PENTATH FUN: Diana Miller and husband Bob provide comic relief and encouragement to hundreds of runners in the challenging Pentath-run in Warwick.
PENTATH FUN: Diana Miller and husband Bob provide comic relief and encouragement to hundreds of runners in the challenging Pentath-run in Warwick. Marian Faa

Kisses and comedy the cure for Pentath pain

KISSES, cuddles and a moment of comic relief is how Diana and Bob Miller help exhausted runners make the distance in the Warwick Pentath-Run.

Dressed to the nines in ruffles and bow, Mrs Miller sure knows how to make an athlete grin through the painful moments.

"We just do anything we can to help them forget the pain out there,” Mrs Miller said.

Over the course of two days and five races, the runners will clock up a total of 42.2 kilometres.

MAKING IT FUN: Diana Miller and husband Bob know just how challenging the pentath-run can be.
MAKING IT FUN: Diana Miller and husband Bob know just how challenging the pentath-run can be. Marian Faa

From cross country terrain to the devilish 10 kilometre hike up to Queen Mary Falls, there's no questioning the test of endurance.

Lifelong runners themselves, Mr and Mrs Miller are no strangers to the physical and psychological challenges.

But six valve by-passes in her legs mean Mrs Miller can no longer run, and must find other ways to get involved.

Coming from Brisbane, the couple follow the races and cheer on all the competitors.

"It's a great atmosphere today, it's getting bigger and bigger,” Mrs Miller said.

She said all the competitors were very grateful for the support.

We aim to please and we have pleased a lot of people.”

Mr and Mrs Miller enjoyed a tipple with the runners at the Sandy Creek Pub at the end of the first day before resting up to do it all again today.



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