Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series

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Various locations around Sydney

An 8-race series at popular Sydney running venues for your enjoyment, fitness and self-transcendence

Upcoming races

Race 1: 28 February
2016 Series, race 1: Iron Cove 14km, 7km & 4km
Race 2: 28 March
2016 Series, race 2: Centennial Park Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km cross-country
Race 3: 1 May
2016 Series, race 3: Royal National Park MARATHON, Half-Marathon, 10km & 5km Trail Runs
Race 4: 12 June
2016 Series, race 4: Centennial Park Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km cross-country

About the event

Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team offers an 8-race series at popular Sydney running venues in 2016 for your enjoyment, fitness and self-transcendence. Most events include races over 3 distances:

* Short (3km – 5km)
* Middle (7km – 10km)
* Longer distance (14km – 21.1km)

At two venues – Royal National Park and Dolls Point, a full MARATHON (42.2km) is also offered.

Marathons start at 7am, while all other events start at 8am with Registration opening at 6.45 am, and closing at 7.55 am.

All certified accurate courses, with distance markers every kilometre (every 2km at Royal National Park). Courses at Iron Cove and Dolls Point are on paved cycle/running paths; courses at Centennial Park are cross-country, on gravel and grass; the course at Royal National Park is on an old coach road (now fire trail) through the forest.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

Short Distance (4km – 6km)
Boys and Girls Under 13, 1st to 3rd
Boys and Girls Under 17, 1st to 3rd
Male and Female 17 and Over, 1st to 3rd

Middle (7km – 10km), Longer Distance (14km – Half-Marathon) and Marathon (42.2km)
Male and Female Under 50, 1st to 7th
Male and Female 50-59, 1st to 3rd
Male and Female 60-69, 1st to 2nd
Male and Female 70 and Over, 1st

Post-race pancake breakfast for all.

Events

Short Distance (3-5k)

    • per race $17 online, $30 on day
    • 8-race series pass: $120

Middle Distance (7-10k)

    • per race $22 online, $35 on the day
    • 8-race series pass: $160

Long Distance (14-21.1k)

    • per race $27 online, $40 on day
    • 8-race series pass: $195

Marathon 42.2k (Royal National Park & Dolls Point events)

    • 7am
    • per race $47 online, $70 on day
    • Long-Distance series pass holders may
    • enter each marathon for $10 extra.

Contact

Prachar Stegemann
0404 071-327
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Upcoming Races

Race 1: 28 February

2016 Series, race 1: Iron Cove 14km, 7km & 4km

The Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series for 2016 gets under way with the familiar loop around Iron Cove, with options of 14km, 7km and 4km. If you’re returning from previous years, welcome back! If you’re participating in the Series for the first time, we hope you enjoy your morning and make these runs a regular highlight of your calendar.

Park at the end of Glover St, Lilyfield. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am.

Enter online for this race only, or for the whole 2016 Series.

14km & 7km View course map »
Race 2: 28 March

2016 Series, race 2: Centennial Park Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km cross-country

What better way to kick-start your holiday Monday? Step up to the Half-Marathon, or stay with the 7km or 4km options as we take to the tracks and fields of Centennial Park for a cross-country race in the heart of the city. See why this is the most popular venue for Sri Chinmoy Races in Sydney.

Park anywhere along Grand Drive. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am.

Enter online for this race only, or for the whole 2016 Series.

Half-Marathon & 7km View course map »
Race 3: 1 May

2016 Series, race 3: Royal National Park MARATHON, Half-Marathon, 10km & 5km Trail Runs

The Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series goes bush, to the sublime Royal National Park south of the city. Immerse yourself in pristine forest on a lovely trail run. Because you’ll want to enjoy this magical realm to the max, a full MARATHON joins the Half-Marathon, 10km and 5km for a full suite of classic distances.

Parking is near Willow Tree Flat, past Audley. National Park admission fee of $12 per vehicle applies. Alternatively, take our shuttle van from Loftus Station for $10 return, departing regularly from 6.30am.

On-the-day registration opens at 6.30 am and closes at 7.55 am. The MARATHON starts at 7am, with other distances starting from 8 am.

Enter online for this race only, or for the whole 2016 Series.

