This blog is about running free, remaining injury free, about the importance of kindness and giving, and the amazing achievements people make and meet all around the World and sharing those reasons to celebrate life! (By William Wragg - Runner of 50 Marathons in 50 Days)
Saturday, 20 October 2012
A week in view - Running in Brisbane
So a week of Marathoning down and here’s what I’ve noticed
around Brisbane and how, for those who have not seen Aus/ Brisbane, how it
compares to the gorgeous running in the UK and even compared with the US.
One initial difference is how many parrots I see.
Particularly when running Northside along the river up-and-around Newstead and
definitely New Farm – Lorikeets galore. For those don’t know what a Lorikeet
is, they’re quite like Parakeets and are truly beautiful.
Another difference – Seeing people Commuting to work in
their Kayaks. Yes, you read it right – I have seen people hop on their kayaks
with lunch in-hand and their bags with all their necessary goods, take off down
the Bris River, passing alongside the CityCats (public transport boats down the
river) and I can’t imagine a cooler/ more beautiful way to travel to work.
Another great thing is the sheer beauty. I have travelled to many
Cities around the World but, Hands down – Brisbane for me, slightly ahead of
Paris, is the most quaint at night. In particular the views from the Story
Bridge at night looking down in to Eagle Street and Kangaroo Point. Absolutely
The final major difference is the energy. I set off to work
or run after work and there are just so many people running and cycling,
rollerblading and even Kick biking. One of the best things about living in Aus
are the early starts and just how active people are in their spare time.
Oh, and if you’re about-and-about or plan on visiting Bris.
One of the finest times of year is spring and the bright Jacarandas that pop up
all around the city. Check out New Farm Park or UQ Campus for prime spots!