Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lindfield Fun Run 2013

It has become a bit of a Junior Striders tradition now to officially start off the winter season with the Lindfield Fun Run. We did this on Sunday 7th April. It was extra special this year as Frank Dearns, long time Strider and key organizer of the Fun Run turned 80 this week and also ran the 5K. We are usually lucky with sunny weather, and this year was no exception. We had our tent and goodies for one and all afterwards, as you can see from the photos below.

There were too many non-junior Striders there to mention, as this race is now a 'super series' event - so apologies for concentrating on juniors only!

David Gardiner, aged 16, WON the 5K outright in 17:26. He did not stop grinning from that moment on - his happiness increased by the fact that he won a nice trophy and a Garmin! Ewan Shingler won the under 12 boys in 21:15, Josh Phillips won 12-15 boys in 18:41, Jadon Wilson ran 23:24 and Benji ran 28:16. Beth Murray was 4th 12-15 in 25:43. Caroline Y won the 50-59 age group(!) and Jason McIntosh was 2nd in the whole race with 17:42 - he is not a junior, but his son soon will be.

In the 10K, Cath Rasmussen (a veteran at this event) ran with 12 year old son Daniel, with both running an impressive 52:02. John Bowe ran with daughter Leila and junior strider Ronan McCarthy. Gus Wong was third in the 16-19 age group, with dad Tony Wong running a respectable 43:57.

Some had left, but most are here grinning at you.
Josh and David in the early stages of the5K.

David receives his prize.

I can vouch for the fact that Benji did not look this happy as the race wore on!

A gorgeous picture of Beth!

Lindfield Fun 2011 - can you spot the younger versions of your mates?

One of our favourite junior striders photos ever - Lindfield Fun Run 2010.

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