You may recall that in the lead up to the recent Indochina Cup, the Cambodian National flag was changed to resemble a set of goal posts.
Last weekend, two of the Vietnam Swans, Micky Johnston and Captain Gus McEwin took their footy fitness to Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat to compete in the Half Marathon (apparently the actual temple still only has three stupas??). Micky Johnston has filed the following report:
The Angkor Half Marathon was great. I averaged 6min kms (2:07) but hoped for a 5 minute average. Unfortunately, got a big blister on left heel at 14km mark, so had to slow down a bit (Ed’s note: So Mick, what was your average time for the first 14 kms before the bleeding blister struck??). Lots of trees so always in the shade. Flat roads and lots of local kids watching giving “high 5′s” to the runners.
A lovely way to spend a Sunday morning.
Gus (the) also (ran) did it and finished in 1:58. We both had plenty of steam left at the end so reckon the next one will be easier.
Well done, Mick and Gus.