Early Morning Virtual at Albert Park
John Kaparelis, Kai Ooi and Matt Callaghan ran their virtual marathon around Albert Park starting around 4am Sunday, December 13. They ran as a group for the early laps, but separated after half way.
David Foskey joined them at around 6:30 am to take a few photos.
John Kaparelis has sent the following report of the run.
“Let the truth be told.
The Spartan Trio was being professionally paced by Matt at an even 6:45 per km.
We commenced at 4am and planned for a 9am finish.
Kai had stopped to take a photo of the lake.
I then stopped to take a photo of Kai and the lake.
In the background we could hear our pacer Matt shouting at us for stopping and disrupting our 6:45 km pace.
At that point I think our pacer Matt gave Kai and I the sack and then took off like a bullet to finish in 4:22 to be on time for a 9:30am coffee appointment with friends in Brighton.
Kai then re-energised himself with the 1 minute photo break and took off finishing in 5:03.
I couldn’t continue running on the gravel track due to sore feet from an old pair of runners I was wearing and continued to run on the outside grand prix road track finishing in 5:26.”
Kai, David and John enjoying a civilised cup of coffee. Kai and John congratulated themselves on starting early before the sun started to bite.