Striders At Noosa Running Festival

Michael Stark, Enda Cotter & Duncan Price recover at the end of the Noosa Half

Noosa once again played host to another exceptionally well organised USM weekend of events, with the Half Marathon, 10km and 5km the focus for Striders members.  The weekend rain saw the humidity soar to 97% at 7am, when the Half Marathon was 30min underway.  Most competitors felt the effects of the humidity on the second 5km lap, but it could have been a lot worse with a lot of rain and wind the night before.  The Noosa course is a flat and fast out and back lap course, which some runners prefer as it helps break the race down into sections which helps with pacing and anticipating just where you are on the course.  The timing of the Noosa Half now makes it ideal preparation for the Gold Coast Marathon, with enough time to recover and finish off the last 6 weeks of marathon training.  The girls outnumbered the boys once again, and there were some great new PB’s. Continue reading “Striders At Noosa Running Festival”