The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon is my first running race for the 2016 calendar. At the end of 2015 I decided to step up my running, but I had no idea about the best way to improve my time. Luckily I know many top runners from whom to seek advice. Where else to turn to but my favourite running group, HuRTS?
I’ve never warmed to the idea of doing a triathlon. It has a lot to do with the uncomfortably early morning starts, daunting claustrophobic swims, confusing transitions, risky cycling conditions and the torturous run…and don’t forget the skin tight, butt-pad unitard that obliterates all sense of self esteem.
Once again, I find myself in the race that started it all for me. The Corporate Triathlon was my first ever triathlon event, some years ago. This is my second attempt at one of the most prestigious race locations in Australia. It is not often that you get to swim with the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as the view.