Mottram opts for city festival
“There were a number of events on the radar, but Townsville is the best for me,” he said.
“The weather is great compared to Melbourne, the course is flat and fast and it sounds odd but it’s good that it’s not close to Melbourne.
“The trip is longer than say going to Sydney, so it encourages you to have a few easy days before and after the race, which is very beneficial.”
Mottram said there were no secrets for a successful run, just good training and having the right race plan. “The best advice I can give for runners to respect the
is distance and look after yourself – don’t go changing your diet or training in the final days before your race, just trust that you’ve already done the best preparation you can,” he said
Race organisers have welcomed Mottram’s entry with a 24- hour ‘ registration frenzy’ finishing midnight tonight, giving runners a final chance to register at early bird prices, which officially finished three weeks ago.
For more information and to register go to www. townsvillerunningfestival. com. For the 24- hour frenzy special, enter the code word EARLY when prompted.