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Mother’s Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

May 13, 2018
Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

It’s Mother’s Day 2018 and for me that means starting my day running in the Mother’s Day Classic in Brisbane.  I run the event each year with my daughter, in memory of my Mum, who lost her battle with breast cancer 32 years ago.  This year I was running solo as my daughter is pregnant and due to have her second baby in 4 weeks, so no long walks or runs for her!

The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is run each year in various places throughout Australia. I’ve been running it for many years and this year’s message was ‘Walk All Over Breast Cancer’.  It is such a wonderful event to raise awareness and much needed funding for Breast Cancer Research.

Brisbane turned on a spectactular day for the event which is great for the organizers and participants alike.

I do hope you enjoy looking at my photos of the day.

Mother’s Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

It was a glorious day in Brisbane, a little cool but perfect for running.

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

Volunteers play a huge part in making the event happen.  In this photo we see the Participant’s Medals being laid out ready for all those who reach the finish line.

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

There are always lots of sponsors and stalls with plenty of ‘freebies’ to give away.

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

Some participants try to bring some fun to the event by dressing up.  The overall theme is always Pink, my favourite colour.  I was waiting at the starting line behind these ladies in their colourful costumes.

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

Yay!  Made it passed the finish line and feeling pretty good actually!

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

The organizers think of everything to make our day memorable with a special area that you can have your photo taken on your own phone.

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

This lovely lady was a volunteer, so generously giving of her time to help at the Mother’s Day Classic event.

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

 

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

The tribute wall is one of my favourite but sad parts of the event.  People place a tribute to those loved ones they have lost to Breast Cancer.  I always place a tribute to my Mum and it is a good time to reflect and remember her. Some of the tributes just bring tears to my eyes as many of those being remembered are quite young.

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

Fun ways to remember your participation!

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

This year EventsTas had a Spin the Wheel.  I bought two chances and one prizes for both!  Lucky me!

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

It was a glorious day in Brisbane, with clear blue sky and sun shining for Mother’s Day.  The Kookaburra Queen was starting early with Breakfast for Mums.

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

Treated myself and hubby to delicious pastries from Little Smirk Brisbane.  This is a local cafe at Kangaroo Point, not far from where we live. I love to support local business so on my walk home I popped in and bought this – in a word – Yum!  Probably not that healthy but hey I just ran 8km!

Mother's Day Classic 2018 in Pictures

Well another year and another medal to add to my tally and proof that I made it to the finish line!

 

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64 Comments

  • Reply Sue May 13, 2018 at 16:13

    What an amazing thing to do Sue, and such a wonderful way to remember and honour your beautiful mum each year. Looks like it was a beautiful Brisbane day too. Happy Mother’s Day to you xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 13, 2018 at 17:34

      Thanks Sue, I try never to miss this event and as I said my daughter usually runs with me which is a lovely way to start Mother’s Day. This year though we are awaiting a new grandbaby (her second child) on June 10 so no running for her atm. It was a gorgeous day in Brisbane just stunning. Thanks for the good wishes and I hope you had a lovely day xx

  • Reply Miriam May 13, 2018 at 16:29

    Absolutely fabulous Sue. Your mum would be so very proud of you. Happy Mothers Day to you. Now put those fit feet of yours up and take it easy for the rest of the day. xo 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 13, 2018 at 17:33

      Thanks Miriam! I do it every year for Mum and will continue to until I physically can’t. Usually as I said, Rachel does it with me but as she is due to have her baby around 10th June it was a bit much to ask her to walk/run 8Km LOL:) I’ve had a pastry and yes I’ve been relaxing as yesterday I ran 15km and then was an MC and Guest speaker at a Mother’s Day High Tea Event so I’m pretty pooped now! x

      • Reply Miriam May 13, 2018 at 17:39

        Wow, sounds as though you’ve had a pretty full on weekend. Sleep well tonight ? and best wishes to Rachel too. xo

        • Reply Sue Loncaric May 13, 2018 at 17:42

          Yes I’m starting to fade atm! Early night but oh I wanted to watch The Voice LOL:) Have a great week. x

          • Miriam May 13, 2018 at 18:35

            You too. Oh, I’ll be watching the voice too! ?

