Sinéad Diver happy with her ‘Run the Tan’

Sinéad Diver second from right competing in Run the Tan

A further update on Sinead Diver’s preparation ahead of representing Australia in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics marathon in Sapporo just three months from now.

Last week she competed in an event in Melbourne in support of Mental Health. This inaugural Run the TAN 2021 Annual Showcase Event was held at The Tan Track in Melbourne on Saturday April 24, 2021. There were four key race events. They included Australia’s top elite athletes, sporting heroes from other sporting codes, emergency services and a public fun run  open to everyone.

Melbourne’s iconic ‘Tan Track’ takes place around the Botanic Gardens.

“The ‘Tan Track’, better known as The Tan, derives its name (depending on whom you ask) from its tan colour; from its former tan bark surface; or as an abbreviation of “BoTANical Gardens”.”

Run the Tan is not for the faint hearted. The 3.82k course includes Anderson Street Hill – a notorious 500m steep incline. The fastest men and women in the race up this section are crowned ‘King and Queen of the Mountain’. It has an elevation gain of 25m, an average gradient 3.9% with a max of 7.6%.
Sinéad ran up it in 1:35.
She was happy to finish 25th overall in the race, 10th woman in 11:59 – under 12 minutes was her goal for some time.  The previous women’s course record was 11:54 broken by this year’s winner Linden Hall 11:35.
Sinéad will now go to Queensland for a 10 day training camp to start getting used to a bit of hotter weather for the marathon in Sapporo.
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