Ath­letes stride out in fun run

Fit­ness fa­nat­ics put Mun­dub­bera’s new walking track through its paces

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

IT WAS an ac­tion-packed track, late at night.

Mun­dub­bera’s new one kilo­me­tre cir­cuit track was the venue for the Healthy North Bur­nett Res­o­lu­tion Run, a six­hour fun run/walk and re­lay event last Fri­day night.

Al­most 40 par­tic­i­pants took part in con­di­tions that cooled slightly as dark­ness fell.

There were 12 re­lay run­ners, 12 re­lay walk­ers, 13 in­di­vid­ual run­ners and walk­ers and one wheelie.

Michelle Fry con­tin­ued her great form by coming first in the six-hour run/walk, com­plet­ing 45km.

Tricia John­ston was tena­cious in walking 37km to take sec­ond place while Me­lanie Pope blitzed 35km at a fast pace be­fore tak­ing a break to fin­ish third.

Af­ter three hours Kathy Han­nah was pleased to fin­ish her half marathon and Amanda Luani did a per­sonal best of 14km.

The young Fry-Al­lan girls were im­pres­sive, with Tayleigh run­ning 11km and lit­tle sis­ter Tahlya walking 4km.

In the re­lay, Coun­try Coastal team mem­bers Felic­ity Sharp, Char­maine Sharp, Donna John­son and David Wal­lace were first home with 68km.

Sec­ond were the Gayn­dah Girls Natasha Roth, Lisa Baker, Erika DeNo­brega and Benita Dar­row with 66km and third were the Loop­ies, Louise New­man, Lau­ren Spar­row, Prue Leng and Suzanne Peit­ers, com­plet­ing 55km.

In the walking re­lay, first place went to the Beau­ti­ful Old Ducks with 41km, fol- lowed by Bon­nie’s Bods with 37km and third place was To­ken’s Fol­low­ers with 29km.

Race di­rec­tor David Holleran said he was pleased with the turn-out.

The next big fit­ness event is the Sur­vivor Boot Camp chal­lenge be­tween Mun­dub­bera and Gayn­dah on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 10, which is al­ready fully booked out.

Aqua will start up again in Mun­dub­bera on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 4, (Mon­day and Wed­nes­day) and in Gayn­dah on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 5.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

RESOLUTIONRUNNERS: Th­ese and sev­eral other Mun­dub­bera andGayn­dah fit­ness en­thu­si­asts walked and ran for up to six hours on the new one kilo­me­tre track next to the river in Mun­dub­bera last Fri­day night.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

Tricia John­ston, Jan New­man, Bon­nie Tre­van­nion and Kathy Han­nah put in the hard yakka. Tricia walked 37km to take sec­ond place in the six-hour event.

Photo: Contributed

Gayn­dah Girls (from left) Natasha Roth, Lisa Baker, Erika De No­brega and Benita Dar­row placed sec­ond in the re­lay with 66km.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

Par­tic­i­pants in the Res­o­lu­tionRunin Mun­dub­bera head off on the first of­many laps of the one kilo­me­tre walking track.

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