29 July, 2007

Park 2 Park Ipswich Half

Another glorious morning in Ipswich and again I competed in the Park 2 Park Half Marathon. I just reread my post on this event for last year. I reported that I ran 1:38 which was the same as the year before (2005). Well, guess what, I did the same again, 1:37:50 to be exact. How is that for consistency. I was really pleased with the run this morning. It was a bit chilly at the start, and the run up through Queens Park isn't getting any easier, never-the-less it is still a great event and very enjoyable.

The 1st and 2nd place getters were a couple of young Tanzanian guys. They lapped me while I was still in my third lap, they in their fourth/last lap. They looked so good.

The Park 2 Park events, Half, 10K, 5k and a Kids race, are organised by the Ipswich Hospital Foundation. They do a terrific job. Intraining's Chris Gale was the race director.

I thought I may have to give today's race a miss as I sprained my ankle during last Sunday's run. It was quite swollen until Wednesday though the pain had gone by then. I ran on Thursday and it seemed OK and gave me no trouble this morning.


Tesso said...

Great result Eddie. Good to know you aren't slowing down in your old age ;-)

Isn't it fantastic to see the Tanzanians supporting the event!

TD said...

I think you are just a creature of habit Eddie. Your consistent training and racing is a tremendous credit to your overall fitness and wonderful attitude.

Agree with Tess about the Tanzanians. They do get around.

I will be in Brisbane for the Noosa half in a few weeks. Are you running it? I'll be mentioning this on my blog later in the week.

Thanks as always for your comments on my blog. You always make me feel good. I especially appreciated your reference to the 'old Don' being back. That was very perceptive of you and that is exactly how I felt on Saturday. Despite the highs of Boston, this has been a very tough year for me, running and otherwise. A small, little comment like that from you Eddie meant a great deal to me.

Ewen said...

Nice run Eddie! I'm dreaming of a time like that. The running seems to be ticking over quite well for you.

By the way, you should change the title of your blog to 'training for the 2008 something or other'.

Eddie said...

Thanks Ewen

Peterhorse said...

i've alreadfy placed a bet on with Centrebet for next year Rob...you're a sure thing :-)
See you at the next thing? B2B?

iliketoast said...

hope you are at the b2b ..... well done in the half, it isn't any easy one from what i hear