Ash Lewis recruits runners for the 2011 Pentath-Run.
Ash Lewis recruits runners for the 2011 Pentath-Run.

Big W workers in running challenge

KEEN to bump numbers in the annual Warwick Pentath Run, organisers have spent the past few weeks trying to pique the interest of local runners and walkers through placement of a promotional flyer in most schools and workplaces.

Event organiser Pat Sinnott is thrilled that Ashley Lewis has taken up the challenge at the Big W Distribution Centre.

“Ashley has talked eight of her friends into competing in the 5km road race at Sandy Creek and the number may climb higher,” Mr Sinnott said.

Ms Lewis is hopeful of having about 20 Big W staff compete on race day.

“Most people attend the gym and have an interest in health and fitness,” she said.

“This just gives us a chance to try something different with a bit of a challenge.”

The staff at the DC has also added a fundraising component to the event, handing out sponsorship forms to each of their participants in an effort to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia, in conjunction with Rodger Gray’s charity ride from Townsville to Cairns.

According to Mr Sinnott, most people start with the 5km road race in the first year and then progress to two or three events on the second year, aiming to complete all five events by year three.

“It is a bit addictive once you start,” he said.

“People are invited to run, run and walk, or just walk and they can even bring the dog if they are happy to start at the back of the pack.”

The 9th annual Pentath Run will be held on May 21 and 22.

For more details on the Warwick Pentath Run, contact Pat Sinnott on 4661 4419.

Interested competitors can also visit www.warwickpentath.com for extra information.



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