Car­ling takes out 5km race

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - SAM SMALLBONE

ROAD run­ner Nick Car­ling scored a win again, break­ing the Open Male record at the Great Pyra­mid Race 5km event at Gor­don­vale on Sun­day.

The ath­lete fin­ished first with a record time of 18 min­utes 24 sec­onds and bagged a $200 cheque.

“I fin­ished just ahead of Cairns triath­lete and triathlon coach Joel Mur­ray, who was hot on my heels,” he said.

Lo­cal run­ner Justin Whyte com­peted in the 12km run/trek to the top of the pyra­mid and back from Gor­don­vale.

He fin­ished in 83rd place in a time of 2 hours 21 min­utes.

Lo­cal ath­letes are now warm­ing up for the Cairns Road­run­ners event this week­end.

There will be a 64km Ku­randa to Port Trail Run which goes through Black Moun­tain Rd and comes down the Bump Track to fin­ish on Four Mile Beach out­side the surf club.

There is also a 16km run which starts from the top of the Bump Track at 9.30am and comes down and fin­ishes in the same place.

And fi­nally there is a 5km fun run on the beach which starts and fin­ishes on the main beach out­side the surf club.

“It would be awe­some if all the lo­cals could get in­volved and sup­port the ath­letes,” Mr Car­ling said.

Photo by MICHAEL WATT

Beep, beep: The start of the an­nual Great Pyra­mid Race in Gor­don­vale IN­SET: 5km event win­ner Nick Car­ling

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