Harman and Rodgers claim Bridges titles

On a beautiful Perth autumn morning, over 2000 runners took part in WA’s most historic 10km road race, the Asics Bridges Fun Run.

Perfect conditions and a flat course were counter balanced by three bridge crossings and the winding footpath circuit around Perth’s city front waterway.

Front Runner international, Nic Harman was first across the line in 30.06 ahead of team mate Dean Menzies who recorded a PB of 31.10. Harman used the event as a tune up for the Kasumigaura 10mile next weekend in Japan, a key test of fitness in the lead up to his Marathon debut at the IAAF Oceania Marathon Championships held in conjunction with the Gold Coast Marathon.

Returning to competition after her World Championship qualifying win at the Shizuoka Marathon in Japan, Rochelle Rodgers managed a strong showing with a road 10km PB of 35.01 to take victory from a fast finishing Nera Jareb (35.11). Rodgers is a strong chance to be named in the Australian team for the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships and will next target the HBF Half Marathon and IAAF  Oceania Half Marathon Championships held in conjunction with the Gold Coast Marathon.

In the 5km event, newly crowned Australian Junior 5000m champion Melany Smart claimed the win while Front Runner Triathlete Reece Harris claimed a strong win in the men’s event.