Monday, 11th May, 2015
By Michael Murphy
Fun runners and walkers braved a chilly morning yesterday to lap Sturt Park and raise cash for breast cancer research.
The local Breast Cancer Support Group organised the inaugural Mother’s Day Classic and they were impressed with the turnout.
“I think it went well,” said organiser Mary Barrie. “We got around 140 people.
“A lot of ladies from the support group came, and their families, to help run it, so that was excellent,” she said, adding that they managed to raise just over $2000.
Prizes went to Donna-Lee Wynen, who blitzed the field as the first woman runner over the line, and she also scored the best costume award.
Gerald Vandenheuvel was the first male past the post while Rod Garner was the first male walker.
Alisha Pitt took out the first female walker award, the Burns family won the team honours and Cooper Wellington won the under 18 category.