FINISH LINE: Sonya Carr races to the end of the Darling Downs Hotel Road Race in 2016.
FINISH LINE: Sonya Carr races to the end of the Darling Downs Hotel Road Race in 2016. Jayden Brown

Sandy Creek Pub will be ready for runners

FOR new owner Kevin Kiley, feeding over 300 athletes will be a first, as the Sandy Creek Pub continue catering for the annual Pentathrun.

Having taken over the business in December last year, Mr Kiley is happy the racing club approached them to host their presentation awards.

"We're pleased to take part in such a big community event, we try to get behind those sort of things,” he said.

As the final destination for race three, the last race for day one, Sandy Creek Pub will have the barbecue ready for when the racers finish.

A selection of hamburgers, sausages and steaks will be available on the grill from midday.

A fee will apply for the sausage sizzle, which is open for the general public as well.

"Hopefully it brings out a lot of thirsty and hungry competitors,” Mr Kiley said.

Located in the venue's newly done up barbecue area on the side of the restaurant, the space is now more accessible and customer friendly.

"Fixing up the barbecue area was something we thought needed to happen, for the customers to have a more enjoyable experience,” Mr Kiley said.

"The weather will hopefully be good enough to enjoy the outdoor area.” .

Open from 10am, the restaurant and bar will be serving meals as normal for those with a hungrier appetite.

The weekend festivities should run similar to previous years, Mr Kiley said.

"It won't be too different from last year, you don't need to change too much of a good thing,” he said.

The first day results will be announced roughly half an hour after the last runner has crossed the finished line, said Pentathrun president Karen Gilchrist.

"Families and event racers can relax and refuel before the results are released,” she said.

A change from pig races, the new owners couldn't be happier with their new business.

"We thought we'd give it a go and we didn't want any other pub but this one,” Mr Kiley said.

"We hope the locals come out and support the event and the pub.”

Mr Kiley wishes all the athletes a trouble-free run and hopes they enjoy their time at the Sandy Creek Pub.



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