The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - FRONT PAGE - SHAUN McMANUS

EMO­TIONS are set to run high at the in­au­gu­ral Stan Har­rex Me­mo­rial Run/Walk at Tyn­wald Park this Sun­day.

Theresa Har­rex, of Hayes, is or­gan­is­ing the run in remembrance of her fa­ther, who was killed in a car ac­ci­dent in May this year.

There will be a 5.35km and a 10.7km course start­ing and fin­ish­ing at Tyn­wald Park and tak­ing in the sur­round­ing tracks.

Stan Har­rex was an avid runner, de­spite only tak­ing it up when he was 50, and was well known in the Derwent Val­ley.

Theresa said there was al­ready con­sid­er­able in­ter­est in the fun run, and ex­pects it to be an emo­tional day.

“He or­gan­ised the Derwent Val­ley Aus­tralia Day fun run for 24 years,” Theresa said

“He was a very big ath­lete him­self, so I just wanted to do some­thing for him to carry on the run­ning tra­di­tion and name it as a me­mo­rial for him.”

Har­rex’s im­pres­sive re­sume in­cluded twice tak­ing out the Derwent Val­ley se­nior sports­man of the year award, and com­pet­ing at the World Mas­ters Games in Italy.

Theresa hopes the run, which will be co-hosted by Tas­ma­nian Mas­ters Ath­let­ics will be­come an an­nual event.

There will be spot prizes and vouch­ers do­nated by The Run­ning Edge.

The first three run­ners across the line in both dis­tances will re­ceive prizes, while the first male and fe­male in the two runs will each re­ceive a tro­phy.

The run starts at 10am on Sun­day, and par­tic­i­pants can en­ter on the day.

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