Bonnie Holmes, Ragus the Bundaberg Sugar team mascot and Dean Grummitt get in some training for the fun run.
Bonnie Holmes, Ragus the Bundaberg Sugar team mascot and Dean Grummitt get in some training for the fun run. Mike Knott

Sugar staff to spice up run

BUNDABERG Sugar sales and marketing general manager Guy Basile expects colleague rivalry to come to the fore when 50 of the company’s employees compete in the inaugural event.

“I think it’s fair to say a bit of competition and healthy rivalry will come out on the day,” he said.

“It will be all in good fun but I think there will be some people looking to get one up on their workmates.”

Bundaberg Sugar has contributed the most entrants of any one organisation to the event and Basile has issued a challenge to other workplaces to try and beat their total.

“It’s a fantastic concept,” he said.

“It promotes exercise and healthy living and it raises money for vital charity organisations.”

Basile was overwhelmed by interest from staff members in the event and said his colleagues would make a visible appearance in brightly-coloured Bundaberg Sugar T-Shirts produced for the event.

“A lot of these people aren’t runners or fitness fanatics but they’ve put their hand up to do their bit for charity,” he said.

Bundaberg Sugar mascot Ragus the turtle will not compete in the race but will await his team-mates at the finish line.

“It can get pretty hot in that suit,” Basile said.

“We’d hate to see Ragus collapse from heat exhaustion.”

The 15km race will be held on August 1, beginning on Quay Street and finishing at the Bundaberg Surf Club, at Nielson Park.

Proceeds from the event will be split between the Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club and Cancer Council Queensland.

Cane2Coral Training program Week Seven

Just over two weeks to go. This week’s program will be the last of the really hard training regiments.

A little bit of pain with much to gain!

Don’t forget 10-15 minutes of stretching each day.

Beginners program

Day 1 – Run five mins, walk one min and repeat 10 times.

Day 2 – Run 20mins, walk five mins and repeat three times.

Day 3 – Run 30mins.

Day 4 – Run 10 mins, walk two mins and repeat five times.

Advanced program

Day 1 – Run easily for 15 mins. Run for 20mins with between four and eight two-minute surges.

Day 2 – 30-60 min recover run.

Day 3 – Run easily for 15 min. Do 15 min of hard running. Finish with an easy 15m run.

Day 4 – Run for between 50-90 minutes.

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