City2Surf entrants do it with Grace

It was a perfect day with blue skies and plenty of sunshine for this year’s Sun-Herald City2Surf and once again the Grace Group did the company proud.

The team of 16 participants, made up of employees and their families, joined 85,000 other people for one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

While some of the team were keen to beat their personal best times, others enjoyed soaking in the atmosphere as they walked along side smurfs, super heroes, ballerinas and thousands of others all out for a good time.

While the big news of the day was the collapse of TV’s Bondi Vet, Dr Chris Brown, fortunately, the Grace team came out relatively unscathed.

The leading entrant for Grace Removals was Service Delivery Manager, Sierra Waterman, whose time of 01:21:28 was not only almost three minutes faster than last year, it was also enough to beat her husband who came in 15 seconds later.

Unfortunately, Sierra’s result was not enough to beat Bruce Pearce from Grace Records Management in Brisbane, who came in at 01:07:44 or Grace Self Storage Franchisee, Jon Wightwick who registered a time of 01:19:57.

No doubt, Grace Removals will be looking to get one up on their Grace counterparts next year.

Quick Facts

  • The City2Surf is the world’s largest run, with more participants in 2012 than the London and New York marathons combined.
  • In 2012, the event raised more than $4 million for charities across the country.
  • The record for fastest time is 40.03 minutes, and was set by Steve Moneghetti on 11 August 1991.
  • The women’s record is 45.08 minutes, set by Susie Power on 12 August 2001
  • The oldest person to finish the race was 99 years old and crossed the finish line on 10 August 2003 with a completion time of 188 minutes