Event: Grapest 5K Run Bendigo
Distance: 5/10km + Wine Waddle
Date: Saturday the 10th March 2017
Organised by: Centaur Outdoor Events
Who said you can’t drink wine AND exercise? Have your wine and drink it too, we say! We bet you’ve never run a race quite like the Grapest 5k Run!
Experience a great evening with friends, with a little fitness & lots of fun. You will work up a thirst with the 5k or 10k run through amazing wineries across Australia. Then enjoy a cool down through the wine tasting waddle to re-energise yourself before some grape dancing with our live entertainment as the sun goes down.
Grapest 5K Run Bendigo (10km)
The course stated off on the dozed trail running around the Balgownie Estate, at about 2.5km we moved into the vineyard for another 2.5km – one laps for the 5km and two laps for the 10km. Profile wise there was a bit of a climb from the start line to a pleasant descent dropping to the back of the Estate and a rather flat and exposed stretch via the vineyard; the climb wasn’t too ugly and did allow for the flowing down hill segment. The self seeding request this year was for all 10km and fast 5km to be up the front.
35 degrees, it’s going to be a hot one.
The plan – Tracy is still recovering from shin splints and was looking at a run/walk combination. Liam has been off crook with the flu, so the plan was to sit on 4:45/km and see how he would get on – by 3km it was pretty clear Liam was only up for 5km today (the heat in the vineyard was strength zapping). At the 5km dropped Liam off with a bottle of water and instructions to walk a cool down until his heart rate dropped. It looks like a few people chose the same plan to reduce to the 5km single loop as I didn’t see too many 10km runners out on the second lap.
Mostly Z3 Tempo work with the last 2.5km requiring some active temperature control of pouring water into my running cap.
The Wine Tasting Waddle (8 wine tastings), and after run entertainment were excellent.
A smaller crowd that last year, not sure that the long weekend helped with the numbers.
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