Thursday, September 14, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Hopefully This Goes To Plan…

If I’m not around on Monday, something has gone terribly wrong.

This Sunday I’m running another marathon and I’m asking you to keep me in your thoughts because I’ll need every good piece of vibe I can tell you, as I try and weave my way around Sydney for 42.195km’s.

This will be marathon run number six for me and I’ll tell you, I’m a little nervous as I’ve done very little training. Some people have told me I’m mad for doing it, but hey, let’s just see how it goes in 48 hours.

One of the reasons I’ve hardly done any training, is that it worked for me last year, so why change things up? The other marathons I’ve done like Gold Coast and Melbourne, I did heaps of running and extra stuff and after I ran the distance, I felt horrible. So last year I scaled it back and just did what I normally train for during the hockey season, and I ended up running five hours, so for me that’s great.

I’m starting the run at the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, running over it (yes, they’ve closed the whole thing to traffic – how cool) and then I’ll be shuffling my way around the old town and then finishing up at the Sydney Opera House before lunchtime hopefully!

I’m thinking of wearing the pink tutu on the day as well. It’ll be the same one that we all ran in for breast cancer with Mum all those years ago for the Mother’s Day Run and City to Surf. That way Mum will be with me along the way.

Anyway, think about me come 7am Sunday as I go my hardest and come home in a blaze of glory. Hopefully

You know what, straight after this I’ll be doing something very special with a bicycle and some electric cables. Have you ever seen Spicks and Specks years ago when they used to do the exercise bike music challenge? The speed of their pedalling was the speed of the music being played. I reckon I could give it a go to get the word out for the River to Reef bike ride in a few weeks. It should make for some entertaining tunes on 4MK!

Before I go, huge thanks to everyone at the Mackay Hospital Foundation for allowing myself and Johnny to be your MC’s this year at the Dinner on the Runway. I was blessed to be a part of your big night and helping to raise heaps of cash for this wonderful organisation. I am lucky to be able to do what I do each day.

You can join Rob Kidd from 5am weekday mornings on 4MK 1026 AM in Mackay and Proserpine, 91.5FM in Airlie Beach or just ask your smart speaker to play 4MK on iHeartRadio!

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