Roger paced a group of runners at the track last night in the 5km ACT titles. His job was to run at 98 seconds per lap and bring the group through in 20:30. The group consisted of Helen, Maria and Katie and it turned out that two "ring-ins" tagged along, Kerrie Tanner and Brian Wenn (Brian was probably intending to pace Kerrie).
A group of six mixing it up was fun to watch. Roger was awesome, his precision pacing was like a machine, and despite the windy and wintry conditions, Helen hung on for a huge pb of 20:29, with Maria in 20:44 and Katie in 20:52 also running track pbs and getting under the 21 minute mark. Not only did Helen reverse the finish order of last Sunday's 5k fun run (where Katie just pipped Maria and Helen), but she finished ahead of Kerrie for the first time ever and so took out the W45 championship. Well done Helen, your first even pace run and a great victory. Well done Roger Pilkington for making it possible with perfect pace.
Marathon outlook - cold cold cold. Forecast - "Sunday Local frosts. Fine. Min 3 Max 19". Don't worry, Canberra forecasts are never correct, and they change every day.
Super Saturday Session aka SSS
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