The City to Surf race in August 2008 was awesome.
We ran in a moving crowd of 70,000 people through 14 kilometres, witnessing many strange and hilarious costumes. Almost all finished the race in under two hours.
As a team, we donated money to the Shepherd Centre, a charity that helps kids with cochlear implants. Together we donated $974, and Atlassian matched our donations, creating a total donation of $1,948.
After we finished, we retired to the Lowenbrau in the Rocks for some rehydrating alcohol. While there, we were corralled by an avid customer (he spied our coordinated Atlassian t-shirts). He rushed up to us, saying “You guys are Atlassians, right? Right on! We just upgraded to Confluence 2.8 and it ROCKS!”
Right on, indeed. Here’s looking forward to next year!
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Disclaimer: Do not watch these videos if you suffer from any form of motion sickness, or react badly to KFC’s ‘Hot & Spicy’ chicken. They are shot by hand, with no ‘stabilization” and watching them will likely result in temporary vision damage. Thanks for reading!
Overtaking a Chicken
Rock Band Rocking the Runners
Baffling ‘Horse-People of the Apocalypse’
Powering up Heartbreak Hill
Random Bikini Dudes
Surreal Brass Band Performance
Crossing the Finish