Beautiful Takapuna Beach was the venue for the North Shore 10k today.
Today I ran my first 10K race at Takapuna. Based on my recent training I was shooting for a time of 47-48 minutes so I was please to cross the line this morning in a time 48:33. The course started out running the length of the beach in the above photo before doubling back along the road and to the far end of the neighboring Milford beach and then back to the start /finish line.
I was able to keep a fairly consistent pace for the duration of the race. My mile splits were 7:48,7:36,7:35,7:45,7:45 and 7:50.
Placed 8 of 49 men. 5th of 15 men 40-49.
Map of the course.