Hundreds spring into Fun Run

23 November 2023|Community News| Off Comments off on Hundreds spring into Fun Run|

Despite blustery spring conditions, 250 people took part in the two, five and 10-kilometre events at the 33rd Hazell Bros Glenorchy Fun Run last month.
In the two-kilometre event, 11-year-old Tasmanian All Schools Cross Country representative Jake Burt broke away from the pack early and crossed the line in first with a time of six minutes and 35 seconds.

Fellow 11-year-old Jasmine Morffew was next to finish, winning the girls division in seven minutes and 42 seconds.

The five-kilometre race saw a unique spread of ages on the podium in the men’s event, with teenager Jacob Gardner securing a commanding win.

A time of 16 minutes and 17 seconds put him well clear of 13-year-old Arden Petersen and 60- 64 age group Australian Half Marathon gold medallist Craig Downie.

In the women’s division, Francesca Smith overcame some recent battles with injuries to take the win with a time of 19 minutes and 50 seconds, ahead of Marcia Hughes and Annie Pullen.

The tightest contest of the day took place in the men’s 10-kilometre race, with Nick Earl securing a four-second win over Brad Tennick.

In the women’s 10-kilometre race, Ruth Wilson took victory and added to her stellar year in which she has won the Tasmanian title at 5000 metres, 10000 metres and the marathon.

Race director and Northern Suburbs Athletic Club (NSAC) member Paul Lutrell said the annual event was the club’s main fundraiser.

“Despite the havoc that was wrought on signage and tents the event was a great success,” he said.

“The club would like to congratulate all participants and thank volunteers for giving up their time and braving the conditions. Without their assistance this event could not go ahead.”
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