CORPORATE TREADMILL MARATHON 2013 – SYDNEY
GOODLIFE HEALTH CLUB
King Street Wharf
1 Shelley Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Friday 22/02/2013 1PM
Register your team or join an existing one here.EVENT CLOSED
12:30 pm: Registrations open.
Participants are required to register at the gym reception.
The marathon will start at 1 pm with a 4 hours cut-off time to cover a total distance of 42.2km.
5:00 pm: Closing ceremony and prizes.
All non gym members are required to sign a waiver that will be available at the gym reception.
There won’t be any spare treadmills for warm ups, however you can use spin bikes, cross-trainers and the stretching area for that.
Shower are available for everyone to use and you can borrow a towel for $1.
A massage therapist and physiotherapist will be available on the day.
While at the gym, why not make the most of it and try the different training machines or talk to a Personal Trainer for fitness advice?
All registered participants will receive a OUTRUN CANCER Corporate Treadmill Marathon running t-shirt, kindly sponsored by Macquarie Bank and we encourage you to wear it on the day.
T-shirts will be allocated on a first in, first served basis. We will try to accommodation all size requests, however if we have more registrations than we originally expected and t-shirts sell out, we will reprint and send them at a later stage.
Please make sure you complete the spreadsheet provided to all Team Captains and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday 20/02/2013 to collect your t-shirts.
Runners will also receive a goodie bag with a energy drink, product samples and gift vouchers including a one week gym pass at the Goodlife Health Club. All kindly provided by our sponsors.
What a fantastic Friday!
I had great expectations for our second OUTRUN CANCER Corporate Treadmill Marathon and somehow we managed to exceed them.
We have broken many possible records, from the number of participants to the number of sponsors, from the fastest marathon time to the amount raised for cancer research. We have raised the bar very high for 2014!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors that contributed to the success of this event:
Macquarie Bank, sponsoring the running t-shirts for every participant
Goodlife Health Club, for hosting the event and prizes
The Body Mechanic, providing free massage to all runners
Nudies, for the great healthy juices
Vivobarefoot, for prizes and discounts
Ibis Hotel, for top prize weekend accommodation.
A huge thank you to our wonderful volunteers and most importantly, to all the runners. The vibe was as always fantastic, a good sense of camaraderie and feeling smug to be part of something quite special.
AND NOW SOME STATS..
This year the OUTRUN CANCER Corporate Treadmill Marathon saw a total of 111 runners taking over the treadmills at the Goodlife Health Club in Sydney.
We had a total number of 11 teams from 4 different corporations, which represents an increase of 23% from last year.
While the number of male participants (70) remained exactly the same as 2012, the number of female participants more than doubled, from 20 to 41.
The collective marathon times were also much faster, with a very respectable average of 3h 22min and a fastest time of 2h 50min 29secs (compared to 3h 40min and 3h 06min of 2012).
And what a battle that was! The GMS and TECH teams from AMEX stayed on each other’s tail for the whole marathon finishing only 16 seconds apart.. 30 meters or so.
Honestly, I have never seen anyone running that fast on a treadmill, I think the treadmills went up to the maximum speed of 23km/h. Crazy stuff! I thought their knees would detach!
Here the final results for the day:
|MACQUARIE||SMELLS LIKE TEAM SPIRIT||03:17:35||$1000|
|CITY OF SYDNEY||WE RUN SYDNEY, LITERALLY||03:23:14||$680|
|MACQUARIE||GIVE US SOME CREDIT||03:24:20||$3,930|
|LESTER||WE RUN CONTRACTORS||03:52:54||$1,580|
But the most amazing record of all, is the amount raised for cancer research: $21,300 ($6.5k more than 2012!) And with Macquarie Group Foundation generous donation, the total goes up to a massive $32,648.
This money, together with the $29,000 raised last year, is a real contribution in the fight against cancer. This goes to show what like-minded people can achieve when they work together.
I am really looking forward to see how the event will evolve and grow in the next years. With your support and generosity I am very positive we will achieve our goal, beating cancer. Because sometimes all it takes is to put one foot in front of the other… Yes, even on a treadmill!
Judging from the pictures below, it looks as everyone enjoyed the day as much as I did… maybe everyone but Andy. The leg waxing looked pretty painful!