The day started with the rising of a beautiful red sun filled with energy. The tide was still slowly reducing but sadly a strong north-easterly head wind was to be in the face of all the competitors on their way out. Returning was far easier, being pushed.
A couple of 50k competitors got away 30 minutes earlier then the full pack which was around sunrise. Apart from the head wind it was a nice day. Another problem with the north-easterly wind was that it pushed the incoming tide in far quicker than predicted, forcing competitors into the softer sand or to wade through the rippling water’s edge.
Sadly some competitors missed out on water while we attended other stations at opposite ends. We apologise for that, it will not happen again. Plans to overcome that are already in motion.
The following events got away as programmed with large numbers attending most. The timing chips proved a success & very efficient considering the volume of competitors. Thanks guys. Good feedback has been received about your work; well done! All the results can be seen on line now.
There are also some photos online.
Presentations were slow and many had moved on sadly. But with the sausage sizzle & coffee man keeping the remaining ones entertained the presentations were given out along with many random prizes. The golf voucher was taken by a young gentleman for his boss who loves golf. Guess he will be popular with the boss for some time ahead!
Other great prizes donated from local businesses were distributed, as was the Oldest Competitor trophy, going to Graham Long who certainly did not look his age. This running must really help in keeping that younger appearance.
Apart from commenting on some great runs from super fit competitors, which will all be displayed in the results, I have no more to add other than a big big “Thank You” to each & every one of you for supporting this event. As you know your morning was given up to raise funds for MS Qld. When all is finalized, money raised will be displayed.
- Timing Plus
- Bribie Island Bowls Club
- Bribie Island Caravan Park
- Bribie Island RSL
- Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club
- Woorim Butcher
- Woorim Bakery
- Caboolture Screen Printers
- Gary Parsons & Moreton Bay Regional Council
- Qld Parks & Wild Life
- uPod Coffee
- Alpha Omega Trophies
- Jethro Consultants
- Surf Club Bribie Island
- Health World – Endura
Without great support, a great event cannot be held catering for you the competitor. Please join with me by supporting & thanking the above who contributed to this the “2012 Bribie Beach Bash”.
I also want to thank my wife Betty for her suggestions, support & withstanding my down times, and our little group of strong willing workers.
Thank you competitors, hope to see you all again in 2013.
Bribie Beach Bash