A spate of personal bests swept the Penrith area this October, with a lightning fast course and excellent organisation believed to be behind this spike in athletic over-achievement. 


Authorities expect this trend to continue in 2015 as the Western Sydney Marathon gains traction and reputation with the Australian running public. 


Twelve hundred runners lined up at the Sydney International Regatta Centre for the start of the 2014 Western Sydney Marathon. From here they proceeded to race around the flat, fast course on the roads of the Regatta Centre and nearby Old Castlereagh Road. 

04 October 2014
Sydney, Australia

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Raymond Wareham won the men’s marathon in 2:42:56, while Heidi Rickard took out the women’s event in 3:07:38. 


Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km “Lap the Lake” and 5km Family Fun Run events are all offered to participants, so there was certainly something for everyone to get involved in. 


The event will be back in 2015 – if you want to set a personal best, you know where to go. 

1,722 runners and walkers were treated to an outstanding day at the 2014 Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon. 


Including the Nutrience Half Marathon, 10K, 10K Student Relay and 2K Fun Run, participants from Oakville, across Canada, United States, Jamaica, Kenya, Trinidad, Uganda and England all enjoyed the beautiful route through Oakville’s downtown and waterfront neighbourhoods. 


Defending champion Tyler Chacra of Oakville had an exceptional run to capture his 2nd men’s Nutrience Half Marathon victory with a time of 1:13:56. First female in a time of 1:25:14 was Tammy Purdy of Mississauga.  The 10K men’s champion was Sean Patterson of Mississauga in 35:09 and the female winner in a time of 38:06 was defending 10K champion Allison Drynan of Toronto.


“We are very pleased with the turnout this year” said Race Director, Krystal Duz.

21 September 2014

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“It is always great to see the event turn out this great after planning for 365 days. In addition, the community and volunteers were fantastic. In its eighth year, our numbers have increased greatly since year one and with increased numbers comes a larger spectator base, stronger competition and more funds raised for our charity partners.”


After another outstanding running in 2014, the days of Oakville Half Marathon being a well kept secret seem surely numbered! 

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