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IN TRAINING: YMCA fitness manager Sherry Ey gives Jodie Wilson and others some training tips ahead of the Cane2Coral. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
IN TRAINING: YMCA fitness manager Sherry Ey gives Jodie Wilson and others some training tips ahead of the Cane2Coral. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

YMCA fitness manager Sherry Ey is helping Bundaberg community members prepare for Cane to Coral, no matter what distance they hope to tackle.

With Cane to Coral offering distances of 4km, 8km, 15km and 21.1km, Ms Ey said there was something for all fitness levels in the event.

Bundaberg Cane to Coral president Kerry Short said it was hoped 3000 people would participate in the event this year, a growth from 2750 last year.

"We've had lots of people that come back and do the run," Mr Short said.

"This year we're really encouraging the ones who have thought about doing it before to take part."

And no matter what distance you're hoping to achieve, Ms Ey said one thing remained important in training for the event.

"You've got to be consistent," Ms Ey said.

She recommended at least three to four run sessions per week in the lead up to the August 3 event. Ms Ey said these sessions could be broken up with a speed session, a tempo session and a longer run.

For the speed session, Ms Ey recommended doing intervals on a treadmill.

"One minute hard, one minute easy and do 15 minutes of that," she said.

The tempo session, Ms Ey said was the midway point between the speed session and the longer run.

"Perhaps doing a fast 5km rather than a longer, slower run," she said.

She said the longer run could be squeezed in anywhere and said longer distance runners often preferred not to complete it on the treadmill due to boredom.

Ms Ey said it was helpful in training to run to a location where you must complete the return leg of the run.

As training and fundraising heated up the big event, Mr Short said Cane to Coral would celebrate its fifth years this year.

He said the event had raised more than $200 000 for the community since starting out.

Mr Short said it was hoped the event would raise $60 000 this year said $28 000 had already been raised for the event through a gala dinner.



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