Event: Sunset Series 2016 – R1 – Melbourne Zoo
Date: Wednesday the 03rd February 2016
Location: Melbourne Zoo
Organised by: Sole Motive Events
This iconic Melbourne location will be transformed with great food from Melbourne’s finest food trucks, live music at , a Sunset Bar and chill our area to relax after your run: just some of the many reasons why this is one of Melbourne’s favourite events. Grab your friends, make a night of it and celebrate fitness in style.
Although it appeared that the weather gods were going to frown on our laps around the zoo and send down the rain conditions cleared up and apart from a stiff breeze remained comfortable throughout the event. The Westerfoldians gathered en mass at the Brooks van to discuss the merits of code:green vs code:black (while ignoring the Arobic warm up session). The 7.2km run had four unseeded wave starts this year, which does spread out the field but also creates a fair amount of slalom for runners weaving through the walkers – and yes there were a fair number of headphones in/volume up issues again this year including people stepping in front of the lead runners because they couldn’t hear the calls.
Back to the running; this is a great course if you are out for a run (rather than racing) with pleasant views and the bonus of the animals when you run through the zoo. This year Tracy & I were out for some slower pace running, as is Tracy prepareing for her first Half Marathon at Kilcunda on Sunday, so we really enjoyed the run and the food and entertainment in the Event Village once the running was completed.