BRAC 2 Beach pulls big field

Robert DoughertyBroome Advertiser

More than 100 athletes took a brisk fun run in the Broome sun for the town’s BRAC 2 Beach event late last month.

Competitors took on either 4km or 8km courses from Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre to Broome Surf Lifesaving Club on July 30.

The 4km male race was won by Michael Allwood at a time of 18 minutes and 30 seconds ahead of Matthew Hall and Mike Doyle — while Tamara Hamilton clocked a time of 21min. 30sec. in the female 4km, pursued by Kim Neville and Aleta Nugent.

Minaki Connelly won the junior male 4k with a blistering time of 18min. 14sec against Finnegan Smith and Kaden Murton, while Calli Cook was just ahead of Chelsea Goatley and Kira Hamilton.

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Dayan McSwain took out the men’s 8km run at a time of 32min. 14sec. He was ahead of Nils Pape and Michael Kaufman. Kirsten Wood was the first woman across at 34min. 21sec., ahead of Lisa Richert and Anna Bakogianis.

Jesse Evans set the fastest time for thejunior male 8km course of 31min. 15sec., ahead of Jordan Bacon.

Shire of Broome sport and recreation manager Casey Zepnick said the event was a great opportunity for the community to have fun with family and friends while being active and challenging themselves.

Athletes will be focusing on running, swimming and cycling next as they head towards Cable Beach Triathlon on September 17.

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