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Race day tomorrow!

August 6th, 2011

Tomorrow is the day for the Brisbane Running Festival, and my wonderful readers have donated $3020 to the Queensland Cancer Council. My preparation hasn’t been all it could be, but I’ve had a big boost from the support I’ve received during #quiggingate controversy with News Limited and others. So, I’m going to do my best to meet the original target, which was to do a minute under 2 hours for each $1000 raised, that is, a time of 1:57. I hope to stay with the two hour pace runner for the first half, then, lungs and legs permitting, make my big break. How likely it is that this will actually work, I don’t know, but I’ll report back tomorrow.

Update Haven’t got final results, but failed to break 2 hours. I was a little behind the pace at 18km, but planning a big burst. Instead, I tripped over an uneven bit of footpath (I’m starting to think someone is out to get me this week!) and went face first into the pavement (photos coming). That took away a lot of energy and it was all I could do to jog to the finish line. If the race time was a bit disappointing, the good news is that our collective fundraising effort for the Queensland Cancer Council was the second best overall , with $3020. That’s a marvellous effort, of far more value than a few minutes more or less taken to finish 21.1km.

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  1. Link
    August 7th, 2011 at 17:50 | #1

    Well done! You must be super fit, if a bit grazed .. Btw nobody is out to get you. A quote:
    “It is beyond our power to explain either the prosperity of the wicked or the afflictions of the righteous. “– Talmud.

  2. Tim Dymond
    August 8th, 2011 at 10:03 | #2

    I did a half-marathon myself over the weekend so I feel for you (particularly in the calves). Hope you weren’t too grazed in the fall.

  3. may
    August 8th, 2011 at 13:32 | #3

    still a good run.

    well done.

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