Running for a good cause

Local football identity, Paul Courtney will be running for charity for the Ironman Australia Triathlon coming up in April.

He is asking locals to dig deep and donate to the KIDS Foundation.

The Triathlon, to be held in Port Macquarie on the 5th April, will include a 3.8km swim, 180.2km bike and a 42.2km run. Competitors have 17 hours to finish the race, cut off times also apply to each segment of the race.

Last year, Paul raised a great sum for the not for profit, health promotion charity dedicated to childhood injury prevention and injury recovery. He ran his first ironman last year in a time of 13 hours 13 minutes and is training hard to try and push that time down again this year.

"With your help, I hope to beat that time by at least an hour and to raise a lot more money for this fantastic cause," Courtney said.

Courtney was a former umpire and administrator with the North Coast AFL, and has a target of $3000 that he and we would love to see beaten by the time he lines up on the starting line.

To donate and for more information, visit


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