Included in the field this year were members of the Indigenous Marathon Project, a Platoon of Marines from the Robertson Barracks, a team from the Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation in East Arnhemland, local, national and a couple of international visiting runners and walkers.
Chief Minister Adam Giles started the 12km event from outside the Doubletree by Hilton on the Esplanade. Participants were then lead by a lead bike down Daly Street out to Fannie Bay onto Dick Ward Drive turning left onto Progress drive meeting up with Casuarina drive and finishing outside the Nightcliff Pool.
Darren Peacock and Pippa Featherston defended their 2014 titles successfully taking out the 12km male and female events. ‘This is the first time in the history of the event we have had both event claimed by defending champions and it is great for the Northern Territory as both are local and involved in local Athletic Programs’ said John Bowden (Athletics NT General Manager). They will now be off to represent the Northern Territory at the Townsville Running Festival with flights, accommodation and entry as part of their prizes.
Bowden also said ‘it was fantastic to see all the hard work of Barb and Akuhata pay off’. Barb and Akuhata Rewi had been following the ConocoPhillips Training Programs with the support of John over the past 8 weeks. This was the second run of its kind that Barb had ever done with Akuhata having completed a few back in New Zealand. Speaking with them on Monday after the event Barb told us ‘I expected to be sore afterwards but I think following the training guide and taking the advice of everyone about warming down and stretching really helped. I’m even considering doing another one this year now I know I can’.
For the second year we had the final leg of the ConocoPhillips Marathon4Kids at the NT Powerade City2Surf. With around 4500 children involved in this 8 week program we saw many children being cheered on by those who had already finished their event for the day. Tatjana Linklater Development officer for Athletics Northern Territory who deliver the program said ‘The children who came and finished off their final 1.195km of the ConocoPhillips Marathon4Kids program had a great time and really enjoyed all the support given to them by the Adult competitors as they finished their program. Some of these children got so involved in their running they participated in both the Marathon4Kids and the 4km event, this saw them run just over 5km for the entire day’.
Other winners of the events on the day included:
Over 18 Male: Anthony McCourt (who ran the entire way pushing his 2 children in a pram)
Over 18 Female: Andrea Foot (An Athletics Northern Territory Member from Alice Springs)
Under 18 Male: John Donnan
Under 18 Female: Reon Stewart
Under 18 Male: Jack Whitehead
Under 18 Female: Natarsha Wheelen
Over 18 Male: Darren Peacock
Over 18 Female: Pippa Featherston
Other Prizes for the day included:
Largest Corporate Team (Large): ConocoPhillips
Largest Corporate Team (Small): Mammout
Largest Charity Team: Crossfit Palmerston Running for Canteen (who helped raise over $6000 for Canteen in the Northern Territory)
Largest Family & Friends Team: jointly won by Chandler Team and Van Team
Largest Sporting Group: Jointly won by Running Mums Australia and Waratah Womens
Dont forget to head to Marathon Photos to check out your photos from the day and download your finishers certificate.
Full results available at www.ntcity2surf.com.au
For further information please contact Sarah Walker Athletic Northern Territory Events & Marketing Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0437770056