On 3rd Feb, Saturday I went for the 10 km Manly Fun Run with some of my friends.
Manly Fun Run is a popular, family-friendly event which invites participants of all levels to take part in a fun-filled weekend featuring the Dee Why to Manly Sun Run. The run is through the picturesque Manly beach headland and the national park of North Head, with distances of 10km, 5km and 2km. Both the 5km and 2km events are pram friendly. Apart from the fun and fitness you will be helping to raise monies for the many charities that Manly Rotary support on the peninsula and throughout Sydney.
I had done City2Surf before but this was my first time for this event.
We went and stayed in a hotel in Manly the night before. We went for an early dinner and went to bed by 9:30 as we were heading to Dee why at 6 am the next morning.
On the day of the run we woke up early, got ready and caught a bus to Dee Why. The bus was full of people doing the same event so everyone looked excited and ready to run.
As we got off the bus and walked to the start point, it started raining so heavily that we all got drenched before the race had even started. I had never had this experience before. Although in another 5 minutes the rain got lighter and we started the run. There was more hill in this run that City2Surf but they were smaller ones.
It was definitely a good run as we ran along picturesque beach looking at some amazing house and beautiful park.
Along the way, there were a few drizzles and once it rained heavily but we enjoyed the cool rain as we were running.
Personally, I felt the run was good and not as difficult as expected.
We finished the run in an hour and 17 minutes which was not bad considering we ran and walked few kms as well.
It was a great experience and I am glad I did it. I hope to plan and run more this year.
Have a great week everyone!
M from nepaliaustralian