Herald Sun

RUN­NING IN THE FAM­ILY

- CLAIRE BURKE

MEET the McClure women — four fit, fab­u­lous mums who’ve beaten ev­ery ex­cuse in the book not to ex­er­cise.

Led by ma­tri­arch Janie, 65, a mother of five and grand­mother of 12, along with three of her daugh­ters, Fiona, 43, Alice, 41, and Grace, 35, these ladies know all about be­ing busy jug­gling work, chil­dren and man­ag­ing a house­hold.

But that doesn’t stop them from pulling on their run­ners and go­ing for a nice long run to un­wind.

“I love hav­ing that time to my­self and feel­ing fit enough to be able to run and en­joy it,” says Fiona.

“It’s just a time out and it clears my head,” says Alice.

The quar­tet have made a tra­di­tion of com­pet­ing in the Med­ibank Mel­bourne Marathon Fes­ti­val for the past decade un­der the team name of Mums on the Run, and will line up again in Oc­to­ber run­ning across the 10km and half marathon events.

The Med­ibank Mel­bourne Marathon Fes­ti­val is on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 18. See mel­bourne­marathon.com.au.

 ??  ?? Fiona, 43, Grace, 35, Janie, 65, and Alice, 41, get in some prac­tice for the Med­ibank Mel­bourne Marathon. Pic­ture: JASON ED­WARDS
Fiona, 43, Grace, 35, Janie, 65, and Alice, 41, get in some prac­tice for the Med­ibank Mel­bourne Marathon. Pic­ture: JASON ED­WARDS

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