Clear­ing trail for avid run­ners

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RUN­NING: Any doubt as to whether the 2017 Run the Great Whit­sun­day Trail will go ahead can now be put to rest.

De­spite dev­as­ta­tion caused by Cy­clone Deb­bie, in­clud­ing the Na­tional Parks, the event will pro­ceed on Septem­ber 24.

This was made pos­si­ble fol­low­ing work com­pleted by QPWS with re­spect to clear­ing a large sec­tion of the trail.

While the ul­tra dis­tance run will be can­celled this year due to con­cerns as to whether the trail will be com­pletely cleared, the 28km event will pro­ceed with a Brandy Creek con­tin­gency plan in place in case any is­sues arise.

The kids 2km and 4.5km Rook­ies (first timers) will go ahead pro­vid­ing there are suf­fi­cient num­bers.

Ul­tra dis­tance run­ner and coach Bren­dan Davies will take on the role of event am­bas­sador for the event and called on peo­ple to reg­is­ter.

“As an am­bas­sador for this event, I am ex­cited to be run­ning this year again as my wife and I en­joyed the event and the lo­ca­tion so much last year,” he said.

“I’d en­cour­age any­one think­ing about a lit­tle get­away to the trop­i­cal north for a bit of run­ning and some qual­ity R&R to jump on board.”

En­tries are con­tin­u­ing with the Early Bird dis­count now ex­tend­ing to Au­gust 20.

For reg­is­tra­tion and event in­for­ma­tion, go to­whit­sun­ au and fol­low progress on Face­book through the tag #run­whit­sun­days.

SWIFT: Bren­dan Davies and Sam Stead­man in last year’s ul­tra dis­tance run.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.