Running for the future

The first weekend of Spring was welcomed with sunshine, community events and a running spirit that continues long after the finish line of any race.

IMP’s 2012 graduate, Korey Summers, achieved a personal best in the  Canberra Times Fun Run held in Canberra on Sunday 7 September.

Korey recently moved to the nation’s capital from the Northern Territory to pursue his running career and what a way to launch what can only be seen as a very bright future of running for Korey.

Also participating in the event was 2014 IMP Head Coach, Mick Rees, who struggled to keep up with his pacer – his four year old son, Harvey.

A few water stops and 45 minutes later, Mick and Harvey crossed the line of what is sure to be the start of Harvey’s running future.

And that’s what it’s all about.  It’s not about winning or focussing on time – it’s about having fun, having a go, and giving it your best; whatever that is.

Out west, the Dubbo Stampede attracted a crowd of approximately 1000 participants, including 2013 IMP graduate, Elise Hull and 2014 team member, Nathan Riley.

Nathan crossed in podium position, claiming third place in his age category, finishing the half marathon in a time of 1:25:57 and Elise hit the line placing 28th in her age category.

Heading up to the Northern Territory and Katherine representative, Allirra Braun, was the first female across the line in the Katherine Multisport Club’s half marathon, in a time of 2:10:05.

Allirra was so enthusiastic about the run, she ‘accidentally’ added a few extra kilometres, clicking up a total of 24kms!

Carla Snow, a 2013 IMP graduate, returned to her home community of Coffs Harbour and lined up in the Coffs Harbour Running Festival’s 10km event.

Running is a sport that everyone of all ages and abilities can engage in. It brings a sense of achievement, pride, community and support. Time is irrelevant; fun and participation is what matters.

So when is your next race?



                                    IMP 2013 graduate, Elise Hull, with 2014 member,                     Nathan Riley, representing at the Dubbo Stampede                     and below, Carla Snow in the Coffs Harbour                               Running Festival    

IMP Head Coach, Mick Rees, with his pacer/four year old son, Harvey




      Allirra Braun on Katherine’s make-shift podium!