08 July, 2007

Rail Trail Fun Run

I did something different today. I hadn't even heard of it before, but this year was the 5th year it has been run. The Rail Trail Fun Run is an 8.3K run between Lowood and Fernvale, country towns in the Brisbane Valley west of Brisbane and only 35 mins from my home. The Rail Trail is an excellent running path which has been constructed along the path of the old rail line which was pulled up years ago. Each year they alternate the start and finish, this year starting in Lowood. Chris Reeves won for the 5th time. He did it in 25 mins, I did it in 36. Chris did the half at GC last Sunday in 66 mins.

My daughter, Cynthia, and her children, Jordan and Georgia, came with me today. They took the 3K option and enjoyed it very much. There were over 600 participants a big increase over last year's record of 423. Chris Gale from Intraining was the race director.

7 comments:

Tesso said...

36 mins - gotta be happy with that, especially the week after a marathon. Well done.

It sounds like a good even, Schultzy always raves about it. Must get up there one day!

Tuggeranong Don said...

I know the Fernvale area and that sound's like a real 'fun' run. And it is clearly a popular one too with 600 or so turning up. It's perhaps one of those runs you don't hear much about but is a gem just the same.

Peterhorse said...

hadn't heard of that one before...sounds good. I like the story that goes with the event.
hope your recovery is going well.

Ewen said...

Sounds like a top run and a great day Eddie. Glad the family enjoyed it. Hope you're recovery from the marathon is going well.

Scott said...

You're too fast to have grandchildren Eddie!

Must have been a top day.

iliketoast said...

sounds like a run i'd like to do one day ... 36 min is fast eddie!

IHateToast said...

i've heard of that one. they always have a flyer. if you recommend it, i'll give it a go next year.

36? a perfect square.