Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Road Runners’ Easter Sunday Run

Mackay Road Runners and Zambrero Mackay joined forces for a very social Easter Sunday afternoon 5km/10km run.  

Thanks to Zambrero owner Peter Quinn, his family and his wonderful staff for providing random draw prizes, super lovely service and yummy refreshments post-race.  

Approximately fifty runners and supporters and the Easter Bunny enjoyed the slightly cooler conditions although the Bunny was mildly uncomfortable with the humidity.  

Excellent running came from Lauren Connor who ran her longest ever event.

Congratulations also go to Jo Skinner who has just today completed the Run Down Under Australia 2023 course, running 14,080 kilometres to complete her journey.  

Great to see the return of Mick Vivian, apparently working too hard, although he still ran very fast.

Superb running by junior runners Luke Leven and Lily Leven who tackled the 10km event in perfect form despite the high temperatures.

Anthea Ford made a welcome return to the local running scene whilst home for the Easter Break.

Many thanks once again to Zambrero and their wonderful team, Helen Leven for bringing the highly popular Zooper Doopers, Andrew Short for his course description and Arthur Dick for ensuring everyone got home safely.

This Sunday’s handicap points event commences from Tim’s residence at 16 Ocean Avenue, Slade Point.  

The Chariots of Fire 5k/10k run will include some challenging undulations, as well as a bit of cross country trail running, sandy and bitumen surfaces.  

All members are welcome as well as non member casual day runners.  

Please meet at Tim’s by 6.15am at the latest so that all runners can be checked in with the timekeeper before race briefing.  

Club Captain Jim Ford’s Wednesday weekly track training continues every week commencing from 5.30pm at the Aquatic and Recreational Centre (ARC) Ooralea.  

Contributed by Janelle Tilse

Approximately fifty runners and the Easter Bunny thank Zambrero for their awesome hospitality on Easter Sunday

L-R Jo Hughes, Andrew Short, Carmel Mahon, Andrew Wallace and Julie Whibley loving the Zambrero atmosphere after their run. Photo credit: Janelle Tilse

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