Dodging traffic at Fingal
By ADAM WRATTEN
PALM Beach runner Peter O'Sullivan may as well get used to people crossing his path in big races.
The 45-year-old runner had to take evasive action during yesterday's annual Fingal fun run when a toddler marched across his path as he was heading towards the finishing line.
Not that he minded, he was using the race as a warm up for the biggest race of his life in three weeks' time, when he takes part in his first London marathon.
With tens of thousands of competitors taking part in that race his dodging technique is sure to come in handy.
O'SULLIVAN said he was happy with his performance yesterday, finishing fourth and equalling his best placing, in the 6km race in a time of 21min59sec.
The race was won by Brisbane's Chris Tagg, with talented Tweed schoolboy Daniel Bulmer second.
O'Sullivan, who has completed 13 marathons all in Australia with a best time of 2hr37min, will head over to England with his training partner and fellow Gold Coaster Paul Cooper next week.
"London is something I have always dreamt off," O'Sullivan said.
About 250 people took part in yesterday's event which featured a 6km and 3km race.