Engineers from Costin Roe Consulting participated in the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Australia’s largest and most prestigious half-marathon event, to finish in a victory for personal achievement and the team’s chosen charity, the Fred Hollows Foundation.
The mild autumn weather in Sydney on Sunday 21 May 2017 delivered perfect conditions for more than 12,000 competitors to set out from 6:45am on the 21.1km course starting in Hyde Park and going through Walsh Bay, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, and Pyrmont, before reversing to return via Circular Quay and the Royal Botanic Gardens for completion in Hyde Park.
From elite athletes to enthusiastic fun-runners
Rio Olympian Liam Adams won the men’s race in a time of 1:05:08, the third time he has taken out the race which this year was held for the 26th time. Two-time winner Cassie Fien took out the women’s race in 1:15:32.
Seven of the Costin Roe Consulting team members completed the entire 21.1km course. These athletic ‘die-hards’ in the team’s designer-style Costin Roe Consulting racewear were Angus McDougall, Paul McKay, Eden Bartolo, Tanaz Dhondy, Lachlan Walters, Josh Cadman, and also Grace Campbell (guest team member as the partner of Paul McKay).
Breaking the total distance into more manageable relay segments, Rockie Cabida completed 14km with relay partner Chris Valoudis covering 7km; John Holme ran 14km with relay partner Angus Hartney doing 7km, and Erica Thornton completed 7km with her dad running as her relay partner.
Sporting-related endeavours part of firm’s tradition and culture
Costin Roe Consulting’s Annual Charity Golf Day became popular with many of the firm’s construction and property industry contacts over the last seven years, raising funds and awareness for Wheelchair Sports NSW. Today, the firm’s involvement in sporting-related charitable events is more diverse, reflecting the diversity of interests and abilities within its ranks.
“It was great to see such strong participation by our people in the SMH Half Marathon this year,” said Mark Wilson, director of Costin Roe Consulting. “Engineering is a demanding occupation and we support our people to reach for their personal best – not only in professional development and project performance but their all-round wellbeing and physical fitness.”