Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Tony Abbott for Pentath? Let's Ask the Former Prime Minister to Grace Our Five Races in May Next Year

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Tony Abbott for Pentath? Let's Ask the Former Prime Minister to Grace Our Five Races in May Next Year

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Gerard

Walsh

Sports editor

gerardw@warwickdailynews.com.au

WHAT about inviting Tony Abbott to compete in the Daily News Pentath-run on May 21-22 next year.

Seeing he is a fitness fanatic and had done an Ironman event, it is the sort of event which could interest the former Prime Minister.

Tony gives the impression he really likes meeting people and he would certainly meet plenty if he went in the Pentath-run, five events over two days equalling the marathon distance of 42.2km.

The longest run is a half-marathon of 21.1km from Warwick to Yangan which would be only a training run for someone who has done an Ironman.

I know a few readers might be laughing but he can only say no, or he'll come the year after.

The chances are he will have time on his hands.

Better still, we could see if Southern Downs Triathlon Club member and Ironman finisher John Creed could beat the former PM.

Creedie would have a decade or two in age on Tony so we could have a competition that if Tony beat Creedie, our man would have to do 1000 push-ups for charity.

As I understand it, if Tony came to town, he might be the only reigning or past prime minister to visit Warwick in the past 40 years, other than Bob Hawke who went to a gala dinner at St Mary's Hall when he was in The Lodge. Perhaps Kevin 07 has driven through here. If there is another, let me know.

So what about it, Pentath-run committee?

I will ever sponsor the stamp to send Tony his Pentath-run invitation.

The last nationwide figure in the Pentath-run was Steve Moneghetti in the 10th anniversary event in 2012 and he has vowed to return one day.

Field names

I WAS stumped this week when I read that the Darling Downs Rugby Union grand finals would be played at the Toowoomba Sports Ground.

My fourth cousin, three times removed, Google told me that Clive Berghofer Stadium (old Toowoomba Athletic Oval) was also known as the Toowoomba Sports Ground.

But then the photos on the press release about the finals looked like Heritage Oval and then there is Gold Park, the traditional grand final ground of Downs rugby. …

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