MORE than 80 runners and walkers pounded the pavement in glorious sunshine on Sunday for the return of the Lake 2 Lake Fun Run.
Taking on a four or eight-kilometre course setting out from near the Camperdown Golf Club and tracking up the hill and around the north side of Lake Bullen Merri, participants did their bit to promote good health and raise funds for Timboon and District Healthcare Service.
Co-ordinator and Mercy Regional College teacher Stacey Hillman said organisers were pleased with how the fun run went.
“The event was really successful; the Year 12s (who helped organise it) were fantastic,” she said.
“We raised about $900, which is really good.
“We had a barbecue and milkshakes, ice creams and drinks, as well as a raffle.”
Warrnambool Year 12 student Tom Hynes was overall winner, taking out the 8km race with a time of 28 minutes and 48 seconds.
“It’s an eight-kilometre course, but it’s really hilly and it was actually quite hot when they ran,” Ms Hillman said.
“Tom’s a member of the Warrnambool Athletics Club and he won the Koroit-Warrnambool half-marathon a couple of weeks ago.
“He’s a really great runner and it was great he came all the way from Warrnambool for the race.”
Ms Hillman thanked all the fun run’s sponsors for their support of the event.
Results from the 2015 Lake 2 Lake Fun Run:
Fastest time: Tom Hynes 28:48.
Primary 4km: (female) Hope Kerr, (male) Paddy Baker.
Primary 8km: (male) Willoughby Perriss.
Under 16 4km: (female) Sarah Pekin, (male) Henry Rouston.
Under 16 8km: (female) Holly Castledine and Ebony Davis, (male) Archimedes Perriss.
Open 4km: (female) Emma Owen, (male) Darren Cheeseman.
Open 8km: (female) Kobi Hickey, (male) Tom Hynes.
Masters 4km: (female) Penny Adamson, (male) Garry Doyle.
Masters 8km: (female) Jo Finn, (male) Robert Townsend.
Walkers: (female) Jenny Phillips, (male) Rod Clarke.