Sutherland 2 Surf – 20th July 2014

The 43rd annual Brooks Caltex S2S Fun Run & Walk will take place on Sunday 20th July 2014.

The S2S kicks off at 8am sharp at the starting line on Flora Street, Sutherland (behind the Sutherland Entertainment Centre). Once the race has commenced, competitors will run/walk down Flora St along Clements Parade and up Hotham Rd to reach the Kingsway. Participants will then travel all the way down the Kingsway, along Elouera Rd and onto Mitchell Rd towards the NEW finish area at Don Lucas Reserve (Greenhills carpark).


Brooks Caltex Sutherland 2 Surf Fun Run & Walk

Race Rules

  1. You must wear your own allocated chest bib tag; they are not transferable.
  2. There will be a “mat” timing both the start and finish, allowing for you to have an accurate net time. At the finish line you must cross the timing mats to ensure a time.
  3. Once you’ve passed the finish line please keep moving into the recovery area.
  4. The organiser reserves the right to reject or cancel any entry in the race at any time.
  5. Police requirements are that competitors stay in the left nearside lane along the route, and walkers are not to impede runners if overtaking. Traffic signals and directions must be obeyed unless otherwise directed by Police or Race Officials.
  6. No bikes, roller skates, skateboards or dogs allowed.
  7. As participants come out of Hotham Rd to turn into the Kingsway they must all immediately go to the left hand side of the Kingsway and keep on the left hand side all the way to Northies.
  8. Please consider the environment and use bins to dispose of any litter.

New finish line location

Road Closures
Roads between Sutherland and Cronulla will begin closing from 5:30am with a progressive re-opening of roads from 8:20am with all roads set to be open again by 10:30am. For more detailed information regarding the road closures click here.

Event bus transfers
Special event buses will depart from Cronulla High School to Sutherland before the event. The 1st bus departs at 6:30am and the last bus will depart at 7:15am. Buses will also depart from Cronulla High School to Sutherland after the race presentation and the last bus will leave at 11:00am. The cost is $4 per person per trip. Please contact Anne Caterson on 0417 236 113 for more information.

Best of luck to all participating!

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Sutherland to Surf 2012 – Happy 40th Birthday!

Did you know the first Sutherland to Surf was held in 1972! Yes it’s that time of year again, entries are now open for the 2012 Wanda Surf Life Saving Club Sutherland to Surf which will be held on Sunday 22nd July, 8.00am sharp.

If you haven’t already, sign up! You can walk, run or roll the 11km from Sutherland to Cronulla. Whatever you do you will be cheered and encouraged by the many spectators who line up along the way, and brekkie at Cronulla is there to look forward to!

The event will start at 8:00am on Flora St, Sutherland, continuing onto Clement Pde, left to Hotham Rd and right onto the Kingsway to use east bound lanes only of the Kingsway to finish at Wanda Surf Club, Cronulla.

Some of the prizes are:

1st Male & Female   $1,000.00
2nd Male & Female  $500.00
3rd Male & Female   $300.00
4th Male & Female   $200.00
Stop procrastinating and enter online now!

Sutherland to Surf

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Caltex Kurnell refinery in doubt

After wiping $1.5bil from the book of value of its Sydney and Brisbane oil refineries and also confirming that they might close them due to the repercussions of the high dollar, ever-increasing labour and oil costs plus competition from Asian refineries, two Caltex refineries may cease operations.

The Kurnell refinery and the Lytton refinery in QLD are the two Caltex refineries under review. As well as the loss of 800 jobs, the closures would mean Australia would have to import approximately half its refined petroleum products, increasing the current amount imported by about 25%. The review follows Shell’s decision to close its Clyde refinery in Sydney last year.

Caltex chief Julian Segal stressed “the writedown of the book value of the two refineries to just $340 million did not mean the five-month-old refinery review, which will take another six months to complete” but it was leaning towards the decision to close the refineries. On the 16th February 2012 writedowns and comments from the company stating that they were considering options for the refineries (from refitting them to closure) has increased speculation Caltex will shut them down. Mr Segal also said that the move was not carbon-tax related and did not believe there was much the federal government should do to ease the situation.

The position of Caltex after this report raises questions over the viability of the four other refineries in Australia which are owned by Shell, Exxon Mobil and BP.

In regards to competition coming from Asian refineries, Australian refineries are over 40 years old and produce around 100,000 barrels of petrol products per day whereas much newer refineries in Asia can produce up to 1.2 million barrels a day, proving how hard it is for Australian companies to compete in the world market nowadays.

BP’s president Paul Waterman also confirmed that the oil’s major two local refineries were doing it tough due to the strength of the Australian dollar and increased labour and maintenance costs.

Click here for the article “Review floats closure of Caltex refineries” in The Australian.

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