June 6th 2021

Testimonials

Shane Dodds

Q&A with Shane Dodds Q: What do you like about running? A: Since I started running about 18 months ago, I have found a love for the sport. I have met so many awesome people through running and find it’s …

Ashlee Scott

Q&A with Ashlee Scott Q: What do you like about running? A: Personally, I enjoy running because of the mental benefits it provides. No matter what the day brings, running always leaves a sense of clarity and reassurance that everything …

David Reitano

Q&A with David Reitano Q: What do you like about running? A: 2019 was my first time entering the BMA Mackay Marina Run. I was invited (peer pressured) by co workers to join our team for the 5KM corporate challenge. …

Emily Donker

Q&A with Emily Donker Q: What do you like about running? A: I’ve been fortunate to participate in the Mackay Marina Run for the past two years, and both experiences have been amazing. I travelled up from Brisbane to compete …

Robyn Lamont

Q&A with Robyn Lamont Q: What do you like about running? A: What is there not to like. I am a wife, mother and now a grandmother to a wonderful little man, as well as holding down a demanding full-time …

Jason Hodder

Q&A with Jason Hodder Q: What do you like about running? A: Getting outdoors with like-minded runners. Q: Would you recommend running and why? A:Running is really great for fitness, health and wellbeing. Q: What distance did you do in …

Ricky Parker

Q&A with Ricky Parker Q: What specifically do you like about running? A: There are many reasons I like to run, but primarily because it makes me feel good. Q: What benefits do you get from running? A: It keeps …

Lynn Treis

Q&A with Lynn Treis Q: What specifically do you like about running? A: Firstly, I love that I can slip on a pair of shoes and be able to run anywhere in the world. There is no expense, and anyone …

Jason McCord

Q&A with Jason McCord Q: What do you like about running? A: What I like about running is the thinking time you get whilst running helps clear the mind. Benefits from running for me include more energy for the every …

Tegan Philpott

Flashback with Tegan Philpott. Tegan loves running. Find out what keeps her running and why her friends love running with her too.

Michelle Lowe & Kerry Watkin

Q&A with Michelle Lowe Q: Why did you decide to nominate for the Mackay Marina Run? A: To get involved with the community and my work colleagues Q: Will you be running on your own or part of a Corporate …

Joe Grech

Q&A with Joe Grech Q: What specifically do you like about running? A: As crazy as it may sound I actually enjoy the serenity of the sport. It gets my mind to focus on all the beautiful things in life …

Ainslie Heinke

Q&A with Ainslie Heinke Q: What do you like about running? A: The Mackay Marina Run will always be on my race schedule. It is a well-organized event and it is a fast, flat course that will see you chasing …

Jen Harmer & Di Clulee

Jen Harmer & Di Clulee In 2018, Jen & Di were first time pacers in the BMA Mackay Marina half marathon event Jen & Di meet at LRC Running Club and both started running, let’s just say, a little later …

Andy List

Q&A with Andy List Q: What distance are you doing in the BMA Mackay Marina Run and is it your first time running in the event? A: I will be running the Half Marathon. I’m going to be running as …

Gavan Porter

Q&A with Gavan Porter Q: What distance are you be doing in the BMA Mackay Marina Run and is it your first time running in the event? A: I am doing my first ever BMA Mackay Marina Run as the …

Elspeth Ledwy

Q&A with Elspeth Ledwy Q: What distance are you be doing in the BMA Mackay Marina Run and is it your first time running in the event? A: Half marathon. It will be my second time doing this distance at …

Cathy Harrington

Q&A with Cathy Harrington Q: What distance will you be doing in the BMA Mackay Marina Run and is it your first time running in the event? A: 5km Corporate Challenge. I have participated in the BMA Mackay Marina Run …

James Wortley

Q&A with James Wortley Q: What distance will you be doing in the Mackay Marina Run and is it your first time running in the event? A: Half Marathon which is my third. Q: How did you get into running? …

Meleah Bickley

Q&A with Meleah Bickley Q: What distance will you be doing in the Mackay Marina Run and is it your first time running in the event? A: I have registered for the 8km, this will be my 5th Mackay Marina …

Jen Smith

From the very first Mackay Marina Run, Jenny Smith has been there. Flash back to Jen’s 2018 testimonial to find out why she does what she does.

Lisa Fraser

Lisa Fraser Lisa Fraser from Charters Towers posted a tidy time in the half marathon placing 4th female. “For me, the Marina Half is my favourite half marathon. I love the loop around the river and connecting with like-minded runners. …

Martine Miller

Martine Miller “What a perfect start to a Sunday. The event was well organised and run smoothly, from the ease of picking up the race packs, to the races running on time, plus the fruit and water was a welcomed …

Elliarna Mitchell

Elliarna Mitchell Elliarna Mitchell smoked the field to win the 5km fun run. “I really enjoy travelling to Mackay each year for the Mackay Marina Run. It’s always such a fun day with heaps of atmosphere and plenty of running …

Peter Run

Peter Run Peter Run from Brisbane, first in the half marathon. “I didn’t know what to expect when I entered the Mackay Marina Half Marathon, but everything turned out great. The event had an arrangement with the Ibis Hotel where …

Michael Galea

Michael Galea “I ran my first Marina Run five years ago and love it that much that I have run every year since. It’s a well-organised event with a great atmosphere and views to match. I highly recommend this event …

Matt Stevens

Matt Stevens Matt Stevens from major sponsor BMA describes his experience. “I hadn’t run a half marathon for years but I heard about the Mackay Marina Run from working with BMA. The event was advertised internally and BMA really encouraged …

Louis McAfee

Louis McAfee Louis McAfee from Brisbane smashed the 8 km record. “I really enjoyed the hospitality at the Mackay Marina Run. The close local community added a relief to an otherwise tough race. Seeing where Australia’s best female distance runner, …

Paul McKenzie

Paul McKenzie Local runner Paul McKenzie aims to be one of the few ten-year competitors in 2018. He talks about what the annual event means to him. “The Mackay Marina Run is one of the best running events to accomplish …

Alice Gordon & Katie Murphy

Throwback to 2017 – Alice Gordon & Katie Murphy. Sisters Alice and Katie talk about what a wonderful experience the half marathon was. “The 2017 Mackay Marina run is one of the most memorable experiences we will probably ever participate in.”