16km Lake Morris Race open for entries

This year we decided to include a shorter option on the Sunday, with competitors joining the other runners from Copperlode Dam to Goomboora Park on Lake Morris Road.

Unfortunately, in March, we had some major flooding in Cairns, resulting in the closure of Lake Morris Road. Cairns Regional Council withdrew our application to access the road for our event.

It took some time, but the road was finally opened again, and after another two weeks of emails back and forth, we finally received our Letter of No Objection from CRC last week.

We now also have our police permit, and the traffic control company is booked. So entries into the Lake Morris Race is now open, for anyone keen to come along for a road race on 15 July.

Our website and competitor information pack will be updated with the details of the race, but in short, transport is included in the race fee and the race will start at approximately 9.30am. There is a 5km climb out of the dam, but then it is mostly downhill to Goomboora Park, so be forewarned that you need to do some concerted downhill running and leg strength work at the gym before you turn up, or your quad and knees are going to take a bit of a hammering.

Register here!

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How are the Bib Numbers for the 3M3D Grand Slam allocated?

Do you want your name on our Honour Board? This is how you get it there!
Bib numbers for the 3M3D Grand Slam are allocated according to loyalty to the event. Your overall cumulative race time also plays a part.
Once you have done five 3M3Ds, you get a permanent bib number and your name is added to the honour board. To date, numbers 1,2,3,4 and 5 are gone! This year we have #6 and #7 up for grabs, as long as Bernie and Pam finish the race.

The current numbers below (bar #1-5) will change depending on who registers for the race this year. The bib numbers will be updated closer to race day. For example, Sharon and Fayola have each done two 3M3Ds and they back for their 3rd this year, potentially they can be allocated bib numbers 15 and 16, but it will depend on whether some other past participants register again this year. So potentially they can still end up in the top 20 on the honour board.
Yearlings are those competitors who have completed one 3M3D. Their bib numbers will be allocated according to their race times. At this stage, they are just numbered so we can keep track of who has been in the race before.
Newbies are new to the 3M3D Grand Slam event. Their bib numbers are allocated according to the date they registered. Their bib numbers will be updated to slot in behind the Yearlings.


For the third marathon, bib numbers change (EXCEPT for those who have permanent bib numbers and those who are going for their permanent bib numbers). Numbers are reassigned based on cumulative race times from Day 1 and Day 2. The reason for this is to make life a bit easier for our volunteers andalso for any media coverage at the finish line.
The Cairns Marathon, Kauri Half Marathon and Lake Morris 16km numbers are allocated according to the date the participant registered. These will be updated closer to race day pending any cancellations.
Bib# Name
3M3D Grand Slam
1 Larry Lawson
2 Lorraine Lawson
4 Jason Ferris
6 Bernie Norris
7 Pamela Williams
8 Anthony Ralph
14 Mark Dowel
15 Debra Moll
16 Stephen Lewis
26 Michael DALE
32 Anja Ahale
34 Nik Jones
37 Sharon Waller
38 Revi Fayola Sitompul
Yearling 1 Jo Van Gorp
Yearling 2 Eamon Kenny
Yearling 3 Pauline Overington
Yearling 4 Douglas Kenealy
Newbie 1 Brian Schultze
Newbie 2 Janelle Johnson
Newbie 3 Brad Miller
Newbie 4 Gary Venz
Newbie 5 Prue Chellingsworth
Newbie 6 Colin Stiff
Newbie 7 Susan Stiff
Newbie 8 Zonika Smith
Newbie 9 Jo Noesgaard
Newbie 10 Robert Centonza
Newbie 11 Becky Jones
Newbie 12 Sam Yarnold
Newbie 13 Kyle Johnston
Newbie 14 Sarah-Jane Marshall
Newbie 15 David Hedges
Marathon 1 and Marathon 2 only
M1&2 1 Lance Williams
Cairns Marathon
4202 Lyn Haltiner
4203 Bianca Drieberg
4205 Malcolm Gray
4206 Mel Tuineau
4207 Sharni Webster
4208 Todd Stein
4209 Megan Macallister
4210 Angela Lyons
4211 Lisa Lemont
4212 Eric Lemont
4213 Gareth Jones
4214 Noelle Halpin
4215 Tommy Boorman
4216 Nikki Paul
4217 Robert Coup
4218 Natalie Ganley
Kauri Half Marathon
2101 Lyn Haltiner
2102 Ashley Byrne
2103 Tyler Clements
2104 Anna Cameron

Get started with your 3M3D training NOW

Despite my best intentions, the training programs for 2018 3M3D will only become available in a couple of weeks! Sorry for the delay. The training programs are aimed at the novice runners only, the rest of you can sort yourselves out!

To get you started with your training, here are a couple of tips:

1) Over the next few weeks, build up your long runs to 20-25km.
2) Train at least 3 days a week, including a tempo run.
3) Do hill training at least once a fortnight, but more frequently, if you are not too tired.
4) Go to the gym and do strength work. If you don’t know what to do or how to do it, pay a PT to help you get set up with good technique. This does NOT count as one of your run days, it’s EXTRA.

Winner of a FREE entry into the Tailwind Nutrition 3 Marathons in 3 Days

A big congratulations to RACHEL POLLARD who won the FREE entry into the 2018 Tailwind Nutrition 3 Marathons in 3 Days! Rachel also gets a gift pack from our sponsor, Tailwind Nutrition. Rachel is over the moon with the win and has decide to tackle the Grand Slam event. All the best with your training, Rach.

The winner was determined by a simple manual random draw using 26 numbers to represent the alphabet. After the first draw (for the first letter of the first name) the number was placed back into the pile before the second draw (for the first letter of the surname). Rachel’s name finally came up after 14 attempts – none of which matched the conditions set for the competition.

Thank you to Heidi Sweeting, Glen & Stacey Longmore and Chrissy Warman who helped with the drawing of the prize today.


Entries are open. Where are you going to be on 13-15 July 2018?

After a slight glitch with the system this morning, we are up and running again. (Okay glitch was due to human error)… Great to see a few of our regulars on the entry list already! And some newbies too. Hope you have hill training on your list of things to do.

Grand Slam 3M3D
Bib # Name
1 Larry Lawson
2 Lorraine Lawson
4 Jason Ferris
6 Bernie Norris
14 Mark Dowel
32 Anja Ahale
Eamon Kenny
Prue Chellingsworth
Janelle Johnson
Brad Miller
Jo Noesgaard
Brian Schultze
Zonika Smith
Colin Stiff
Susan Stiff
Gary Venz

Lyn Haltiner
Bianca Drieberg