Paul Tucker took out the 8km section of Run for a Cure for the second year in a row.
Paul Tucker took out the 8km section of Run for a Cure for the second year in a row. Scottie Simmonds

Run winner ends a sporty weekend

BARGARA’S Paul Tucker could be forgiven for putting his feet up after what was a very sporty weekend for him.

After playing a full game of soccer on Saturday night, he turned out again early yesterday to win the Run for a Cure in aid of cancer, at the Botanic Gardens yesterday morning.

Organiser Vince Habermann said about 200 people turned out for the run in the gardens.

“It was a little bit down on last year, but that’s probably in the aftermath of the Cane2Coral run,” he said.

“We had this date set 12 months ago, but then it clashed with the festival at Moore Park Beach and there was the election on Saturday.”

Mr Habermann said the event made about $2000, which went to Cancer Council Queensland.

“It could be more, because I believe there are still people out there getting more sponsorship,” he said.

Mr Habermann said although the weather was perfect for the event, organisers would probably look at holding it earlier next year.

“We might look at having it in March or April next year so hopefully there’s no clash,” he said.



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