A bit fresh but stunning morning and an even better team out for the long Sunday run around Centennial. No sign of C.T (Southern Highlands), Birchy (too many pints and pies from recent holiday), Renaud (Maroubra 2.5k Championships) or even Irelands #1 Super Kev (injured) this morning but the regulars were out in force and as early as the first 6k loop the banter was in full swing with all attention turning to next week’s North Head 10k (but more on that later).
Good chat along the way with Prince Ho, and good to see Glen back out with us once again. First 6ks was around the 4.37 per/k mark and upon returning picked up Frenchman Jerome for our regular 10k loop around the outside of the park. Got a serve from Hoey about my blog and the fact I’ve NOT linked his to mine as we both agreed that the Chairman’s journal has now official fallen out the race for ‘Blog of the Year’.
Completed the 10k loop at sub 4.30 pace just as the GPS died on me and then tagged on the extra 5k finishing with both Jerome & Glen as Leech and Jeet continued to knock out further due to the marathons the boys have coming up.
21ks all up in around 90 minutes, would have averaged 4.30 for the morning I reckon, The Sweaty ‘C. Wiseman was running well, even leading from the front at times (he only run 16k though) and Enda was on fire but yet again was still spinning it that he won’t run under 35 next week. The lad who looked strongest though was the ‘Leech’ fresh from his 2nd place at Curl Curls 4.85k Park run yesterday in 17.13 beating Jamie Stewart along the way
Finished off with a good coffee after with Enda, Leech, Jerome, where I was forced on babysitting duties for young Mia Stankard whilst Enda stuffed his face on the big breaky, all still trying to bet off scratch for next week – shame on him
So the official bets (and some **to be confirmed) stand at;
Tom + 2.30
Renaud + 50
** Leech +1.15
** Jeet ??
Sweaty - 50
Sunday arvo beers are on and venturing over the ‘Dark Side’ to pay a visit to the Chairman Tommy H, Poor lad quiet understandably has been a bit down lately due to his recent injury so I thought I’d head over and talk footy ( that will upset him even more when we start up on Newcastle), drink beer and get a bite to eat along the way.
Will rest up tomorrow and be back into it for the tough 8 x 5 minute efforts on Tuesday.
Forgot to mention last week the sad passing of ‘Blakey’ Stephen Lewis from On the Buses fame, another of the brilliant English comedies from the 70s, ‘Blakey will always be remembered as the Inspector for his ‘I hate you Butler’ one liner. Another of my all time favorites.
Stephen Lewis R.I.P