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Meet Janet Curran

You could say retired grandmother Janet Curran has been doing a few kilometres in the saddle of late. Not only does she have the two-day 260km Banish the Black Dog Ride later this month from …

Meet Jerry Vella

Local bike addict and qualified prosthetist Jerry Vella is combining his passions to ride 700km from Townsville to Cairns and back — non-stop — and raise funds for Limbs 4 Life — a cause close …

Meet Elderene Brostrom

The Townsville Marathon next month will be radiation therapist Elderene Brostrom’s 23rd. It will form part of her preparation for the London Marathon next year; something she will give her all to in the name …

65km for Cystic Fibrosis

Rachael Griebenow had never heard of ‘Cystic Fibrosis’ when a nurse told her that her perfect two-week-old daughter, Skyla, would have to endure the life-shortening chronic illness that affects the lungs and the digestive system. …

Fighting for Tama

No stranger to the boxing ring, when John Bryce from Butcher on Bundock heard about the inaugural Fight for your Cause charity fight night this month, he was keen to get involved. He just couldn’t …
Miss Muddy Slip n Slide

Sisters in Mud

Miss Muddy wrap-up Cluden Racecourse rang with squeals, shrieks, laughs, cheers and the occasional expletive on Sunday as about 2600 women of all ages, shapes and fitness levels tackled the dynamically dirty multi-skilled obstacle course …
Toni Jumping

Run for more than fun

They are all doing different distances for different reasons; but on Sunday Geoff Stanton, Quona Young, Stacey Rush, Kieran and Lachlan Hood, and Toni Scanlan will join thousands of runners for the 16th annual Townsville …