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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 9 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 10, 2008 11 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Get in line for serious fun LAUREN MURADA ON TRACK TO RUN COURSE WHEN: Bay Run '08 will be held on Sunday, July 27, starting at Leichhardt Park TIMING: Festivities will kick off at 6am, with the first race at 8am COURSE: Participants can walk or run the 7km route that goes in an anti-clockwise di- rection past Leichhardt Rowing Club, over the Iron Cove bridge, past Drummoyne Rowing Club, UTS Haberfield Rowing Club and onto the finish line back at Leichhardt Park COST: $22 to register online, or $30 on the day, with all proceeds going to Dobroyd Point Public School. DETAILS: Visit www.bayrun.com.au Georgia Spence, 10, Lola Spence, 5, and Zac Goodhand, 7, are gearing up to compete in Bay Run '08. Picture: BRENT McGILVARY ~PP164195 FAMILIES should pull themselves out of bed early on Sunday, July 27, and enjoy a crisp winter morn- ing by participating in the sixth annual Bay Run. Serious runners, morning strollers and dogs can join in the 7km run around Iron Cove, with a 2km run for children. More than 1800 participants are expected and organiser Lynne Machin, of Haberfield, said it was a great event for the whole family. ''We really want to increase the number of families in the com- munity participating,'' she said. All of the Machin family will be involved -- husband Scott is the chief course marshal and their two children will run in the children's race. Running 7km is a tough task for most and Mr Machin said runners should work on their fitness levels before entering the race. ''For those who haven't run in a long period of time, in the lead-up to the event go out and have a few training runs, running a bit further each time,'' he said. Owners wanting to enter their dog in The Fastest Dog in the Inner West competition should also ensure their dog is fit enough to compete. ''Make sure your dog is in a condition where they can finish a 7km race comfortably,'' Ms Machin said. All runners will be split up into age groups with cash prizes for the fastest runner in each category. Male runners will take off at 8am, female runners at 8.15am. Walkers will take a stroll together, with their race kicking off at 8.26am. The children's race starts at 8.30am and is a 2km track around Callan Park, thus avoiding roads. Mrs Machin said there was also a special prize if a runner beat the current course record. ''It hasn't been broken in three years so the challenge has been put out there,'' she said. The event gives serious runners an opportunity to test their endur- ance before the City to Surf in August. It is professionally organised with electronic timing equipment and proper marshalling. The day will kick off at 6am for registration, breakfast and coffee. The first race, at 8am, will be officially started by Balmain State Labor MP Verity Firth.
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