Toogoolawah runs state athletics event

Over 700 runners from across Queensland competed in the annual Queensland Athletics All Schools and Short Course Championships in Toogoolawah on 11 May. Picture: DAVID PEARCE

The Somerset region became abuzz once again with the arrival of over 700 runners for the annual Queensland Athletics All Schools and Short Course Championships on 11 May.

The ever-hospitable Toogoolawah Golf Course committee made the grounds available for the 4th year in a row and with glorious weather.

The run event was filled with many great personal goals achieved and medals won.

The first three finishers from each age group now join the state cross country team bound for Launceston, Tasmania later in the year.

Somerset Regional Council mayor Jason Wendt was present in the morning and fired the starter’s gun for the first few races, and provided a warm welcome to all.

The towns of Fernvale, Esk and Toogoolawah benefited from the transiting multitude of families across the day, adding to the success of the event.

This weekend was made possible by the continued support of Somerset Regional Council, with many thanks to council and its staff for providing the opportunity to see athletes from across the state come together for yet another successful event.

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