Planet Paget winning team of Carl Pinkstone, Ashlee Scott, Jose Short and Glynis Forse.
Planet Paget winning team of Carl Pinkstone, Ashlee Scott, Jose Short and Glynis Forse. Janelle Tilse

Road Runners navigate Paget course

MACKAY Road Runners' Club captain Jim Ford once again staged a unique course concept from the Railway car park at Paget for more than 30 runners.

The Planet Paget 8km course was designed for teams to take in several streets of the Paget commercial precinct, endeavouring to locate markers in designated areas in each street. Teams had the challenge of running the 8km course but also keeping their eyes peeled to mentally record the 10 hotspots in the correct order to win the prize. Four teams were victorious in getting the order correct; however. the fastest team, consisting of Ashlee Scott, Carl Pinkstone, Jose Short and Glynis Forse, finished ultimate champions.

Excellent performances also came from Alana Ford, Queensland cricket champion, Adam Knesevic, Julian Picot, Emma Goodman-Jones, Carmel Mahon, Tim Caddy, Andrew Wallace, Stephen Oberg, Peter Ford, Jo Skinner, June Bradley, Mark Takagaki, Alan Zamparutti, Jenene McLellan, Andrew Short, Arthur Dick and Simon Henderson.

Thanks go to Jim and Alana for organising the Sunday afternoon social off season group training sessions and post run refreshments. The runners appreciate the non- competitive, team oriented and course option concepts that are suitable for varying abilities.

With only three more of these events prior to the formal Mackay Road Runners 2018 program commencing, the club invites the public and club members to attend any of these training sessions for a gold coin donation.

This Sunday's 6/12km event commences 5.30pm from Magpies Sporting Complex car park, Glenella.

Current and intending members are reminded that the Mackay Road Runners annual general and calendar meeting will be held Monday, January 22 from 5.30pm at the Techserve office building, Tennyson St.

Whilst some of the members are happy to resit, all positions are open and welcome for new nominees. There will definitely be two positions where the sitting members have stepped down. If you wish to help in any way but unable to attend the meeting, email road- runnersmackay@gmail .com



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