No place like home for runner
ADRIAN Whittaker’s marathon career started 12 years ago and has taken him from being out of shape at 110kg to coming sixth in the 2017 Ultraman Hawaii championship.
The Port Douglas runner will compete in the Great Barrier Reef Marathon later this month and he insists there is no place like home.
“Running is all about enjoying the surroundings and the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most beautiful places in the world,” he said.
For those looking to take on a marathon, his advice is to start slow.
“The mistake most people do is try and run as fast as they can right at the start, and it’s not enjoyable,” he said.
“We get caught up in a world of stats and records, but if you’re not enjoying it, you’re going to get weighed down.”
The Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival is on October 28, with events kicking off from 5am at Port Douglas.
To register, visit www.greatbarrierreefmarathon.com.au
Port Douglas marathon runner and previous Hawaii Ultraman champ Adrian Whittaker will be running in the Great Barrier Reef marathon.