Bunbury Runners Club hosts HBF 3 Waters Running Festival on April 7

Hundreds of athletes descended upon the Bunbury Recreation Ground for one of the region's biggest fitness festivals.

The Bunbury Runners Club hosted its 38th annual HBF 3 Waters Running Festival on Sunday, April 7.

Runners took part in the 50-kilometre ultra-marathon, marathon, half-marathon, 10km run, 5km run, 2.1km schools challenge, and Corporate Cup events, before crossing the line later in the day.

The festival featured stalls along with activities for the whole family.

Ray Orchison took out the 50km ultra-marathon in a time of 03:30:24, ahead of Tony Smith (03:31:31) and Jacqueline Kellerman (03:39:49).

Renae Twigg (03:54:27) and Lee-Anne Flugel (04:06:13) were the second and third women across the line.

Andrew Waite (02:47:43) beat out Jono Sheehan (02:49:51) and Rob Bradsell (02:54:43) in the 42km marathon, with Kathryn Watt (03:01:39) finishing first in the women's division.

Todd Ingraham (01:19:46) and Hayley Newman (01:31:35) excelled in the 21km half marathon.

Scott Tamblin (00:35:15) and Belinda Dennis (00:46:05) secured the men's and women's 10km run titles.

Noah Mcaneny (00:17:19) cruised to victory in the men's 5km run, before Tjirra Evans (00:21:35) won the women's division.

The 2.1km run saw Xavier Marzano (00:08:54) and Myla Lester (00:09:54) put in amazing efforts.

Bunbury Runners Club president Keith Yardley was pleased with the community's involvement in this year's event.

"It's amazing to see the volunteers and members step up to provide some help," he said.

"We're trying to bring the scenery of Bunbury into our event. The comments that we've heard, about the course, have been great.

"The atmosphere is great, and everybody has a good time."​

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