I have entered a race! I have entered the 5km distance at the Whangamata run walk festival. It is on the 6th September 2014, and I have competed in this race before. It's nice and close to where I live, so thought it'll be the perfect starting point.
Whangamata is a gorgeous beach town on the eastern coast of the Coromandel peninsular, only about an hours drive from my house. Quite often busy in the summer, it is a great holiday destination. My partner's family have been going every year for a long time now, so they know Whangamata quite well. There are a great range of shops, in particular, the surf shops are excellent!
The course of the 5km is all on-road and is a loop, starting and finishing at the Whangamata area school.
From the website, 'All three courses take in spectacular views of ocean beach & pristine bush-clad hills along the way. The pride of the Coromandel, Whangamata, boasts a wide range of recreational choices including: surfing, fishing, kayaking, tramping, mountain biking, birdwatching as well as plenty of shopping, arts and crafts, plus great cafes, restaurants and bars!'
I did this same race in 2010 with a time of 36 minutes, I'm aiming to better this time with 35 minutes or less, I would be really happy with 34 minutes!