Congratulations to all the brave runners who participated in our fun runs at Minnippi Parklands.
We had some trepidation when it rained up to 15 minutes before the start but the small group that came enjoyed very good conditions. We had a few excellent performances from the Nisbett brothers and Andy Turner in the 5km race and the solid performance by Kevin Muller in the 10km event.
I was especially heartened to see 2 young boys participating in the 2.5km event. Jake and Kanu, both aged 9, ran very enthusiastically.
I was impressed with everyone’s effort today and how cheerful all the runners were for the entire event. I hope to see many more at our next event on 23rd May at this same location at Minnippi Parklands. The distances will step up to 2.5km, 10km, and 15km. This will be good preparation for the half-marathon event that will be included in Wynnum on 18th July.
Good luck to everyone in your training and look forward to seeing you in May.
For Sri Chinmoy Races Brisbane
Thank you all for a lovely morning at Minnippi Parklands. I hope you enjoyed it as much as myself. We were blessed with great weather (maybe too good for those doing longer distances), and saw some great performances.
While not wanting to focus too much on individuals, I have to mention 2 runners from opposite ends of the spectrum. Kelsey Rolff, at just 10 years old ran sub 4 minute km's to win the 2.5km race in 9.55. We will all have to watch out for this boy, though we may only see the back of him. At the other end of the age spectrum is 72-year-old Pete Drewitt who ran the 15 km race in 1.17.20, coming 6th overall and ahead of all M50's and M60's.
I was very happy to see some newcomers and everyone just trying to do their best regardless of talent or amount of training. In this difficult year, we can be very grateful to enjoy the experience of running together. We have already started planning for races next year and will send out a race calendar in the next month or so. As a spoiler we are hoping to do a half marathon in the middle of the year, 1 relay race at least, and keep the 2.5km event for children because they are so inspiring.
I look forward to seeing you all again next year, hopefully with normal aid stations etc.
Sri Chinmoy Races Brisbane
|Category - All Male Teams|
|Categ. Place||Team Name||Team Captain's Name||Time|
|1||Blood, Sweat And Beers||Nick Benson||32.39|
|2||Stisbet Squad||Josh Nisbet||34.28|
|3||Jamie||Jamie de Roog||35.44|
|4||Greenbank Runners||Haaije Pijl||37.26|
|5||Eamonn Bermingham||Eamonn Bermingham||39.03|
|7||Wolf And Cub||Brian Pack||40.46|
|9||Geoff Armstrong||Geoff Armstrong||50.24|
|10||Ron Vines||Ron Vines||53.02|
|11||Rodney Lacco||Rodney Lacco||58.51|
|Category - All Female Teams|
|1||Ladies Day Out||Al Lowson||44.41|
|3||Happy Feet||Gen Pattemore||68.31|
|Category - Mixed Teams|
|1||[email protected] Blue||Elizabeth O'Neil||41.22|
|3||BSB Slow Team||Sam Doyle||41.50|
|4||Team Scribbly||Yuki Newman||44.38|
|5||Team Crotty||Martin Crotty||46.49|
|6||Bandaid Bandits||Pam Peldan||48.19|
|8||Reedman Runners||Paul Reedman||48.36|
|9||Pete's Team||Peter Jones||48.46|
|12||Team Mccann||Bradley McCann||57.22|
|Category - Family Teams|
|2||Toohey Trail Trotters||Kevin Sherry||39.41|
|4||Wheeler Family||Pam Wheeler||47.43|
|5||Mcdavitt / Cumming||Joe McDavitt||58.59|