Preparations have begun for next Edgell Jog

WHEN you’re planning for an event as big as the Edgell Jog, you can’t afford to leave your preparations too late.

AND WE'RE OFF: Organisers will be hoping for better weather for this year's Edgell Jog after rain affected last year's event. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK.

AND WE'RE OFF: Organisers will be hoping for better weather for this year's Edgell Jog after rain affected last year's event. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK.

That’s why the organising committee is already putting the pieces into place for this year’s 42nd running of the jog on September 17.

“Last year was the first time in 41 years that it rained, but we still had the best part of 1400 entries,” organising committee member Jim Hallahan said after the committee’s latest meeting.

The weather could only be described as unkind last year, though the first runner home, Kevin O’Brien, who is originally from Ireland, said the conditions had worked in his favour.

Mr Hallahan said the course will be the same this year, as will the entry fees, and Simplot will again by the major sponsor.

He said the Edgell Jog remains an iconic Bathurst sporting event.

“Other runs have come and gone, but this one has stood up and still gets the same sort of numbers,” he said.

Bathurst teenager Brandon Martin placed second in last year’s jog.

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