MARATHON & Half-Marathon View course map »
10km & 5km View course map »
Race 4: 12 June

2016 Series, race 4: Centennial Park Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km cross-country

The best time to enjoy Centennial Park is morning; the best way to appreciate this beautiful haven is on foot. What better motivation to keep up your training through Winter than the prospect of a delightful run through the park amongst ducks, ponds, fields, glades and even a mini-pine forest on a glistening June morning?

Park anywhere along Grand Drive. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am.

Enter online for this race only, or for the whole 2016 Series.

Half-Marathon & 7km View course map »
Race 5: 10 July

2016 Series, race 5: Dolls Point MARATHON, Half-Marathon, 10km & 5km

The full suite of classic road race distances: 5km, 10km, Half-Marathon and a full MARATHON make this annual event a true festival of running. The courses are scenic loops – flat for the most part, with a challenging rise over the spectacular Captain Cook Bridge crossing the Georges River. Relax post-race over a pancake breakfast in the happy ambience of Peter Depena Reserve, alongside Botany Bay.

Park off Russell St, Dolls Point. On-the-day registration opens at 6.30 am and closes at 7.55 am. The MARATHON starts at 7am, with other distances starting from 8 am.

Enter online for this race only, or for the whole 2016 Series.

MARATHON, Half-Marathon, 10km & 5km View course map »
Race 6: 11 September

2016 Series, race 6: Iron Cove Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km

If you’re aiming for the Sydney Marathon later in the month, this is the perfect tune-up race, the final Half-Marathon of the Series. Even if you’ve raced this course many times before, there’s always a buzz about the Iron Cove events with such a great crowd all gathered for the same purpose: sheer enjoyment!

Park at the end of Glover St, Lilyfield. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am.

Enter online for this race only, or for the whole 2016 Series.

Half-Marathon View course map »
Race 7: 23 October

2016 Series, race 7: Centennial Park 14km, 7km & 4km

Alongside New York’s Central Park and London’s Hyde Park, Centennial Park is one of the truly great urban parklands, affording that perfect blend we all yearn for: the peace and satisfaction of Nature in proximity to city comfort and amenities. Few places in the world can boast such a perfect locale for running so close to the CBD…

Park anywhere along Grand Drive. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am.

Enter online for this race only, or for the whole 2016 Series.

14km & 7km View course map »
Race 8: 18 December

2016 Series, race 8: Iron Cove 14km, 7km & 4km

We endlessly speculate what it is about the Bay Run which makes this course so appealing – constant proximity to water, smooth flat wide pathways, the bonhomie of morning joggers and dog-walkers… Whatever your reasons, it’s one week to Christmas – enjoy!

Park at the end of Glover St, Lilyfield. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am.

Enter online for this race only.

14km & 7km View course map »

Course records

Iron Cove

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
4 km Under 13 Angus Beer 14:24 15/12/2013 Sarah Playford 16:00 10/6/2012
4 km Under 17 Jarrod Biczo 13:46 10/6/2012 Caitlin Bickerton 16:18 27/2/2011
4 km 17 and Over Neill Robbie 12:36 16/12/2012 Belinda Dent 16:02 28/3/2010
7 km Under 50 Jake Stollery 22:58 20/10/2013 Lauren Hamilton 25:06 24/5/2015
7 km 50 - 59 Dennis Wylie 25:51 14/10/2012 Raewyn Harlock 29:18 16/12/2012
7 km 60 - 69 Witold Krajewski 28:37 10/6/2012 Kate Rowe 33:54 20/10/2013
7 km 70 and Over Robert Amery 35:15 18/10/2015      
8 km (old course) Under 50 Thomas Do Canto 26:09 27/2/2011 Natasha Cole 31:26 24/2/2008
8 km (old course) 50 - 59 Keith Bateman 27:47 16/10/2011 Grace Stone 38:59 16/10/2011
8 km (old course) 60 - 69 Rob Connolley 33:05 10/5/2009 Jo Rickards 42:05 28/11/2010
8 km (old course) 70 and Over Arthur Andonopoulos 45:56 24/2/2008      
14 km Under 50 Mitch Dean 48:41 10/3/2013 Sandi Rabie 57:10 10/3/2013
14 km 50 - 59 David Riches 51:43 13/12/2015 Raewyn Harlock 56:25 15/12/2013
14 km 60 - 69 Bill Lonsdale 1:01:15 10/6/2012 Kate Rowe 1:16:24 13/12/2015
14 km 70 and Over Vic Egerton 1:26:15 13/12/15      
16 km (old course) Under 50 Thomas Do Canto 54:04 28/3/2010 Audrey Hall 1:04:54 10/5/2009
16 km (old course) 50 - 59 Wayne Gregory 1:01:45 10/5/2009 Kate Rowe 1:21:59 28/3/2010
16 km (old course) 60 - 69 Witold Krajewski 1:08:44 27/2/2011      
16 km (old course) 70 and Over Bert Sloan 1:34:45 2/11/2008      
Half-Marathon Under 50 Anthony Farrugia 1:13:20 14/10/2012 Elizabeth Pittaway 1:25:53 18/10/2015
Half-Marathon 50 - 59 Martin Dawson 1:21:44 14/10/2012 Raewyn Harlock 1:28:57 14/10/2012
Half-Marathon 60 - 69 Gary Dalton 1:27:29 24/5/2015 Hideko Sato-Fraser 1:55:33 14/10/2012
Half-Marathon 70 and Over            

