Tuesday, 24 May 2005

ABS Fun Run

Posted by speedygeoff On Tuesday, May 24, 2005 | No comments
What appears below is copied in its entirety from last Friday's Canberra Times. You can see Geoff Monro and Mick Corlis in the photo as well as me. Eric Morris is the tall guy standing between me and Mick. Of our training group, Katie had the best run, improving her 5k pb on the way to a "7.3k" time of around 32 minutes. I took just over 31 minutes and was pleased to just crack 30:00 at the 7km mark.

Our training group results - not many ran this one! Maybe next year.
Male Results
40th Geoff Moore 31:02
68th Trevor Cobbold 33:09
91st Neil Boden 34:49
Female Results
9th Katie Forestier 31:57
10th Annette Sugden 31:59
18th Carolyne Kramar 34:45

A report - and full results - can be found at http://www.lunchstakes.webathletics.com.au/absfunrun/reports/2005.htm.


READY, SET: Competitors, including race veteran Geoff Moore (150) and eventual winner ABS statistician Eric Morris (2033), at the starting line.

By Mark Schliebs-
"The 13th annual Australian Bureau of Statistics Fun Run, held [on Thursday 19 May], has raised $3300 for the ACT Cancer Council. Volunteers said they were pleased with the turnout - 693 people participated in the annual charity event at Lake Ginninderra.

"Organiser Peter Harper was happy about the contribution the fun run makes to the charity. “It’s a very successful run,” he said yesterday.

"He said that because the ABS covered the cost of the event, all entry fees could go directly to the Cancer Council.

"The 7km course, which closely follows the lake’s edge, was filled with runners, walkers and even the occasional mother with a stroller.

"“The good thing about the fun run is that there’s people from all ages and all demographic groups. It’s a really good mix.. the emphasis is on the fun rather than the run,” Mr Harper said.

"Geoff Moore, 57, was glad that he could participate in the event that evolved from the fun run that he helped start 30 years ago.

"“They’re all putting the effort in whether they were at the front or the back,” he said. “I say well done to everyone.”

"ABS statistician Eric Morris was the first to finish the race, 35 seconds ahead of his nearest rival.

"“It was really enjoyable not only to win today but to participate in something that gets a whole lot of people along and raises money for charity,” he said.

"Emma Murray was the first woman over the line, while Scott Tomlinson, 17, and Louisa Lobigs, 15, won their respective junior sections and Colin Bridge the seasonally adjusted category, awarded for the best performance (time adjusted) by a runner aged 40 or over."
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