Run one of the world’s most scenic marathon courses, took in some of Sydney’s most spectacular and historic landmarks including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
The Sydney Running Festival included four distances dependent on your ability. All events started in Bradfield Park, Milsons Point and traveled over the main deck of the Sydney Harbour Bridge finishing at the Sydney Opera House (Marathon, Half Marathon and Bridge Run) whilst the Family Fun Run (3.5k) had its own unique finish at the Conservatorium of Music, the entrance to the Royal Botanic Gardens.
The first and strangely only RSE representative, was Mark Manley in a time of 3:44:31.
Great effort Mark.
Marlborough Tiny Temple 7 Miler
Setting off alongside the Temple Trail Half Marathon, this 7 mile multi-terrain race was nestled in the spectacularly scenic Marlborough Downs and allowed the runners to take in the start and finish of the Temple Trail, without the other 5 miles in between!
Representing RSE was Kay Thompson in a time of 1:23:30.
Well done Kay
Mentioned in Dispatches
There was no question that Mark Manley earned the right to be mentioned in dispatches this week however travelling the other side of the world just to get mentioned is taking it a bit too far. Mark started running 5 years ago and to date has completed 20 marathons which is an impressive total in it’s own. However his aim is to complete a marathon in every continent. Sydney marathon took it to 5 continents and with a marathon in Rio booked for next June that will only leave him with Antartica. A true inspiration and ambassador for RSE.
Cirencester Park Run
Jonathan Lewis – 21:54
Richard Woodsell Taylor – 26:36
Charley Trykush – 35:48
Cathy Steer – 28:30
Jon Collins – 48:13