Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series

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A 5-race series at popular Sydney running venues

Upcoming races

Race 1: 16 December
2018 Series, race 7: Iron Cove 14km, 7km & 4km
Race 2: 3 April
2022 Series, race 1: Mirambeena 16km, 8km & 2 miles EVENT CANCELLED IN 2022
Race 3: 2 April
2023 Series, race 1: Sri Chinmoy Centennial Park Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km cross-country

About the event

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team presents a series of 5 events at popular running venues around Sydney throughout the year, for your fitness, enjoyment and self-transcendence.


Race number bibs are collected on the morning of the race, from 7am till 7.50am. On the day entries (cash only) are also available from 7am to 7.50am at the race venue.

Each event features 3 distances:

* Short (3.2km – 5km)
* Medium (7km – 10km)
* Longer (14km – Half-Marathon)

In addition, at the Royal National Park event in May, a full Marathon (42.2km) is offered. All races start in waves.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

Short Distance (4km or 5km)
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 or 10km), Longer Distance (14km or 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


Short (4km or 5km)

    • 8am
    • $21 online until 5pm Friday prior
    • $30 on the day

Middle (7km or 10km)

    • 8am
    • $27 online until 5pm Friday prior
    • $35 on the day

Longer (14km or Half-Marathon)

    • 8am
    • $31 online until 5pm Friday prior
    • $40 on the day

Marathon (Royal National Park only)

    • 7am
    • $47 online until 5pm Friday prior
    • $70 on the day


Prachar Stegemann
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Upcoming Races

Race 1: 16 December

2018 Series, race 7: Iron Cove 14km, 7km & 4km

The Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series' Christmas Run and Finale for 2018. Celebrate in the best way possible: running in the company of friends, colleagues and rivals and then feasting on a bonanza pancake smorgasbord!

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 »
Race 2: 3 April

2022 Series, race 1: Mirambeena 16km, 8km & 2 miles EVENT CANCELLED IN 2022

Sadly, the Sri Chinmoy Mirambeena 16km, 8km & 2 mile runs for 2022 have been cancelled, due to the recent flooding of the start/finish area and surrounds at Garrison Point. We hope to stage this much-loved event again in 2023.

To start the Series, we celebrate the long-awaited return to one of the most beautiful courses you will find anywhere: the secluded haven of Mirambeena Regional Reserve in Georges Hall, with options of 16km, 8km and 2 miles (3.2km). This challenging and satisfying course wends its way through natural bushland adjoining Prospect Creek and the Georges River, with a few decent hills for good measure.  You will certainly enjoy your morning in this delightful neck of the woods!

Park off Beatty Parade, which is off Henry Lawson Drive, at the southern end of Mirambeena Regional Reserve. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am.

Enter online now for this race only.

16km, 8km & 2 miles View course map »
Race 3: 2 April

2023 Series, race 1: Sri Chinmoy Centennial Park Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km cross-country

Opening the Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series in 2023, step out onto the beautiful tracks and fields of Centennial Park for a scenic triple-lap Half-Marathon, a 1-lap 7km or 4km options 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.

The start & finish area is alongside the McKay Sports Ground, near the Robertson Rd Gates entrance to Centennial Park. Park anywhere along Grand Drive.

Race number bibs are collected on the morning of the race, from 7am till 7.50am. On the day entries are also available from 7am to 7.50am at the race venue.

Enter online.

Half-Marathon & 7km View course map »
Race 4: 11 June

2023 Series, race 3: Sri Chinmoy Iron Cove Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km

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 7am, closing at 7.50am.

Enter online.

Half-Marathon View course map »
Race 5: 9 July

2023 Series, race 4: Sri Chinmoy Dolls Point Half-Marathon, 10km & 5km

A suite of classic road race distances: 5km, 10km and a Half-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 and enjoy the happy ambience of Peter Depena Reserve, alongside Botany Bay.

Park off Russell Ave, Dolls Point. Number collection at Peter Depena Reserve from 7am. Races start from 8am.

Enter online.

Half-Marathon, 10km & 5km View course map »
Race 6: 30 July

2023 Series, race 2: Sri Chinmoy 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 race number collection opens at 6.30am and closes at 7.55am. The MARATHON starts at 7am, with other distances starting from 8am.

Enter online.

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

2023 Series, race 5: Iron Cove 14km, 7km & 4km

Iron Cove has hosted Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team events since the 1980s, so it appropriate to conclude another season's races at this famed locale. There's every good reason why this is such a favourite venue for running – the central location, the lapping water close at hand, the views, the smooth flat surface, the camaraderie. End the Series in style!

