Koroit fun run attracts all ages

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Parents and children challenged each other as they competed in the St Pat’s Scenic Circuit Fun Run in Koroit on Sunday.

Organiser Adele MacDonald said the event, which is in its second year, attracted 145 competitors. 

“It was fantastic,” she said. “There were smiles all around.”

The winners of the six kilometre run were Jarrod Gleeson in a time of 26.28 and Kate Foster (26.36).

In the adults 3km run, the winners were Bradley Bell (13.34) and Monica Ryan (16.28), while Ethan Boyd (11.48) and Suzanna Ryan (13.07) won the 3km kids’ event.

She said a highlight was the 3km walk which was won by Garry MacDonald (22.00). MacDonald dressed up and took the title after challenging Alistair McCosh, Des Noonan and Maurice Molan prior to the event. Abbie Evans was the first female walker across the finish line in a time of 22.38.

“It’s a really really hard course because there’s three climbs to the tower,” Ms MacDonald said. “It’s quite tough. It’s a hard course.”

She said some of the six kilometre event runners’ times were slower, which reflected the challenging undulating course.

While entry numbers were down on last year’s, the number of children participating in the three kilometre kids’ event had increased which was pleasing.

“A lot of the entries were from outside Koroit. We had people from Port Fairy and Warrnambool with no attachment to the school.”

The event raised $1100 for Koroit’s St Patrick’s Primary School and will continue to be held annually. 

“A lot of people are talking about coming back next year," MacDonald said. 

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