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News - 19th October 2016

Medibank Melbourne Marathon

Melb Marathon

I was very fortunate to be the winner of the Medibank parkrun Melbourne Marathon competition and would like to say a huge thank you!


When I started running 6 years ago my only aim was to be able to make it around the 6km Moneghetti track at Lake Wendouree. Running has introduced me to great people and great experiences and achieving things I never thought I was capable of.


The Melbourne Marathon had such an amazing atmosphere and it was so exciting to be lined up with so many people.  My husband and I completed the full and half marathons, which helped keep ourselves active over the long cold winters we get here in Ballarat. The weather on Sunday was warm with very strong winds so the thought of PB’s were quickly put aside and once I hit 25km and the focus moved to just finishing! Running onto the MCG is such a great feeling, especially with the finish line in your sight.


I am not a fast runner, I like to run far but slow so my next goal is to get a 25 min PB at Ballarat parkrun – once my legs are over that Marathon of course!


Gail Severino
Ballarat parkrun

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