Ideal con­di­tions for Harrietville Half Marathon RUN­NING

Myrtleford Times - - Sport -

PER­FECT run­ning con­di­tions are ex­pected for the third Harrietville Half Marathon on Sun­day.

As of Mon­day, more than half the con­firmed race en­tries were from those do­ing the 21.1km half marathon.

Or­gan­iser Robyn Downey ex­pects the ma­jor­ity of en­tries for the 10km, 5km and 2km dis­tances to come in over the fi­nal days.

“Our en­tries for the half marathon are al­ready more than we had last year which is great,” she said.

“It’s the shorter dis­tances that peo­ple don’t of­ten reg­is­ter for un­til the last minute.

“The weather is go­ing to be good with no rain pre­dicted and some cloud which should mean it won’t be too hot.”

Downey said 13 run­ners are set to com­plete the Alpine Tri­fecta at Harrietville, hav­ing pre­vi­ously fin­ished the 21.1km races at the Bright Fun Run and Mt Beauty Half Marathon.

“We don’t have any lo­cals that are in line to com­plete the tri­fecta but some are from Wan­garatta,” she said.

“Tracy Carey and Ben Der­rick from Bright and Mt Beauty will be here to help present the tro­phies.

“And once again we will also crown our lo­cal cham­pi­ons for the fastest man and woman from the Alpine Val­ley.”

Race en­tries can still be com­pleted online as well as on the day.

Start times are 7.30am ( 21.1km), 8am ( 10km), 9.15am (5km) and 9.45am (2km).

A free shut­tle ser­vice will be avail­able to trans­port run­ners from Tavare Park to race start points.

On Satur­day night Harrietville’s Avalon House will host a pre-race past party with Bright own for­mer Olympian Bill Scott a guest speaker.

There will also be a pos­trace lunch at the Snow­line Ho­tel on Sun­day.

ON THE RUN: Robyn Downey, Me­gan Healy and Jo Parker will run in Sun­day’s Harrietville Half Marathon be­fore tak­ing on the Mel­bourne Marathon in a few weeks’ time.

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