Almost 1200 runners helped raise awareness and show their support for local koalas by taking part in the third annual Redlands Koala Fun Run yesterday (Sunday 26 May).
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the event, organized by Redland City Council, provided the perfect opportunity to raise awareness for koalas while at the same time showcasing the Redlands’ environmental character.
“This event combines the Redlands’ healthy community with the city’s environmental character, providing the perfect setting to raise awareness for our koala population,” she said.
“The Redlands has the most significant urban koala population in Australia, so events such as this are important to raising awareness about their health and population.
“Even the koalas came out for the event with five spotted in trees along the course.”
Cleveland turned on perfect fun run conditions for the event treating participants to a beautiful day out as they took on the challenge of the 10km, 5km or 3.5km course.
Jackson Elliott took out the male 10km race, while Courtney Gilfillan won the female 10km event.
The 5km open race was won by Patrick Hagan and April Sloan, with the 3.5km event taken out by Scott Myler and Maggie Sillett.
“Congratulations to all participants who competed in the fun run. It was great to see the overwhelming level of support shown by the community to raise awareness of the protection of our local koala population,” Mayor Karen Williams said.
“Thanks also to the volunteers who helped make the event possible, as well as our event sponsors –Bayside Bulletin, Brisbane Times and 4BC radio Fit Stuff and Cleveland Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.
For all results and images and to continue support of koala education and awareness in the Redlands visit www.koalacentral.com.au
Redlands Koala Fun Run 2013 results:
Overall 10km male winners
1st Jackson Elliott 0:30:45
2nd Max Neumann 0:31:38
3rd Clay Dawson 0:32:06
Overall 10km female winners
1st Courtney Gilfillan 0:35:24
2nd Nikki Hiscock 0:38:45
3rd Liz Grolimund 0:39:25
Overall 5km male winners
1st Patrick Hagan 0:15:57
2nd Luke Fainges 0:16:06
3rd Jarred Corby 0:16:29
Overall 5km Female Winners
1st April Sloan 0:19:04
2nd Joanne Miller 0:19:05
3rd Lilly Jones 0:19:06
Overall 3.5km Male Winners
1st Scott Myler 0:16:31
2nd Zac Trewheellar 0:17:08
3rd Peter Grace 0:17:29
Overall 3.5km Female Winners
1st Maggie Sillett 0:17:05
2nd Steffani Grace 0:18:45
3rd Hailey Pinto 0:19:39
Category Winners 10km
1st Jamie Hiscock 0:41:08 U15 Female
1st Luke Harvey 0:39:14 U15 Male
1st Courtney Gilfillan 0:35:24 Female 15-25
1st Max Neumann 0:31:38 Male 15-25
1st Liz Grolimund 0:39:25 Female 26-59
1st Jackson Elliott 0:30:45 Male 26-59
1st Lori Vaughan 1:13:12 Female 60+
1st Harold Haldane 0:43:11 Male 60+
Category Winners 5km
1st Joanne Miller 0:19:05 U15 Female
1st Justin Brouh 0:19:15 U15 Male
1st April Sloan 0:19:04 Female 15-25
1st Patrick Hagan 0:15:57 Male 15-26
1st Camille Anderson 0:20:26 Female 26-59
1st Chris George 0:17:15 Male 26-59
1st Laurie Cavallaro 0:31:56 Female 60+
1st Neil Wills 0:25:49 Male 60+
Biggest school: Star of the Sea 42 members
Biggest team: Fit stuff 58 members
Best dressed team: Koala Blues