I was a late entry to the 15 Tasks of BTR fun day because the national park I wanted to go hiking in this long weekend was closed due to high fire danger. I had such a good time that it’s almost good that I couldn’t go camping.
The Brisbane Trail Running group celebrated its first birthday today. In just one year, the group has grown to about 200 runners; testament to the popularity of running and trail running in my city. To celebrate, we had an adventure fun run in Karawatha bushland. And what a fun running event it was.
We got a map, clues to find certain locations and instructions to complete certain tasks. There were a maximum of 200 points available with team costumes accounting for 72.5 of those points. I wonder what local walkers and mountain bikers thought about seeing men in polka dot dresses, nurses, toga-clad runners and people in other zany costumes running around in teams of 2-4.
Our team was The Secret Weapons. We decided Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a good secret weapon – not as slow as real turtles. I couldn’t find a mask at my local toy shop so bought green body paint instead: messy but effective.
We got 10 points each for finding coloured pipe cleaners at two locations (there weren’t enough for all the teams). We got 5 points a piece for taking photos of ourselves running down a steep hill, jumping with both feet off the ground, standing on a boulder and standing with our feet in the water at the quarry. We got 20 points for finding a fruit ninja. And finally 10 points for running 15km (though only two of our team ran 15km and the other two ran 13km but that was within the rules).
It was a blast! Definitely one of the most fun mornings running I’ve ever had.
Total: 13km trail running dressed as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle