For some, the Edgell Jog might be considered a challenge.
But for Fran Grady the 7.5 kilometre jog is nothing more than a social event, come this Sunday.
Grady regularly competes in marathons and ultramarathons and has competed in the Edgell Jog on-and-off since 2004.
She last year finished in a time of 40 minutes and 57 seconds.
“It’s really good for community spirit and we have a few family members that will be competing. We’ll have a few grandchildren that will be pushed along in prams,” she said.
“It’s more a social event than a competitive one.
It’s a really great event and I hope the weather is kind to us.Bathurst runner Fran Grady
“It’s a really great event and I hope the weather is kind to us. It shouldn’t be too bad, if it doesn’t rain.”
Grady recently competed in an outback marathon near Uluru and is preparing to ran a Half Ironman this coming November.
She also plans to enter a 100 kilometre ultramarathon in Western Australia next year.
Victoria Mitchell has the best time, at 23 minutes and 52 seconds, for a female runner at 7.5 kilometres, which she ran in 2015.
Sonia Terry holds the record of the fastest female on the old 8 kilometre circuit, in a time of 25 minutes and 33 seconds.