Last Sunday The Twisted Sisters and 3 of the Chubby Hubby's competed in the toughest trail race on our Summer calendar ; The Black Hill Challenge.
It is only 12.5 km. but involves a very steep ascent of 335 metres over 1 km straight up Black Hill. If you stop moving forward in this run, believe me you will just wind up going backwards.
Black Hill as seen from the start line.
Once you get to the top there is a steep descent which totally trashes your knees. Then just when you think you have done all you can you turn a corner and there before you are more steep hills.
All four Twisted Sisters competed this year, plus 3 of the Chubby Hubby's and my BIL James who is visiting from Darwin.
I took 1/2 an hour off last year's time and came in at 1:44:33. This time is not because I have got any faster but because in previous years the temperature has always been well over 35c. and so hot it has been cruel. This year it was a crisp and cool Spring morning and very pleasant running conditions.
Chubby Hubby Mike was clearly on a mission in this run. We all think he's sneaked in some illegal performance enhancing drugs. ( he's always on Ebay don't you know, buying crap and this despite being banned from it by Susi no Bum his wife. )
BIL James beat the lot of us and obviously won't be invited back again. My Chubby Hubby Daryl held up the rear and has now been renamed Rear End Charlie !!!
Moi coming in to the finish line.
Chubby hubby Daryl.
Thank God, the finish line.
Only 119 runners were crazy enough to do this run, and only 41 were ladies. Several runners did not finish. Those who took the winning positions were all disgustingly young. Quite frankly I have meat in the freezer older than some of them.
As older runners we know the value of replacing all those lost calories, so coffee and pudding was in order. So much nicer than Gatorade !!
Jam Roly Poly Bread and Butter Pudding. Essential for replacing all those lost nutrients. I'm sure all the 5 food groups can be found here.
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