Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series

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A 6-race series at popular Sydney running venues

About the event

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team offers a 6-race series at popular Sydney running venues for your enjoyment, fitness and self-transcendence. Most events include races over 3 distances:

* Short (2 miles – 5km)
* Middle (7km – 10km)
* Longer distance (14km – 21.1km)

At Royal National Park, 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.

Online entry closes at 5pm Friday prior to the race date. On-the-day entries are available, though for a higher fee.

All certified accurate courses, with distance markers every kilometre (every 2km at RNP).

Awards are presented in the following categories:

Short Distance (2 miles – 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 – 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 (2 miles-5k)

    • 8am
    • per race $21 online, $30 on day
    • 6-race series pass: $105

Middle Distance (7-10k)

    • 8am
    • per race $26 online, $35 on the day
    • 6-race series pass: $130

Long Distance (14-21.1k)

    • 8am
    • per race $31 online, $40 on day
    • 6-race series pass: $165

Marathon 42.2k (Royal National Park only)

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

Contact

Prachar Stegemann
0404 071 327
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Upcoming Races

Race 1: 9 September

2018 Series, race 6: Mirambeena 16km, 8km & 2 miles

If you’re aiming for the Sydney Marathon later in the month, this is the perfect tune-up race. We head 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 for this race only, or for the remainder of the 2018 Series.

16km, 8km & 2 miles View course map »
Race 2: 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 3: 24 March

2019 Series, race 1: Iron Cove 14km, 7km & 4km

Iron Cove has hosted Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team events since the 1980s, so it appropriate to kick off a new 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. Start the Series in style!

Park towards the bottom 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 entire 2019 Series.

Race 4: 22 April

2019 Series, race 2: Centennial Park Easter Monday Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km cross-country

Summer is over, so it's time to start focusing on longer distances. 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.

ONLINE ENTRY FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. ON-THE-DAY ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 7AM ON MONDAY

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

2019 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 remainder of the 2019 Series.

MARATHON & Half-Marathon View course map »
10km & 5km View course map »
Race 6: 9 June

2019 Series, race 4: 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 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am, with races starting from 8 am.

Enter online for this race only, or for the remainder of the 2019 Series.

Half-Marathon View course map »
Race 7: 14 July

2019 Series, race 5: 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 over a pancake breakfast in the happy ambience of Peter Depena Reserve, alongside Botany Bay.

Park off Russell Ave, Dolls Point. On-the-day registration opens at 6.45 am and closes at 7.55 am. The Half-Marathon starts at 8am, with other distances starting shortly thereafter.

Enter online for this race only, or for the remainder of the 2019 Series.

Half-Marathon, 10km & 5km View course map »
Race 8: 8 December

2019 Series, race 6: Iron Cove 14km, 7km & 4km

The Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series' traditional Christmas Run and Finale for 2019. 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 »

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 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 Richard Sarkies 25:24 11/9/2016 Raewyn Harlock 29:18 16/12/2012
7 km 60 - 69 Kieron Blackmore 28:26 18/12/2016 Kate Rowe 33:54 20/10/2013
7 km 70 and Over David Iverarch 32:06 11/9/2016      
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 Mary Sheehan 1:10:14 17/12/2017
14 km 70 and Over David Iverarch 1:06:55 18/12/16      
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 Mary Sheehan 1:50:05 10/6/2018
Half-Marathon 70 and Over Dennis Van Wyk 2:05:54 11/9/2016      

 

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 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 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      
Half-Marathon Under 50 Matthew Cox 1:08:46 7/6/2015 Michelle McAdam 1:23:28 26/3/2017
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 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 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 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 Michael Wilding 43:58 6/5/2018 Cathy Davenport 51:16 3/5/2015
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 Jan Pender 1:09:48 6/5/2018
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 1:43:03 6/5/2018
Half-Marathon 60 - 69 Michael Sullivan 1:44:14 7/5/2017 Cath Davenport 1:52:55 6/5/2018
Half-Marathon 70 and Over Rod Rainey 1:58:12 6/5/2018      
Marathon Under 50 Ian Gallagher 2:47:16 4/5/2014 Kirby Clarke 3:33:15 6/5/2018
Marathon 50 - 59 Philip Balnave 3:01:56 7/5/2017 Christine Keers 3:57:09 6/5/2018
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 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

  • 2019 Apr 22nd
    Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series 2019, race 2: Centennial Park Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km Cross-Country Runs, Monday 22 April 2019

    Provisional results are here.

    A race report and photo album coming soon...

     

  • 2019 Mar 24th
    Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series 2019, race 1: Iron Cove 14km, 7km & 4km Runs, Sunday 24 March 2019

    Every so often, from an organiser’s point of view, an event is remarkable for its non-eventfulness. This is not to say that there were not outstanding performances from many of the runners and a wonderful atmosphere amongst all gathered for the first time in the Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series for 2019 this morning at Iron Cove on a calm, clear morning perfect for running in every respect – just that everything flowed, well … smoothly and happily.