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee May 14, 2018 at 06:44

    I had friends do the Sydney one in memory of their mother – the whole family (father, children and husband – 3 generations all joined in). It’s a nice tradition

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 14, 2018 at 06:46

      It is a lovely tradition Lydia and I enjoy doing it with my daughter as that makes Mother’s Day extra special. I missed her this year but we are very excited about our new baby due early June. Have a beautiful week and thanks for stopping by to comment x

  • Reply Natalie May 14, 2018 at 06:55

    Congratulations, Sue, and happy Mother’s Day! Your photos captured a beautiful day for your 8K run and a very nice tribute to your Mom. You deserve the treat plus you’re supporting a local business so it’s a win-win. Have a fabulous week!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 14, 2018 at 06:57

      Yes the weather gods were certainly with us it was such a glorious day! Have a great day, Natalie! xx

  • Reply Jo May 14, 2018 at 08:14

    Such a great way to both honour your mum and raise awareness for breast cancer. Your pics are fab – all that stunning pink and blue. It’s as if Brissy knew it had to be at its photogenic best.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 14, 2018 at 09:17

      Yes I wouldn’t miss it Jo. It makes me feel like she is still with me and a wonderful start to my own Mother’s Day. You couldn’t have picked a more perfect day and yes any focus on breast cancer or cancer of any kind if something I will support. Have a great week! x

  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit May 14, 2018 at 13:05

    You’re so clever. Running and I don’t get along. I did the run one year. When I turned 40. Did it without stopping as was my goal. Swore I’d never do it again though. LOL. Just about shat myself …

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 14, 2018 at 15:00

      I don’t know why I love to run Leanne because I don’t have the body for it really. My friend looks like a gazelle when she runs. It is all about finding something you do enjoy and then it makes it fun not work! Have a great week!

  • Reply katherinefenech2017 May 14, 2018 at 14:58

    Congratulations on running the Mother’s Day Classic again! I’ve never run it before but it sounds like a beautiful event, although sad that so many people have to remember loved ones they have lost to breast cancer. I’m sorry to hear about your mother.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 14, 2018 at 15:01

      Hello Katherine and lovely of you to stop by and leave a comment. Thank you for your kind words and yes it is so sad looking at the Tribute Wall as so many women seem far too young to be taken by this terrible disease. I always feel extra close to my Mum each year when I run in the event, but I think of her every day and still miss her. Have a beautiful week and I hope you visit again. x

  • Reply leannelc May 14, 2018 at 16:27

    Well it certainly looks like you had a fun day Sue. So much pink and so many happy faces – it’s great to bring so much positivity into a day where you remember your Mum and many like her. I’m sure she would have been cheering you on all the way xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 15, 2018 at 06:29

      Hi Leanne, it was a fun day but also sad to see so many tributes on the tribute wall and many of the women were quite young. Still a lovely time to reflect on my Mum during the run xx

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl May 15, 2018 at 11:37

    Congratulations, Sue and Happy Mother’s Day!

    All the best too for your daughter as she prepares for her new baby.

    SSG xxx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2018 at 13:27

      Thanks so much SSG! We had some mother/daughter time this morning and a pampering mani/pedi so feeling a million dollars! xx

  • Reply Denyse Whelan May 15, 2018 at 19:18

    Congratulations Sue and I can see why this day and the event is so important to you. A wonderful way to honour your Mum. How exciting that grandchild #2 for you is almost here!! Fun times ahead.

