Olympian head­lines Hilly Half Marathon

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RUN­NING: Mul­ti­ple Olympian Steve Moneghetti and the lat­est in­ductee into the Olympic marathoner fra­ter­nity, Tas­ma­nian Milly Clark, will head­line the field at this week­end’s Stam­ford Financial Hamil­ton Is­land Marathon event.

Both will be com­pet­ing in the record half marathon (21km) field of over 150 par­tic­i­pants, while 15 hardy souls are tak­ing on the ul­ti­mate marathon chal­lenge, in­clud­ing Air­lie Beach’s Justin Knight-Gray.

Moneghetti, Clark and per­for­mance nu­tri­tion­ist Dar­ryl Grif­fiths will present a “race smarter” work­shop on Satur­day af­ter­noon and along­side parkrun, ju­nior races, a Pas­sage Peak re­cov­ery run and a beach­side yoga ses­sion, the event makes for a per­fect ac­tive get­away for run­ners and the fam­ily.

This year, the event has shifted from Hamil­ton Is­land to the paths and fair­ways of the golf course on neigh­bour­ing Dent Is­land.

The 3x7km re­lay is also the source of some good-na­tured ban­ter and with all three run­ners all run­ning the same loop, brag­ging rights are on the line.

En­try is still open on­line un­til mid­night Fri­day and with par­tic­i­pants and their sup­port­ers able to travel on a dis­counted rate courtesy of event part­ner Cruise Whit­sun­days on the morn­ing of the race, it’s not too late to get in­volved.

To reg­is­ter visit hamil­ton­is­land.com.au.

PHOTO: ALI­SON LANGEVAD

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