"I give Kathy 32 seconds head start, I should catch her with 150m to go. I give Phil White 3 seconds head start. The only question is whether I can ditch Phil before we get to kick zone".
First 200m in 32, no dent on M55 Phil whatsoever, 65 second first lap, caught Phil right at the bell, sat on his shoulder for 100m on the bend and had a good look to where W60 Kathy was to ensure we were going to get her, floored it with 300m to go with Phil and I stride for stride to 240m to go with Phil going lactate just as we caught Kathy, kept strong around the bend and for the first time this year didn't get wobbly legs at the top of the straight. Last lap 67 for 2:12.61, Phil second running 2:21 or 6 seconds back, Kathy a similar distance behind in third to ensure 2nd place in the series.
First time since 2007 I've won the series 800m event, first time since 2007 winning all 3 races in the series, fastest 800m in a Pennington race (2:14 previous best...not easy running quick while passing all the runners). Next week 10000m!!!
Ran a 3000m warm up in 12 minutes and a 5 lap spiral handicap warm down in 6:53. Only 10km for the day.