Road Runners' grand finish to Summer finale
Running: Mackay Road Runners club captain and race director, Jim Ford, was ecstatic at the attendance of the grand finale of the Mackay Road Runners Summer Series social group training sessions.
Runners benefited tremendously from their organisational skills with the off season weekly event which catered for varying abilities with shorter and longer distance options.
The Grove Wetlands Double Pump event was also a popularity contest to see who could get the most high fives throughout the run. There was no competition as Jim Ford, being the most competitive (after Alana and Peter Ford) took out the coveted prize.
Runners are now looking forward to the new formal 2018 calendar of events starting with a social 5km at 5.30pm this Sunday at the Mackay Harbour boat ramp/ Old Mulherin Park precincts.
All new and existing members are invited to come and try running with the local group.
The calendar also includes xignature events such at the BMA Mackay Marina Run, Eungella King of the Mountain, The Magic Mile, 10km Club Championship, Cape Hillsborough Cross Country Club Championship plus many more.
Mackay Road Runners also welcomes new and existing runners to meet them at this Sunday's Mackay Regional Council Sports Sign-on and Sporting Expo at the MECC from 9am to 1pm which showcases the many activities you can be involved in the region.
Those who would love to assist voluntarily with the club, but are not interested in running, are welcome to be included within the club's supportive ranks. If you are keen to join, visit mackayroadrunners.com.
Congratulations to local runner, Julian Picot who will be departing the humidity of North Queensland to fly to Japan this weekend to compete in the Iwaki Sunshine Marathon.
Picot has been sponsored by the Townsville Running Club after a successful first local win in the marathon at their running festival in August last year.
Picot's preparation has been mostly fine with a great taper week in the pouring rain, although Japanese conditions will be a test, being way cooler than Mackay.