Mackay Road Runners’ Club Captain Jim Ford once again staged a unique course concept for over thirty runners from the Railway carpark, Paget. The Planet Paget 8km course was designed for teams to take in several streets of the Paget Commercial precinct endeavouring to locate markers in designated areas in each street. Teams had the challenge of running the 8km course but also keep their eyes peeled to mentally record the ten hotspots in the correct order to win the coveted prize.

Four teams were victorious in getting the order correct, however the fastest team consisting of Ashlee Scott, Carl Pinkstone, Jose Short and Glynis Forse were the ultimate champions. Excellent performances also came from Alana Ford, Queensland cricket champion, Adam Knesevic, Julian Picot, Emma Goodman-Jones, Carmel Mahon, Tim Caddy, Andrew Wallace, Stephen Oberg, Peter Ford, Jo Skinner, June Bradley, Mark Takagaki, Alan Zamparutti, Jenene McLellan, Andrew Short, Arthur Dick and Simon Henderson.

Many thanks once again to Jim and Alana for organising the Sunday afternoon social off season group training sessions and post run refreshments. The runners really appreciate the non-competitive, team oriented and course option concepts that are suitable for varying abilities. With only three more of these events prior to the formal Mackay Road Runners 2018 program commencing, the Club invites the public and club members to attend any of these training sessions for a gold coin donation towards post-race fruit, etc. This Sunday’s 6/12km event commences 5.30pm from Magpies Sporting Complex carpark, Glenella.

Current and intending Members are reminded that the Mackay Road Runners Annual General and Calendar Meeting will be held Monday, 22nd January 5.30pm at the Techserve office building, Tennyson Street, Mackay. All committee and other positions are open for re-election therefore, current position holders will stand down, awaiting nominee submissions. Whilst some of the members are happy to resit, all positions are open and welcome for new nominees. There will definitely be two positions where the sitting members have stepped down, therefore the very important roles will need to be filled. If you would like to help in any way but unable to attend the Meeting, please email . To ensure the continued success of the Club, we ask that you all consider what you can do for your club, big or small – all assistance is gratefully accepted!