Leaving Melbourne for Gold Coast for the marathon
Picture 1- We enjoyed the beautiful and scenic view of Lysterfield Lake.Ashley went there to unwind.
So far, I find Australia as a very nice place to stay and the people here are warm and very friendly. The land space is huge and vast. I see a lot of greenery here and this place is very scenic, especially the sight of Lysterfield lake. My sister brought Ashley and I for a walk around there. My sister recounted how she and her friend went for a very long walk and nearly got lost in the woods. I told her that if she needs to go into the woods, the most important thing to do is to go in twos or a group and to bring at least 1.5 litres of water each.
Picture 2. - Aravind, showed Ashley a park that he could run, for the time being.
Yesterday, the weather here was 4.5 degrees centigrade in the morning hours, around 7am, at my sister's house.
Gold Coast Marathon is an AIMS certified course. The marathon has various races as well ie Kids dash, Wheel chair Half-marathon, kids dash etc. The start has different timing for the various races. The marathon distance is equal to the Olympic distance of 42.195km.
It has been suggested to be at the marathon race 1hr before so that one can see the start and finish point, and know where the baggage point. One will be able to go to the toilets and be comfortable when they run.
Today, my sister and her daughter and I went to a Hindu temple at Carrum Down. We were there for a . while.
Picture 3 - (Left to Right ) Rameshon, Ashmitaa and Gowri. We visited a Hindu temple at Carrum Down
After that Ashley did his last 40min run in Melbourne, Narre Warren Area. We realised that the course record is 2hr 13min for the men open and 2hr 31min for the women open.
Tomorrow, we will be flying off to Gold Coast to collect the number tag. We will be leaving Melbourne at 2pm and reaching Gold Coast at 4pm. Ashley told me that the temperature is predicted to be somewhere around 15 degrees to 20 degrees centigrade. I just hope that the temperature does not go below 10 degrees during the race. Nevertheless, I have told Ashley to be ready for any kind of weather.
Picture 4 - Ashley, standing next to Gowri's neighbour's house.
We will be having a 2 hours flight. We leave at 2pm and reach there at 4pm. It will be nice to see the ocean at the Gold Coast area.