 

Centennial Park

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
4 km Under 13 Morgan McDonald 14:27 29/3/2009 Taylor Porter 15:28 9/6/2013
4 km Under 17 Daniel Siepen 13:49 23/11/2008 Jessica Durand 14:53 13/6/2010
4 km 17 and Over Ali Najem 12:47 1/4/2013 Lisa Biffin 15:09 6/4/2015
7 km Under 50 Edward Fernon 23:16 1/4/2013 Lucy Starrat 25:27 24/3/2008
7 km 50 - 59 David Riches 25:56 11/9/2011 Eija Stewart 33:37 9/6/2013
7 km 60 - 69 Witold Krajewski 28:47 11/9/2011 Kate Rowe 34:54 9/6/2013
7 km 70 and Over David Iverarch 32:14 12/6/2016 Kerry Bray 41:01 21/4/2014
14 km Under 50 Ross Johnson 48:12 11/12/2011 Laura James 57:24 25/11/2012
14 km 50 - 59 Keith Bateman 50:58 23/2/2014 Raewyn Harlock 1:01:53 11/12/2011
14 km 60 - 69 Gary Dalton 59:42 22/2/2015 Dian Hall 1:22:19 23/2/2014
14 km 70 and Over Elwyn Elms 1:22:42 24/2/2013      
Half-Marathon Under 50 Matthew Cox 1:08:46 7/6/2015 Laura James 1:23:34 9/6/2013
Half-Marathon 50 - 59 Keith Bateman 1:16:21 29/7/2012 Raewyn Harlock 1:33:24 25/3/2012
Half-Marathon 60 - 69 Victor Correa 1:30:51 28/3/2016 Helen Stanger 1:44:05 25/3/2012
Half-Marathon 70 and Over Bert Sloan 2:09:47 23/11/2008      

 

Dolls Point

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
5 km Under 13 Jack Porter 19:25 10/7/2011 Taylor Porter 19:36 14/7/2013
5 km Under 17 Blake Lampert 17:20 8/7/2012 Taylor Porter 19:49 12/7/2015
5 km 17 and Over Jake Stollery 15:51 14/7/2013 Fiona Reid 18:09 11/7/2010
10 km Under 50 Robbie Neill 33:28 10/7/2011 Noni Cooper 37:52 13/7/2014
10 km 50 - 59 Ian Cameron 37:10 8/7/2012 Sharon Lane 46:24 8/7/2012
10 km 60 - 69 Witold Krajewski 41:01 10/7/2011 Helen Stanger 46:55 10/7/2011
10 km 70 and Over Dennis Pender 59:01 13/7/2014 Kerry Bray 58:41 13/7/2014
Half-Marathon Under 50 Ben Bell 1:13:06 13/7/2014 Magda Karimali-Poulos 1:22:21 12/7/2009
Half-Marathon 50 - 59 David Riches 1:20:16 8/7/2012 Catherine Davenport 1:46:21 14/7/2013
Half-Marathon 60 - 69 John Dawlings 1:40:00 14/7/2013 Kerry Bray 2:06:10 10/7/2011
Half-Marathon 70 and Over       Brigid Quinn 1:55:14 14/7/2014
Marathon Under 50 Danny Burgess 2:41:08 13/7/2014 Natasha Hjerrild 3:31:30 12/7/2015
Marathon 50 - 59 Glenn Gielissen 3:14:46 12/7/2015 Anne Newman 3:51:03 13/7/2014
Marathon 60 - 69 Ray James 3:28:48 13/7/2014      
Marathon 70 and Over            

