City to Surf 2005

On Sunday the 14th Adrienne and I ran the 35th City to Surf. I have actually lost count of how many I have done now (I think It is around seven) but I always really enjoy the run. The distance is no longer the challenge and the crowds are usually too deep to really clock a proper official time, but the carnival atmosphere of the day is just fantastic.

This year they claimed to have over 65,000 runners at the start line and although I was qualified to run with the lead pack, I wanted to be with a Adrienne and “Team Illy” starting in the “Back of the Pack” group. Team Illy is headed up by Neville Brown, who was determined to see how many slow moving ankles he could tear off with his High Speed uber-chair. This is where Team Illy came in. We ran a security perimeter around him to clear the way and save countless unnecessary injuries.

Neville has reported that we finished in an official 94 minute time, which if correct is pretty damn good for the whole team. I have some snaps of the proceedings of the day up on Flickr.

The next run will be the pub to pub on the 28th of August. I’ll take the camera to that one too.

2 thoughts on “City to Surf 2005”

  1. Thanks Mum!! (you did it, Yay!)
    I just checked the official results site to find that Adrienne’s official time is 110mins 30sec!.
    Neville made it through the gate a bit before us and finished ion the 94min 42sec time. Fantastic for everyone I think.
    Luv ya. Thanks for posting.
    –nick coster

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