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2018 Gallipoli Run

2018 Gallipoli Run

The 2018 Gallipoli Run in Kings Park was a great success, under some trying conditions for all.

Author: waadmin/Sunday, 22 April 2018/Categories: News, Featured

 

The 2018 Gallipoli Run was a great success, under some trying conditions for all.

 

The event opened with Mr John Gilmour OAM citing the ‘Ode’, accompanied by Mr Dave Scott playing the bugle.

 

Poignantly, the bugle being played by Dave Scott belonged to Western Australian Soldier Gordon Pearse who joined up in 1914. He was wounded in the thigh at Gallipoli in August 1915 and sent home to Australia. He re-joined the 16th Battalion in July 1916 and was wounded in the head, hand and arm at the Battle of Pozieres, France. He was sent home again to Australia where he sadly passed away.

 

His bugle was lost at Gallipoli and later found by a British soldier after the war in 1924. The soldier wrote to the Australian Government and returned the bugle to Gordon Pearse’s family.

 

The playing of bugle, mixed with the rolling thunder in background, was certainly a fitting moment for the 2018 Gallipoli Run to celebrate and commemorate the end of World War I. 


Congratulations to our 4km at 8km winners and thank you to everyone who braved the conditions to take part in the event. A special thank you to all the officials and volunteers on a job well done!

 

Full results will be published on Monday 23 April 2018 on the Gallipoli Run page on our website.

 

 

4km winners

 

8km winners

 

Male

 

1. Chris Dale

2. Matt Smith

3. Luke Graves

Male

 

1. Nic Harman

2. Ben Chamberlain

3. Matt Burton

Female

 

1. Melany Smart

2. Jasmin Long

3. Abigail Graham

Female

 

1. Ellie Jones

2. Amberley Matuskiewicz

3. Tanisha Cayley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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