Park towards the bottom end of Glover St, Lilyfield.

Online entry.

Series Pointscore Championship (NEW IN 2023)

NEW IN 2023

Points will be awarded and accrued for all age groups in the Middle and Longer distance events of all races of the Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series in 2023, as follows:

1st place in age group: 10 points
2nd place in age group: 9 points
3rd place in age group: 8 points
4th place in age group: 7 points
5th place in age group: 6 points
6th place in age group: 5 points
7th place in age group: 4 points
8th place in age group: 3 points
9th place in age group: 2 points
10th place in age group: 1 point

All entrants in all Middle and Longer distance races at all events of the Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series will automatically be included in the pointscore competition.

Points awarded for Longer and Middle distance races are of equal value, and accrue to a runner's personal series pointscore tally, regardless of whether they are earned from a Middle or Longer distance race.

Age group placings in the Marathon at Royal National Park (race 2) are awarded DOUBLE POINTS.

There are no points awarded for age group placings in the Short distance races.

To ensure that all runners remain in the same age category for the entire Series, a runner's age category is calculated from their age on 31 December at the end of the current series.

PRIZES will be awarded for the Series Pointscore Championship at the conclusion of the final event, to the TOP 3 placegetters in each age category.

The progressive season pointscore tally is published with the event results, after each race of the Series.

Course records

Iron Cove

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
4 km Under 13 Josh O'Connell 14:16 25/2/2018 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 Louise Graham 15:31 25/9/2022
7 km Under 50 Jake Stollery 22:58 20/10/2013 Lauren Hamilton 25:06 24/5/2015
7 km 50 - 59 Richard Sarkies 25:24 11/9/2016 Raewyn Harlock 29:18 16/12/2012
7 km 60 - 69 David Riches 28:05 12/12/2021 Raewyn Harlock 30:42 25/9/2022
7 km 70 and Over David Iverarch 32:06 11/9/2016 Kathy Stanley 47:35 25/9/2022
14 km Under 50 Oliver Cashman 48:40 6/12/2020 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 Raewyn Harlock 1:07:29 12/12/2021
14 km 70 and Over David Iverarch 1:06:55 18/12/16 Anne Elizabeth Boyd 1:38:00 8/12/2019
Half-Marathon Under 50 Anthony Farrugia 1:13:20 14/10/2012 Elizabeth Pittaway 1:25:53 18/10/2015
Half-Marathon 50 - 59 Philip Balnave 1:20:47 9/6/2019 Raewyn Harlock 1:28:57 14/10/2012
Half-Marathon 60 - 69 Gary Dalton 1:27:29 24/5/2015 Mary Sheehan 1:50:05 10/6/2018
Half-Marathon 70 and Over David Iverach 1:52:37 25/9/2022 Anne Elizabeth Boyd 2:36:38 25/9/2022


Centennial Park

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
4 km Under 13 Oliver White 14:14 2/4/2018 Taylor Porter 15:28 9/6/2013
4 km Under 17 Max Russell 12:59 5/4/2021 Natasha Ward 14:32 18/10/2020
4 km 17 and Over Ali Najem 12:40 5/4/2021 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 Richard Sarkies 25:48 23/10/2016 Louise Arnott 29:41 26/6/2017
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 Mary Sheehan 1:13:33 22/10/2017
14 km 70 and Over David Iverarch 1:10:06 22/10/2017 Anne Elizabeth Boyd 1:40:35 18/10/2020
Half-Marathon Under 50 Matthew Cox 1:08:46 7/6/2015 Rebecca Brown 1:21:20 18/10/2020
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 Raewyn Harlock 1:42:53 2/4/2023
Half-Marathon 70 and Over David Iverach 1:47:06 18/10/2020      


