Records broken at Taree parkrun's 100th event

On the run: Matthew Hudson on the way to setting a new race record at the Taree parkrun.

On the run: Matthew Hudson on the way to setting a new race record at the Taree parkrun.

TAREE parkrun’s 100th run was a record breaker.

A total of 187 runners finished the 5km course – the most in the event’s history here. Matthew Hudson also set a new race record, clocking 14 minutes 33, beating his previous best of 15.12.

Hudson streeted the field, with Dave Robinson coming second in 17.12. 

Helen-Louise Boyd, a first time runner, was the first woman to finish. She was seventh overall in the time of 20.14.

The field was altered slightly to work in with the Easter Classic powerboat event. Both were based at Endeavour Place, where the parkrun starts and finishes.

The Taree parkrun started in May 2015 and is averaging 101 starters a week. There have been 1614 runners and 1999 personal bests recorded in that time.

Organisers are now preparing for the Taree parkrun’s second anniversary to be held on Saturday May 20.

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