Cassie Stevenson

Cassie shares her story of Run Larapinta, The mastermyne Way.

At Mastermyne we are always striving to KEEP Challenging, KEEP it Real, Keep Together, Keep On & Keep Safe. In 2019, three of our work colleagues took the challenge to compete in Run Larapinta and raised over $6,000 for Men’s Health!

2021 now sees Mastermyne returning to the event with a whopping team of 15 set out to take on the challenge. Most of us have never run more than a Fun Run so the challenge is real!Run Larapinta is held in the Northern Territory through some tough, rugged, and un-touched terrain. Our goal is to raise over $40,000 for the McGrath Foundation & Suicide Prevention Australia. You can follow our journey here:

Q: What distance are you training for in this year’s BMA Mackay Marina Run?
With Run Larapinta in August you can rest assured we are doing the 21 kms!

Q: Tell us about some other runs you have done?
The team have been training for the past 18 months at some of these events – Beerwah at Night 21km, SEQ Trail Run Series, Anzac Day 50km Ultra, Yeppoon Running Festival 21kms, The Guzzler, Glass House Mountains, Mt Archer, Hamilton Island Hilly Half are just some events our team have competed in.

Q: What goals (running or otherwise) do you have for 2021/2022?
All of us runners have individual goals and challenges and that is why they have signed up to the race. I think I can speak on behalf of the team and that would be to cross the finish line on Day 4 of Run Larapinta.

Q: Do you usually train solo or as part of a group?
Training as a group has been relatively hard, unless well planned as some of our runners are based in QLD and the rest in NSW.

The Mackay Road Runners – at Farmer’s Gallop there were 6 competing runners and other Mastermyne support runners which was a first and we’re hoping to have more of the team together for the Mackay Marina Run.

Q: What do you like most about the Mackay Marina Run?
A: The event has been going on for years, so it’s well known, and everyone wants to come down and support it whether they run or not. It’s one of Mackay’s biggest events and it raises funds for a fantastic cause, the Leukaemia Foundation. The spirit of all the competitors is amazing.

My personal goal is to complete Run Larapinta in the legacy of my Grandfather Fred Farmer who lost his battle with Leukaemia in 2013. Fred was well known in the Mackay running community and a big part of the Mackay Marina Run as the event continues to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation each year.

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