Cobram Agricultural Society is reassessing its annual fun run after a 60 per cent decrease on last year’s entries.TONI BRIENT March 13, 2014 4:10am
Cobram Agricultural Society is reassessing its annual fun run after a 60 per cent decrease on last year’s entries.
Some 68 competitors ran in the event, starting at Scott’s Reserve, on Sunday morning.
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Nick Bowden took out first place in the 10
Second place was awarded to Peter Oates and third went to Phillip Creighton.
With a run time of 19 minutes, Charlie White won first place in the 5
Marcus Evans took out second place and Nathan Stoate took out third.
The junior division was dominated by the Poole family, with Molly and Meg taking out first and second place respectively in the girls’ division.
Jake and Sam Poole took out the boys’ division’s first and second place respectively.
Cobram Agricultural Society president Tony Hicks said the group was pleased with the community support for the fun run, but disappointed in the attendance at the evening concert which followed the fun run.
Mr Hicks said 11 people attended the concert.
‘‘It was on last year, and last year we had an increase from the year before,’’ Mr Hicks said.
‘‘So we didn’t think we would be as adversely impacted (this year).’’
The numbers come in stark contrast to attendance at the Cobram Lawnmower Race, which organisers said attracted almost 500 spectators.
Mr Hicks said the group had ‘‘some very serious thinking to do’’ about next year’s event.
He said a change of date was on the cards, and signalled the group would steer clear of public holiday weekends.
‘‘If you look at the demographic of the area, Cobram people go away on long weeknds,’’ Mr Hicks said.
‘‘Whereas places like Yarrawonga, the demographic is older, so their kids come to see them on those weekends.’’
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