Bridge to Brisbane run

On Sunday I entered the annual Bridge to Brisbane run. This was the first time I entered this event and I was quite impressed at the number of people who entered, about 20,000 in total. I finished the 12km course in 53 minutes and 44 seconds for a total place of 829th.

The course starts by crossing the Gateway Bridge, Brisbane’s largest bridge, and then follows the Brisbane River to New Farm Park near the city. The purpose of the event is to raise money for skin cancer research, which is quite ironic since they made us sit in the scorching heat for about 2 hours following the race to hear the results of the prize draws.

In addition to just plain old running, the event has a constume competition. As a result, there were poor sods running the 12km course in all manner of whacky costumes, from zinc sticks to pirate ships to complete horse drawn chariots.

Photos from the event are available here.

Image linked from the Sunday Mail.

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