2019 Dubbo Stampede: See who we snapped out and about | Photos

READY TO RUN: Katie Stitt celebrating as she stars the Dingo Dash. Photo: AMY McINTYRE
READY TO RUN: Katie Stitt celebrating as she stars the Dingo Dash. Photo: AMY McINTYRE

Athletes from Dubbo and the region joined the herd on Sunday for the annual Stampede.

The Dubbo Stampede drew hundreds to Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

For the third year in a row Paige Campbell was the fastest female in both the 5.3 kilometres (17.57) and the 10 kilometres (35.01).

The fastest male in the Dingo Dash went to Mitchell Williamson (17.32).


"I've been injured a little bit so that was my first hard run for a couple of months. I've had ankle issues," he said.

Despite his injury, the Orange resident wanted to compete alongside some of the athletes he trains. The weekend was also a great opportunity to bring the family to the zoo, Mr Williamson said.

Even after taking out two wins, Ms Campbell said she hadn't been giving it her all at the Stampede. The athlete from Warren said her coach wanted her to use it as a training day.

"I love this event. It's so unique. I run all over the world and I definitely haven't run at a zoo before. I love seeing the animals," she said.

"I love the community feel of it. They support the athletes and they put up prize money which not many events do these days."

Ms Campbell runs twice most days and about 110 kilometres in a week. But said thanks to a few hills the Stampede course was actually quite tough.

Fourteen-year-old Stephanie Torley was the second fastest female in the Cheetah Chase (38.54).

Having run a four kilometre race the day before, Stephanie said her legs had been a little sore but she was committed to running.

Stephanie trains six days a week, running about 10 kilometres each time. She's hoping to win her category in the NSW Regional Distance Running Championships by competing in six different running festivals.

The top three competitors in the Wallaby Wheel were Glenys McKinnon (33.50), Ashleigh McKeown (53.37) and Jack Cosier (1:01:36).

The schools challenge was won by St Pius, St Lawrence's, St Mary's and the Dubbo Christian School.