Mackay hill climb pushes road runners to limits
MACKAY Road Runners and Nikki Giles' Tri-ActiV8 training group hosted a climb up the arduous 6km and 12km slopes of Bonson's Scrub.
Held on Sunday, runners traversed the winding roads of Bonson's Scrub Rd and Ian Reddacliffe Dr to achieve Tri-ActiV8's Personal Best Award in the 6km loop course event.
Hayden Connor won the inaugural award, with a four-minute personal best. It doubled as an early birthday present as Hayden turned 16 the next day.
Hayden also scrored second place in the 6km, trailing junior runner Jamie Sanders, while Russell VanDenBosch took third place.
Ashlee Scott placed first in the female 6km, beating out Alana Ford and junior athlete Lauren Morgan.
Julian Picot won the 12km, ahead of Martin Lambery, while Mitchell Thompson took third.
Carmel Mahon won the female 12km, while Karla Hook was second and Vicki Vickers came in third.