Monday, 11 May 2009

Mother's Day

On Mother's Day I was up bright and early, made my own breaky and headed off to The Domain Athletics Centre for the annual Mother's Day Classic. My boys did get out of bed and had breaky with me. DS gave me a handmade card and gift voucher for a free breakfast in bed. I think I'll cash this in next weekend!!

It was a bit chilly and I had plenty of layers on including my beanie and gloves. The view from the stand I was working on was magnificent....and when people started to arrive it looked like this...We were flat out all morning handing out timing bands to the runners and number bibs to those that hadn't registered online. There was over 2400 participants in 3 events, 4km run, 8km run and a 4km walk.

Here are the walkers at the start line, it was a beautiful day. (Photo from ABC website) . Helen and her girls are in there somewhere, one had the most gorgeous painted face and I'm really sorry for pulling those cute plaits!!

When the walkers returned to the finish line we handed them all a showbag and a drink. The national event raises money for breast cancer research and Hobart's event raised around $30,000. Well Done Hobart!!!

I really enjoyed helping out and I might make it a regular event on my calendar.

5 comments:

Sew Useful Designs said...

Good on you, Jo! :-) What a fantastic way to spend Mothers Day...

The scenery in Hobart looks postcard-perfect, just gorgeous. There is something so magnificent and serene about mountains.

Enjoy your breaky in bed next weekend!
Vikki x

Deb said...

What a fantastic way to spend Mothers Day , raising funds for all of those mothers and other ladies who have suffered from Breast Cancer.

Annie said...

Well done Jo

Dzintra Ingrid said...

Onya Hobart!!!

Christina Lowry said...

What a wonderful thing you and all the volunteers did on their mothers day! I think you deseve another brekkie in bed! :)