A crazy woman jumped out of the crowd

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in Family Stuff, Triathlon
A crazy woman jumped out of the crowd

It’s a non-triathlon year (while he’s back at university) so the Gold Coast Marathon / Southern Cross University 10km run is the ‘big event’ – and he was hoping for a top 10 result.  I hadn’t bothered to get media accreditation (big mistake) so I worked my way into a ‘best possible’ position in the stands at the finishing line…  Michael Shelley sprinted past – and I got a few nice shots of his 28:55 finish.  So I was all ready for our boy… and, just as he entered the shute, this crazy woman jumped out of the crowd – and raced to the rail – screaming something unintelligible – knocking my long lens sideways. That was 2 weeks ago, and I’ve calmed down a bit since… most of the pictures were rubbish – but I’ve posted the better ones below. Distance:  10km.  Result:  8th.  Time:  00:31:04.  Big sister finished well, her first sub-60 (59:44) which, by that magic formula, made her the winner.  I asked around about the crazy woman – and someone said she’d gone off to open an art gallery somewhere…

 

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