Thursday, March 28, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Cape Hillsborough Turtle Trail Run A Challenging Success

Approximately thirty runners tackled the treacherous Cape Hillsborough Turtle Trail in cool conditions at 7am last weekend.  Front markers, Ashley Miles and Matt Graves put in a huge first half performance to lead the field by some margin in the ten-kilometre, with Matt being the eventual winner, hitting the tape two minutes ahead of Ashley.
First female in the ten-kilometre, Jose Short revelled in the tough conditions followed by Emma Johnson and Carmel Mahon. Third placed male, Derek Woods was in fine form as he led his younger counterparts, Robin Stinson, Mitchell Evetts, Jim Ogilvie, Alan Zamparutti, Wayne Huntley and Scott McIntosh across the finish line.  Five-kilometre veteran runner, Len Haworth showed sensational class as he hit the final hundred metres in just three minutes clear of second and first female Melissa Harris, Kim Saron and Katrina Ogilvie.  Simon Henderson held off Andrew Wallace, Mark McFadzen, Daniel Stampa and Andrew Short for the silver medal. Mark McFadzen performed extremely well in only one of a few come-back runs this year, despite losing the whole sole of his shoe in the process. 
Congratulations to all runners who competed in the Barrier Reef Arena Gift sprint events and thank you to Harrup Park for staging a classy and unique event.

This weekend’s Easter Sunday afternoon social run will be held from our very supportive sponsor, Zambreros.  The annual event has been on the calendar for several years now, with Management and Staff always making us feel very welcome.  There will be random draw prizes generously donated from Zambreros, Peter Quinn. The five-kilometre & ten-kilometre social event will be followed by random draw presentations and dinner and drinks for purchase.  Bring your family and friends, it’s always a great afternoon, especially after a morning of Easter Bunny treats.
Contributed by Janelle Tilse

David Isbister, Alan Zamparutti, Jose Short, Kim Saron and Simon Henderson prepare for their chosen event ie David Isbister ready with the BBQ tongs. Photo credit: Janelle Tilse
Jose Short scrambled through the tough terrain to tackle the beach section of the 10km
Wayne Huntley displayed great stamina as he ran an awesome 10km trail run in his first season with the Club

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