On Sunday October 12th, a record 32,000 people took to the streets of Melbourne for the Melbourne Marathon Festival. The Lilyroo Fund was proudly represented by four athletes
Pete Lockyer ran in the Marathon (42.2km) finishing in a time of 3hrs 1min and 49secs. It wasn’t a PB for Pete, but he proudly wore his Lilyroo Fund singlet and was extremely happy to go so close to the magic 3-hour barrier.
Fiona Milne, proved that she’s just as fast on two feet as she is in a rowing boat (Fiona is a lightweight rowing World Champion), completing the Half Marathon (21.1km) in 1hr 42mins and 12secs! Fiona’s 3 daughters were all born at the Women’s and she very generously chose to raise money for the Lilyroo Fund.
Rayne Watkin and Kristie Lockyer also took on the Half Marathon. They have been training together for the last 8 weeks. Unfortunately 2 weeks ago, Kristie strained her calf, and despite plenty of treatments and rest over the last fortnight, it wasn’t to be and she took the very difficult decision to pull out after 1km. She joined Rayne’s husband Mark and children Libby and Freddy to cheer on the other three. Rayne finished with a time of 2hrs 3mins and 57secs – an incredible feat given she gave birth to son Freddy only 4 months ago.
So far Rayne and Fiona have raised a combined $3,800 for the Lilyroo Fund. Thank you Rayne and Fiona for your efforts and everyone who has sponsored you.
It’s still not too late to donate to Rayne or Fiona. Links to their fundraising page are available here: