Fit­ness fa­nat­ics

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

FIT­NESS fa­nat­ics had plenty of rea­sons to sweat it out last week­end.

Tri-Port held its first triathlon for the sea­son on Satur­day to en­cour­age peo­ple to take up the sport in the lead-up to Chal­lenge Cairns in a cou­ple of months.

The triathlon con­sisted of a 200m swim, 7km ride and 2km run for first-timers and a longer race for ex­pe­ri­enced ath­letes.

More than 50 run­ners from across the re­gion showed up to the Port Dou­glas Run­ners Club last Sun­day to kick off the club’s first fun run and sign-on day.

Run­ners were given the choice of a 3km, 5km, 10km or a 15km run tak­ing in lit­er­ally breath­tak­ing views of Four Mile Beach, Macrossan Street and the Ma­rina Mi­rage.

The club saw 13 new mem­bers who signed up on the day with a many of the par­tic­i­pants al­ready Road­run­ner mem­bers.

The club falls un­der the banner of the Cairns Road­run­ners & Tri Club which is al­ready a very well es­tab­lished club in North Queens­land.

The club holds fun runs, trail runs, races, and will be run­ning the new Ku­randa run from Flagstaff Sta­tion which is a 21.1km race against a steam train driven up from Bris­bane es­pe­cially for the event.

Peo­ple can join the club for $35 which en­ti­tles them to dis­count run events through­out the year and free so­cial runs which will be­gin on the April 11 at Ju­lan Park. So­cial runs are $5 for non mem­bers.

For more info on ei­ther ac­tiv­ity con­tact Nick on 0410 094 283 or info@act­in­fit­ness. com.au

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

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