Sarah, Leslie, Susan and Bella Fleetwood prepare for the Botanic to Bridge.
Sarah, Leslie, Susan and Bella Fleetwood prepare for the Botanic to Bridge. Jen Tybell

Runners swamp Gladstone streets

GLADSTONE pavements will be pounded and hounded this Sunday when thousands of locals run the Ports Corporation’s Botanic to Bridge.

The inaugural event includes two courses – an 8km event commencing at the Tondoon Botanical Gardens and a 3km event commencing at Reg Tanna Memorial Park. The finish line for both courses is the picturesque Gladstone Marina Parklands.

Local primary and secondary schools are set to benefit from GPC’s Botanic to Bridge event with an estimated $50,000 from registrations going back to the schools.

The Fleetwood family has been preparing for the fun run for the last four weeks with final preparations now in play.

Les Fleetwood said the entire family was ready and in shape.

“The boys have started doing heavy training with Sara, Bella and I running 8km every few days,” Mr Fleetwood said.

“We ran the official run on the weekend. The worst part of the run is from the roundabout at the Sun Valley shops going up the hill on Glenlyon Road into town.

“It doesn’t look steep, but it keeps on climbing.”

For information and to register go to http://www.botanictobridge.com.au/



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