Fun run was enjoyable for all

December 13, 2017

And they are off and racing. Photo: Simon Ginns

Some of the field in the 10km relay. Photo: Simon Ginns

Residents waiting patiently at the start line for the 10km fun run to begin. Photo: Simon Ginns

The sun was out and it wasn’t too hot for those who took part in Sunday’s inaugural fun run for the Corowa-Rutherglen Junior Football Club.

The 10km event attracted 20 individual runners and 30 relay teams comprising between two and four runners.

The morning run was held at John Foord Oval and consisted of four laps that included the Corowa football ground and Corowa cricket ground.

Event organiser John Backhouse said the club had the “perfect” day for the event.

“The reaction from those who took part in the race was all positive and they are really looking forward to taking part again next year and bringing along some people with them,” he said.

“The fun run is a major fundraiser for the junior football club and it helped raise $800 which will go to the future development of the Corowa-Rutherglen junior footballers.”

Mr Backhouse said the race would become an annual fixture.

“It’s a great event for people who are looking to keep fit and healthy during the summer months, so we are hoping people stick the event in their calendar for next year,” he said.

The run was designed to be accessible to all fitness levels and consisted of two races, with participants entering as individuals or as a relay team of up to four runners.

The run added to the fantastic athletic events that are held in Corowa each year including the Corowa Swimming Club triathlon and Corowa Cricket Club fun run, both held in January, giving Corowa locals and visitors an opportunity to enjoy and participate in a local endurance sporting season.

Trophies were awarded to all winners and certificates went to placegetters.

Categories included relay 8 to 12 years; relay 13 to 18 years; individual 19 to 39 years male; individual 19 to 39 years female; relay male all age; individual 40 to 49 years male; individual 40 to 49 years female; relay female all age; individual 50 years plus male and relay mixed all age.

Individual 19 to 39 years Female
1st - Peyton Eickert    4 laps in 55.41
2nd  - Belinda Mills    4 laps in 56.36
3rd - Nadia Barrett    4 laps in 1.16.43

Individual 19 to 39 Male
1st - Grant Steed    4 laps in 58.30

Individual 40 to 49 years Female
1st - Sue Pirnag    4 laps in 49.09

Individual 40 to 49 years Male
1st - Gregg Barrett    4 laps in 52.07

Individual 50 years plus Male
1st - John Backhouse    4 laps in 45.23
2nd  - Greg Filliponi    4 laps in 50.27
3rd - Mick Pirnag    4 laps in 54.08
4th - Gregg Keir    4 laps in 1.02.21

Relay 13 to 18 years
1st  - Yeet Nation    4 laps in 41.01
Darcy Melksham, Mak Lavis, Will Seymour and Bailey Pirnag
2nd - 4 Stooges    4 laps in 45.11
Ryan Eyers, Luke Heagney, Jordan Villeneuva and Matt Bush

3rd - Running Roos    4 laps in 56.25
Tom Collier and Bailey Minogue

Relay 8 to 12 years
1st - Feral Ferrets    4 laps in 51.36
Leroy Chester, Brodie Eyers, Jayden Forge and Tyler Abley
2nd -  Road Runners    4 laps in 52.50
Tom Forrest, Jimmy Barlow, Judd Kuschert and Mick Hughes

Relay Female All Age
1st -  Crabs    4 laps in 49.38
Anna Trnka, Louise Forrest and Brioney Wilett
2nd - Katie & Marika    4 laps in 58.28
Marika Partridge and Katie Bergin
3rd - Maznic    4 laps in 58.43
Marianne Spencer and Nicole Forge

Relay Male All Age
1st - 636    4 laps in 47.57
Paul Bartlett and Darrell Spencer
2nd - Fat Four    4 laps in 51.21
Greg Forrest, James May, Chris Abley and Darren Chester

Relay Mixed All Age
1st - Confused    4 laps in 50.44
Clodagh Blain, Tegan Forge and Blake Spencer
2nd - The Cereal Killers    4 laps in 1.00.39
Megan Willson, Thomas Hynes, Tyler Willson and Alexis Willson

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