The under-10 juniors are off in the 1500m in the Pentath-run in Palmerin St last year.
The under-10 juniors are off in the 1500m in the Pentath-run in Palmerin St last year. Gerard Walsh

Pentath-run committee aiming for 700 runners next year

PENTATH-RUN: Plans are progressing well for the 14th annual Daily News Warwick Pentath-run on May 21-22.

In May, former Warwick State High School student Dan Symonds returned to town to win all five races to win his first overall title by four minutes from runner-up Matt Cooper.

Alex Ralph didn't win an individual race, but won overall to regain the women's title she won in 2013.

Karen Gilchrist is again Pentath-run president with Kerri Roberton secretary and Neil Burtenshaw treasurer and race director.

The group committee also includes Martyn Roberton, Lorraine Burtenshaw, Georgie Stewart, Nancy De Prada and Margaret Trahair, the mother of one of the event founders David Trahair.

Last year, the Pentath-run attracted 1215 entries from 485.

Athletes and organisers are hoping to crack 700.

Neil said the Pentath-run committee badly needed more runners to cover the large overall cost of running a five-race program over two days.

Olympian Steve Moneghetti was the special guest at the 10th anniversary Pentath-run in 2012 and has vowed to return one day.

Organisers plan to invite local gyms to enter teams with a view to winning the prize for most kilometres covered in 2016.

There will be a discount for runners returning with a friend for next year's Pentath-run.

The race program will be similar to the past with a half marathon from Warwick to Yangan on the Saturday morning, then the 4.6km cross country at the Allora Golf Course and a 5km road race at Sandy Creek.

The Sunday program starts with the 10km Killarney Ascent to Queen Mary Falls and then the 1500m criterium in the Warwick CBD.

More information on www.pentathrun.com or in future editions of the Daily News.

Nominations will open next month.



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