Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Is Sprinting, Running Through Your Mind This July?

Total pun intended in the title as the Real Insurance Sydney 10k is back again for the third consecutive year on the 13th July. For all those with tricky knees, ailments or a newbie to running, there’s also the newly introduced 5k race so you can pace yourself and maybe aspire for the 10k next year.

The idea of this race isn’t about the finishing line or who gets to be in the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest time reach. It’s all about galloping around some of the most stunning locations by Sydney Harbour. The start and finish takes place at the sensational Rocks so if you feel that you’re going around in circles while you sprint, you’re not wrong.
During your excursion, you’ll get to see Darling Harbour, Barangaroo area, Hickson Road, Cockle Bay and naturally, the Opera House on this intentional flat course. Since the Rock’s Market will be open on the 13th, remember to spot out some great potential buys for purchasing later as a ‘well done to me gift’ for finishing the race and raising philanthropic hard cash.
It’s obviously not only a super healthy way to fundraise for charity and keep fit, but also an amazing experience for visitors in the Sydney area, who seriously need to cross off this 5 or 10k from their bucket wish lists. Imagine the adrenaline of sprinting around the city with fellow locals and tourists alike, racing past the sensational views and having the certificate to prove it! It’s also a great way to try attempt the past record wins of 29.43 minutes by Liam Adams in 2013 or Martin Dent’s impressive 28.37 minute win in 2012. All running females, you’ll have to beat 32.12 minutes by Lisa Weightman in 2013 to make it to the Wikipedia credentials page so get wiggling those toes in the new running shoes. It’ll also put you in good stead for the Sydney Marathon in September, if you feel you can maintain the training between now and three months time.
And what better way to chill out after the race, even as a walking spectator, than at the most affordable boutique Sydney hotel, overlooking the Harbour. Just a few minutes ferry ride from the Opera House, Cremorne Point Manor’s received its fourth consecutive Certificate of Excellence Award by TripAdvisor.  If you’re also looking to check out the views, visit the Manor’s home page and click on the tour video showing the Opera House and downtown skyline in its full glory. Get those running shoes at the ready, muscle up those hamstrings and tap your inner charity sprinting attitude into positive mode. And we’re off…

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