Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

First-Timer on a High; Crash Course Leads Shellie to Successful Half Marathon

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

First-Timer on a High; Crash Course Leads Shellie to Successful Half Marathon

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Letitia Commerford

letitia.commerford@apn.com.au

SHE woke up with stiff legs and a grin of pride on her face.

After doing a three-week crash course at the Warrior Performance Centre for the BMA Mackay Marina half marathon, Shellie Banks didn't deny that adrenaline played a part in her race.

"I ran the half marathon in 2 hours and 19 minutes," she said.

"It was my first time, so I am pretty impressed.

"I feel like I may be a little addicted; I was relying on adrenaline to get me over the line.

"I was relieved when I crossed the line. I feel proud. I did have a moment when I had that little bit of self-doubt."

Following the race Ms Banks said her recovery was going well and included plenty of sleep and bacon and eggs.

"I woke up a little stiff but I am feeling pretty good; I went to gym this morning," she said. …

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