Ready to race: The Sunsmart Busselton Half Marathon and Fun Run is on this weekend

Greg Benson and Denis Price compete in a marathon along the stunning Busselton foreshore. Image Emma Kirk.
Greg Benson and Denis Price compete in a marathon along the stunning Busselton foreshore. Image Emma Kirk.

When Busselton Runners Club president Denis Price started running, competing in events was something he couldn’t fathom.

Mr Price initially became involved with running as a means of rehabilitating after a traffic accident.

Starting from a point where he freely admits that he ‘couldn’t even run to the letterbox’, he is now at the point where he is competing in ultra marathons. 

His wife Tammy, who also started with the club after the accident, has gone from non-runner to competing in half marathons.

They both said the support and encouragement from other members of the club had helped them achieve success in their running.

This weekend’s Sunsmart Busselton Half Marathon and Fun Run is what the sport is all about for the Prices.

The event was first initiated back in 2009 with 220 runners. The club took ownership of the event in 2015 and the event has now become known as one of the best Half Marathons and Fun Runs in the South West, this year selling out a month prior to event day with 1500 competitors. The event is also a drawcard for high profile athletes. Nic Harman, who is hoping to represent Australia in the World Half Marathon Championship and ultimately the Olympic Games, will be competing this year.

The event will kick off on Saturday at the Busselton Foreshore from 7am. For more information on the club, visit busseltonrunnrsclub.org.au.