Six teams even bothered to give it a go, which is I guess, better than, like, a lower number. The best weather was early or late in the weekend, and several teams took advantage of that. Each got some great selfies and provided an education on what’s ‘iconic’, where to get takeaway drinks, and to remind us what a jacaranda tree looks like when none have bloomed yet this year.
There were speed demons out there who submitted before 4PM on Saturday, and Lane Cove was a popular place to score lots of points before the rain tipped down.
But, only one team scored 27 points, by edging out the 2nd place team on promptness, and coming closest (though still not very close) to guessing the number of park benches in Gore Hill Cemetery. As if somebody would go around a graveyard and count them all? I did. (Lockdown gets boring, ya know.) There were 20 benches, and thousands of cigarette butts (for those on the plogging circuit).
Kathryn Blyth’s Better Late Than Never, followed by the YoungRunners (Matt Kocx, Dom Kocx, Chris Kocx, Oli Hooper), Alan Gibson’s solo effort, Sausage in Bread (Leigh Reynolds, Teresa Liu and little Audrey) all put in a good effort, but didn’t quite get all 19 items.
Team Momo (Megan Evans & Adam Jordan) got all the items, extra point for a takeaway drink and some creativity, to reach 2nd place.
But the Lane Cove Lockdown Legends (Claire Robertson, Kurush Kasad, Kathryn Lowry), edged out Team Momo by a single point, nailing all the items, the biggest early-submission bonus, guessing half the benches. They’ll get to split the $25 Woolies/BWS eGift voucher. Congrats to this threesome of awesome.
Here are some more pics from the event: