Aug 12, 2019
For my run yesterday I headed down to the City to Surf course in Rose Bay to watch the leaders go past. Locals will know all about the City to Surf but, for those readers who reside further afield, it’s the largest mass participation fun run in the world, with over 80,000 entrants. It’s a very hilly 14 km race. The last time I ran it was four years ago, when I managed to ‘run my age’, stopping the clock in the same number of minutes as my age in years – 54 at the time.
I did indeed see the leader go by yesterday – Harry Summers – who eventually crossed the line in 40:05, the second fastest ever, only bettered by Steve Moneghetti’s 40:03 in 1991. I was watching at the 5 km mark, which he passed in 13:59 – an amazing time for a hilly 5 km when he still had another even hiller 9 km to go.
As for my running, I managed a 3:39 kilometre this morning, and felt pretty comfortable once again. And that was after 130 km last week. I must be doing something right.
I’ve mentioned the wave energy investment opportunity recently in these blogs. Related to that is the following interview I did on ABC TV, in case you’d like to learn more about the technology.