Chance of a lifetime – race an Olympian!

11-07-2018 by admin

These students from Middleton Public School are all taking part in the Parkes Fun Run on Sunday – and were thrilled when Scott Westcott (just named to run the marathon in the Rio Olympics) called in last week. It gives them a chance to run against an Olympian. Teacher Sonia Crocker (also pictured) is also looking forward to the challenge. Photo: Barbara Watt. Alectown’s own Scott Westcott has finally been confirmed as a marathon entry in this year’s Olympic Games in Brazil (story appeared last Friday).
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Scott has also been instrumental in helping Rotary run the Northparkes Rotary Fun Run ever since it started.

This year’s event will take place from Harrison Park on Sunday, May 22.

Because he has been tied up in the management of the popular event, he has not run the course competitively – until this year.

So this is your chance to race an Olympian.

Scott has not yet decided which course he will run but it will most likely be the 5km to allow him to get back for the kids 2km so he can run with them as well.

“I’m going to give it a real crack,” he said.

“It will be a good hit-out for Rio and I plan to run it as fast as I can.”

The Fun Run course has been designed for a fast pace with almost no hilly parts and long flat scenic road.

Every year this run becomes more popular with locals and is attracting runners from all parts of the Central West.

The weather is almost always kind with a lovely mild morning predicted.

Parkes Rotary Club and the Central West Car Club will act as marshalls for the course; drink stations will be looked after by parents from Holy Family and Parkes Christian schools; and Little Athletics will be helping out with administration.

Of course breakfast bacon and egg rolls, tea and coffee will be available from 7am from the Rotary BBQ Trailer.

Get your entries in on line at parkesrotaryfunrun老域名备案老域名 and come try your luck against our own Olympian Scott Westcott.

Late entries will be taken on the morning but to avoid a long wait to register, on line is the go.

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