City To Surf 2017: Tales from the front line (and from the middle of the running pack)
- 16 August 2017
This year’s City to Surf felt just that little bit more special than usual. Our team, 18-employees strong, were fit and raring to go. With an added spring in our collective step from knowing our goal of raising $3,000 for our selected charity, Lyceum Group Foundation, had already been surpassed. A wonderful achievement from the team and their supporters, made up of colleagues, clients, contacts, family and friends. A little extra glow was provided by our gold hats representing the Lyceum Group Foundation, a terrific organisation that provides much needed medical equipment to children in need. This year Walker Wayland NSW had chosen to run for them.
The day itself provided a terrific spectacle shot through with the Sydney winter sunshine. Hyde Park was teeming with runners ready and eager to make their mark, many running for their respective charities. The starting gun popped as the runners began their 14km journey up and down hills, through suburbia and into the beachy domain of Bondi. Thankfully, as things progressed the warmth of the morning sun was matched by a cool breeze for which the runners were ever-thankful. It was a sensational day, with many of the team running personal bests that brought a smile to their faces… well, eventually for some, admittedly. All who crossed the finish line knew they had accomplished something special, having participated in, and burnished, the great Sydney tradition that the City to Surf represents and having done the Lyceum Group Foundation proud.
We hope that next year our team grows stronger with even more participants joining and doing something they will long remember.
Some of the City2Surf team enjoying a well-earned refreshment after their run