SMH Half Marathon



On Sunday, members of the NSW Bar Runners participated in the Sydney Morning Herald half marathon around the Sydney CBD, with many completing the run in under two hours. A fantastic achievement on the back of raising over $15,000 for Beyond Blue.

Sam Hallahan reports on the exhausting 22km course:

It was interesting lining up at the starting line in the middle of Macquarie St under the shadow of the Law Courts Building. The course took us down to Circular Quay, under the Harbour Bridge, across to Pyrmont, back over Darling Harbour, up Observatory Hill and along the Cahill Expressway. Most of us were much more worse for wear as we trudged back up Macquarie St and past the Law Courts Building again at about the 18km mark. With the finish line on Park St almost in sight, they sent us off to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair to sacrifice ourselves on a few more of the city’s (many, it turns out) hills, before finally guiding us into College St towards the finish line.

Robert Glasson, our top fundraiser adds:

That was the toughest, and definitely the slowest, SMH half marathon for me. The 3 year older legs and covid break since the last race obviously didn't help. What kept me going to the finish line, was the support of all our generous donors who helped me (and the NSW Bar Runners) break the fundraising records for Beyond Blue. Well that, and my goal of beating Arthur Moses.

Congratulations to Sam, Robert and our other runners Arthur Moses SC, Lucas Shipway, Scott Young, Simon Healy and David Mackay.

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