Dolls Point

Distance Age Category Male Time Date Female Time Date
5 km Under 13 Jack Porter 19:25 10/7/2011 Alexandra Field 18:26 15/7/2018
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 David Iverarch 49:59 15/7/2018 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 Victor Correa 1:32:01 15/7/2018 Mary Sheehan 1:48:00 16/7/2017
Half-Marathon 70 and Over Arthur Huxtable 1:57:49 16/7/2017 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 Oliver Fyfe 22:50 2/5/2021 Isabella Mardini 23:21 4/5/2014
5 km Under 17 Marc Mardini 20:33 7/5/2017 Isabella Mardini 23:36 6/5/2018
5 km 17 and Over Keith Bateman 17:13 4/5/2014 Heidi Jones 21:14 4/5/2014
10 km Under 50 James Hauptmann 36:39 7/5/2017 Amy Carrad 41:00 1/5/2016
10 km 50 - 59 Matt Sheather 41:40 5/5/2019 Zoe Melling 49:02 2/5/2021
10 km 60 - 69 Christopher Bowern 46:43 12/10/2014 Mary Sheehan 51:23 7/5/2017
10 km 70 and Over David Iverarch 49:31 7/5/2017 Merridy O'Donnell 1:09:12 8/5/2022
Half-Marathon Under 50 Jake Stollery 1:19:02 4/5/2014 Sally Towse 1:31:48 7/5/2017
Half-Marathon 50 - 59 Philip Balnave 1:25:55 6/5/2018 Raewyn Harlock 1:41:03 5/5/2019
Half-Marathon 60 - 69 Craig Saphin 1:35:07 5/5/2019 Raewyn Harlock 1:50:29 8/5/2022
Half-Marathon 70 and Over Rod Rainey 1:58:12 6/5/2018      
Marathon Under 50 Ian Gallagher 2:47:16 4/5/2014 Tilly Fischer 3:16:49 8/5/2022
Marathon 50 - 59 Philip Balnave 3:01:56 7/5/2017 Sonia McDermott 3:41:55 8/5/2022
Marathon 60 - 69 Kieron Blackmore 4:19:31 8/5/2022 Rita Webster 4:42:59 8/5/2022
Marathon 70 and Over Ray James 5:28:57 5/5/2019      



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 Julieann Tully 16:09 26/2/2017
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 Hollee James 39:22 9/9/2018
8 km 60 - 69 Kieron Blackmore 33:12 26/2/2017 Gina Jessop 44:47 26/2/2017
8 km 70 and Over David Iverarch 39:29 9/9/2018      
16 km Under 50 Ross Johnson 55:59 19/2/2012 Louise Noble 1:04:38 26/2/2017
16 km 50 - 59 Philip Balnave 1:01:54 9/9/2018 Tracey O'Donnell 1:25:03 26/2/2017
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

  • 2023 Apr 2nd
    Sri Chinmoy Centennial Park Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km Runs, Sunday 2 April 2023

    PERFORMANCE 0F THE DAY – One of the most impressive achievements in all of the Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series up till now, has been Helen Stanger’s amazing Female 60-69 record for the Half-Marathon at Centennial Park, of 1:44:05 set back in 2012. Today, on a course which was part quagmire and heavy going at best, and with every other winning time in each category of all 3 races being well off record pace, Raewyn Harlock surpassed Helen’s record with an incredible run of 1:42:53 – and in the process, won the women’s Half-Marathon race outright, in itself an historical achievement. Just a week after Camille Herron’s trail-blazing new 48-hour World Record of 435 km in Canberra, Raewyn is similarly soaring to new heights on behalf of not only all women, but everyone who aspires to transcend their boundaries in any field, anywhere, at any age. Raewyn, your thrilling run today has inspired our deep respect, admiration, joy and awe – long may you continue!

    On a morning which saw intermittent deluges from the early hours before first light peeped from behind further ominous blanketing banks of darkening rainy-stuff, it turns out that to reach the starting line proved to be a significant victory – with over one third of all entrants not arriving at that primary destination. Ironically, once the actual running started, the skies released barely a drop from their copious stores, holding back further blessings till the packing up was nearly done.

    Hot on Raewyn Harlock’s heels, winner of the Female Under 50 race was a flying Nikki Tulliani with 1:43:12, just edging out Stephanie Bian’s 1:43:46, with Jilly Collins taking 3rd in 1:47:52. Susan While was best among the Female 50-59 with 2:13:30.

    With the course passing the start/finish area twice each lap, spectators get 6 glimpses of the action over the 3 laps of the Half-Marathon, to follow the tussles for podium spots among the leaders, as well as numerous other contests unfolding throughout the field. The men’s race saw several changes up front, with Angus Pearson finally drawing away to win in an impressive 1:21:24, from Maurice Kelter of Ireland – who had come across the race by chance while on his morning run through the park, and entered at the last minute – with 1:22:30, sprinting to the line to hold off a charge from Craig Gilbertson who claimed 3rd a mere two seconds later, in 1:22:32.

