Mottram opts for city fes­ti­val

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

“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.

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