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intraining in review – August

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intraining in review – August

August was a month packed with major events and marathons for intraining.  Brisbane Marathon and Sunshine Coast Marathon had great turn outs from intraining and a few debut marathoners.   In addition Queensland State Cross Country and the Australian National Crosscountry was held in Maleny.

Over 80 members lined up for events at the Brisbane Marathon. The atmosphere was brightened with clear blue skies all day. Watching Clay come 4th in the marathon, Brendan Press 2nd in the half marathon, Isaias Beyn winning the 10k and Zoe Manning the 5k was inspiring.  Also, Congratulations to the 11 marathoners who completed Brisbane.

The Qld State Cross Country Championships also were on in early august.  Congratulations to Zoe Manning who won her Age Group title. She and a host of others qualified for the National Championships on the 25th. Congratulations go to Aidan Hobbs, Selena Ward, Caitlin Murdoch, Seb McCormack, Tom, Joe Saunders and Zach Newsham.

Superman (Aidan Hobbs) – came 14th in the City 2 Surf. He was the first costumed runner and it was his 24th consecutive City 2 Surf.

The Sunshine Coast Marathon turned on the charm for the 60+ intraining members in attendance. The prolific PB’s would attest to the favourable conditions and enjoyable course.

Bridge 2 Brisbane brought accolades to the club with the 10k team coming 4th and the 5k team, 2nd. 41 members registered for the intraining team and ran in wet cool conditions.

Trophy Night was held on Friday 24th of August. We had 204 people of diverse dietary persuasions, generously sharing their applause for the achievers, believers and award receivers.

In all 100 awards were given including the President’s award for her contribution in developing the club and in particular, the juniors; Coach of the Year went to Paul Broad and Matt Horsten of the Windsor/Wilston group, for the outstanding development of the group. Finally, Greg Scanlon received a Life Membership award for services to the club.

Outside of the running arena, there were also some momentous events;

Susan Fisher Fisher from the Milton Beginners Group, welcomed little Molly into the world.

Wedding bells chimed for 3 members. Congratulations to Fleur and Justin Hanson & also to Vivian Gomez-Sanchez.