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, Benita Willis, grew up was the highlight of the day. The race itself was a great course. To end on such a beautiful harbour made the pain worth it. However, it is the community atmosphere that will make me return in years to come.”