The LFBIT City2Surf Team - 2021
We are super proud of our team of twelve clients and three staff who entered the Les Mills City2Surf in March 2021. After being denied the opportunity to participate in 2020 due to COVID restrictions, the team were so excited to finally take part!
The City2Surf is an opportunity for those of all levels in training. You can walk, jog, or run the 6km course, or if you’re feeling brave, the whole 14km! Our team had varying levels of preparation. Some have been training with their rehab coaches, while others have had a few quiet independent walks. This year was the first event of its kind for many of our clients, most of whom simply wanted to get out there and give it a go.
There were mixed emotions as the team lined up to start the race, client Paula saying she felt “A little bit excited, a little bit nervous.” The team were excited to finally get out onto the course.
Everyone in the team crossed the line, led by Richard, who blitzed the course. Chris says he was absolutely shocked by how well he did. Pre-injury, Peter would run half marathons and reported that this race was the hardest thing he has ever done. “Pleased to complete it – you don’t want to not finish something you start- but absolutely buggered. I found it hard work.” It was a terrific achievement for everyone on the team!
The team began discussing next year’s race immediately after crossing the finish line. Richard and Chris were happy with their times, but think next year they will be even faster. Some are even considering taking on the whole 14km course! There will be more before then, as the team are ready to enter into more races throughout the year.
It was a fantastic day, and we are so proud of our team for participating. Special thanks to the Noeleen McIlroy Trust for funding our registration fees. Without the Trust’s generosity, we would not have been able to take part.