Noosa’s inaugural marathon

Craig Mottram training with son Christian.

No one knows more about the joy of running in Noosa than athletics superstar, Runaway Noosa Marathon Ambassador Craig Mottram who has been motivating athletes, family and friends to head to the inaugural event on Saturday 26 May.

“I remember after the London Olympics in 2012 I went to a travel agent in the UK and said I want to go to somewhere where I can stay on the beach, I can get a coffee, I can run in a National Park and go out and have a few drinks in the evening if I want to. They looked at me like I was an idiot and said that place doesn’t exist. They said they had nothing like that in Europe. So I ended up flying back from Europe to Brisbane and holidaying in Noosa,” he said.

“The attraction of Runaway Noosa Marathon is the racing over all distances from 42km to 10km and with a kid’s race thrown in, together with the opportunity to have a weekend in an amazing destination.

Craig said that while Runaway Noosa Marathon will be great fun, he doesn’t think the world marathon record is under threat.

“It is probably not the destination to turn in world record times for the marathon but it is a good location for a quick ten km or even a half. With 10km, half marathon and a 30km it offers the serious runner some interesting training options for anyone targeting other marathons later in the year,” he said.

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