Saturday, 25 September 2010

No Bridge Too Far

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The Biscuits had a great time in Sydney last weekend. A great opportunity for a long weekend away coupled with the Sydney Running Festival. I’ve done a couple of marathons in Sydney now and promised the family that we would all go across “next time” – well after a few years of procrastinating we finally got around to it.

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One of the highlights was finding out that we were flying across on the A380. It’s a massive beast.. almost funny seeing it parked next to other planes.  It was quite amazing that it is able to get off the ground – very smooth flight but otherwise nothing special.

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The 9km Sydney Harbour Bridge run starts on the western side of Bradfield Park, Milsons Point, runs north for a stretch before doubling back over the harbour bridge, it then peels off across the Cahill Expressway (overlooking Circular Quay), then loops around Mrs Macquaries Point and back down to the finish in front of the Sydney Opera House. It’s a great course and I was especially proud of the boys, especially James, as 9km is a long way for little legs. The gun went off at 9am but there were so many runners that we only crossed the start line at 9:34, the first runners would have crossed the finish line by then!

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