Saturday, April 9, 2011
Yabbadabbadoo . The Bedrock 50
Today I took part in an inaugural 52km running event in the foothills near Oxford. The day started chilly but the cloud burned off after a couple of hours to have a brilliantly sunny and windless autumnal day. 40 competitors assembled which was a promising turnout for this event.
The first 10 km involved a steady climb through bush. Plenty of bellbirds singing.
At 24km the run followed flat straight gravel roads for approx 15km
The flat road was followed by this killer of a hill going up 600m over 1km
The top was followed by a mostly steady downhill to the finish. A few bogs had to be negotiated. The winner managed this in 4h38m. I felt pretty pleased coming in at 7h55m
Yet another event which has to be done again next year! The "Bedrock 50" Rocks!