovely weekend to camp.
A kookaburra stole half of Clare's sandwich out of her hand, increasing my list of Australian animals to be scared of. Now stands at:
Magpies (evil swooping things)
Kangaroos when driving at dusk (plus they apparently drown dogs)
Wombats when driving, or when they run straight towards you.
Cows (when there's lots of them in a paddock).