Wednesday 4th May – Monday 9th May
The young ladies arrived for their first camp with the Marathon Project and it didn’t take long for giggles and friendships to form.
The camp gave the amatuer athletes a great insight into the world of professional running and how they can make changes to their training, diet and other areas to improve their performance.
The AIS was a great base for the runners to mingle with professional athletes and get a taste of their life.
The camp kicked off their Certificate III in Community Recreation (Indigenous Healthy Lifestyle) and they completed anatomy and physiology components and their Sports First Aid Certificate.
For some, getting up for a run before the sun was an enormous contrast to the humidity of the top end, especially when the temperatures dropped below freezing which included the coldest may morning on record, brrrrrr!
Project staff were extremely pleased with the runners enthusiam and their ability to just get on with the intense running training and long study hours.
ASICS decked them out in a full running kit so they looked the part at the Mother’s Day Classic on Sunday morning. They all ran for their mums and because they couldn’t spend the day with them made a beautiful “I Love You Mum” banner.
Some of them were nursing injuries so didn’t run in the 10km fun run. The 6 that ran put in a tremendous effort, especially as it was their first mass participation event for most of them. They all had a great time and are excited for the next fun run on the Gold Coast in the Airport Running Festival in July.