If an event happens to coincide with a trip down to Melbourne, is that a good enough reason to do it?
I happened to be in Melbourne on this particular weekend because it was my sisters 40’s birthday.
I checked with my sister and the rest of the family if it would be ok for me to do this run. It was only a 20 minute drive away, and I would be back in time for lunch time celebrations.
When I got the go ahead I entered.
It’s a popular place for mountain bike riders, hikes and runners. With various tracks to suit all abilities.
Now I’ve done a Trailblazer event before, but that was back in April 2014.
Since then I have done numerous trail runs, with varying level’s of difficult from elevation to technicalities.
PB Events advertise this event as a trail run, and yes some may consider this to be a trail event, especially if you are new to trail running.
This for me however, was far from a trail run. I do not consider running on gravel road a trail run, so yes I was disappointed in that regard.
However if you new to running, and looking for something a bit different, then this event is for you.
There were 2 run distances and also a duathalon (run, mtb, run).
I chose to do the long course distance of 9.4km.
While waiting in the event village, I bumped into a local running friend Juzzy. This never happens, so I was very excited to say the least.
Both distances started off together, with the 5km turning off just before the 3km mark.
I could consider this to be a pretty flat course, with a 2km gradual climb from around the 2km mark until the 4.5km mark.
Some may consider this to be a hill, however with all the trails and hill training I have been doing, this hill was a piece of cake.
I crossed the line in a time of 44:41.