Mike and Marj’s marathon efforts

By July 3, 2014 Member's stories


Keep an eye out for two of our magnificent members – Marathon Marj and husband Mick making their way around the half marathon circuit this weekend! Marj came 3rd overall for our Sports Super Centre Fun Run Series this year for the in 60-69 year age group.

This weekend will be Marj’s 17th and Mick’s 18th Gold Coast Half Marathon – and they both plan to do at least 20 before thinking about slowing down.

Marj’s best result so far was 2 hours 30 minutes in the 1999 Noosa Half Marathon, and this year she’s aiming to “just get back before the cut off time of 3 hours,” she says.

“I’m just a slow plodder and usually under a bit of duress by the 17k mark near the Grand Hotel!” She’s got some words of wisdom for her fellow competitors though: “Try to overcome the mind games and you’re half way there!”

Wise words Marj – and obviously born out of years of experience. Good luck guys!!