Anzac biscuits provide energy boost

Lauren Quinlan and Samantha Swanson fuel up on Anzac biscuits before the cross country race on Saturday.
Lauren Quinlan and Samantha Swanson fuel up on Anzac biscuits before the cross country race on Saturday. Georja Ryan

WHILE she looks comfortable in front of a class, this Killarney physical education teacher is even more at home running cross country.

Triathlete Lauren Quinlan took part in the Pentath-run at the weekend alongside friend Samantha Swanson, from the Sunshine Coast.

The runners finished the 4.6km course in about 25 minutes, and said it was the Anzac biscuits that gave them the energy.

"They're full of carbs and we had protein balls (fruit and seeds rolled into balls)," Miss Quinlan said.

The pair said staying fit was something they enjoyed, but the sense of accomplishment after a race was the cherry on top.

"I run every day, usually between six to 10km," Miss Quinlan said.

Miss Swanson said her training regime varied from short jogs to three-hour runs with no rest stops.

Like many taking part in the weekend event, Miss Swanson said she intended to do all five races.

While the girls attempted to run together along the track, Miss Swanson said Miss Quinlan was out of sight before she knew it.

"I spent most of the time trying to catch up to her," Miss Swanson said.

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