Sprint­ing chal­lenge is­sued

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

Parabur­doo’s fastest ath­lete will soon be crowned at the in­au­gu­ral Parabur­doo Gift on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 21.

The Gift will be held at 6pm at the Parabur­doo Sports Oval in con­junc­tion with the Colour Fun Run, which is be­ing put on by the Parabur­doo Men’s Shed.

Race en­trants will be up against ath­let­ics cham­pion Mark Elms, who has put $100 on the ta­ble for any­one able to beat him across the fin­ish line.

Parabur­doo Men’s Shed pres­i­dent Dar­ryl Gnazdiloff said the Gift would be a unique event for the town.

“Stan­dard gift races across Aus­tralia are usu­ally a 100m footrace,” he said.

“We breed peo­ple pretty tough here in the Pil­bara, so we’re mak­ing the Parabur­doo Gift that bit tougher by ex­tend­ing it to a 400m sprint.”

The race is open to 20 fit male or fe­male run­ners over the age of 16.

The night will also in­clude en­ter­tain­ment, food, drinks and com­pe­ti­tions.

En­trants can reg­is­ter for the Gift or Colour Run on­line at try­book­ing.com/MUSZ now.

Picture: Graeme Dahl

Cham­pion ath­lete Mark Elms will par­tic­i­pate in the in­au­gu­ral Parabur­doo Gift.

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