Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Over 30,000 participants ran, walked and wheeled their way through the streets of Perth last weekend (19 May) for the tenth annual HBF Run for a Reason.
A range of participants of all abilities ran the three races, including the Half Marathon, which once again took its course through the historic and beautiful grounds of the UWA Perth Campus.
Over 45 participants ran under the Team UWA banner, and benefited from training sessions and fitness tips in the lead up to the event.
UWA Athletics Club Run Club organised the sessions in the five weeks before the Run, with guidance from Run Club Leaders Sarah Hynes, Kai Metzner, and Declan Tingay.
There were strong results across the events for UWA Athletics Club members, many of who ended their race on the podium.
Long distance star Isaac Birir, who has been a constant competitor at marathon events, took first place in the Half Marathon with a time of 65.09.
Not far behind was UWA Student Athlete Ben Chamberlain, who finished second with a debut time of 66.32.
UWA Athletics Club member Melany Smart came first in the 4km event with a new course record.
Fellow club member Kiran Tibballs finished third in the 4km with a time of 11.44.
Congratulations to the community, collectively raising close to $1 million for WA health charities including the event’s feature charities: Cancer Council WA, Diabetes WA, Heart Foundation WA and Lifeline WA.
UWA Sport Marketing, Communication and Events Coordinator
- UWA Sport