Half marathon race to pull a big field

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The 22nd Elleker Half Marathon and 10km Road Race is set for another strong turnout on Sunday.

The annual race attracts competitors from throughout the State and typically draws more than 200 entrants across the two races.

Entrants will follow a course around Lake Powell, in Elleker, through karri forests and farmlands.

Last year’s half marathon men’s winner James Webster will be competing again.

Webster finished in a time of 1hr. 15min. 29sec. last year.

Leah Bryant won the women’s half marathon in 2016, while Angie Ross took out the 10km race.

Event co-ordinator Dan Smith said he was hopeful of good entry numbers.

“The weather looks like it will be nice and it would be great to get over 250 entrants,” he said.

“It’s always a cool start for runners and there’s a coffee van to help the spectators warm up, plus activities at the hall make it a great morning.”

The half marathon will start at 8.30am near the Elleker Hall, while the 10km race will begin at 9am with trophy presentations and spot prizes to be given about noon.

Food and drinks will be available on the day from a canteen set up at the Elleker Hall.

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