 

Royal National Park

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
5 km Under 13 Marc Mardini 23:36 4/5/2014 Isabella Mardini 23:21 4/5/2014
5 km Under 17 Max Jameson 20:21 4/5/2014 Nicola Kain 24:27 12/10/2014
5 km 17 and Over Keith Bateman 17:13 4/5/2014 Heidi Jones 21:14 4/5/2014
10 km Under 50 Nic Bailey 37:41 12/10/2014 Amy Carrad 41:00 1/5/2016
10 km 50 - 59 Michael Wilding 44:08 1/5/2016 Cathy Davenport 51:16 3/5/2015
10 km 60 - 69 Christopher Bowern 46:43 12/10/2014 Helen Stanger 55:05 4/5/2014
10 km 70 and Over Dennis Pender 1:00:46 12/10/2014      
Half-Marathon Under 50 Jake Stollery 1:19:02 4/5/2014 Erin Hargrave 1:35:29 4/5/2014
Half-Marathon 50 - 59 Peter Sewell 1:32:35 1/5/2016 Kim Tudjman 1:56:34 12/10/2014
Half-Marathon 60 - 69 Craig Russ 1:48:24 12/10/2014 Merridy O'Donnell 2:20:54 3/5/2015
Half-Marathon 70 and Over            
Marathon Under 50 Ian Gallagher 2:47:16 4/5/2014 Alicia Ralph 3:37:05 1/5/2016
Marathon 50 - 59 Geoff Barnes 3:18:19 1/5/2016 M Jac Tremayne 4:16:17 4/5/2014
Marathon 60 - 69 Victor Correa 3:24:58 1/5/2016      
Marathon 70 and Over            

 

Mirambeena

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
2 miles Under 13 Max Jameson 13:18 12/6/2011 Taylor Porter 12:32 3/8/2014
2 miles Under 17 Benjamin Moss 12:03 12/6/2011 Emma Dixon 21:19 12/6/2011
2 miles 17 and Over Eddie Kumsuv 11:36 19/2/2012 Kathy Clarke 16:08 19/2/2012
8 km Under 50 Jonathan Heron 30:05 23/5/2010 Isabelle Crouche 31:38 19/2/2012
8 km 50 - 59 Frank Zeichner 30:36 23/5/2010 Sylvia Nichols 40:03 12/6/2011
8 km 60 - 69 Witold Krajewski 33:18 12/6/2011 Dorothy Siepmann 47:35 4/11/2007
8 km 70 and Over Edward McMaster 50:53 23/5/2010      
16 km Under 50 Ross Johnson 55:59 19/2/2012 Louise Noble 1:07:39 12/6/2011
16 km 50 - 59
 
John Dawlings 1:06:19 12/6/2011 Desie Joannides 1:33:54 19/2/2012
16 km 60 - 69 Dave Byrnes 1:08:26 12/6/2011 Helen Stanger 1:19:06 19/2/2012
16 km 70 and Over            

 

Cooks River

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
4 km Under 13 Hayden Brown 16:01 27/11/2011 Maddison Zahra 19:53 12/9/2010
4 km Under 17 Brad Fraser 14:59 21/6/2009 Maddison Zahra 19:00 27/11/2011
4 km 17 and Over Shaun Hardy 14:49 27/11/2011 Courtney Sanford 15:17 27/11/2011
8 km Under 50 Victor Correa 29:16 27/11/2011 Natalie Malligan 33:29 6/5/2012
8 km 50 - 59 Keith Bateman 27:15 27/11/2011 Pennie Psaltis 39:53 21/6/2009
8 km 60 - 69 Rob Connolley 34:24 21/6/2009 Jo Rickards 41:53 12/9/2010
8 km 70 and Over Edward McMaster 57:40 6/5/2012      
16 km Under 50 Pete Conway 57:37 12/9/2010 Kathryn Parkinson 1:07:18 21/6/2009
16 km 50 - 59 Jicton Correa 1:05:12 6/5/2012 Raewyn Harlock 1:06:57 6/5/2012
16 km 60 - 69 Witold Krajewski 1:08:45 27/11/2011 Merridy O'Donnell 1:29:02 6/5/2012
16 km 70 and Over            