    Steve Temmo was 4th male home, and fastest among the Male 50-59s with 1:37:05, from Eddie Guo’s 1:40:15; Lars Lindvuist, running with his son Martin, took out the Male 60-69 category with a sterling run of 1:39:12; while the indefatigable Bob Fickel (175 Half-Marathons and 302 Marathons to his name) claimed the Male 70 and Over award with 2:49:41.

    Chris Vallely took out the 7km men’s race in 29:08, though not too far ahead of the Male 50-59 winner, Shane Maundrell whose 29:38 stood him in 2nd place outright. Mark Bligh’s 32:09 to take out the Male 60-69 category also placed him in the top 5; while David Iverach took out the Male 70 and Over in 36:17, despite still recovering from Covid. Eileen Cantwell was in amongst the leading men home, to claim the premier women’s prize with 32:36; while Sha Zhu took out the Female 50-59 with 42:42; and Sally Warneford the Female 60-69 with 42:24; and Mieke Masselos the Female 70 and Over in 45:27.

    The 4km race saw a close finish between Boys Under 13 1st place-getter and outright winner, Oliver Fyfe in 16:41, from Girls Under 13 winner, Eliza Smith (16:52). Eliza’s sister Ruby, running in the Girls Under 17s, was next in 18:31, ahead of Oliver’s brother George (18:35), with Terry Couchman coming next to claim 1st place in the Male 17 and Over category. Caroline Fyfle brought a third medal home for the family, with 1st place in the Female 17 and Over in 20:06.

  • 2022 Oct 16th
    Sri Chinmoy Centennial Park 14km, 7km & 4km Runs, Sunday 16 October 2022

    Centennial Park has many fine faces, virtues and attractions, yet today exhibited another remarkable capacity – its ability to recover from a sustained drenching. After all the rain dumped on Sydney, one might have anticipated the Park’s dirt tracks and trails to present as a soggy quagmire, yet its sandy soil demonstrated an amazing facility for drainage, presenting a mostly dry course under a glorious sunny sky.

    It’s been a while since the last Sri Chinmoy 14km race at this venue, with this popular “C2S” distance proving a likeable middle ground between 10km and a Half-Marathon. Angus Pearson led from the start to take out today’s men’s race with a sterling 53:57, ahead of David Jenkins (55:13) and Craig Gilbertson’s 56:17. Brenan Liston was fastest in the M50-59 with 1:02:50; with Benito Setoue taking home the main M60-69 prize in 1:14:48. Erin Jones was a comfortable winner of the women’s 14km with her front-running 1:06:58, from 2nd placed Gemma Lysycia in 1:09:23 and Elizabeth Duggan in 3rd with 1:12:56. Fastest in the F50-59 was Avril Swan with 1:09:44.

    The one-lap 7km event saw a thrilling exhibition race between two 14-year olds, with Thomas Poynton running from the front to claim an outstanding victory in 26:52 – though he was shadowed all the way by a flying Emily Rogers, who finished just 4 seconds adrift of an outright victory to win the women’s race in a flowing 26:56. Both finished well clear of their respective competitions: next home in the Male Under 50s was Nicholas Foale with 28:03, ahead of Chris Vallely in 29:42. Chasing Emily in the Female Under 50s saw Rochelle O’Connor take 2nd in 29:32, with Michaelle McAlen 3rd in 30:06. The evergreen Zoe Melling was fastest in the F50-59 with 34:30; while Sylvia Nichols took out the F60-69 in 41:12; and the amazing Helen Stanger staged an overdue return to Centennial Park to win the F70+ in 46:46. Robert Pearce was too good in the M50-59s with an impressive 30:01; while Kieron Blackmore showed his class in the M60-69 with a return of 31:44; just a few minutes ahead of the stylish David Iverach, 1st M70+ with 35:33.

    Isabella Groves won the women’s 4km race and the Girls Under 17s with 22:45; while Genevieve McAdams took the Girls Under 13s in 30:50; and Krista Bednarz the Female 17 and Over with 28:24. Meanwhile Peter Groves took out the 4km men’s race in 15:32; ahead of Boys Under 17s winner, Felix Malcolm with 15:41; while Eddie Falkner won the Boys Under 13 in 22:12.

    A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who came to help out this morning: without you these events simply could not happen!


  • 2022 Sep 25th
    Sri Chinmoy Iron Cove Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km Runs, Sunday 25 September 2022

    Pursuing the dawn, a creeping fog claimed Iron Cove, as though veiling the day’s prospects. Yet this mask held no mystery, for all apps foretold a sunny day – and a sunny day we would have. After months of incessant rain, Sydney stepped forward to show its Springtime finest.

