Here are some photos taken at Bondi Beach on 14th August 2005. About 60,000 people lined up for the event which started earlier at 9:30am.
Whilst the serious runners were up the front (and mainly men) the "fun run" was in the middle with lots of costumes, and many runners making phone calls as they jogged along. In this age of technology, mobile phones, tiny headphones and digital cameras were commonplace.
The first two places went to the Tanzanians Patrick Nyangelo and Dickson Marwa with Martin Dent from ACT in 3rd place and Steve Moneghetti 4th, all separated by just 22 seconds. The first woman home was Olympic athlete Kerryn McCann by more than a minute.
|The Top Four||First Woman||Down the hill||Coloured folk|
|Prams galore||Party On!!!||Music to run by||Cheerleaders|
|Dial and run||Whips||Wabbits||BBQ on the sand|
The fun of the City to Surf was marred worse than ever by intrusive sponsorship. Pathetic blimps polluted the beachfront. Helicopters towing advertisements created visual pollution and unwanted noise. Commercial radio broadcasting in the park was so loud that nobody could sit nearby. Organisers take note: Get rid of these people.