This year we have had fire, smoke, ash, rain and now we face isolation. Nevertheless, the spirit that has made the event part of the culture in the district continues in individual efforts of many. Over the 13 years of its existence there has been many thousands of people from all parts of Australia and overseas participate. On our records, we have had 212 people having done more than 20 runs. Included in this total are 40 people that have done more than 100 runs.
Because of the need to exercise near home, card carrying Broulee Runners are recommended to find a 2, or 3.5- or 5-kilometre course in their location and record an individual time over one of these distances. Their results can be sent via Facebook, text or Email and they will then become part of the history of the event. The eligibility to become a card-carrying member is to have done at least one run over the hallowed track starting from the anchor.
It is very special to see 5-year-old Jye Barbara complete his 30 runs and receive his shirt. He always competes with great enthusiasm and it difficult to stop him at the finish of his 2 kilometres.
Above: Jye Barbara is a delightful little man with eyes like dinner plates. It is great to reward his enthusiasm with his 30-run shirt. 2 Kilometres Mollie Kennedy 8.40 Samson Kennedy 10.08 Declan McPherson 9.40 Emma Kennedy 18.36 Anna Johnson 19.20 Nellie Johnson 19.22 Nina McPherson 20.22 Michelle McPherson 20.30 Jye Barbara 23.05 Helen Okey 23.20 3.5 Kilometres Ross Wilson 18.30 Bernie Lambert 18.42 Pauline Hicks 29.01 David McCann 30.16 Richard Fisher 32.18 5 Kilometres Geordie Cox 18.44 Matt Edenborough 19.11 Matt Lambert 20.51 David Hosking 20.53 Josh Connaughton 21.17 Bede webster 21.40 Matt Johnsen 21.45 Dave Connaughton 24.32 Ellen Hosking 24.45 Prue Woodford 25.04 Paige Connaughton 25.53 Andrew McPherson 27.02 Michael Lambert 27.48 Deb Connaughton 27.57 Mary Anderson 28.05 John Hicks 30.46 Julianne Domeny 33.31 Mike Kennedy 37.05 Robyn Kennedy 43.41