Friday, November 10, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Newcomer Monckton Impresses Mackay Road Runners

Catherine McAuley College was a great starting point for the second Mackay Shawn’s Summer Social Series 5k and 10k events, seeing perfect running conditions and a keen crowd of families, newbies and regular runners take up the challenge.

A great effort by the Evetts and Knezevic families, pushing their children in double prams for what was an awesomely tough training session.

Paul Mackenzie continued his sizzling form, as did Alana Knezevic, Luke Leven, Rodney Elworthy, Riley Matsen, Grant Holmstrom, Darrin Pullen, Lily Leven, Hayden Connor, Max Scotton, Daniel Scotton, Lauren Connor, Andrew Wallace and newcomer sprint queen, Julia Monckton.

This Sunday, the Shawn’s Summer Social Series event commences at 5:15pm from Mackay Netball Courts on Casey Street, heading towards the Ocean International and Illawong Beach.

Contributed by Janelle Tilse

Max Scotton, Dan Scotton and Darrin Pullen before the 5km event

Front runners (L-R) Paul Mackenzie, Grant Holmstrom and Riley Matsen, ready for a sprint start in the 10km event

Natasha Joynson, Kim Saron and Jo Hughes always enjoy a chat before and after a run

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