Year of the Fun Walk 2019–Run Devonport 2019 (March)
My March run for my Year of the Walk 2019 was Run Devonport 2019.
On Sunday 17 March, I participated in Run Devonport 2019.
Run Devonport is a family focused event where everyone can participate. It’s non-competitive and affordable for the whole family, and this year the entry fees were donated to the Tim Blair – Run for Kids Foundation. Run Devonport 2019 was held at Mersey Bluff near Devonport Surf Life Saving Club. There were four distances: 1km, 2.5km, 5km and 10km. I chose to complete the 5km distance.
Unlike previous fun runs, this course started by going in one direction, turning around, coming back past the finish line and continuing in the other direction, turning around and coming back through the finish line. Although this is not the best description, the image below of my Strava data of my run will be the best way of displaying what the course was like.
According to my Strava data, I completed the course in exactly one hour, although according to my timing chip, I completed the course in 1 hour, 2 minutes and 2 seconds. This is within par to my current pace and training sessions and I also caught the common cold while I was down there, so the sniffles slowed me down a little. That being said, I was generally happy with the results, although it would have been nice to have finished in under an hour. I also got a nice finisher’s medal and experience a great view of Devonport.
Run Devonport 2019 was the TAS leg of my “Fun Walking not Running Tour”, the seventh and penultimate state of my tour, and my first non-virtual fun run for 2019.