With the Jewel in the Bush Rogaine fresh in our minds and a fourth place up our sleeves we thought we would set out for a leisurely 3 hour stroll around town taking in some scenic local sights with our main focus just to enjoy our day, but with our map in hand and two ladies in front that were almost twice our age our competitiveness got the better of us and we decided to get cracking.
Throughout our morning we managed to encounter many of the situations that we were informed about during the pre event briefing at the school, including; various ‘friendly’ greetings from the locals on the east side of the river and several crazy dog chases – fortunately we missed the bomb diving magpies.
We have very fond memories of our day which included Lisa’s find of $20 outside the hospital, friendly chats with other competitors out on the course, morning tea with an elderly Mareeba local who we only met that morning (thank you for the cold cordial and homemade biscuits) and also exploring the town and finding places that we never knew existed, even though we have lived here for many years. Oh and of course coming first in the hike section of the event and each of us winning a random draw prize at the presentation. Woohoo!!!!!!!
This was our first Metrogaine and just like the Jewel in the Bush it was another very well organised event and we can safely say that it would have been obvious to all competitors that the organisers had put a great deal of thought, hard work and effort into the course and in particular the LUNCH!!!! Mmmmmm…. J & R