The celebrations continue in Greymouth, celebrating 150 years. The latest celebration was also in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness – the inaugural Mackay Street Mile.
Held in the main street of “downtown” (big word for a little town) Greymouth in conjunction with a buskers festival and stalls to help draw the crowd.
First up the children’s race. Lot of heart in this race and some of our future marathon runners in the making I think.
Next up the “men in heels” race. Not the mile race like the others, a shortened version – we didn’t want anyone breaking their necks! Some dodgy looking characters turned up for this event…….. but heaps of fun and hilarity.
The warm up was almost funnier than the actual race.
Soon they were off though – without too much argie-bargie – but they sure were taking it serious. Quite the honor to be crowned the inaugural men in heels winner!
Finally the main event – the actual Mackay Street Mile and again some serious competitors in this race.
They were off – racing past the spectators and by the second lap it looked to be a race between three main contenders.
The eventual winner came up from behind though with a last dash for the line – well more like last 50 metre dash and won easily. Well done to all the competitors and organisers for this fantastic event. Hoping it will become an annual event as it can only get bigger and better.
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and about, supporting local events and sharing this lovely region they get to call home. Named by Lonely Planets Best in Travel as one of the best regions in the world to visit – come see why.