GALLERY: Our favourite photos from past Nail Can Hill events May 3, 2014, 8:04 a.m. LOOKING back at some of our favourite photos from Albury's most popular run. GALLERY: Our favourite photos from past Nail Can Hill events NAIL CAN HILL 2002: Albury's Joseph McRae, 73, runs the race every year and gets slower every time, but he keeps coming back for more. He has his past times written on his hand. Picture: SIMON DALLINGERNAIL CAN HILL 2002: Race to the toilet before the race! Picture: SIMON DALLINGERNAIL CAN HILL 2013: Ian Heyward and Murray Porter added a laugh to the filed by running in these mascot outfits. We're not sure if they kept them on the entire race. NAIL CAN HILL 2010: You can't deny it - this guy is a lean, mean fighting machine. Boris Kamchatka is a Russian who competed in the event. Picture: KYLIE ESLERNAIL CAN HILL 2009: But it wasn't his first time! Here's Boris Mogilevskly competing in 2009. Picture: KYLIE ESLERNAIL CAN HILL 2009: Mal Chambers is pictured with his uncle Bill, of Melbourne, who is holding a 1981 photo showing him competing in the race with Jeff, Frank and Greg Chambers. The family has a long tradition of competing!NAIL CAN HILL 2008: Where would we be without friends and family cheering us on? Albury's Ben Pedder, 5, Hattie Evans, 6, cheer on friends and Hattie's mum. Picture: Peter MerkesteynNAIL CAN HILL 2002: Thirsty much? Picture: MARK DALLINGERNAIL CAN HILL 2004. Table Top's Bill and Fay Pearce show off their strength with grandson Declan Pearce, 15 months, before entering the Age Busters arm of the event. Too right guys - age is no barrier! Picture: KYLIE ESLERNAIL CAN HILL 2010: Plenty of dogs have run this race in and 2010, Pete the Dalmation was the first canine over the line. Pictured with his owner Mark Lynch, of Woomargama. Picture: KYLIE ESLERNAIL CAN HILL 2006: A very wet year - evidence of the sloppy conditions was made evident by the mud splatter on the backs of the runners. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKNAIL CAN HILL 2004: How do you find the strength to pick someone up after running Albury's toughest hill? Sisters Kerrie Moore and Julie Moore celebrating after the race. Picture: MARK DALLINGERNAIL CAN HILL 2011: Tim Hicks cools off after the race. It's just like a scene from Baywatch! ;) Picture: KYLIE ESLERNAIL CAN HILL 2001: Here's a picture of Fabrizio Andreoni in training for the race. Just a beautiful shot, really.NAIL CAN HILL 2001: A Cartoon promotion for the race. NAIL CAN HILL 2001: A map of the track. NAIL CAN HILL 2002: Traffic control needed back when the event used to cross Pemberton Street. Picture: MARK DALLINGERNAIL CAN HILL 2003: This event just keeps finding more community spirit - Danielle Myers, 21, is helped up after a fall. Picture: MARK DALLINGERNAIL CAN HILL 2005: Lenny Foard, 9 months, shows off the under-12s participants medal he received for competing from the luxury of a pram. His mum, Julie Gollan-Foard, was the overall winner of the women's section. Picture: KYLIE ESLERNAIL CAN HILL 2013: Wodonga's Kim Padnell attracted plenty of attention with these pants showing off all the muscles she would be working on the run. Picture: Peter Merkesteyn. NAIL CAN HILL 2006: Who said the event had to be serious? Wodonga friends Russell White, Shane Way and Cade Kotzur have a laugh while competing. Picture: Kylie EslerNAIL CAN HILL 2001: Here's Joseph McRae, at it in 2001. Picture: MARK DALLINGERNAIL CAN HILL 2008: Hear him roar! This young competitor pumps up the pace as he flies towards the finish line. