Wednesday, April 5, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Road Runners Racing Report

The annual Tilse Toddle was once again a great success with over fifty runners tackling the loop style 5km and 10km course.  

The flat, fast course scored a few personal best times including Natalie Lorraway and Peter Wright in the 5km.  

Club President Tim Magoffin thanked the hosts for the arranging perfect running conditions, ie no blazing sun and lower temperatures than has historically been the norm.

The light sprinkly rain and cooling breezes were a bonus and even though heavy storm clouds were threatening, they did not open as per the weather forecast.

Mackay Road Runners welcomed many returning members including the elusive Shane Barben who as always puts in 100% whenever he runs despite his training schedule.

Excellent performances also came from Justin, Oliver and Toby Rule, Lily and Luke Leven after very successful athletics competitions in Cannonvale.

Many thanks to volunteers and runners for assisting in set up and pack down of the Tilse Toddle including Walker Murray, Luke Leven, Andrew Short, Tim Magoffin and Paul Tilse.

Some light, pale ale refreshments were on sale post-race with all sale proceeds going to Pancare (Pancreatic Cancer) in the lead up to the 10km Club Championship Shawn Claydon Memorial 10km Shield in four weeks.  

This Sunday’s social 5km & 10km starts from Zambrero City Centre, corner of Gregory and Gordon Streets at 4:30pm.  

The social event will be very social due to the Easter long weekend and abundance of highly charged chocolate eating athletes looking for a Sunday running fix.  

Many thanks to Peter Quinn and his family and staff for allowing us to land on his doorstep on a very special day.

Contributed by Janelle Tilse

Crystal Hawkins, Susan Petersen and Emma Johnson enjoyed the much cooler Tilse Toddle conditions

Good mates Stuart Sprott, Jan Smith and Lisa Burns catch up after their Tilse Toddle events

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