Wednesday, 25 September 2013

I'll see you at the start line

The start of Run Geordie Run Down Under ... with Benfield on October 16th 2013 will be very much like the start of the run across the USA was in 2011. The setting is a very beautiful beach with an iconic building close by. Of course, regular readers will remember that I started the 3100 mile run across the USA in 2011 at Ruby's Cafe on Huntington Beach.

The start of the run across Australia will be in the sea next to the Pavilion on Cottesloe Beach in Perth, Western Australia (pictured below) at 7 am local time on on Wednesday 16th October 2013. That means I'll be starting the run at midnight UK time on the 16th October.

It will be brilliant to see as many locals, ex-pats and exiled Geordies at the start line as possible. I've received numerous emails and tweets over the last 12 months and it sounds like there will be quite a good turnout. 

It will be nice to have a good send off and start the run in good company. Everyone is welcome at the start and I'm really looking forward to getting the run underway in just 20 days time!

Incidentally, the water at Cottesloe Beach was off limits for a short time last weekend due to "shark activity"! What can go wrong when I get there?!