Thursday, September 21, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Mackay Road Runners Conquer Undulating Terrain

Over fifty Mackay Road Runners and supporters were hosted by Life Members, Merv and Wendy Shields from their Mount Pleasant residence for the annual Shields Stampede 5km and 12km races on Sunday, 17th September.

Runners enjoyed a post-race afternoon tea after the testing, hilly and undulating course through Beaconsfield and Andergrove, returning to the start line in Mount Pleasant.

An excellent effort in the 12km based on scratch start by first male, Toby Rule.

First female, Abi Sweeney also maintained excellent form, placing high amongst the male competitors as well as her female peers.

Nick Rewald and Lily Leven easily completed the 5km, both achieving first place.

The 24th September social trail running event will commence from Eungella Chalet at 8am, with a 6km and 18km to be completed.

Attendees are encouraged to carry hydration at all times, especially during the 18km run.

Check out the Mackay Road Runners page on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest club news and announcements.

Contributed by Janelle Tilse

Nearly forty runners had a cracking start to the 5k & 12k annual Shields Stampede.

Natalie Lorraway and Carole Dawes having a great time in the 5km event.

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