Who’s Who in 2022, Sport: Moreton Bay Road Runners

Published 2:45am 1 December 2022

Who’s Who in 2022, Sport: Moreton Bay Road Runners
Words by Moreton Daily

Moreton Bay Road Runners (MBRR) is best known for helping host the huge Jetty2Jetty Fun Run along the Redcliffe Peninsula foreshore.

But, in the club’s fourth decade, its runners have also been in action across Australia and indeed the world.

Clive Gross was MBRR’s fastest marathoner this year, clocking 2 hours 37 minutes 23 sections at the Melbourne Marathon.

Other club members have also raced at events in Queensland, in other states of Australia including the Blackmores Sydney Marathon - and in the world-famous Chicago, New York and London Marathons.

Close to 5000 runners descended on Woody Point in the middle of winter for the Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run, which had 3km, 5km, 10km and 21.1km races.

First home in the half marathon was Liam Boudin in 1 hour 4 minutes 45 seconds, more than two-and-a-half minutes ahead of Nicholas Free.

He was nearly 10 minutes faster than third-placed Tom Grieve and Boudin’s final 5km split time was also close to his first 5km split.

MBRR members also teamed up for the Reddy Fun Run/Walk in June raising funds for the Redcliffe Hospital Auxiliary.

About Moreton Bay Road Runners

Moreton Bay Road Runners was established in 1986 and this year celebrates its 36th anniversary with 163 members ranging in age from 11 to 86.

In that first year it launched the Jetty2Jetty Fun Run which is now the biggest running event in the Moreton Bay Region

The club also took over Redcliffe Parkrun earlier this year. The event is a free, fun, weekly 5k community event for participants wishing to walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

MBRR’s aim is to help our members, regardless of age or fitness level enjoy running and walking reach their goals.

With multiple runs scheduled each week, there are also mystery runs and track session in a program designed to cater for everyone.

A social calendar of events is also run for members and their families.

Coaches are Queensland Athletics certified and prepare personal training plans, including nutritional advice, for members.

MBRR meet on Tuesday and Thursdays at venues on the Redcliffe Peninsula, North Lakes and Sandgate. Weekend runs start from Redcliffe Jetty.

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