Oct 6, 2014

Today’s missive is not about running. It’s about the South Sydney Rabbitohs – NRL Premiers for the first time in 43 years. I was there at the game last night and the atmosphere was fantastic. The team was dominant and won the game 30-6.

I’ve been a fan of the team since before I can remember, having watched the side win it’s last premiership as a young kid on black and white TV in 1971. Last year, the team mascot and club captain ran across the finishing line of the world run with me at the Sydney Opera House. Just a week later the coach asked me to come to a training session and speak to the team.

So my interest in the team’s performance was particularly strong on this occasion. Like all the fans, I was ecstatic as I watched the game unfold in our favour. It was a long time coming, but worth the wait.


On This Day


Oct 6, 2012

Distance today = 52.20 km; Total distance = 12,741.37 km; Location = Canandaigua, New York State – 42 52.041′ N, 77 13.753′ W; Start time = 0811, Finish time = 1612


The first half of today was again along the Erie Canal, but the second half was on busier roads. Well, I guess I can’t have it perfect all the time.

It was pretty cold today, and tomorrow is supposed to be colder again. It was the first day since before summer that I’ve worn a long sleeve top. And I had a rain jacket on at times too.

I finished in the town of Canandaigua – a really nicely presented town, with sidewalks that are a pleasure to run on, compared to those in the mid-west towns I’ve been running through over the past few months.

Tomorrow I continue to head south-east through New York State.