Thursday, August 24, 2023


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Aimee Wins Townsville Marathon

Whitsunday Running Club member Aimee Sulzberger pulled off a magnificent victory in the recent Townsville Marathon in a time of 3:11:05.

This beat her previous best time by a whooping 45 minutes!

In March this year, Aimee had been crowned the North Queensland Cross Country Champion over both the 10km and 6km distances.

Her training for a 100km trail run had been disrupted earlier in the year and she decided to enter the marathon to test her fitness.

The Whitsunday Running Club had two other representatives in the marathon with Justin Knight-Gray and Kyle Fleer both finishing strongly.

Another member, Roland Henderson, was up against a strong field in the half marathon. He was the fifth male over the line and second in his age group.

Jenna Mayhew, a Bowen member of the Whitsunday Running Club had a strong 10km run.

Club President Tim McQuoid-Mason and Chris Harvey ran in the 5km. Chris was the pacemaker and made sure that Tim completed the course ahead of the other 70+ competitors.

Tim McQuoid-Mason said “I am so pleased to see Aimee win this race. She trains so hard and a lot of the time that is behind a pram pushing two or three of her children!”

Contributed with thanks to Tim McQuoid-Mason.

Aimee in the Hilly Half Marathon

Tim McQuoid Finish

Whitsunday Running Club members

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