UPCOMING EVENT: Northern Beaches – now known as “the Rocks” – 10km and 4km. Sunday 26 October 2014. Enter now. Details of the courses will be posted in the coming weeks. Due to ongoing issues with traffic permits, a decision was made to shift this race to the Rocks. Shade and a new path make it a great substitute. Click HERE for registration. Check in opens at 6:30am with the starting gun going off at 7:00am.

FNQ Trail Running Series Winners

Following the completion of the Twin Bridges Trail Race recently, we can now recognise some worthy winners of the FNQ Trail Running Series. These awards are presented to male and female runners who have earned the highest number of points while participating in at least three of the four eligible trail races.  This year, points were awarded to participants in the following trail races;  Barron Gorge, Blacksnake, Mt Haig and Twin Bridges.

In the ladies section, DEBBIE ORD competed in all four eligible races and amassed 55 points, well clear of the nearest female runner. In fact Debbie confided to me that this award was a goal for her in 2014. Congratulations Debbie;  winner of the 2014 FNQ Trail Running Series for women!  Heidi Sweeting was in second place with 27 points and Sharon Waller third with 13 points. Well done, ladies! It’s worth noting that it’s not winning races that scores the points, it’s about consistency. Debbie was very consistent.

In the mens section, JEFF HERBERT went from strength to strength in gaining 50 points to take out the FNQ Trail Running Series for men. Congratulations, Jeff!   In second place, Jarrod Ausburn gained 38 points and Michael Xu was third with 25 points. It is also worth noting that all three of these men are relative “newbies” to running but have made remarkably fast progress in their short running careers. Well done fellas!

Medals for Debbie and Jeff have been posted to them recently.


Registrations are now open for the ANNUAL FRESHIE HANDICAP SERIES #1.  This is a 3k or 6k road run where you nominate the time you think you will run the distance.  You cannot wear a watch or timing device during the event.

The race starts at Ryan Weare Park, Kamerunga Road, Freshwater commencing at 17.00 or 5.00PM Brisbane time.  Be there at least 15 minutes prior to the start for registration and a race briefing.  Rosanna Ball is the race director for this event.

You can register by visiting our website and clicking on the link for the event.  Melissa has also posted an update and a link on the Cairns Road Runners Facebook page or you can click on 

This is one of our longest running events so register early so you don’t miss out.

Happy running

P.s. Having a few issues with some software updates to the Website, the calendar will be back to normal shortly. Thanks

Cairns Road Runners Annual General Meeting, October 8th 2014

Tonight, a new Management Committee was elected to steer the club into 2015 and a new future. I’m sure you will all join me in thanking the outgoing Committee of Kev Morrissey, Doug English, Colleen Harisson, Dave OBrien, Jo van Gorp, Jim Cavill, Mark St Amand and Deb Trembath for all the work they put in during their term in office. It has been a very difficult year.

We welcome the new Committee which is  Glen Robinson (President), Mel Akmentins (Secretary), Colleen Harisson (Treasurer), and Ordinary Members Ian Kraska, Dave OBrien, Jo van Gorp and Chris Simmons.

Of course, we would be delighted to receive your ideas and help. Please contact Committee members and help us to make 2015 a successful year for the club.