The inaugural Adelaide CR 5k Challenge was always going to be tough. Why? Because I could hardly move my back due to a rather nasty Go-Karting session on Friday night. I turned up not long after 6:30am to be shortly joined by Sunny1, Itsfun…, Colsy, Cakeboy, Fitnhealthy and eventually SouthAustralian. It was still dark as we set off in search of the appropriate distance marker to make 5k 2 and a bit loops.
SouthAustralian set off first at 5 to 7 followed by me at 7am. The first kilometer was hard but I managed a little over 6min. It didn’t get easier from there but once I was warmed up a little it didn’t quite hurt so much and I was able to set into a rather surprising sub 6 pace, breathing hard over the last kilometer to finish in 28min33sec.