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Action... Preston Byars (8) of Gore nears the end of his 10km bike ride during the Glenham Trainwreck Trail on Saturday. PHOTO: FIONA ELLIS

The Glenham Trainwreck Trail was deemed a successful event on Saturday, as a record 304 people turned up to bike, run or walk the annual race.

Event organiser Jeanette Howe said that this was a “fantastic” turnout.

“It’s a great event with awesome scenery,” Mrs Howe said.

“[It] is becoming more well known.”

The event was a fundraiser for Glenham School and the community hall and relied on the help of volunteers.

“We raised over $10,000 from entries, raffle sales and the barbecue.

“We have such a great community of volunteers who all pitch in and get things done,” she said.

Participants could choose between four possible routes to complete.

Alongside the usual 10km, 21km and 43km trails, a new 15km track offered a fresh option.

Young and old alike competed in the event.

She was particularly impressed with the efforts of 88-year-old John Falconer, she said.

“He competed in the .. 15km run. He was amazing. His aim was to do the event and he did.”

Gore’s Jasper Bruce completed the 15km trail on his bike.

“It was pretty hard in the heat but I just pushed myself,” Mr Bruce said.

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