9 Striders will be heading up to Toowoomba this weekend to contest various distances on Sunday at the St George Bank Marathon [10km, Half, Marathon].
Stan and Mary will tackle the marathon, Greg and Gavin will take on the Half, and Julie, Wendy and Emily, Gabriel and Michael will take on the 10km. Emily will be running her first ever 10km race, and she has been working hard in training. Running is her third sport but she has been learning a lot and putting in a big effort on the hill sessions during winter.
Julie and Wendy will have another close contest, with not a lot seperating them. They will be looking to crack the 42 minute barrier. Stan has put in a big effort to get back to standard after a long post-Comrades lay off but a late bout of bronchitis has added some doubt to his bid to a crack a sub 3 on the tough course. Being a big sook doesn’t help.
The team heads up on Saturday, and they will enjoy a carbo loading session at an Italian restraunt in town before heading for an early bed.
For those runners heading up, check here for a link to print out a pacing chart.