NEW Half Marathon World record 1:30:24
What a day! From a childhood dream to be a World Record holder to a passion for supporting others to enjoy the benefits of running. The Gingerbread Man perhaps sums it all up, sharing a sense of fun and enjoyment. Little did I know how much fun it would be! Thank you to the literally hundreds and possibly thousands who supported the World Record attempt as spectators, fellow participants, race organisers, and friends in the Be A Runner community. Thank you for making it fun!
WHY THE GINGERBREAD MAN?
"Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man" is a great reminder of how running can be fun. Irrespective of performance running should be a fun and healthy activity. Running and Walking is the most popular recreational activity in Australia, there are low barriers to entry, and so Blayne, I and our Be A Runner community of runners and coaches intend to share the positive aspects of this great activity.
BE A RUNNER IS FOR ALL RUNNERS.
Todays World Record was achieved through the support of many people, Ben Allen senior course photographer and witness, the Gold Coast Half Marathon organisers and Race Director, family and friends who understand my enthusiasm, passion and willingness to do the unusual to encourage participation in our sport. Special thanks to Blayne Arnold, for choosing to share Be A Runner, The Be A Runner team and runners. And finally to the diverse group of spectators and participants on the course sharing high-fives and encouragement, you made it memorable. Thank you for sharing it with me!
Official ratification of the World Record will take a few weeks but it's only the start. At Be A Runner we pride ourselves on providing the best coaching and training option for every runner. From ParkRunner, to Marathon Runner, to Track Runner, or Cross Country Runner. From beginner Runners to elite Runners and all the Runners in between. For Junior Runners and for Senior Runners.