Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Oh that last killer kilometer!



Best tee shirt of the day! Thankfully I managed to drag myself over the line :)  Since it's conception 40 years ago with around 500 registered participants the Chevron City to Surf for Activ has developed into WA's biggest fundraiser of the year.. 50,000 people either ran the 42km marathon (bravo Jimmy), the half marathon, the 12km run, 4km run or walked the 12km (moi) or 4km from the city to the beach.. there are some excellent shots from the day here.. In the first three shots below the start line with Barracks Arch waaay up in the distance, on the trek up to and past Kings Park..


Past the Arch and still a long way to go.. recognize the redhead :) my sister to the left, P to the right!


Looking back down the terrace...


Buoyed on by the WA Police Pipe Band.. there's nothing like blokes in kilts to lift the spirits :)


Oh girls just want to have fun!


Eleven kilometers later, the first glimpse of the ocean, what a relief, one more to go, almost there.. but because of the road closures for the event, even when we made the finish line, there was still another kilometer to get to the car.. that was the hardest of all :) The marathon runners set off just before sunup and seeing them run through Kings Park as the sun came up over the city I can understand why it is described as one of the most beautiful marathons around the world. Hope you've enjoyed the walk, you didn't even have to work up a sweat :) happy Tuesday, take care...



31 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Great shots. Glad you did this.

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  2. The t-shirt was just too funny! I was just laughing with a friend this morning about a race I ran years ago during which I pulled a hamstring early and, yep, nearly had to be dragged across the finish line.

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  3. What a great event and you made a great tour the force, eell done Grace. Do you still feel your muscles?

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  4. All this serves to keep the public happy.

    Tomás.

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  5. Great event. Great photos. Good of you to take part Grace.

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  6. I agree about the kilts! :o) I love the t-shirt!
    Congrats for reaching the line!

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  7. Now of course the question is: what's under those kilts?! :-) Yes, I'm a wee bit naughty tonight!

    Bravo to you all. I'd have walked but certainly not 12 kms at the moment!

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  8. Oh, I love that t-shirt!!! Perfect!! Great shots for the day and congratulations indeed!! Good for you!! Have a great new week!!!

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  9. And you still have the energy to post your photos? I'd be in a coma!

    Love the T-shirt!

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  10. In German I´d say "wunderschön" - the idea itself and how it turned out - Perth style, wonderful, helpful and fun! Mais oui, Grace, great you went and captured all this!

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  11. A large number of people crammed in the same place :)
    Nice and happy event, social and healthy at the same time.
    Lovely images.

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  12. I did enjoy the walk Grace, and thanks for taking us along. I am finally back to blogging after my long summer break. My knee is almost back to normal, so I have been able to get out and get some pictures to post!

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  13. Congratulations on the walk Grace. Where are the photos of you?

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  14. Good for you, Grace! I love that T-shirt!!

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  15. Wow, I'm very impressed!
    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
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  16. 50,000 people participating? That is astonishing. Did you win?

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  17. That's a whole lot of participants! Terrific shots, Grace!

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  18. Great turn out for this event. I love the t-shirt in the first shot.

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  19. Not too many smiles on the concentrating faces, but I am sure they are happy inside.

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  20. 50 thousand people, goodness that is a huge amount, well done to all of them! I love the T-shirt, very funny!
    And once again well done to you Grace!

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  21. Goodness Grace. I don't know how you do it. Bravo! I love the slogan on the T-shirt in that first shot. The thought of all those kilometres would make me want to lie down at the start line with that slogan visible.

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  22. Looks like you had lots of fun company!

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  23. I worked up a sweat just looking at the distances!
    My knees ache now!

    Well done you!

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  24. That was the best walk I've taken in ages. Ha ha. I loved all your photos. This even really draws a good crowd of people which is a wonderful thing!

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  25. De nuevo por tu casa disfrutando de las cosillas que nos dejas.
    Saludos

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  26. Looks like a good time was had by all. and yay you finished.

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  27. Wonderful shots of this amazing event. It's keeping me inspired to train for my little 10k coming up in October.

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