Michael and Darren – how much for Gippsland Rotary Centenary House?

Michael Tripodi and Darren Chester before the fun run

If you were wondering how my little pledge regarding Michael Tripodi and Darren Chester went, I just handed $294 over to Traralgon Harriers for Gippsland Rotary Centenary House.

BACKGROUND: Running to help the families of sick loved ones

Darren finished a fair way back in the DFP Recruitment Community Fun Run field so he gave $300 to the charity.  Michael finished third, therefore Voyage Media gave 3 placings or $6 less than Darren.

Traralgon Harriers Athletics Club’s treasurer, Michelle Colwell, told me a final amount for Gippsland Rotary Centenary House won’t be known for some time yet but it’s sure to be a helpful amount.

Centenary House is a community-based not-for-profit accommodation facility for patients and their families who come from across the region to attend the Cancer Care Centre at Latrobe Regional Hospital.  The House is currently expanding with construction underway on 13 new independent living units which will double its present capacity.

Michael finished third in this year’s run.
Better than he expected coming back from injury, and a faster time.

The Community Fun Run was highly successful, with Wellington’s George Lancaster first over the line in a smashing time of 16:55.  He was followed by Zackery Beasley (17:03) and Harrier Michael Tripodi (17:25). First Female was also from Wellington, Rachel Jennings in 18:15 with South Coast’s Sarah Lewis (19:03) in 2nd and Harrier Molly Irvine (19:27) in 3rd.

Traralgon Harriers’ next major event is the Traralgon Marathon and Running Festival on Sunday 2 June.