600 pound the pavement in Glenorchy Fun Run

4 September 2019|Sport| Off Comments off on 600 pound the pavement in Glenorchy Fun Run|

MORE than 600 pairs of feet hit the pavement for the 29th Hazell Bros Glenorchy Fun Run.

Kicking off from the Derwent Entertainment Centre, people of all ages walked, jogged and raced over one of the three events, with the GASP! Boardwalk and River Derwent providing a spectacular backdrop on a pleasant winter morning.

Northern Suburbs Athletic Club president David O’Brien said this year’s event was once again very successful.

“We had excellent support from a number of schools including Ogilvie and New Town High who entered large teams of students,” he said.

Local businesses were also well represented with Hazell Bros and Nyrstar entering teams from their workplaces.

Mr O’Brien thanked the major event sponsors – Hazell Bros, Steeline Tasmania, Pace Financial Services and The Running Edge – for their support this year.

“We also really appreciate the support from event partners the Glenorchy City Council, Tasmanian Road Runners, Lion and EPIC Events and Marketing” he said.

This 2019 event doubled as the Tasmanian 10km Road Championship, which attracted some of Tasmania’s best distance runners.

Nick Earl was victorious in the Pace Financial Services 10-kilometre event in a time of 30 min 43 sec.

Grant Page placed second and Robbie Neill came in third.

In the women’s 10-kilometre event, Karinna Fyfe continued an outstanding season, winning in an excellent time of 35 min 25 sec.

Sandy Bay Harrier Club’s Ruby Smee placed second and Anita McGuiness third.

The Running Edge five-kilometre event attracted the largest field and the men’s event was won by Northern Suburbs athlete Phil McConnon in a time of 15 min 16 sec.

This was closely followed by the talented Rob Elkerton and 14-year-old Haney Makonen from New Town High School.

Averyl Quinn was victorious in the women’s race in a time of 18 min 41 sec, followed by Sophie Marshall and Ebony Webb.

The two-kilometre event saw more than 160 people participate, with Luke Palmer winning the boys race in a time of 6 min 36 sec – possibly the fastest ever on this course – followed by Noah Proposch and Isaac Dixon.

The girl’s event was won by Northern Suburbs’ Jessica Smith in 7 min 09 sec, with Violet Quinn second and Clare Giblin third.

Glenorchy Deputy Mayor Matt Stevenson represented the council at the event and presented age group medallions to excited children in the two-kilometre event.

There were also two school prizes on offer, compliments of Steeline Tasmania.

Norwood Primary and Kingston High were the lucky schools randomly selected for vouchers to purchase sporting equipment for their respective schools.

Caption: Local runners kick off at the 29th Hazell Bros Glenorchy Fun Run.

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