Running festival’s junior dash a family affair | Photos, video

THE Orange Running Festival was a family event for the Hamptons, Floyds and Ruddys on Saturday afternoon.

Sisters Brooke and Madison Floyd took part in the festival’s two kilometre dash with step-brother Bayden Runny.

“Last year I did it in 11 minutes and 11 seconds,” said Madison, ahead of her event. 

“This year I’m hoping for 10 minutes.”

READY TO GO: Brooke and Madison Floyd with step-brother Bayden Runny on Saturday afternoon. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

READY TO GO: Brooke and Madison Floyd with step-brother Bayden Runny on Saturday afternoon. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

Parent’s Jaimie Hampton and Ben Ruddy were planning a five-kilometre event with the children on Sunday, following Ms Hampton’s half marathon in the morning.

More than 150 children signed up for Saturday’s run around Gosling Creek.

Elliot Bangert was the fastest of the junior competitors, crossing the line at 8 minutes and nine seconds. 

Hanna Gross was the fastest female with a time of 8 minutes and 41 seconds.

VIDEO: Off and running at the start of the two kilometre dash ...

THE BEST OF THE BEST …

The place-getters in Saturday’s junior dash:

  • Girls: 1st Hanna Gross; 2nd Abigail Francis, 3rd Lilly Bangert.
  • Boys: 1st Elliot Bangert, 2nd Edward Ashton, 3rd Samuel Gross.

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