I have been remiss – the Games finished on the 18th of October and I have not posted anything. The last event for me was the Half Marathon which was a very good time. The route was two times around the same loop but an interesting and varied loop – through some of the park areas around the Olympic Park site. It started fairly early in the morning so I can’t complain about the temperature, and I enjoyed talking to a few different runners along the way. At one point one of our cheer squad did tell me to quit talking and run, but really to come all this way – part of the enjoyment is meeting the other runners! I’ve attached a picture of myself and a fellow named John who I ran a fair bit of the second half of the run with. You will notice John is in the 70 to 74 age group (by his bib number). He was a very strong runner. At one point there was myself, John, Peter (I believe a 45 to 49 age runner) and Anne (another 50 -54 year old) all running together – as John called us the “Awesome Foursome” (sounds much better with an Australian accent!). Towards the end we spread out a bit and John took off leaving some of us in the dust! He only started running when he was in his sixties but he certainly does well!