Melbourne Global 5k 26 September 2015
The third leg of the Global Run got underway at 10am in Albert Park on Saturday morning. The World’s Most Liveable City again put on a perfect day with clear blue skies all morning.
A large crowd started arriving at the Lake from 8.30, and by the time Adrian Hanley, Chairman Melbourne Young Leaders, thanked everyone for coming, over 80 participants were eager to run.
As the race got underway, Clonakilty Blackpudding got the BBQ going. With freshly made Clonakilty sausages, black and white puddings, runners were in for a treat when they crossed the line.
Along with the food, Taste Ireland also provided Ballymaloe Relish for the perfect topping and Cidona to quench the thirst of the crowds.
Leigh Stewart was first across the line on the day. Having led from start to finish, he crossed the line with an extremely impressive time of 19 minutes and 42 seconds.
Antoinette Quinlan, our first female crossed in 22minutes and 56 seconds.
A special mention to the top three placed in the children’s section, with Stirling Cunningham, Paddy Hanley and Caoimhe Keating all running brilliant races. It was also great to see a large number of parents walking their buggies around the track on the day. These kids will be the future of the Fund!
We are very proud to announce that the three Australian chapters combined to raise over $21,000 contributing to the global goal of raising $100,000!
The Melbourne Chapter would like to express its gratitude to members, runners and volunteers on the day. Without your support and donations, none of this would be possible.
A final big thank you to all our sponsors on the day: Office Movers, P.J O’Brien’s, Glendimplex, Clonakilty Blackpudding, IACC, Taste Ireland and also to Flowersmadeeasy.ie, who provided a bouquet of flowers, with free delivery anywhere in Ireland.