 

Prospect Creek

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
6 km Under 13 Hayden Brown 26:01 31/7/2011 Sianna Steele 26:46 9/9/2012
6 km Under 17 Will Chaffey 23:35 3/8/2008 Audrey Trenear-Hall 26:31 3/8/2008
6 km 17 and Over Adam Horder 22:08 31/7/2011 Eileen Cantwell 25:09 9/9/2012
12 km Under 50 Lee Cook 42:19 31/7/2011 Lorna White 51:03 31/7/2011
12 km 50 - 59 David Riches 45:49 31/7/2011 Merridy O'Donnell 1:05:19 31/7/2011
12 km 60 - 69 Brian Radburn 53:14 9/9/2012 Renee Reynolds 1:12:18 31/7/2011
12 km 70 and Over            
24 km Under 50 Brendan Davies 1:28:02 9/9/2012 Athene Chariot 1:46:02 31/7/2011
24 km 50 - 59 John Dawlings 1:47:06 31/7/2011 Annie Tobey 2:15:57 9/9/2012
24 km 60 - 69 Sid Astbury 2:05:02 31/7/2011      
24 km 70 and Over            

 

Previous Results

  • 2016 Jun 12th
    Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series 2016, race 4: Centennial Park Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km, 12 June 2016 Results

    How many ways can you tell the same story?

    This is the challenge facing the report-writer for a Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series event in Centennial Park… there are only so many ways of saying:

    * "the park is a jewel of Sydney"
    * "It was a stunning morning"
    * "the course has something of everything"
    * "there was tremendous camaraderie amongst the runners"
    * "pancakes were devoured to the very last serve"

    … not that this experience becomes in any way boring, it's just that one wonders if readers will believe if we continue regaling them with tales of spending near-perfect mornings running with wonderful people on a beautiful course in a sublime setting…

    Storyline of the morning was David Iverarch's new course record in the Male 70 and Over category in the 7km race of 32:14. David beat all the younger Male 60-69 category, which was won by Bruce John Flaherty's 34:54. The race had been won by Nelson Santos in an excellent 26:11, just besting the amazing Peter Sewell who took 2nd outright, in winning the Male 50-59 in 26:24.

    Alison Newitt took out the women's race with a sensational 27:56, which placed her 3rd amongst the Male Under 50 and 4th outright in the race. Sue Pendlebury won the Female 50-59 with a fine 36:47, and the amazing Rasa Pes the Female 60-69 with 41:17.

    A smaller-than usual field in the 4km race had seen the Boys Under 17 category won by Shoryu Daz-Zaman – who also came 2nd outright – in 16:18, behind his friend Nishan Gill-Misson who won the race (and Male 17 and Over) in 15:26.

    Willow Sewell was fastest in the Girls Under 13 with 16:57, a time which earned her 4th place overall. Elaine Glass took out the Female 17 and Over category in 21:31.

    It was an excellent day for the Balnave children, with Ee-Shyan winning the Girls Under 17 in 23:04; Ren-Shyan winning the Boys Under 13 in 17:34, and brother He-Shyan taking 2nd place in the Boys Under 17 with 20:35.

    While the 4km and 7km were being run and won, the Half-Marathoners continued their 3-lap journey through and around the Park. Laura James – defending course record holder – returned to once again win the women's race with a resounding 1:25:28. Jane Baker took out the Female 50-59 in 1:50:02; and Kate Rowe the Female 60-69 in 2:02:32.

