Kialla man Allan Connolly running up and down stairs as part of this year's Stadium Stomp fitness challenge.JENNA BISHOP July 12, 2014 3:44am
He’s already climbed more than 12
Mr Connelly is two-thirds of the way through the Stadium Stomp, a challenge pitting people and their endurance against the thousands of stairs at the Gabba, MCG and SCG.
Last Sunday, 28 Greater Shepparton residents, including Mr Connolly, were part of a crowd of 2500 that tackled the MCG stairs in the second round of the Stadium Stomp.
Mr Connolly said he decided to take part in the challenge in a bid to find a new and different fitness challenge.
He said it was a relief when he ran past volunteers who counted down the number of remaining flights of stairs when he neared the end.
‘‘At the halfway point, it went down the stairs, which was a bit of a relief,’’ Mr Connolly said.
‘‘After I’d finished, I did enjoy it. Everyone was really helpful and encouraging each other as people ran past.’’
Although he had completed the Melbourne leg of the challenge last year, Mr Connolly said the unfamiliar terrain of the SCG was going to be a bit more difficult.
‘‘It’s a hard one, I don’t know what to expect,’’ he said.
It was not all pain for Mr Connolly and his challenge partner Mairead Macdougall, who also went to see a football game at the MCG before the climb.
To finish the challenge, Mr Connolly will run a course of 6300 steps through the SCG and Allianz Stadium on July 27.
Firefighters are trying to put out a blaze, which has spread to two houses on Casey St in Tatura.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
A WORKING group has been formed to tackle Moama’s housing problems.
ROCHESTER’S mums and bubs fitness class is only in its third week but it has already doubled its enrolment numbers, blowing organisers’ expectations out of the water.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
Four generations of Comi girls this Mother's Day
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
Members of a Cobram social group have encouraged women to become a part of community groups, committees and boards.
School fundraises for student with leukaemia.
ix industry and local government representatives, five water services committee members and two community members have been appointed to the new Connections Stakeholder Consultative Committee.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.