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLNAIL CAN HILL 1997: This shirt may as well be a dress! Former Albury mayor Stuart Baker has been a regular competitor over the years. Picture: BEN ELLIOTTNAIL CAN HILL 1999: Check out the angle of the hill behind them! Yeah, Len and Julie Foard just ran down that. Picture: CHRIS McCORMACKNAIL CAN HILL 1997: Runners in training for the Nail Can Hill race. Beautiful light in this shot. Picture: ROB ELLIOTTNAIL CAN HILL 2004: Runners check out their times. We'll have the full list in the paper on Monday! Picture: MARK DALLINGERNAIL CAN HILL 2002: Yes,this is what we all feel like at the end of Nail Can! Holbrook's Kathy Muller, 46, rests after her run. Picture: SIMON DALLINGERNAIL CAN HILL 2003: Hume Building Society chief Andrew Saxby runs back from lunch in preparation for the race. Picture: Peter MerkesteynNAIL CAN HILL 2008: Once you commit, that's it - Competitors take off in heavy fog. Picture: Peter MerkersteynNAIL CAN HILL 2008: A group warm-up for competitors - what a great idea! Picture: Peter Merkesteyn NAIL CAN HILL 1997: The captioning on our archives is alittle hard to read, but we believe Leonie Lewis, 33, is holding a trophy from the first Nail Can event she won when she was 12. If she really has kept it that long, that's impressive. Picture: SIMON DALLINGERNAIL CAN HILL 2008: An interesting way to warm up! Lavington's Paul Hare was competing in his 5th or 6th run (he couldn't remember). NAIL CAN HILL 2012: This year had a famous start with 'Cliffy' actor Kevin Harrington blasting the signal. Picture: Peter MerkesteynNAIL CAN HILL 1999: Julie Gollan-Foard runs through a section of the course known as 'the paralyser'. Picture: PETER BATSONNAIL CAN HILL 2009: Those guys at WHK (now Crowe Horwath) seem to enter just about everything! Here, Lori Parmley prepares her team to enter the race. Picture: JOHN RUSSELLNAIL CAN HILL: NAIL CAN HILL 2010 - Paul Clemson and his children - Mikaela, 11, Bailey, 7, and Caleb, 5 - ran the race with a support crew in memory of his wife, Jackie, who had recently passed away. Great to see family banding together in such a positive community event. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKNAIL CAN HILL 2012: Trinity Anglican College year 6 student Kate Moyle, 11, lead the way for her school's T-Mac team. We just like the name! Picture: TARA GOONANNAIL CAN HILL 2004: Alan "Blackie" Black ran Nail Can as a training exercise for a fundraising bike ride around Australia. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICKNAIL CAN HILL 2006: Soaked to the skin and still running - Mick Brunner in action. Picture: Matthew SmithwickNAIL CAN HILL 1998: Winner Mark Elliott crosses the line. We just love the big old clock. Picture: MARK CALLEJANAIL CAN HILL 2002: Martin Baker stretches in the lead-up to the business challenge. Picture: MARK DALLINGERNAIL CAN HILL 2007: Jindabyne's Siobhan Jones 12, gets a foot massage from her mother, Tina Jones, after competing in the bike race. Lucky you Siobhan! Picture: PETER MERKESTEYNNAIL CAN HILL 2006: Michael Hosking's determination to race in the rain paid off when he came second. Picture: KYLIE ESLER NAIL CAN HILL 2006: Racers take the event seriously and many record their own times as they run. Danielle Brennan checks her time after as she comes in third for the women. Picture: KYLIE ESLER NAIL CAN HILL: We're not sure who this competitor is but gee, he looks determined!NAIL CAN HILL 2000: Bruce Paterson, 80, rode to Albury from Lithgow, NSW, to participate in the run. Picture: ALEX MASSEYNAIL CAN HILL 2002: Melbourne's Jeremy Horne celebrates winning the race with a well-deserved cool down. Picture: SIMON DALLINGER NAIL CAN HILL 2002: Albury's Mark Robinson, 30, with his dog Mojo. We just love Mojo's big happy face - typical of the event. Picture: SIMON DALLINGERNAIL CAN HILL 1997: Nell van Wick, 48, ran the race in 1997 looking super fit! Picture: SIMON DALLINGER NAIL CAN HILL 1997: Nell van Wick, 48, ran the race in 1997 looking super fit! Picture: SIMON DALLINGER NAIL CAN HILL 2005: The line of runners just seems to go on forever. Picture: KYLIE ESLERTweetFacebook of ╳exitVisit the Border Mail online from 3pm SUNDAY for video, finish line photos and reports from the event.