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CFR Results & Photos

2016 Event


The 2016 DFP Recruitment / Latrobe City Community Fun Run and Walk saw Ryan Wissmer  (pictured left) finish first in a time of 16 minutes and 19 seconds. Second place was junior runner Riley Evans (14 and under age group) in 17 minutes.

Quickest female runner was Alexandra Bull in 19.39, followed by Sarah Lewis in 19.43 and Kathryn Preston in 19.47.

In the team awards, Lavalla Catholic College was the standout winner with 88 entrants, followed by Traralgon Football Netball Club with 47, including top five overall finisher Matt Northe.

Report credit: Latrobe Valley Express

Photo gallery is available at Burning Harp Photography

View the complete list of results for 2016

Check out this year’s School, Club and Workplace Participation Results

2015 Event

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View the 2015 event results

Many thanks to Megan Harper and her support team Becky Novak and Rob Burns for taking and providing these magnificent photos of the event.  They are available on the attached link which takes you to Megan’s burningharp website.  Below is a small sample of the many fantastic photos available.

Finishers Category Clarification  Only those 12 and under are entitled to an award in the 1.5km event.  Whilst adults are welcome to participate with their children their times will show at the end of the results list.  According to the event requirements, only those 12 and over are entitled to an award in the 5km event.  Therefore the results of any under 12  participants will show in the overall results but not in the under 14 event category.

CFR 2015 Team Results – Top 5 Teams

Position Team Name Finish Time  Team Members
1 Koolkats 01:27:22 Ben Cheetham, Michael Gaudiano, Lucas Tripodi, Thomas McMahon
2 In Good Company 01:27:53 Glenn Crawford, Michael Walker, Phill Mayer, Nick Mayer
3 RGM Financial Group 01:41:24 Daniel Bremner, Reni Minchella, Joelene Laukens, Abbey Taylor
4 Team Kurnai 4 01:44:45 Reece Malcolmson, Bernie Mcleod, Narelle Morris, Candy White
5 bits and pieces 2 01:48:34 Vaughan Gooding, Shaun Mallia, Kate Mallia, Michelle Smale

For more details see the Tomato Timing Results page.

CFR 2015 Participation Results  This event places a high priority on increasing community participation in physical activity and consequently provides a number of participation awards for the workplaces, schools and community groups or organisations which have the largest participation rate.  See the 2015 participation results below, please note we have only included the larger numbers.  Of special note is 3 from Hazelwood South and 5 from Glengarry two of the smaller local Primary Schools. We hope that next year your workplace, school or organisation will get behind the event.  In particular we would like to see the local Football/Netball clubs and Soccer Clubs get behind the event in the way that Traralgon City Soccer Club has this year.

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Workplaces Number
Latrobe Regional Hospital 39
Gippsland Water 25
Latrobe City 12
GDF Suez 11
DFP Recruitment 8
Schools Number
Kurnai College 45
Lavalla Catholic College 27
Flinders College 12
St Michael’s Primary 9
St Pauls Traralgon 9
Glengarry Primary 5
Stockdale Rd Primary 5
Grey St Primay 5
Hazelwood Sth Primary 3
Organisations Number
Gippsland Road Runners 22
Traralgon City Soccer Club 15
March Fitness 14
Traralgon Little Athletics 6


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2014 Event

See 2014 results, and the 470 photos taken at the event. Click HERE to visit the photo gallery. cfr-5km-start-web

Start of the 5kms: Jason Collins, Darrel Cross, Biasi Silvestro, Sarah Lewis (335) 1st, Chandler Whitehead, Karen Graham, Amy Husson,  Hillary Meyer, JP Meyer (230), Stephen Rae (88) 1st, Matt McLean (137) 1st U14, Robbie Preston (278) 3rd, Robbie Lawler (343) 2nd, Lauren Palmer (462), Breanna De Hommel (461), Hayley Adams (324).

In the near future a short Youtube video of the event will be available courtesy of the great work by Max Campbell

Spirit Shines at 2014 Community Fun Run

In one of Latrobe Valley’s most bleak periods, a fantastic sense of community and spirit shone through at the 2014 Traralgon Harriers – Latrobe City Community Fun Run and Walk on Sunday 2nd March. Will Hanrahan, Traralgon Harriers said the event was a “feel good” and up lifting event for everyone involved especially given the impact of the Hazelwood fires over recent weeks.  “There was such a great atmosphere and relaxed mood among the crowd which included people of all ages, individuals, families, teams from schools, workplaces and sporting clubs”, Hanrahan said. Hanrahan said he believed many people were concerned about the weather conditions and smoke and this impacted the number of entries in the lead up to the event.  “A week before we had only 150 entries and it appeared we may only break even.”  However organisers were delighted to receive 492 entries and raise over $5,500 for Gippsland Rotary Centenary House. Hanrahan said, “The event was a team effort and would not have been possible without the support of the local Rotary Clubs, Latrobe City and Traralgon Harriers all working together.    Organisers were delighted  with the support from schools, workplaces and organisations and awarded certificates to those who had the most participants in each category, these were awarded to Kurnai College 51, Gippsland Water 50, and Gippsland Road Runners 47 respectively.” Kurnai-College-Presentation-WebGippswater-fun-run-award-web

Anthony Rodaughan, Kurnai College Principal is presented the award for most entries by a school 51 by Will Hanrahan Race Director.      
Simon Forbes, Gippsland Water is presented the award for most entries by a workplace 50 by Megan Harper, Traralgon Harriers     With a bumper crowd and a perfect autumn morning, the event was enjoyed by young and old.  Held in Kay Street, Traralgon on a closed road circuit it included a 1.5km option for those 12 and under and a 5km option for everyone else. The kids were first off the starting line at 9am with 27 completing the course and many displaying a grin from ear to ear.  Competitors from the 5km event lined the street to cheer the kids off before clapping them across the line at the finish.  Winner of the 1.5km event, Matthew Trickett, would not have been out of place over the longer distance, clocking 6 minutes 39 seconds.  Mitch Hauxwell-Te Paa and Jack Murray battled for the minor placings in 6:56 and 7:07 respectively.  In the under 12 girls, Chyna-Lace Bailey and Stephanie Graham were split by only 9 seconds with times of 7:49 and 7:58.  Third place came from under 8 entrant Jazmine Sanders in a time of 9:11. The 5km event saw a huge cross section of runners and walkers spread out over the course.  A variety of team entries added colour and an extra dose of comradeship to the street, joining many families and individuals.  For the more serious runners, the electronically timed course was straightforward but by no means easy, with the Kay Street hill slowing the progress of many.  At the front, Stephen Rae stopped the clock first in an impressive 16:59, beating home fellow open category male runners, Robbie Lawler and Rob Preston in 17:35 and 17:59 respectively.  The first female runner home was Sarah Lewis in 20:29 with Hilary Meyer in second place in 20:50 and Molly Irvine close behind in 21:07. A growing crowd gathered to cheer on their fellow competitors before joining with them in well deserved rehydration provided by Gippsland Water and a BBQ provided by Traralgon Rotary.  The event was very well supported by a number of companies and community organisations including: Win Network, GOLD1242 – AceRadio, Latrobe Valley Express, Telstra Store Traralgon, Endota Spa, Stockland Traralgon, Latrobe City Leisure Centres, Dal Mondo, and Manny’s Market, Traralgon and Morwell Rotary Clubs who provided marshals for the event.  We also had some help from the Traralgon Fire Brigade Volunteers.