New runner wins
On podium: Rhythm takes out 5km fun run after just two weeks training
TEN-year-old Rhythm Anbeek amazed organisers when he stopped the clock at 23m 33s while taking part in the North Burnett Running Clinic’s first 5km run at Mundubbera last week.
David Holleran runs the clinic as part of the fitness program under the auspices of North Burnett Regional Council within the Healthy Burnett Program.
Last Saturday the second run in the series of six 5km run or walk race clinics was held at Binjour and again attracted participants from both Gayndah and Mundubbera.
“I was amazed by Rhythm’s time in the first run,” Mr Holleran said. “He’d only been training for two weeks and that was his first 5km run.”
In his second run Rhythm placed second behind Lauren Sparrow with Monique Terry third.
The first three place-getters in the walkers were: Sandra McCarthy, Jan Newman and Karen Elsaessor.
Many personal best times are being recorded.
These clinics are open to all and competitors gain points for their place and the more events they participate in.
To participate in these activities, participants must be a current member of the Mundubbera Gym.
Participants can become an associate gym member for just $55 a year.
Associate gym membership enables all North Burnett community members to participate in fitness programs.
For more about how to get involved phone the Mundubbera office of the North Burnett Regional Council on 4165 5700.
GOLD FOR RHYTHM: In his first 5km run Rhythm Anbeek won gold but had to settle for silver at the Binjour run.
FASTEST OVER 5KM: Lauren Sparrow overtook Rhythm Anbeek and Monique Terry to win gold in the second run of the series.