Runners get tips from star athlete
HAMILTON Island Hilly Half Marathon participants learnt from the best on Saturday, taking part in a rare opportunity with Australian athletics champion Steve Moneghetti.
More than 80 keen runners were all ears during Moneghetti’s clinic on Hamilton Island, taking in the Olympic and Commonwealth games’ star’s advice.
The 52-year-old said tackling something challenging like the Hilly Half Marathon could be helped by breaking the course into sections, like a relay race.
Moneghetti also reflected on his vast history in athletics, telling the audience about his rise to the top.
Moneghetti said for most of his youth he was only an average runner, but came into his own at 17 – when he took on his first open cross-country event.
“I didn’t have trouble when the distance moved out.
LESSON: Steve Moneghetti addresses an eager audience on Hamilton Island on Saturday before the Hilly Half Marathon.