    Today’s Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon was notable for the performances of those just commencing, and those continuing long running careers. The male winner, Hayden Redfern, was participating in his first ever race, having taken up running only 3 months ago, and impressed all with a fine debut of 1:18:02, to win 4 minutes clear of the field. Katie Rogers, the women’s winner, was likewise running her first ever Half-Marathon, showing immense promise to win by a massive 18 minutes in a superb 1:27:48. Next home among the women were Sabina Rogers in 1:55:38, and Michelle Fitzpatrick with 1:56:38. The podium finishers in the men’s race after Harden, saw a close tussle between Darren Lake in 1:22:17 and Matt North with 1:22:23.

    The stars came out and shone brightly at the upper end of the age categories today, with Anne Elizabeth Boyd establishing an inaugural F70+ course record of 2:36:38, just one week after running the Sydney Marathon. David Iverach holds most of his age group records for most courses of the Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series, but had never run the Half-Marathon distance at Iron Cove. He rectified that today, duly setting a new M70+ record of 1:52:37. The final finisher had also run the furthest distance – David Vuaghan started today’s Half-Marathon needing only 4km to complete his virtual “Around Australia” run which has taken him no less than 5 years to complete – and added a further 17km for good measure. That’s an amazing effort, David!

    Kaye Johnson won the F50-59 category with a wonderful 1:43:52, and Razz Wilkins the F60-69s in 2:00:27. Jon Schol was fastest among the M50-59 in a slick 1:38:45, with Christopher Jones taking out the M60-69s in style with 1:44:28.

    It seems that runners nowadays are staying fitter and runner faster, for longer. It has been a distinct trend in recent years, that course records for older age categories have been challenged and eclipsed more and more often, by significant margins. The one-lap 7km race, for those who enjoy speed or just like to be home early, saw outright wins to runners in more mature age categories.

    Raewyn Harlock already owns the F50-59 record for this distance, and today stepped up to take the F60-69 course best time and win the women’s race outright with a simply stellar run of 30:42. She makes it look easy! Sophie Collett was impressive in winning the Female Under 50 category in 31:05, with the next two finishers representing the Female 50-59 category – Sachiko Spears winning her age group with 32:04 from Zoe Melling’s 33:00. Next were FU50’s Mayumi Jomkamsing’s 35:11 and Rebecca Karantonis in 35:25. The other standout performance in this distance was Kathy Stanley, claiming a fine new course record for Female 70 and Over of 47:35.

    The men’s race saw a fine win from the Male 50-59 category to Greg Churchill with 26:49, ahead of 1st placed Male Under 50, Nicholas Foale in 27:54. Next was another in the M50-59, Trevor Thomas with 28:00, then Ian Tattersall’s 28:26 and David Winning’s 28:33 in the MU50. Andrew Panos took out the M60-69 with 43:32, and Brian Rayburn the M70+ in a princely 38:31.

    Louise Graham was in a class of her own in the 4km “sprint” race to run away in a new course record time of 15:31, from the Female 70 and Over category. Next home was Boys Under 13s winner, Oliver Fyfe with a fine 16:52. Yuya Sugiyama took the Male 17 and Over in 20:43, with Emma Sugiyama taking out the Girls Under 13 in 21:00, and Isabella Vincent Delgado, the Girls Under 17 with 22:02.

  • 2022 Jul 10th
    Sri Chinmoy Dolls Point Half-Marathon, 10km & 5km Runs, Sunday 10 July, 2022

    Torrential, sometimes horizontal rain – sunshine peeping through patches of blue – furious, maniacal wind – a glorious double rainbow crowning Botany Bay – helpers drenched as water rats – and through it all, the poise, perseverance and grace of a select band of runner-warriors, striding, plodding, pushing through each and every obstacle to the goal. It felt like an action movie where the car chases, fight scenes and daredevil stunts just keep rolling, one after the other, over the top. No course records fell, no news crews attended – yet no-one who participated will ever forget this extraordinary morning, exemplifying the Spirit of the Runner.

    This time, we won’t single out anyone for special mention, for every single participant – runner, helper, server and spectator – was a winner simply by attending, daring to step forward to the start line, and facing down whatever was thrown at us.

    Congratulations and respect to one and all. Cherish this day, take strength and inspiration from it, and draw on it, for there will always be more to come…