Runners yearn for competition

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DEDICATION: Harrietville duo Robyn Downey and Joanne Parker decided they wouldn’t let the cancellation of their favourite local running events dampen their spirits, deciding to unofficially run them anyway.

HARRIETVILLE runners Robyn Downey and Joanne Parker were lining up to run the half-marathon events at Bright Fun Run and Mount Beauty Fun Run, until the COVID-19 shutdowns forced the events to cancel.
But these dedicated runners were not going to let that stop them from completing the 21.1-kilometre races they had been training for.
“When they were cancelled, we just decided to run them anyway,” Downey said.


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