Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cadbury Half Marathon

We spent one night at our place in Launceston before driving to Hobart for the half marathon.  It was rainy the night before the race but we found an Italian place for dinner and were up early for the race on Sunday.  800 people particpated in the race.  There was a half marathon, marathon, and 2.5K.  The race was sponsored by Cadbury and started and finished at the Cadbury chocolate factory.

I really enjoyed this race!  I ended up finishing in about 2 hours 25 minutes.  It was a nice course, a little hilly though.  It was along the water for a while which was nice.  I got to see my cheering section (Ben, Sarah, and Hannah) 4 different times.  There was a big hill at the end of the course that was killer.  I wasn't sore at all the next day so maybe I could have pushed myself a little harder, but I was quite pleased with how it went.  Afterwards we showered at the hotel and had brunch at a little cafe in the Salamanca area of Hobart which has tons of cute restaurants and shops.  We did a little shopping and walked down by the harbor before driving back to Launceston.  We had dinner at Hallam's where Ben and I went for my birthday.  It was such a fun meal.  We shared a platter of oysters and all ordered a different seafood dish for our mains. 

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