Tommy H pulled his authority and called for the ‘Argyle Street’ Hill repeats with City to Surf in mind, what he wasn’t to know was the roadwork’s and construction going on that left about 1 metre to squeeze past under the bridge and when Taffy rocked up it then made the call easier to switch the starting location. Armed with a big team (tell its City to Surf) we headed down to the famous squashed car on Hickson Road and run back up the hill finishing at the popular ‘Hero of Waterloo’ pub. Worked out at 330 metres, probably a little short for a hill rep but with over 50 runners it was at least safe with no cars or tourists to fight.
Run them all strongly both the ups and downs and sat in with Angus and Skippy Heyden. Anywhere between 73 and 75 seconds for the Up’s and around early 80s on the downs. No match for the front guys with Special Q and Fats both looking strong and Frenchy Jerome not too far behind.
Got a big weekend coming up so despite working hard enough I did the sensible thing and pulled the pin after the 7th rep, whilst most of the team went on and completed the 10.
Nice touch from the team when once done everyone to a man/woman stayed back and clapped and supported anyone home that was coming in after them, just shows the strong spirit and camaraderie within the HuRTS squad.
A nice couple of Ks warm down with Warrior Charlie, Jerome and Hardman J.C, got me up to close 10ks for the lunchtime set that also included catching up with Anton Yule for a warm up beforehand.
Easy week ahead now for me.