Australian National OCR obstacle sprint titles Tony Curtis Gold, Glen Curtis Bronze Oct. 2016
WINNERS: From left, Pip Taylor (10km), Glen Curtis (5km), Tony Curtis (10km) and Cara Brisbane (5km) and her son.
IT WAS a perfect day for a fun run on Sunday with blue skies and a gentle breeze to cool off runners in the 2016 Ballina Fun-Run-Walk.
About 270 people turned out to walk or run the 5k and 10k tracks during the Ballina Lions Club hosted event.
The first person to cross the finish line was Glen Curtis, from Lismore, who competed in the 5km race and came in at 18 minutes and 11 seconds.
This was his second year in a row winning the event.
He said he was training for the World OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) Championship in October.
His brother, Tony, won his event – the 10km open men’s – with a time of 36 minutes and 20 seconds.
He also won last year’s 10km event.
“I must have got half a minute off my time from last year,” he said.
“I’m getting older and not getting much slower, so that’s good,” Tony joked.
The female winner of the 10km event was Pip Taylor with a rough time of 41 minutes and 45 seconds.
The last time she raced in the Fun-Run-Walk was 11 years ago in its first year.
The 5km winner, Cara Brisbane, from Ballina, won her event in 2015.
“It felt easier this year,” she said. “I was hoping to beat my time from last year, which I did, so I’m happy.”
Ms Brisbane’s children competed in their own categories with their grandmother watching on.
Money raised at this year’s fun run goes towards Hope Haven and Heartfelt House.
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