    Thank you so much for linking up for #lifethisweek 20/52. Next week’s optional prompt is My Biggest Fear. 21/52. #LifeThisWeek. Denyse

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2018 at 13:26

      Thanks Denyse and I wouldn’t miss this event for the world. Yes exciting times ahead for us and Ethan is very much looking forward to a new baby brother or sister. Take care and thanks for stopping by even though you have surgery this week. xx

  • Reply Debbie Harris May 16, 2018 at 07:12

    Well done Sue! This is the first year I’ve missed out on running in Canberra for the Mother’s Day Classic. I love the atmosphere around these events and the feeling of support you get as a runner or walker. I love your shots of the run and you definitely deserved your pastry at the end of it. #mlstl

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2018 at 13:20

      Thanks Deb! It was the first year I didn’t have Rachel with me but she had a good excuse with only 3.5 weeks to go until the baby arrives! I spent the run just thinking about Mum and remembering what a courageous and beautiful woman she was. Oh I’m tearing up now xx

      • Reply Debbie Harris May 18, 2018 at 04:45

        Oh I feel for you Sue! You are such a caring person. Just think of the new baby you’ll have soon, how exciting!! Xx

        • Reply Sue Loncaric May 18, 2018 at 05:53

          Yes it is a very exciting time, Deb. We are having fun listening to the names that Ethan keeps coming up with!

        • Reply Sue Loncaric May 18, 2018 at 13:52

          Yes not long now!

  • Reply Michele Morin May 16, 2018 at 07:14

    Good for you, Susan! What a perfect way to honor your mum on Mother’s Day and also to pay tribute to your own fitness goals and your identity as a healthy, active, and vibrant woman!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2018 at 13:19

      Thanks Michele! I wouldn’t miss this run each year and a wonderful way to really take time to think about how courageous my Mum was. It is also usually a time to spend with my daughter but as I wrote we are 3.5 weeks away from her baby so no walking or running long distances for her! Have a beautiful week, Michele. xx

  • Reply Donna B. McNicol May 16, 2018 at 07:40

    Yay!! Wonderful tribute to your mum. I loved all the photos. Kudos to you for continuing to do this every year.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2018 at 13:18

      It is my favourite run of the year Donna and I wouldn’t miss it. A great way to honour my Mum on Mother’s Day and the courage she had battling cancer. Have a great week and see you at next week’s link up. xx

  • Reply Jennifer May 16, 2018 at 09:58

    What a wonderful way to celebrate your mother and have an annual event that you and your daughter can do together (when she’s not popping out babies!) You look great in those photos and totally deserved that pastry.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2018 at 13:15

      It is a wonderful event, Jennifer and one I wouldn’t miss. Yes this year my daughter used the excuse of being 36 weeks pregnant so didn’t run LOL:) Seriously, thought it is such a lovely way to remember Mum (although I think of her every day) and something that Rachel and I can share. Next year, my son said he would join us – but he has been saying that for the last 5 years lOL:) Have a great week and thanks for stopping by. x P.S. the pastry was delicious…

  • Reply writeofthemiddle May 16, 2018 at 10:37

    Well done Sue! I cannot imagine running 8km’s but I could walk it … briskly! The memorial wall would be so sad but it’s such a lovely idea. You look so trim and fabulous – good for you! BTW – it is not long till your daughter’s baby is due – how exciting!! xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2018 at 13:13

      Hi Min there is a 4.5km walk or run and so many people who walk or run on the day. The memorial wall is sad but yes I love to put my tribute to Mum there each year, it is my way of remembering although a day doesn’t pass where I don’t think of her even after 32 years. Yes, baby in 3.5 weeks very excited! xx

  • Reply Christie Hawkes May 16, 2018 at 11:16

    I always love looking at race day pics. This is an especially poignant race. Congratulations.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2018 at 13:12

      Thanks Christie, this is my annual tradition and I have a few other runs scheduled now for the winter running season so watch this space for photos xx

  • Reply csuhpat1 May 16, 2018 at 13:06

    What a super cool thing to do. Super pics. Thanks for sharing. #MLSTL

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2018 at 13:10

      Thanks Patrick it has become an annual tradition for me. Have a great week!

