2nd Annual South Australian Beer Mile Championships
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
April 25, 2007

Conditions: Fine conditions under lights!

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Name Time Gender Age Beer Notes
1 Nick Mangos 6:14.0 M 25 From Bottle Carlton Draught Cracker of a time, a worthy champion! He will take some beating in 2008. Look for the guy in the waterproof bib.
2 Michael Killicoat 7:08.0 M 22 From Bottle Carlton Draught A fair showing in his first Beer Mile, knew his limitation, but did he go hard enough?
3 Ashley Cleveland 7:11.0 M 23 From Bottle Carlton Draught Cannot go past this blokes dedication, a SABMC Life member, podium finish 2 years running!
4 Chris Burkhardt 8:31.0 M 27 From Bottle Carlton Draught First Sprinter home, finally got the better of his arch nemisis, Thiele!
5 Simon Thompson 8:55.0 M 24 From Bottle Carlton Draught Managed to keep his clothes on long enough to post a good time, his first beer mile attempt.
6 Nikki Donnelly 9:20.0 F 21 From Bottle Carlton Draught The crowd loves this girl, plenty of heart and guts! SABMC Female Champion for 2007 both on and off the track!
7 Ryan Thiele 9:21.0 M 28 From Bottle Carlton Draught For a bloke that can't run, and is not a looker at all, he goes all right on the beer mile circuit
8 Dale Engler 9:29.0 M 25 From Bottle Carlton Draught Another solid effort by the boy who claims to have a cast iron gut.
9 Shane Thiele 9:55.0 M 30 From Bottle Carlton Draught First runner home after spilling his guts and completing his penalty lap.
10 P.J Bosch 10:01.0 M 27 From Bottle Carlton Draught Talked it up like always, and let himself down like always! Thats alright P.J no one else rated you!
11 Robert Killmier 10:49.0 M 21 From Bottle Carlton Draught If there were a prize for worst performance on the day, this bloke would have his name all over it! Last years champion was never in it this time round.
12 Michael Bertlesmier 10:57.0 M 40 From Bottle Carlton Draught After 5 knee replacements, has forced the event organisers to introduce a veterans award for future beer miles. I have one word for you Knees, Inspirational!
13 Denise Schaerer 11:36.0 F 19 From Bottle Carlton Draught The Pride of Switzerland. There were no holes showing in this tasty piece of vintage ched!
14 Toby Medlin 12:06.0 M 22 From Bottle Carlton Draught A Vast improvement from last years dismal performance, and just quietly there is just enough left up his incredible sleeves for next year.
15 Tim Smith 12:31.0 M 19 From Bottle Carlton Draught After a year long retirement from running, the beer mile brought him back.
16 Adam Didyk 12:47.0 M 24 From Bottle Carlton Draught His voice might crackle like a school boy on the verge of losing his virginity, but Adam you can hold your head up high again son! Just remember to ware a belt with those pants.
17 Matt Fallon 13:40.0 M 24 From Bottle Carlton Draught In a further dent to his pride, Fallon couldn't quite go the distance again. At least he left his missus at home this year, saving himself a little embarrassment at least.
18 Jordan Massey-Harvey 13:42.0 M 23 From Bottle Carlton Draught Jords stepped up in 07, after drinking only lights in 06. Does this mean you are a real man now? I think not. Perhaps once there are a few more hairs on your legs?!
19 Tony Symonds 13:50.0 M 36 From Bottle Carlton Draught Symo has been training his whole life for this event, but perhaps he's 10 years too late
20 Kate McKenzie 13:53.0 F 23 From Bottle Carlton Draught Last year she smacked up the field, running just over 10 minutes. She couldn't handle the pace of her training partner Donnelly.
21 Shaun Ryder 14:49.0 M 25 From Bottle Carlton Draught Riding bareback has its downfalls, as he struggled most of the way through this one.
22 Courtney Ryder 14:59.0 F 25 From Bottle Carlton Draught In her debut to competitive racing she'll be pleased with her 4th woman across the line tag. Apparently the Ryder's were celebrating hard later that night!
23 Peter Davis 15:21.0 M 22 From Bottle Carlton Draught Made his way down from the Hills to have his first crack at the Beer Mile. Perhaps he shouldn't have bothered.
24 Daniel Matena 15:35.0 M 25 From Bottle Carlton Draught Officially the worst SA Beer Miler of all time. Many attempts, many failures.
25 Gilbert Hyde 15:51.0 M 21 From Bottle Carlton Draught Give this bloke a bike and there'd be no stopping him.
26 Choc Lloyd 16:52.0 F 20 From Bottle Carlton Draught Choc just goes to prove no matter how good you look it doesn't mean you can run and drink piss
27 Lauren Hyde 18:12.0 F 18 From Bottle Carlton Draught Identified by the Talent Scouts as the future of Beer Miling
28 Emily Hyde 18:13.0 F 20 From Bottle Carlton Draught After cruisers in 2006, she stepped up a notch, but still came up empty-handed
29 Peter Hyde 19:02.0 M 18 From Bottle Carlton Draught Beaten by his sisters on and off the track. Check out the Hyde family website!
30 James Boden 21:09.0 M 19 From Bottle Carlton Draught Dubbed the 'orange flash' by those in the know, when it came down to it there was very little flash at all.
31 Laszlo Dobo 22:49.0 M 18 From Bottle Carlton Draught He's good with his pole, but not so good at the Beer Mile. Was nothing to vault this time around.
32 Brad Fisk 24:17.0 M 18 From Bottle Carlton Draught No.
33 Iona Halliday 25:08.0 F 21 From Bottle Carlton Draught Our Victorian visitor was never in it.
34 Georgia Kaidonis 25:53.0 F 20 From Bottle Carlton Draught A big improvement on last year but lets be honest, she needed to! Still not a winner, but she won the boy on the night apparently.
35 Celeste Knowles 27:54.0 F 21 From Bottle Carlton Draught May have been the last competitor to finish, but word has it at least this female drank every last drop of her 4 of Carlton Draught's finest went down the hatch.
36 John Creasey DNF M 32 From Bottle Carlton Draught After claiming this was the biggest race of his life, disappointed to pull out at the last hurdle. Will be back bigger and better in '08.
37 Nathan Bruce-Gordon DNF M 23 From Bottle Carlton Draught Only 2 beers. Are you serious??? Where's the priorities? Although, at least he turned up.



Race Notes:

ANZAC Day the 25th of April 2007, and what a day it was. This is a day to remember the fallen, but also marks the 2nd annual running of the South Australian Beer Mile Championships.

Conditions were absolutely perfect for drinking beer and running a mile. Held under lights again at the Flinders University Ovals, 35 competitors decided something was missing from their lives, they needed to test their minds and their bodies, in what can only be described as the ultimate test of human will power these brave young/old soles took to the starting line of the 2nd Annual South Australian Beer Mile Championships!

"Brewed by horses," Carlton Draught was named the 2007 official race brew. After the race competitors enjoyed the free sausage sizzle put on by them for our brave competitors.

Many thanks for all of our competitors race organisers and officials for 2007. If you thought 2007 was big, the word has got out, 2008 will be huge!