Craigie wins fun run

Kevin Craigie, in his eighth attempt has taken out the Lindsay Kent Memorial Fun Run at Stawell Racecourse.

Fun run winners Norelle Pearce, Josette Loomes, Kevin Craigie and Sam Worden.

Fun run winners Norelle Pearce, Josette Loomes, Kevin Craigie and Sam Worden.

Craigie led from the start to the finish of the five kilometre event emulating the feat of his brother Alan.

Alan was first to finish in 2012 but his brother Kevin,who is 28 years old never looked in doubt.

"It's probably the first time I've really had a crack," Craigie said.

"I thought I had a chance because some of the better runners from our club weren't here."

Craigie is currently running with the St Stephens Harriers in Melbourne.

Seconds behind Craigie was his club mate Jamie Wagstaff who was decorated with the Ray Riordan-sponsored winner's sash last year.

Warrnambool teenager Sam Worden ran a scintillating 12.29 minutes to win the three kilometre event, also eclipsing his 11-year-old brother Lochie who was first home in 2013.

Josette Loomes, 33, celebrated a move to Western Australia with a win in the women's section of the five kilometres.

Over 250 runners and walkers lined up for the start of the popular event which, due to the hard work of the Stawell and Ararat Cross Country Club is growing in stature each year.

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