    A relatively small field assembled amidst casual banter, pinning of chest numbers and nervous stretches, prepared for the 2-lap 14km, the once-around-the-Bay 7km and the out-and-back 4km runs. Due to the ongoing works resulting in the fencing off of Callan Park and the consequent abbreviation of our regular course, the start points for both the 14km and 7km runs were relocated to make up the distance – however with the revised courses not being certified, unfortunately any course records set today cannot be recognised. We look forward to returning to the usual courses in time for the next Sri Chinmoy event here in June.

    Timothy Molesworth proved too strong in the men’s 14km, taking the race in an excellent 52:05 from Sean Hampson’s 52:59. Next home was Male 50-59 winner Phil Balnave in a sprightly 53:30, ahead of 2nd M50-59 Stephen Orr with 54:52, before 3rd placed Male Under 50 Dale Clarke in 55:16. Craig Saphin took out the Male 60-69 in breaking the one-hour mark with an excellent 59:46, ahead of Victor Correa’s 1:01:04. Evergreen Peter Allen triumphed in the Male 70 and Over category with 1:33:43.

    The women’s 14km race was won by a consistent Jo Franklin with 1:02:52, from Chloe Roy in 1:03:22. Raewyn Harlock was next home in winning the Female 50-59 with an outstanding 1:04:54; head of 3rd placed Female Under 50 Megan Scott’s 1:06:43. Jane Baker was 2nd in the F50-59 with 1:12:14 from Kettie Mothersead’s 1:13:15.

    The men’s 7km one-lapper was taken out by an impressive Tom Bleasdale with 26:04, followed home by Greg Churchill with 26:51 and Jack Jones in 27:13. Daniel Zanolla won the Male 50-59 with 29:48 from David Heazlett’s 31:42; while Bruce Flaherty (37:53) won the closest finish of the day from Stephen Durante (37:54) to win the hotly-contested Male 60-69 category. David Iverarch meanwhile had finished a few minutes earlier in a wonderful run of 33:33, again winning the Male 70 and Over trophy.

    Eileen Cantwell was the clear winner of the women’s 7km with a fine lap of 31:31. Julie Crawford was next home to take out the Female 50-59 with a wonderful showing of 33:57, ahead of the next placings in the Female Under 50 – Emily Jones’ 34:28 and Jocie Evison’s 37:00. Geraldine Durante was 2nd Female 50-59 with 38:48, from Fumiko Dean in 39:33. Sylvia Nichols continued her winning ways in the Female 60-69 to take the main prize with 40:19 from Gladys Amestoy’s brave 41:50.

    Only 18 runners fronted up for the 4km outing this morning, yet a super run from Boys Under 13 Huon Groves saw him win the race outright in 15:43. Next home was Huon’s father Scott, competing in the Male 17 and Over with 16:36, ahead of 2nd placed Boys Under 13 Dashiell Barr in 16:56. Amav Badrish took out the Boys Under 17 with 24:57.

    Jodie Woodford won the Female 17 and Over category with 20:25; from Arabella Barr who took out the Girls Under 13 in 21:00.

    Congratulations to all who participated on this wonderful morning; and heartfelt thanks to all volunteers who helped the event flow so smoothly for all involved.

  • 2018 Dec 16th
    Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series 2018, race 7: Iron Cove 14km, 7km & 4km Runs, Sunday 16 December 2018

    After a few days of stormy weather the sun rose today on a beautiful – if not a little humid Sunday morning for the final race on the Sri Chinmoy Sydney series for 2018.

    The 4km race started first today soon followed by the 14km and then the 7km. With construction happening around Callan Park there was a slight change of course to accommodate this. Unfortunately with the late change, the revised course could not be certified, meaning no course records set today could be officially recognised.

    An extraordinary run today in the 7km race saw Marnie Ponton flying around the loop in the exact same time as the women’s course record – 25:06 – winning the race outright, six minutes ahead of second place Ellie Sarka in a time of 31:20 with third going to Megan Scott in 32:21. 

    Second overall and first in the men’s race was Alasdair Marshall in 26:38, second place Greg Churchill just 26 seconds behind him in 27:04 with Kieran Zubrinich taking third place is 28:47. Rounding off the 7km race in age group categories – Mens 50-59 winner Richard Sarkies in 26:40, Kieron Blackmore taking out the Mens 60-69 in 31:05 and David Iverach winning the Mens 70+ in 33:14. Hollee James won the women's 50-59 in 33:33 and the Women's 60-69 went to Sylvia Nichols in 39:41.

