Congratulations to our Open Women’s Team on placing fifth in the 2013 City to Surf.
Great to see a big contingent of “Hooked on Healthers” at the City to Surf this year, both as runners and also as volunteers manning the drinks stations with the scouts and other volunteer groups.
Our women’s open team placed 5th with an overall time of 3 hrs, 45 mins and 7 secs. This in spite of Jane Raftesath running in odd shoes. Somehow the last minute shoe lace change left her wearing one old shoe and one new shoe to the start line!
Tara McNamara (Sat 6:45am Frenchs Forest) had a great City to Surf. This is how she saw the race
I had 3 goals for the race this year..
1) run up heartbreak hill
2) run the whole 14 kms
3) run in under 90 mins
I managed all three!!! I felt good through the race (after my normal warm up 3kms and dodging the people in the early stages helped me stay …calm and not try go too fast – the hill was great – head down, feet moving, looking at the next corner and all of a sudden it was over!
The most frustrating section was the the last km – then having to dodge people did bother me – I stopped looking at my watch cause i knew I was close to getting under 90 mins and tried not to yell at people to get out of my way and, as much as possible with the crowds, I ran as fast as I could.
Smiling as I crossed the line and finally looking at my watch…. 87mins!
Happy with it all, I met some work colleagues and drank a lot of water before joining the queue for the bus home.
Thanks so much for making me a better runner
Here are all our results.
Tara McNamara: 87:47
Courtney Heyden: 73:53
Petra Thallmayer: 89:12
Jane Raftesath: 72:26
Sam Evans: 72:26
Sam O’Connor: 104:41 – fastest walker in the north
Pamela Martin: 116:44
Leanne Forster: 89:50
Susanne Lewis: 82:38 – 292nd in category
Bernice Woodbury: 82:33
Trish Pavely: 80:14
Dave Spencer: 67:59
Megan Mouradian: 71:47
Cathy Stockwell: 83:10