Fes­ti­val is bond­ing for mother and son

Whitsunday Times - - ARLIE BEACH RUNNING FESTIVAL 2016 -

BOND­ING as a fam­ily was all part of the ex­pe­ri­ence for Julie Cauchi and son Tim, as they took on the Cruise Whit­sun­days Air­lie Beach Run­ning Fes­ti­val last year.

Julie, 44 and Tim, 12, took part in the 5km run to­gether as a way for Julie to gain back her fit­ness fol­low­ing the birth of her baby.

It was also a way of get­ting Tim, who loves words and books and reached the top 20 in Chan­nel 10’s Great Aus­tralian Spell­ing Bee pro­gram last year, “out of his com­fort zone”.

“It was some­thing I wanted to do with Tim, who is very aca­demic and ex­cels in that area, but is not as strong in sport,” Julie said.

“For him to get in­volved and see what it’s like to work to­wards some­thing and fin- ish it, in a sport­ing sense, was re­ally great – it was some­thing out of his com­fort zone and I was very proud of him.”

Regis­tra­tions close at mid­night Fri­day July 15 for the Pri­mary Schools Chal­lenge.

FIT FUN: Tim and Julie Cauchi last year. Photo con­trib­uted.

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