Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pyramid Race

Mr & Mrs MB took young grandson to Gordonvale today for the annual pyramid race.  The town puts on a great country fair in Norman Park, nicely located right in the heart of town.  LJ got to ride a pony for one dollar, went on a carousel for two bucks and also patronised two jumping castles.  
The actual pyramid race starts in town, after limbering up in the official tent, the runners scale the nearby monolith of Walsh's pyramid, over 900m high, then return to town.  The winner, Neil Labinsky, did the run 1hr 20min, more than 5 minutes ahead of the second place getter.
Most of the activities on the program are community based with the majority of the rides and catering done by non-profit groups so the event is especially genuine and charming.  MB particularly enjoyed the wood chopping competition as well as an art exhibition in the nearby RSL Hall.
Spotted at the fair was Bob Katter, MP for Kennedy, in election mode.  First time MB has seen him without a hat.
Perfect August weather today, sunny, cool and not too humid, it really was a lovely day out.

1 comment:

Corinne said...

looks like a great afternoon, didn't realise they went to so much effort.