    Darren Moyle's 1:15:31 proved too strong in the end for James Costello, who took 2nd in the men's race with 1:15:45. Stephen Orr won the Male 50-59 in 1:29:28; and the amazing Victor Correa the Male 60-69 with 1:32:44 (only just ahead of Kieron Blackmore's 1:33:23)…

    ... even though on the surface the story appears the same, yet within each re-telling, there are ever-new surprises, discoveries and revelations.

  • 2016 May 1st
    Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series race 3: Royal National Park

    Sunday the 1st of May saw more than 300 runners line up for the Sri Chinmoy Royal National Park 5K, 10K, Half and full Marathon trail runs.

    Set in the beautiful Royal National Park, the main track takes the runners out and back – easy, right?  However, Mother Nature, with all her beauty on show in this spectacular race also gives the runners some challenges to keep everyone honest.  The course is undulating with a nice little hill at the end, it’s just a little bit rocky at times, and - well muddy.  As one competitor commented “just run through the first puddle and then you don’t have to deal with dodging anymore”.  Good advice I say!  And yes, many a runner came back with mud sprayed up their legs.  Watching them cross at the finish you knew they had a good race.

    The Marathoners arrived in the predawn to register and collect their numbers, the heavens were showering us with light rain and all runners toed the line at 7am to start the first of one small and two long loops up the course.

    An hour later the three other races were started, with all competitors now out enjoying the course.

    Coming in first were the 5k finishers with Paul Molloy cruising in to win in 21:17.  In the Under 13, Lewis Cook secured first place in an impressive 23:53, with Evie Cook taking out the under 13 girls in an equally amazing time of 24:56, only 6 seconds behind the 13 – 17 female leader Jade Garrahy who did a time of 24:50, who in turn was only 8 seconds behind the over 17 year old women’s leader Nyree Gale in a time of 24:42.  It was a busy finish chute when the 5k pack came in!

    In the 10k race Jeffrey Whalan made it under the 40 minutes mark winning the under 50 male category in 39:24 with Alistair Sandilands hot on his tail in 2nd place in 39:58 The women’s leader, Amy Carrad, was just over 1 minute behind Alistair, finishing in 41 minutes flat, winning the under 50 female category and placing fourth outright while Tracy Davenport took out second place in the Women’s under 50 in 42:46.

    Unfortunately, a missing turnaround sign meant that almost all of the field in the Half Marathon ran an additional 600 metres or more. Hence the times are slower than they otherwise would have been. The Half Marathon saw James Carroll take out first place in 1:31:09, with Paul Gillan 2nd in 1:32:57 and Aaron Cooper in 3rd in 1:33:51.  Peter Sewell was first in the Male 50 – 59 in a great time of 1:32:35, putting him second overall while Michael Rendle won the Male 60 – 69 category in a time of 2:01:06.

    Watching Larissa Tichon cross the line to place first in the women’s category was fantastic to see, she looked effortless in her time of 1:46:28.  Second place getter, Julia Wenner, came through smiling in 1:55:03, with third place not too far behind for Millerine Brikkerin in 1:57:17. Amanda Smith was first in the 50 – 59 category in 2:10:04 while Merridy O'Donnell took out the 60 – 69 category in 2:24:15.

    The wonderful finale to these events was the triumphant finishes of the Marathon runners.  First place male, Under 50 Raymond Wareham comfortably broke the 3-hour mark in 2:54:58, with Darren More 2nd in 3:02:06 and 3rd place to Stephen Redfern in 3:05:11. 

    Winning the 50 – 59 category was Geoff Barnes in an impressive 3:18:19, placing him in the top 10 marathoners for this race while Sydney Strider Victor Correa won the 60 – 69 category comfortably in 3:24:58, adding yet another win to his new age category! In the same category, Ray James had a hard day at the office, finishing in 6:26:30 but perhaps can be excused as he ran another marathon the day before at the Relay for Life!

    First in the women’s race went to Alicia Ralph who looked strong as she came into finish in 3:37:05, 2nd place going to Mary Ryan in 3:40:45 and 3rd to Katy Anderson in 3:51:48.

    An ever-smiling Jane Trumper took out the women’s 50-59 category in 4:46:16, finishing yet another of her more than 100 marathons, finishing side by side with her husband Peter.

