Great vibes, big crowds for annual event

The SWAS Telstra Fun Run continues to grow in popularity, with this year’s event once again attracting a record field of runners and walkers.

Almost 300 members of the community joined in the annual all ages and abilities race along Bunbury’s Leschenault Inlet on Saturday March 16, completing 2km, 5km and 10km courses.

SWAS chief executive office Bernice Butlion said the increase in numbers was fueled by primary and high school students getting behind the event.

Bunbury Primary School was the school with the most number of entrants and received a $500 cash and technology prize from Telstra for their support,” she said.

“And a large number of our SWAS athletes also competed – they were easy to spot in their SWAS uniforms, as were the first 100 to sign up for the event in their SWAS singlets.”

The event made possible through the support of a number of volunteers, supporters and sponsors.

Sponsors and supporters included Telstra, Tint-A-Car, Café Bean, Aqwest, City of Bynbury, Department of Local Government, and Sport and Cultural Industries.

2019 SWAS Telstra Fun Run Results

10Km Male Senior Winner ─ Luke Paoliello in 35:51.87

10km Female Senior Winner ─ Carolyn Mader in 44:17.36

10km Junior Winner overall ─ Jaxon Smith in 46:58.65

5km Male Winner ─ Mark Quinn in 16:31.88

5km Junior Male Winner ─ Noah McAneny in 17:43.45

5km Female Senior Winner ─ Courtney Butlion 21:08.06

5km Female Junior Winner ─ India Hooton in 19:06.31

5km Male Walker Winner ─ Garry Hastie 28:12.81

5km Female Walker Winner ─ Kym Griffin 45:51.85

5km Junior Walker Winner ─ Shaye Skraha 42:51.90

2km Male Winner ─ Cohen Tappenden 8:01.40

2km Female Winner ─ Charlotte Kampen 9:13.05