Shaun has rediscovered the joy of running, thanks to the blade “I used to stop running when others were watching me, as I felt embarrassed…now I can run faster!” It has taken a lot of training and determination to perfect his running technique, even more so for longer distances. “I started with a casual 2km on the treadmill and realised it was going to be a big challenge” Shaun has entered in the Southern Cross University 10km Run in July at the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon “This will be my first time running a Gold Coast Marathon event. I am doing this as a personal challenge”
Through the work at Fitstop Oxenford and his 10km debut in July, Shaun hopes to be a motivation and inspiration to others and show you can do anything you set you mind to,
“Whether it be for a young person who finds themselves navigating life as an amputee or someone struggling with mental health. My aim is to just give them the courage to get up and moving”.
The 42nd edition of the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon will be held on 3-4 July 2021 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
It will feature eight races including the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Wheelchair 10km, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, 4km Junior Dash and 2km Junior Dash.
The Gold Coast Marathon is organised by Events Management Queensland, a major event management company wholly owned by the Queensland Government as part of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Written By – Courtney Nicholson