That’s it! Marathon 12: race preview

The time has come and I’m really excited with my choice of event for marathon 12: The Great Ocean Road Marathon. Well, to be more precise, the Ultra Marathon. This year they introduced the 60km distance and when registration time came, I thought: “Since I set my Can Too fundraising goal to $6000, why not match the numbers with a 60km run? I should finish it off in style.” So in the heat of the moment that was the box that I ticked.

That sounded like a good idea until I struggled quite a lot with a bit over 50km in marathon 11. My performance put a lot of question marks on my ability to race the 60km distance but at the same time I keep I’m telling myself that it was only the effect of heat and humidity and not lack of preparation. We’ll see this Sunday.

Here is the course of what promises to be a scenic and tough race.

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Course map

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Elevation profile. A 9.7% climb after 47km, really?

And remember: 60km to reach the $6000 to help cancer research. Donate here.

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The personalised race bib!

 

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