With the last 5 or so kilometers to go I was feeling pretty good and was running next to the same girl for a while. We even had a chat to motivate each other along. I also caught up to one of the guys from crossfit, and had a chat to him too. I ended up overtaking him when we reached the 11.5km mark (i’m guessing), just after a steep hill.
I ran fast down the hill, around a few bends and then the finish line was in sight. With the last few bends complete, I sighted my Dad (who was taking some photos), and that spurring me on sprinted for the finish line.
The girl who I had been talking to earlier was just up ahead of me, and I wanted to catch up. I sprinted with all my might, I almost felt like I was flying and crossed the finish line (just behind her) ;)
And here’s the Darwin CrossFit crew after the run!
I crossed the finish line at 1 hour 09 mins 44 seconds. My aim was around 1hour15 based on recent runs. So I was super happy!
There was a total of 403 runners who completed the 12.7km fun run.
There were 178 women running, and I came 57th.
In my age group 22-35 I came 33rd out of 102! I really did surprise myself!