More runs on horizon

RUNNING ON: Jenny and John McGrath, Maddy Evely, Shelley Tuohey and Stacey Lonsdale all raced at the Gold Coast. Picture: JODIE DONNELAN

RUNNING ON: Jenny and John McGrath, Maddy Evely, Shelley Tuohey and Stacey Lonsdale all raced at the Gold Coast. Picture: JODIE DONNELAN

JUST weeks after racing at the Gold Coast Running Festival, several Bendigo University members are gearing up for more classics.

Upcoming runs that some at University are aiming for are this Sunday's Melbourne half-marathon and then the City 2 Surf in Sydney.

University was well-represented across the three distances on the Gold Coast.

Among the many highlights was John McGrath racing in his 30th marathon. McGrath and wife Jenny both ran the 42km distance. It was Jenny McGrath's fifth marathon.

University clubmates Madeleine Evely, Cath and Jess Pethybridge contested their first marathon.

Stacey Lonsdale raced on the Gold Coast for the first time and at the half-marathon distance for just the second time.

Shelley Tuohey ran in the 10km, but will be sidelined from running for several months after a knee reconstruction.

Times for University's team on the Gold Coast:

Marathon, 42km: Alan Buchanan 3:22.04. Shane Hateley 3:41.48. Madeleine Evely 3:45:49. John McGrath 3:45.53. Michelle Burke 4:14.18. Frances Walsh 4:15.50. Jenny McGrath 4:16.51. Jess Pethybridge 4:33.10. Cath Pethybridge 4:36:26. Brendan Ryan 5:04.51.. 

Half-marathon, 21km: David Meade 1:14.42. Jeff Pethybridge 1:27.52. Kevin Walsh 1:38.46. Andrew Evely  1:42:28. Sam Walker 2:10.43. Stacey Lonsdale 2:17:23. Stuart Balnaves 2:35:15.

10km: Andy Buchanan 31.16. Fraser Walsh 33.35. Tom Barkmeyer 35.05. Shelley Tuohey 56.08. Julie Evely 58:27.

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