Mar 20, 2012Auckland’s iconic waterfront was a sea of people on Sunday with 70,000 people taking part in the 40th annual Round the Bays run.
After New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key counted down, the runners started on their 8.4km journey from Quay Street in the city along Tamaki Drive, finally finishing at St Heliers Bay taking in some of the most picturesque Auckland scenery along the way. While serious athletes raced to the finish line just before the 30-minute mark, the majority of the 70,000 participants slogged the run out determined to finish what they had started, and 42,000 of them doing it all to raise money for charities.
While entrants participate for a number of reasons; some for fun, some to get fit and some to show support for charities, team ‘Quantum Education Group’ were out there for all of those reason as well as to claim bragging rights. Team ‘Quantum Education Group’ are no strangers to a challenge and the competition was fierce amongst the group with Tim Bird (ESOL Tutor) taking the first place honours in 51 minutes followed by Peter Lee and Craig Crawford both representing Quantum’s ICT department. Tim can now take the trophy for being the fastest Quantum Education Group Round the Bays runner for 2012. Well done Tim!
Round the Bays is one of the many sporting events that take place all over New Zealand that are designed to encourage all levels of fitness, age and gender to participate in.
Well done Team ‘Quantum Education Group’, you have set the challenge for Round the Bays 2013!