Dynamic duo takes on City to Surf

Ten weeks out from the City to Surf fun run I have started my disciplined training schedule to ensure I finish the event alive…

Today, accompanied by son Jeremy, who also plans to take on the City to Surf, we walked the inner west’s very popular Bay Walk , or according to some signage, the Bay Run (but not in our case…).

This was our second training effort and was preceded on Monday by a complex scurrying around the back streets of Glebe, Camperdown, Annandale and Leichhardt to come up with a 6km track.

To prove that we are actually doing the training and not watching Lord of the Rings (in which the cast do all the walking and running) I deployed the Sports Tracker application on my E71. Imagine my delight when I discovered the GPS traces a lovely little map which can be saved as a picture file.

This may well be the most accurate map of the Bay Walk yet recorded and I would like you to note the straight line at the top right of the diagram which depicts us walking, with purpose, across the Iron Cove Bridge.

We’ll continue our training for the next 10 weeks with many other legendary walks and if you would like to join us, just try to keep up.

(Actually, Jeremy has very long legs so I have to virtually jog to keep up with him, all with my notorious curling toe syndrome).

Anyway, behind all this is a desire to raise funds for a good cause. The Bible Society announced that people doing the City to Surf could get sponsorship and raise money for Bibles for use in Scripture classes.

Since then, I’ve seen some mixed messages as to what their fund-raising is for so once I get to the bottom of this, I’ll let you know how you can sponsor us.

In the meantime, my legs are seizing up so I’m heading for a hot bath… (Sorry, probably too much information…) PH

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