THOUSANDS RUN THE MINI-MOS
THE streets of Mosman were filled with thousands of runners on Sunday June 18 as part of the 35th annual Mini-Mos Community Fun Run & Fair.
Over 2500 runners pounded the pavement in the 2k, 5k and 10k races in support of Mosman Public School and its nominated charities SeeBeyondBorders and Raise Foundation.
The Men’s 10k was won by Kevin Batt in 31:03 minutes, followed closely by James Nipperess in 31:15 minutes and James Tunbridge in 32:44.
“I knew it was going to be a tough day in the office. I went out hard,” Mr Batt said.
“It was very tough. The toughest course I’ve done I would say. The amount of hills!” Mr Nipperess said.
Commonwealth Games steeple chase qualifier Victoria Mitchell took out the women’s 10k in 36:43 minutes, followed by Anna White in 40:09 and Nadine Vecchio in 41:05.
Ms Mitchell jumped on a plane a few hours after her win to compete at the London World Championships.
“I just wanted to win. It’s a great course and a great community run.” Ms Mitchell said.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott ran his third consecutive Mini-Mos in 1:00:18.
“It’s always great to be in it. It’s a great atmosphere,” Mr Abbott said.
The women’s 5k was won by 12-year-old Maggie Goodman in 20:55 minutes and Ed Goddard took out the men’s 5k in 15:49 minutes.
“It was hard, but it was worth the pain,” Miss Goodman said.
Mini-Mos race director John Rehn said this year's Mini-Mos was a huge success, thanks to the support of so many in the community.
“Today was a lot of fun. We thank everyone who supported our school and charities by coming along and taking part. It means a lot to us, our school and our students,” Mr Rehn said.
Monies raised at this year’s Mini-Mos will fund upgrades to Mosman Public School’s playgrounds.
At press time, $26,039 had been raised through donations for Mini-Mos nominated charities.