Friday, 28 September 2012

Race Report: Eduplus 5k

After laying low for way too long, Baby Girl and I took the racing scene by storm last night for the Eduplus 5 k.



Come on, Mama, let's roll!

The race started at 18:15, which meant cool temps and no glaring sun - love!

That akward moment when the entire field witnesses your starting line pose...

Will was there to take pictures and hold the diaper bag while we ran - one of which he completely forgot about [hint: about 500 m into the race Baby Girl and I had to make an emergency stop after running over our own diaper bag with the stroller because someone (ahem...) forgot it on the stroller's footrest...].

The field was quite packed for a small, local race, causing us to walk-jog for the first few minutes, until things spread out a bit.  The route then took us through a quiet, leavy suburb of Bloem, starting with 2.75 kilometers of sweet downhill - wheeeeee!  But then the work began.  We ended with three lung-busting hills - ouch.  I'm pretty sure I perfected the "butt-out-and-arms-stretched-to-the-front" technique of cresting a hill with a stroller by the time we reached Hill No. 3.  Ha!

The route profile.

We cruised over the finish line after 30 minutes and 20 seconds - not our fastest time to date, but, as always, a fun time with the family.  I just love running with my little partner!

Fast asleep at the finish line.  This running business is hard work!

P.S.  My lungs may or may not still be hurting today...


2 comments:

  1. 6'00/km pushing the Baby Girl and with that elevation chart is very very fast. Cograts.
    Great pics
    ....and congrats to the Springbok

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