Today is the day of the annual Great Pyramid Race!
This annual race from the local town of Gordonvale - up and down the 922m high pyramid mountain, then back to Gordonvale, began 53 years ago when 2 cane farmers decided to race to the top and back to settle and argument!!
The race is described as a :
“Never ending uphill scramble and controlled downhill freefall”
The track is steep, and very challenging!
My husband and I have run this race for the past 2 years and today will be our third!
The first time we 'raced' we completed - in more or less last place, in 3 hours and 15 mins, but were very happy to have finished - and in doing so inspired many others to try it themselves!
This year we are getting faster - but are sill towards the back of the pack of 150 runners! I'm aiming for a time of 2hrs 20 mins. In training I've done 2 hrs 28 mins - so figure I need to push myself that little bit more on race day! Wish me luck!
We enjoy the race, and it gives us a focus to keep fit each year!
So think of me this afternoon when I'll be pushing myself up and down the mountain!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend too!