Sydney is such a great city to live in, I decided to share some of the cool things I do here as an expat and to give you some ideas if you ever find yourself wandering down under. Welcome to #2 in the “blogging at home” series.
Yesterday, I joined 34,000 people who gave up their Sunday morning lie in, to instead lace up their trainers, as part of the Blackmore’s Running Festival. I run in the 9k Bridge Run, which is a perfect distance!!
Especially if you haven’t done much training :oS
It was a glorious day with beautiful, blue skies – certainly Sydney at its best!!!
I was at the start line around 8.30 am, soaking in the great atmosphere, with music pumping and lots of excited runners (16,000+ people). The drawback of so many people… when the gun fired I didn’t run very far.
WARNING BAD PHOTOGRAPHY AHEAD – It is very hard to take decent photos with a mobile phone normally, though whilst running and juggling a water bottle!!!!
After a slow start, I’m eventually pounding the road and heading towards one of the icons of Sydney..
I love this race since you get to run over the Harbour Bridge.
No cars, no buses, no bikes, no lorries - just runners and the odd walker.
You get lovely views of the harbour and the Opera House, certainly worth dragging your arse out of bed on a Sunday!!!
Considering I haven’t done much training, due to being on the road the last 6 months, I had a great run. The sun did make it thirsty work, but I ran it in a respectable 1:09:49 and the only damage was a blister on my big toe. I certainly slept well last night!!!
If you are planning on visiting Sydney, why don’t you coincide it with one of the many running events!!!
One of the many things I love about the Blackmore Running Festival is, there is something for everyone. As well as the 9k Bridge Run, there’s also a 3.5 km walk/run for families; a half marathon if you are feeling adventurous and for the completely insane (my flat mate is included in that category – congratulations!!!) a marathon. This is my favourite run, but the City to Surf is also worth checking out.