Meehan conquers City2Surf 

Completing the City2Surf had been a dream for Glen Innes woman Lyn Meehan for many years.
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That dream is now a reality after Mrs Meehan finished the 14.6km race in two hours 53 minutes and 58 seconds when it was run on Sunday, August 12.

City2Surf is the world’s largest timed running race, with over 85,000 participants entering this year’s event.

It is run through the streets of Sydney, starting in the CBD and finishing at Bondi Beach.

Another Glen Innes runner who entered the event, Brett Leech, finished the course in one hour 24 minutes and 33 seconds.

Australian runner Liam Adams defended his title to take out the race for a second year in 41 minutes and 31 seconds. The first female to cross the line was Australian Lara Tamsett.

Mrs Meehan said a strong wind blew into their face for much of the race but it was still an enjoyable experience.

“I’m really, really happy I did it,” she said.

“After all these years I’m pleased I did it.”

The 62-year-old set herself a target time of three hours and was walking over 12km a day in the lead up to the event.

“I’m really happy I did it in under three hours,” she said.

“There was a big feeling of self satisfaction when I crossed the finish line.”

Mrs Meehan, who works at the Royal Freemason’s Benevolent Institution (RFBI), walked as part of an RFBI team, who also raised money Kidney Health Australia.

“We started as a group and then went at your own pace during the walk,” she said.

Meeting new people along the way and the carnival atmosphere were a couple of the highlights for Mrs Meehan.

She is now hoping to enter the event again next year and is hoping for better conditions.

The RFBI team has raised over $2000 for Kidney Health Australia with donations still coming in.

o Satisfaction: Lyn Meehan with her medallion for completing the City2Surf.

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