  • Reply Michele @liferedesign101 May 16, 2018 at 13:26

    Good for you for carrying on this tradition. it looks like a lot of fun! Before you know it perhaps your grandchildren will join the run with you!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2018 at 15:22

      Hi Michele, yes next year I’m hoping to have my daughter back plus maybe my grandson! You never know and it is a lovely way to start Mother’s Day xx

  • Reply Jennifer Jones May 16, 2018 at 13:48

    I’ve been looking forward to your Morher’s Day Classic post Sue. Congratulations on finishing the event in remembrance of your Mum. I could see by your post that it was a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing it with us. Shared on SM

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2018 at 15:23

      Thanks Jen, I wouldn’t miss it and it is a lovely way to remember Mum. I had run 15km on the Saturday so wasn’t sure how I would go backing up with 8km on the Sunday. I was very happy with my time. xx

  • Reply leannelc May 16, 2018 at 18:46

    You always inspire me with your runs Sue and I enjoyed all the pics from this one. Looking forward to another great #MLSTL party with you again this week and I’ve shared this on SM xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 17, 2018 at 07:41

      Thanks Leanne and it looks like we have another great line up of posts this week – we rock! xx

  • Reply thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany May 16, 2018 at 19:38

    Well done you!! I am sure your Mum would be very proud. My Mom also had breast cancer, she beat that for 5 years. But, then lost to lung cancer. Cancer sucks no matter the type.
    Loved seeing all the pink and the great pictures!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 17, 2018 at 07:42

      Hi Cherie oh I’m sorry to hear about your Mum. Cancer does suck doesn’t it? I wouldn’t miss this run each year because it is a moment I can honour my Mum. The tribute wall brings tears to my eyes but I love how even Men – fathers, brothers, sons, boyfriends are also now taking part and wearing pink! x

  • Reply Amy May 16, 2018 at 22:24

    how exciting! Such a beautiful day too!

  • Reply Victoria May 16, 2018 at 23:24

    Good for you Sue for keeping the tradition going. Great pictures makes me want to visit Australia more than I already do.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 17, 2018 at 07:45

      Thanks Victoria, I wouldn’t miss it as it is a lovely day and a great way to start Mother’s Day. It would be lovely for your to visit Australia but I will try to share some more photos of my home so you feel like you are visiting. Have a beautiful day. x

  • Reply Mary Lou May 17, 2018 at 04:55

    What a wonderful and meaningful way to spend Mother’s Day, Sue! Great pictures and it looks like you’re all going to meet the goal of 40 million by 2020!
    Visiting from #MLSTL
    http://www.meinthemiddlewrites.com

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 17, 2018 at 07:51

      Yes I love doing this run Mary Lou. It is a wonderful way to start my Mother’s Day and to remember my own Mum and the courage she showed fighting cancer. Have a beautiful week and thanks for stopping by xx

  • Reply AJ Blythe May 17, 2018 at 08:57

    My dearest friend ran with you, Sue. She’s recently been declared cancer free after a hard fight with breast cancer. At least the Brissie weather was lovely for it.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 17, 2018 at 15:22

      Such wonderful news for your friend Anita. There is a much higher survival rate these days but still it would be great to actually have a cure. x

  • Reply Johanna May 17, 2018 at 16:39

    Wow, amazing Sue and what a wonderful way to celebrate Mothers Day. Supporting a cause is so much more beneficial than just having cake and tea – nice as that is!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 17, 2018 at 16:42

      Hi Jo thank you and yes I love doing this run. It makes me feel closer to my Mum and remember what a courageous woman she was. I feel teary though when I read the tribute wall as there are so many younger women losing the battle with breast cancer. 🙁

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt May 19, 2018 at 09:32

    What a wonderful event in which to honor your mom and all the mothers, daughters and women who have battled breast cancer! You are so energetic and can still run (I say “still” because my running days ended 10 years ago), so I really admire that ability! I traded my running shoes for walkers, hikers and aqua booties 🙂 I’ll bet you are looking forward to another grandbaby!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 19, 2018 at 12:10

      Hi Terri, I wouldn’t miss the run as it is such a great event and for a wonderful cause. Yes, only a few weeks until a new grandbaby so very exciting times ahead. 🙂

  • Reply roseannmhampton May 19, 2018 at 10:47

    What a wonderful tribute to your mom! Congratulations to you and your daughter as well! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 19, 2018 at 12:11

      Thanks Roseann, I look forward to this event every Mother’s Day and a great way to remember my Mum xx

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