Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mother's Day Classic

We assembled early at this year's Mother's Day Classic. Amy had been appointed (anointed?) as an Ambassador for the event this year and in doing so had managed to raise $3,800 in less than a fortnight. If you're one of the kind people who supported her effort, thank you so much.

The reason for our early start was to allow Amy to say a few words in the lead up to the one minutes silence - Eli joined her on stage and it was a poignant minute while we remembered people lost to the horrible disease that is cancer.

We had a chat with our new found friend, Philip Clark from ABC radio and then wandered down to the starting line.

The Mother's Day classic is a 10k run or a 5k walk. One year I'll do the 10k run, but this year accompanied by Barb, Simon and their boy Jack we were once again doing the 5k walk.

The walk takes you round Lake Burley Griffin (bridge-to-bridge as locals describe the route). Canberra is full of Autumnal beauty at the moment - the trees around the lake a pallet of red and orange hues and the weather was pretty warm.

We had a couple of breaks during our walk - one for the kids to take ice cream on board! but Audrey, Eli and Jack all coped with the walk pretty well - in fact I think they ran most of it.

We finished the walk in 1 hour 40 minutes - 20 minutes quicker than last year and enjoyed our free bananas and medals. Here's some pictures;

Amy with ABC's Philip Clark

Our first stop (after about 500 metres)

The kids being bribed with jelly snakes

crossing the lake

A break for ice cream

Autumnal colours in Canberra

Amy with Audrey

Smashing our PB! 1 hour 40 minutes!

Our Mother's Day Classic Team

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