Toowoomba Weekend Away

Strider takes out the Towoomba Marathon in 2008

Last year we had a very successful weekend away in Toowoomba competing in the 10km, Half and Marathon, which was won by one of our own Striders (Stan).Read reports here, here, and here.

This year we plan to go back up for another weekend of run fun.  We leave on Saturday at lunchtime, drive up the range, check into a caravan park where the guys and girls have their own cabins.  On Saturday night we all go out of for a pasta at an excellent Italian place, and then get ready for a big morning.

After the race and the prizegiving we all retire to Sizzler for a big guilt free feed before returning reluctantly down the range and home to nurse our gloriously wasted bodies.  If you are intending on coming please tell Gabriel (evening runners), or Stan (morning runners).  We will be booking cabins soon so need numbers.

The Course

The race is organised by Toowoomba Road Runners which is an excellent club who are very experienced in putting on events. The course is quite tough, a 10.5km loop which has a few turns and twists and one or two inclines.  It’s a good honest run that keeps you on your toes and there’s no help from large crowds or flat courses here!  If you can run this coruse, you’ll do well at the major races which are a lot flatter.

It’s a great weekend away, and an excellent social time.

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