    In the fast 4km race in these hot conditions the competitors kept their cool – even when the turnaround marshal made it too late for the fast first few competitors Our sincere apologies to everyone who overshot the turnaround and possibly did a 5km race instead of the planned 4km.  We look forward to seeing you at a future race where you will have a free entry.

    The Boys under 13 winner Saxon Sarkies won in 20:02, Wilson Sarkies winning the Boys under 17 in 18:38 and Graham Taylor the outright winner of the men’s race in 18:34.

    Arabella Barr took out the girls under 13 in 20:31, Heidi Zubrinich ran a great race and won the girls under 17 in a time of 18:45, just 10 seconds ahead of second place getter Sophie Taylor.  The overall winner of the 4km women’s race was Emma Ware-Maloney in 17:56.

    The 14km race tested everyone with quite a number of people pulling out because of the heat and oppressive humidity – a wise decision for anyone struggling with the hot conditions.

    Again the women's race showed some incredible speed and skill, with Katie Mahoney placing third outright and winning the Women under 50 in a stellar 55:08 – which would have broken the women’s course record for this event had we used the usual certified course – with ultra-runner Larissa Tichon taking second in 58:45, with Sandra Schmidt third in 1:00:30.  Women 50 -59 winner was Leonie Montgomery in a time of 1:07:48.

    In the men’s division first place and overall winner was Kay Bretz in a great time of 53:17, Joseph Tesvic took second in 57:22, with third going to Benjamin Schnebli in 58:51.  In the Men’s 50-59, winner Philip Balnave also grabbed second place overall in 53:44.  Men’s 60-69 went to Tetsundo Kato in 1:02:54 and the Men’s 70 and Over to Ben Dall'Amico in 1:16:33.

    Congratulations to everyone who came down to Iron Cove for the final race of the season.  Next year’s calendar is already out  – you are all invited to give yourself a great present this holiday season and sign up now for the series … and maybe even a 24 hour race in June?

  • 2018 Sep 9th
    Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series 2018, race 6: Mirambeena 16km, 8km & 2 mile Runs, Sunday 9 September 2018

    A beautiful spring morning greeted all the runners to the Sri Chinmoy Mirambeena race today.  Family, friends and fellow running enthusiasts came to test their skills at distances ranging from the 2 miler up to the 16km.  A picturesque and mostly flat  (!) course allowed everyone to relax into the race with some spectacular sprint finishes!

    Taking out the 16km was Philip Balnave – and first in a new men’s 50-59 course record time of 1:01:54 – Mirambeena is the only race of the Sri Chinmoy Sydney series Philip had never done and to race it and win was a nice touch to complete the full suit.  Second overall and first in the under 50 category was Matthew Gore in a time of 1:04:02, soon behind him for second was Daniel Murphy in 1:05:36 with third place Kieran O’Connor finishing in 1:06:37.  Second after Phil in the 50-59 category was Masanori Chiba in 1:10:37 and third place going to Paul Webb in 1:12:58; Ian Sutherland took out the men’s 60-69 category in 1:23:36.

    In the women’s race Akiko Akashi won outright and first in the under 50s in a time of 1:15:33, second place going to Heidi Griffiths in 1:16:06 and third place going to Amandine Tena in 1:17:14.  In the women’s 50-59 Susan White took first place in 1:26:52, and Maureen O’Neil taking out the women’s 60-69 in a time of 2:22:24.

    A fast field in the 8m brought Martin Vu into the finish in 31:06, hot on his heels was Manuel Geier with 31:36 and even hotter on his heels was Michael Abiwahab in 31:46!  In the men’s 50-59 Alistair Sandilands came home in 32:42, Rob Ellis taking out the men’s 60-69 in 38:50 and the Men’s 70+ went to David Iverach in yet another course record time – a sizzling 39:29. 

    Zoe Melling won the women’s race in a time of 37:41, second place going to Lena Chen in 40:08 and third place Catherine Bolshesolsky in 41:15, one second in front of our 4th place getter Amie Reischery.  In the women’s 50-59 Hollee James was first in a new course record for her age group of 39:22.

    In the small but competitive 2 mile race, first place went to Davor Zailac in 13:58, first in the boys under 13 went to Ryan Reynolds in 16:08 and first in the boys under 17 to Gabriel Infante in 18:04. 

    In the female race the girls under 17 first place went to Chloe Truong in 18:56, two seconds ahead of second place getter and sister Mia Truong in a time of 18:58. Samantha Truong took out the women’s over 17, one minute behind her daughters in a time of 19:58.

    Congratulations to all who ran today: it was a stunning day that just yearned to have runners out there enjoying the fresh spring air, bright blue sky and calm gentle Sunday morning pace.  We look forward to seeing you again soon!