Monday, October 10, 2005

Fitzroy Falls run attracts some serious talent

Monday, 10 October 2005

In each of the last five years the Fitzroy Falls Fire Trail Marathon has been held, there has been at least one very serious, very talented runner.

For example, last year the star was Graeme "Mountain Man" Kerruish, who with 301 marathons to his credit, holds the Australian all-time record - 14 ahead of his nearest rival.

This year's marathon will be no exception with Bob Fickel having registered to run.

Fickel has run 158 marathons, the third most in Asutralia and needs only four more to move into second spot.

This year he has run quite a few, including his 21st Canberra Marathon and his first London Marathon.

He has too many accolades to list, but they include many ultra marathons, including the awesome Westfield Sydney to Melbourne run.

As well as the Fitzroy Falls marathon on Saturday October 15, there will be three other cross country events - a 10 kilometre run and a five kilometre run, as well as a five kilometre walk.

The Fire Trail runs are held on Saturday October 15 in the scenic Morton National Park, and start from Twin Falls Bush Cottages which back right onto the trails. Signs on the Nowra Road direct entrants to the race start and there is ample off street parking for runners and spectators.

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