The St. Ignatius Catholic School 40th anniversary fun run and walk took place last Saturday and there was a massive turn out to mark the auspicious occasion.
In recognition of 40 years the course was 4040 metres (2.5 miles) long and 1971 style pricing was in effect, with a registration fee of just $5 and the number 40 was the theme of the day.
A total of 212 people took part, with a significant number of them being students, staff, parents, alumni and church members. Derek Larner finished first, with a time of 12 minutes 57 seconds.
Gill Comins was the first woman to finish and Felipe Airey-Franco was the first student to complete the course. Four of the participants were born in 1971, the same year that the school was founded.
Liz Westin won the prize for the best 1971 outfit, narrowly beating out some tough competition. Other prizes went to Hannah Hydes for being the 40th person to register, Flynn Bush for being the 40th person on the alphabetical list, and Roma Rubi for being the 40th finisher.
After the run/walk everyone enjoyed water and a light breakfast, with much of it donated thanks to Priced Right.
St. Ignatius School began in September, 1971. Anniversary celebrations have been ongoing for several months and continue through this September.
For further information about the school visit www.st-ignatius.com