    A special mention should be made to Kelvin Marshall who drove all the way from Queensland and Zach Benjamin who flew from Japan to run his first trail Marathon in the Royal National Park.  Well done!  As well as Steve who did the half marathon on his birthday and still made it back to celebrate with his family!

    Congratulations to all competitors!  We applaud you for challenging yourself and hope you enjoyed the race as much as we enjoyed putting it on!  We look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Enjoy the SCMT race photos and also these offerings from Shane Braz Photography.

  • 2016 Mar 28th
    Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series 2016, race 2: Centennial Park Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km, 28 March 2016 Results

    Race 2 of the Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series for 2016 saw the long-awaited return to Centennial Park, for the traditional trio of the 3-lap Half-Marathon, one-lap 7km and “sprint” 4km cross-country runs.

    A deluge at 2am blessed the course with some substantial puddles, but could not deter a record number of 127 on-the-day entrants joining the throng of pre-entered runners toeing the start line.

    Easter Monday, coming at the end of a series of days off for most, has a relaxed and grateful atmosphere which set the perfect backdrop for a complete morning of athletic aspiration and the mutual appreciation of good company in harmonious surroundings. Due to a malfunctioning gas cylinder, runners had to wait in line for up to 20 minutes to receive their pancakes while a replacement cylinder was procured: never have we witnessed such a contented and good-spirited queue of pancake-lovers who seemed grateful for the opportunity just to stand in line with each other.

    While there were some outstanding times recorded in all 3 distances, only one course record fell: having recently “graduated” to the Male 60-69 category, Victor Correa celebrated his new status with a record for the Half-Marathon of 1:30:51.

    Both Elouise Carey (15:43, Girls Under 13) and Carson Helmer (14:33, Boys Under 13) came very close to the records in their respective categories for the 4km race, which featured the largest-ever turn-out for a children’s category with 29 finishers in the Boys Under 13s.

    Congratulations to all who participated in this celebration of the simple, perfect pleasure of running – and pancakes. We hope you found the morning as enjoyable as we did!

  • 2016 Feb 28th
    Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series 2016, race 1: Iron Cove 14km, 7km & 4km, 28 February 2016 Results

    The first race of the Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series for 2016 saw a return to our roots: Iron Cove, scene of more Sri Chinmoy races in Sydney than any other venue since the early '90s. We shared the start/finish area today with a rowing regatta, which added more crowds and augmented the atmosphere of vibrant exuberance.

    A warm morning witnessed solid times and a good turnout in all 3 distances, boding well for a competitive and enjoyable Series to come.

    Lilian Molesworth was the only woman to finish in under one hour in the 14km race, winning in 59:29; while Tracey O'Donnell celebrated her move to a new age category (bearing in mind that ages for categories in the Series are taken at 31 December 2016) by winning the Female 50-59 in 1:12:27; while Merridy O'Donnell (no relation) took out the Female 60-69 in 1:22:26.

    Joseph Thomas won the Male Under 50 in 55:19; Brett Molloy the Male 50-59 in 1:04:16; and Harry Karlikoff the Male 60-69 in 1:09:54 to round out the 14km first place-getters list.

    The one-lap 7km race was won outright by Adam Denison (Male Under 50) in a fine 24:54. Next home came an outstanding run from Male 50-59 winner Peter Sewell in 26:03; from first-placed Female Under 50, Fiona Yates, winning (and trouncing the whole men's field with these two exceptions) in 26:36.

    Brian Radburn took out the Male 50-59 in 32:55; and Bruce Gerard the Male 70 and Over in 38:40; while Susan Hitchen won the Female 50-59 in 35:34; not far ahead of Female 60-69 winner Sylvia Nichols in 35:45 (second in this category was a most welcome return to racing from Helen Stanger in 36:19).

    Nicholas Katsilis (Male 17 and Over) was a comfortable winner in the 4km race with a swift 14:24; while James Smith (15:35) and Joshua O'Connell (15:38) were 3rd and 4th outright respectively, running in the Boys Under 13s. Shannon O'Connor (Female 17 and Over) won the women's race in 18:31; with Evie Cook taking out the Girls Under 13 in 19:40.

    Thanks to all involved in helping stage this event and especially to all participants. Enjoy the photos from the morning, memories of an enjoyable and fulfilling race.