A year on, Lockie still inspires

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Teresa Hickman runs a half-marathon for Lockie Hernaman.
Camera IconTeresa Hickman runs a half-marathon for Lockie Hernaman. Credit: Briana Fiore/Briana Fiore

The Harvey community has mourned the one year anniversary of Lockie Hernaman, an adored son and friend, protective big brother and talented footballer.

Family friend Teresa Hickman ran a half-marathon in Harvey last month to remember Lockie and celebrate his beautiful legacy. She started running 15 months ago and said at the time she was unable to run around the football oval without stopping for a breather.

“I was training for the HBF Run for a Reason and Lockie would always check in on me and see how I was travelling,” Mrs Hickman said. “After he passed away I decided that I would run for him.”

Mrs Hickman completed the HBF run last year and decided to sign up again this year.

She originally signed up for the 12km, however decided to push herself and run 21km for Lockie instead. The event was cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions, but she still ran the half-marathon solo around Harvey.

“Something inside of me told me to push myself and do the 21km for Lockie,” she said. She ran the half marathon and finished in two hours and 28 minutes.

“I finished at the Harvey Bulls Football oval where Mel and Kailee were waiting under the balloon arch memorial we had set up for Lockie.”

Mrs Hickman said she wanted to thank her husband Brad for his support and her two sons Corey and Kyle.

“They believed in me and never told me I couldn’t do it.”

She said she is looking forward to running for Lockie again next year.

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