AND THEY’RE OFF: The junior runners set the scene before the start of the Sawtell Super Fun Day Fun Run. Photo: LEIGH JENSEN
AND THEY’RE OFF: The junior runners set the scene before the start of the Sawtell Super Fun Day Fun Run. Photo: LEIGH JENSEN

Local can sense more Sawtell Fun Run success

SHOULD he be in the starting line-up, Corindi Beach athlete Jordan Gusman will be shooting for a fourth straight victory in tomorrow's 5.5km Coffs Harbour Blinds and Awnings Fun Run.

The iconic event will start in First Ave outside the RSL club at 9am to set the scene for the 95th Sawtell Super Fun Day.

Jordan ran 17:50 in his first win in 2012 and has lowered his time in each subsequent victory. The target on this occasion is the exact 17 minutes he established on January 1 this year.

However, there's still a long way to go to break the unofficial race record of 16:24 set by 10-time winner and event legend, Geoffrey Bruce.

The Canberra runner last claimed the crown at age 45 in 2008 and believes he ran 16:15 in one of his earliest wins.

Exciting middle-distance runner Karlie Swanson is in line for a second straight victory after she relegated champion ironwoman Courtney Hancock to the runners-up stall in January.

Karlie won the World Schools Cross Country Championship in Israel this year and hopes to further her career in the United States during 2015.

In February, Karlie broke through the 17:40 barrier for 5000m in a race in Sydney.

Another runner to keep an eye out for is Kaman Malou.

Multi-talented Kaman has been running sensational times in cross country events this year and ranks among the most exciting young athletes to emerge in the past decade.

Entries will be taken at the start from 7.30am with the junior mile starting the day's athletic program.

Across the day at the reserve, sprint racing will be the main focus with the famous woodchopping program also held, bringing the top axemen from around country NSW together.



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