The Broulee Runners celebrated its 12th birthday this evening. On the 7 February 2007 eight people started an event that continues to grow and tonight is the 590th run. The people that helped to start this concept were Liza Martini, Robyn and Mike Kennedy. A few weeks later Dave and Deb Connaughton came along and both have made major contributions. Deb is always there as the starter and she promotes the event through the local paper and social media. Dave, by his photographs and participation, having competed 440 times. Special mention must go to Richard Fisher and Nev and Jill Madden, who are excellent contributors to the running of the event both in the earlier times and today.
Tonight, we welcomed Billie and Amy Booker and Ken Cox to their first appearance at the run.
Elani Van Der Meulen and Josh Connaughton received their 30-run shirt.
In the 2-kilometre personal best times were recorded by Erynn and Emma Carter, Anna and Molly and Richard Johnson. In 3.5 kilometre the improvers were Justin Murphy, Ross Wilson, Meg Phillips and Jesse Jenkins. In the 5 kilometres the stand out was Angus Murphy.
Above: This is a photo of Josh Connaughton and Elani Van Der Meulen (skirt) having received their 30-run shirts. Elani is supported by her sister Alba.The children normally start being carried and walking with their parents and as you can see Elani is only 4 years old and has thirty runs to her credit. It is an event that parents and children can participate. Tonight we had two mothers carry their 12 months old babies. I am not sure how we will get a shirt to fit these babies when they reach 30 runs! One has 14 and the other 7 participants! It is great for mother and baby and the rest of the family can participate.
Josh Connaughton 6.55 Sunni West 8.59 David West 10.08 Erynn Carter 10.55 Alexis Carver 11.00 Poppy Mitchell 11.11 Audrey Knobel 11.11 Alba Van Der Meulen 11.12 Emma Carter 11.36 Millie Shanahan 11.39 Jordan Carter 12.10 Erin Domeny 12.11 Emily Dickinson 12.26 Amber Domeny 12.29 Sophia Carver 12.31 Anna Johnson 13.46 Richard Johnson 13.46 Gillian Edwards 13.48 Carissa Morgan 14.50 Janelle Morgan 14.50 Billie Booker 15.15 Amy Booker 15.15 Louise Cox 15.34 Ken Cox 15.36 Sari Jenkins 15.47 Elani Van Der Meulen 16.32 Emerson Carver 16.33 Dylan Van Der Meulen 16.35 Scott Carver 16.35 Christian Carter 17.40 Jennifer Carter 17.41 Molly Johnson 19.23 Nellie Johnson 19.26 Lotte Knobel 19.38 Regina Knobel 19.38 Lucinda Mitchell 19.38 Michelle Mitchell 19.39 Karlee Van Der Meulen 20.07
Vaughn Gilligan 15.23 Justin Murphy 16.52 Kobe Jenkins 17.56 Kylie Young 18.30 Mirella Granata 19.51 Ross Wilson 19.58 Bruce Dickinson 20.47 Meg Phillips 21.29 Jesse Jenkins 22.38 Monty Lloyd-Jones 23.49 Robyn Kennedy 25.52 David McCann 29.03 Richard Fisher 32.49
Dan Lloyd-Jones 18.36 Matthew Edenborough 18.58 Matt Lambert 21.26 Garren Carnall 21.56 Angus Murphy 23.23 Dave Connaughton 24.00 Tim Devane 24.34 Anthony Knobel 24.46 Andrew McPherson 24.48 Adrian Connor 25.19 Gary Ashton 25.20 Jason Domeny 25.56 Anthony Miles 25.56 Julie De Ernsted 26.33 Deb Connaughton 27.30 Yma Carnall 29.08 Rob Ryan 31.04 Julianne Domeny 32.56 Michael Kennedy 37.54