Sunday, 14 August 2011

41st City to Surf

Today was the 41st running of Sydney's City to Surf. It says something for Sydney's winters that this race is often run in warm to hot weather and today's event was only the second on which it rained. The course is 14km (8.7 miles) starting from the edge of the Central Business District and ending at Bondi Beach.

This year, the race limit of 85,000 competitors entered the event. I wandered down to the bottom of my street an hour after the starting pistol had been fired and fifteen minutes after the first of the elite runners had reached the finish line and watched the non-elite competitors pass by.

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In the pack
Onlookers offer support in all sorts of ways.

A fellow photographer whose equipment is bigger than mine
An hour after this photo another huge pack of competitors was passing this point


  1. That's a great final photo showing the conditions and a few had some fit eye candy in them. Thanks for them.

  2. I do like the first photo and the got stamina, call me. Apparently (said in long drawl) we need something similar in Melbourne and it is going to happen in November. More local botheration for us, as if there are not enough runs.