The 16km SAAC running event is the event of the season.
This event is always a good foundation of how well you will perform in a half marathon.
I remember the very first time I ran this event back in 2012 (it was a different course back then). It was my furthest event, but it gave me an idea of how I will run my first half marathon at Run Melbourne a few weeks later.
Fast forward 5 years, with countless half marathons road and trail under my belt, the 16km club event was my last long run before Surf Coast Century.
As having been unwell the week of, I decided that I would run this event at a steady pace, but reassess after each loop (4km).