and that's how I finished the Team Emu Draft Charity Fund Raiser Amazing Race.
Sydney had turned on one of those days where it would have been criminal to be indoors. Running/walking around the city in a foot race was a fantastic way to enjoy it. Ok, sure cruising around on the Harbour might have been better, but I did that 2 weekends ago, so racing was todays option.
12 challenges and checkpoints spread out across the width and breadth of the city including trips to various art galleries to find clues, attempting to throw a frisby into a circle 40m away (not easy with the wind blowing across the frisby's path), sketching a statue to a rather young art critics satisfaction, setting up a tent and only using one hand, and drinking some sort of drink that contained chunky bits and tasted rather like flat grape flavoured coke... and then trying to run after drinking that! Didn't sit very well.
Dave was my team mate and we did ok. We both knew this one was a fund raiser, so we had no trouble bribing a few officials to sign our log book to say we had completed the challenge. The prizes weren't any motivation for this race, so we took our time and just entered into the fun spirit of this one. Officially we came 4th and missed out on first place by 14mins, however I believe I could have protested that result because we took a 15 minute penalty for skipping a check point although we did pay bribe money for it... :)
I had tickets to a performance by the Australian Ballet in the evening. It would have been the first time I've ever been to any sort of Ballet. However, I was so buggered that I was falling asleep by 7:30 and ended up missing the ballet.