Botanic to Bridge another great effort by all

IT'S been a little busy in the house of Robert Kidd.

My son hit the magical 13 mark last week and has immediately grown up to the point of wanting to drive a car and get a job, all while still enjoying Lego and X-Box.

I think my easy days of being a distant Dad are about to become harder.

The other main part of my life was Sunday for the Botanic to Bridge fun run.

This was a magical day weather-wise after the rain we had last week

I think we should be very blessed with the amount of people who came out to support such a wonderful event now in its fifth year.

GPC CEO Craig Doyle was telling me that the numbers have been the largest yet, and to the point of locking off capacity for the 8km event, which was brilliant.

While the true athletes battled their way around the distance when all the others like me looked on, we were amazed at their times.

How anyone can run that fast is just silly. In some ways they are flying, not running.

Well done to everyone involved whether you walked, ran, crawled or even pushed a pram over the two distances, well done to you. It was a great effort.

My effort, although it took over 50 minutes, was one of those events that I most certainly cherish because as I wasn't racing against a clock, I was using it as a social catch-up with so many people.

I walked and ran most parts, stopping every few hundred metres to talk and say hello and then move on to the next person to converse with.

Sure, it was a slow time but I had done little to no training, so it wasn't that bad. At least I didn't get in an ambulance, so that's a good thing.

Finally, I must say a very big thank you to each and every volunteer who put their hands up to help from so early Sunday morning to after lunch.

This event wouldn't be able to proceed to where it is today without you, and to each and every sponsor, you also need to be congratulated.

Until next year when I will be flying over the course smashing my PB for sure.

Oh, by the way, I've just seen a flying pig. Did anyone else see it?

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