Competitors in the Norton Rogers Mankini Charity Run at Calliope.
Competitors in the Norton Rogers Mankini Charity Run at Calliope. Tom Huntley

Raunchy mankini run a fitting tribute to Norton Rogers

THE Norton Rogers Memorial Run was held on Saturday, honouring the life of a young man with a great sense of humour.

Norton was killed in a car crash on the Dawson Hwy in early 2011, and the mankini run was held to celebrate what would have been Norton's 19th birthday on Friday.

The race started at 4pm from the corner of Dawson Hwy and Monto Rd, with Norton's father Lyall declaring it a roaring success.

This year the winner, leading about 100 competitors, was Liam Nicholson, with Billy Ward in second place and Mitchell Hallinan taking third.

These men were all in the top three of last year's race.

Six women donning t-shirts rather than mankinis also ran.

"It was a good celebration for Norton's birthday," Lyall said.

He said his family was appreciative of the support from local businesses, including Limestone Clothing, Stay on Track, Streeters Earthmoving and the Gladstone Bicycle Centre.



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