Tash Askin, left, and Katie Reardon from Figures Health and Fitness at the Marina.
Tash Askin, left, and Katie Reardon from Figures Health and Fitness at the Marina. Brenda Strong

Toss remote out to get fit

ONLY nine more sleeps until Gladstone residents will be throwing out the TV remote and putting on the running shoes for the Ports Corporation’s Botanic to Bridge.

Two women fired up are Katie Reardon and Natasha Askin from Figures Health and Fitness who have been training up people for the event.

“We have been doing high intensity training, short interval training, explosive exercises which will help to increase cardiovascular strength,” Ms Askin said.

The community is really getting behind the event and starting to pump up for either to 3km or 8km race.

“We are really excited but extremely nervous because most people haven’t done the event before. They are learning a lot and becoming more confident as they attend more sessions.”

Both women agree that Botanic to Bridge is a great event for the region.

“The funds raised are going back ”

The race kicks off at 6am from Victoria Parade on Sunday, August 22.

Cash and prizes worth $20,000 can be won by fun and serious runners.

For more information head to www.botanictobridge.com.au



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