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 is manageable. Overall, running instils a feeling of belief and positivity.
Q: Would you recommend running and why?
A: I would highly recommend running to any individual for the endless benefits and possibilities it brings. Signing up for events such as the Mackay Marina Run allows you to meet new people, improve your overall health and set exciting goals. Incorporating a running event into a holiday or weekend getaway can be a great way to experience something new and invigorating!
Q: What distance did you do in the BMA Mackay Marina Run?
A: I have competed in the 8km run since the introduction of the event. The distance is great for a fast hit out and is good preparation for anyone wanting to compete in the half marathon down the track.
Q: What distance have you done since then?
A: Mainly I have been sticking to 5km runs. Short and fast is definitely my preference! The local parkrun each Saturday morning is a great way to gauge where I am at for 5km, time wise. Additionally, I enjoy taking part in the Sunday Mackay Road Runner events which vary in distance and location.
Q: Do you usually train solo or as part of a group?
A: Normally, I train solo in the week and as part of a group on the weekend. Sometimes I will run with a running friend in the afternoon after work. I enjoy running solo however I notice that group training pushes me harder and ultimately leads to improvements in times/ performance. I think it’s always good to mix things up and group environments are a great form of encouragement.
Q: Why would you recommend the Mackay Marina Run?
A: I would definitely recommend the Mackay Marina Run to anyone looking for a fun morning out! The event is extremely well organised, and the atmosphere is wonderful. There are events for anyone such as the 3km, 5km, 8km or half marathon. The course is flat and fast with great views of the beautiful Marina.