A number of people of Canberra took part in the early morning marathon and running festival by the Canberra Times. There were different categories such as the half-marathon and ultra-marathon for different people.
There were people who wanted to just come for a casual jog with friends while there were some with a more competitive spirit but all very happy to take part. Early morning was marked with a chill of seven degrees which slowly sore up to nine degrees by the time the runners were crossing Parliament House and Old Parliament House, and different other Canberra landmarks.
Rown Walker and Fluer Flannery from chartering yachts in Scotland were the ones that were awarded with Marathon honours for having crossed the finishing line through the morning. Rown walker had completed the marathon in 2.26 hours and 27 seconds. He is the man who has won three titles in four attempts. He recalls that when they were going around the western side of the Western park and lake the course was tough. He said that a person could do all that he wanted in the day and once he accomplishes the same the time has no meaning.
The Belconnen man was very happy to have won the title another time but he exclaimed that he could have run the marathon in a better timing. He said that he no more trained as much he used to but he still does a lot of triathlons so that he can have a physical and mental change. For him it is always good to win in your hometown and that the course was a challenging yet interesting one. He said that his first marathon was back in Gold Coast a number of years ago but it is good to run at home even though it was tough and he still enjoys running on them.