Fun way to run at Brooms Head
IT was not your average Sunday morning stroll as more than 150 enthusiastic competitors tackled the Brooms Head Fun Run.
Competitors had the option to do either a 10 or five kilometre run and collectively they raised more than $5000 for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.
A total of 52 competitors came from Bodyrock Gym in Maclean, who on their own raised more than $3000.
Although the emphasis was not on the time taken to complete the run, but on the funds raised, the competitive nature of some entrants came to the fore.
The first man home in the 10km run was Matt Hession followed by Kevin Duncan and John Causley.
The first woman home in the 10km run was Kathy Ferguson followed by Kim Elvery and Alison Brown.
The first five-kilometre runner home was Mark Adamson.
A special mention must be made of 10-year-old Joel Bourke, who walked the 10km.
Clarence Valley Mayor Richie Williamson took some time out from his busy schedule to take part in the fun run along with the rest of his training group, affectionately known as Team Coutts Crossing.
“All of the members of Team Coutts noticed a bit of soreness in their legs from the sand part of the run,” he said.
“Being country folk, we are not used to those sorts of running surfaces.”
The fun run was good preparation for when Team Coutts takes on the famed City to Surf later this year in Sydney.
“We are training five times a week and running at leas 10 kilometres in four of those sessions. We need to increase it to 14 though, which will be fun,” he said.