Almost 4600 people turned out for the annual Canberra Times Fun Run on Father’s Day morning, with Chris Hamer first across the line for the 10km run, in a time of 30 minutes and 11 seconds.
The winner of the women’s 10km event was his training partner Fleur Flanery, 47, in 37 minutes and 45 seconds. Flanery came second last year and has won the event twice before. Both athletes are trained by UC Elite Squad Coach Dick Telford. Fleur’s regime involves at least 20km a day, running at 5am and again at 5pm, to a total of 150-160 km a week.
With so many runners participating its too hard to publish everyone’s individual results so here are the links to the official placings:
Some notable performances included Michael Daly (10km/5th), Reece Langdon (10km/7th), Angela Bateup (10km/2nd*), Daniel Carson (10km/7th*), Meg Freeman (10km/1st*), Richard Wade (10km/29th*), Jeremy Reading (10km/39th*), Jacob Davill (5km/4th*), Hannah Cadden (5km/2nd), Andrew Camp-Liddiard (5km/1st*), Angela Riach (5km/1st*), James Lemon (5km/4th*), David Lemon (5km/10th*), Sidney Shaw (5km/3rd*), Ben Lemon (5km/9th*), Elizabeth Humphries (5km/1st*).
Performances marked by a (*) denotes age placing, not overall finish.
After the Fun Run everyone got to try their own Sprint Activation event. The Tigers were there in support of the stall and hosted our own UC Life Tent. Photos and top 5 performances from the morning’s 30m sprint have been published to Facebook.
ANU’s resident Tiger endurance runner Daniel Carson will be providing pacing time in the 10km Canberra Times Fun Run to help other runners achieve their goal.
Pacers are experienced runners who aim to maintain an even pace throughout the entire race. If you can stick with Daniel you will reach your own PB of 40 minutes!
You can identify Daniel on race day with his coloured balloons and pink pacer running bib.
For more information on Daniel’s running pedigree check out his bio below or MyResults page.
Recent races include: The Sri Chinmoy Canberra Day 10 K and the YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon.
My proudest moment: My first 10 k race, the Siem Reap 10 k which I ran back in 2010. My original target for that race was 46 minutes but I felt really good and came charging home, passing lots of runners and finishing in 40 minutes flat.
Why do I run: I think running is about the closest sensation to flying that humans can achieve. There is something really fun, exhilarating and relaxing about the motion of running.
Running mantra: I… don’t really have one, just run!
On Father’s Day this year (Sunday 4th September) join members of UC’s Fast Running Squad at the Athletics Australia Sprint Activation stall at the finish line of the Canberra Times Fun Run.
Sprint Activation is a free activity over 30m where athletes, spectators, family and friends are invited to see how fast they can run over the distance. This is a great opportunity for participants to test their speed against one another and see how enjoyable running can be.
Everyone is welcome to come down for a look and give it a try from 8:30am – 11am. Ginninderra will answer questions and offer registration to anyone interested.
For map details on the Event Village at Rond Terrace or the best Parking spots including transport visit the Fun Run website.
The Ginninderra Tigers again showed they’re prepared to go the long way for a decent run over Winter. Our endurance athletes entered in strong numbers for the second of the Run_ACT races for the year that was held at the Boat House on Lake Burley Griffin.
The Race included a 2km, 5km and 10km event to suit everyone’s tastes. In the longer run the Tigers were represented by UC’s Rory O’Sullivan who ran impressively clocking 39:48 in his first hit out since returning from injury crossing the line in 11th. Among his fellow competitors was young Sophie Imhoff’s Uncle Scott (6th) who just nudged Rory and Joel’s dad Perry Blackmore (13th), Chloe’s dad Mark Bateman (14th). There were 48 competitors who braved the longest event of the day.
The shorter 5km event featured Ginninderra and ANU athlete Daniel Carson who ran 17:37 for 6th place overall. Dan was closely followed by James Lemon (13th), Jacob Davill (16th), Rebecca Jarvis (28th), Hannah Cadden (29th) and Chloe Bateup (35th). A strong showing from the mighty Tigers out of an open age field of 54 runners.
The shorter 2km sprint race was a real family affair for the Tigers with Ryan Cuzner finishing across the line in 6th place in 7:38. Ryan lead a Tiger Pack of Lucas Davill (6th), Matt Cuzner (8th), Riley Bateup (10th), Hannah Cuzner (14th), Olivia and Zac Cuzner (31st and 32nd respectively) with Kate Cuzner rounding out the team with a 12:22 in 36th position.
The full race results are available on the official website.
The Run_ACT Open Series is run in conjunction with the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, the next event is at Dunrossil Drive X-Country: 2.1/4.2km this Saturday 30 July 2016.
Please get out and join Team Tiger as we take the long road this winter.
In a cold and wet Canberra Mother’s Day Fun Run the Tigers got right behind the 2016 event with many familiar faces amongst the eager beavers who braved the annual fun run around Lake Burley Griffin.
A quick snapshot of results produced some interesting reading from today’s event. In the Men’s 10km event, our very own Sophie Imhoff’s Uncle, Scott Imhoff crossed the line in first place in a time of 35:01. Not far off was UC’s Masaya Kajitani (6th) in 43:18 in his first run since the Canberra Marathon. Proving that talent runs through the genes of the Wade family, Sam’s Dad Richard finished in 14th place in his age. Another of UC’s talented distance runners Kael Hulin (15th) finished well in 45:58.
Ginninderra’s distance sweet hearts in Meg Freeman (1st in age, 4th overall) and Layla Rowntree (2nd in age, 5th overall) showed that Generation Y can skip a lazy Sunday Breakfast to raise money for a great cause in the Women’s 10km. Bec Jarvis (1st) was also there in a strong time of 44:19 rounding out the top ten – giving the Tigers three women at the top end of the table. Lizzie’s Mum Sue Jagla (56th) was also amongst it over the longer distance.
The 5km event was another classic with our own Hannah Cadden (2nd) crossing second overall. Angela Riach (2nd) was also in the top ten finishing 7th overall. Chloe’s Mum Nicky Smith (5th) proved there’s plenty left in the tank and we are looking for big things this summer. Rebecca Guest (7th) ran sensationally and did well to out once her dad Paul Guest. James’ mum Catherine Ticehurst (5th) also showed a clean pair of heels in the shorter distance event for women. Sydney Shaw (9th) was hot on her tails just two seconds off the pace. Angie’s mum Ruth Riach (59th) was also spotted racing the last 100m to stop the clock at 30:59. Mother/Daughter Pair Bec (122nd) and Chelsea Moroney (81st) ran across the line together in a photo finish.
In the Men’s 5km, Scott Imhoff (2nd) was at it again crossing the line in 5th place overall. James Lemon (1st) raced well to cross the line 13th overall. Not far off was his younger compatriot Andrew Camp-Liddiard (3rd) in 21:32. Paul Guests (6th) time was 22:30. Ginninderra Little Athletics Club VP David Lemon (11th) proved his Run_ACT relay leg last year was no fluke. He did have to fight hard to hold off younger son Benjamin Lemon (17th) who stopped the clock in 24:21.
Many more people participated by walking the Lake including our Onesie’s pair of Megan and Sharon Peters – Megan later backed up and participated in the washed out Winter Club Day at the AIS. As this was a quick snapshot, if we missed anyone please let us know. There were many thousands of entrants, we tried out best to capture you all. Otherwise please check out the full results by following the link above.