Runaway Noosa Half Marathon

Mel Douglass

While the rest of us were slogging it out at One Tree Hill or around the University, two UNI legends were sunning themselves in their UNI singlets in the front row of the priority start group for the Runaway Noosa Marathon. UNI’s pro triathlete Fraser Walsh and Master Champ Russ “The Banker” Jenkins both didn’t fail to disappoint. As we approach the cooler months here I really think these guys are in the preferred destination! I say bring on Gold Coast.

Fraser finished 9th overall in 1:14:35 and 3rd in his age group 18-24 year old male.

Russ took the win in his age group 55+ males once again in a time of 1:21:59 and 27th overall. A terrific run in the midst of marathon training and running on tired heavy legs. Great work Russ.

A couple of other Bendigo Athletes at this event were Barb Cornell with a 3rd in her age group 60+ ladies in the 5km run in 28.13, and Brian Cornell in the half marathon in 1:59.09 and 5th in the 65+ mens age group.

Enough from me I must now get started on the UNI Invite post.