For the past 6 years, our running team from AirAsia & AirAsia X has been participating in Gold Coast International Marathon. This year, we were very excited to be hosted by Mantra Legend Hotel, which was just 100 metres from the beach (we runners plan to relax their muscles by the Surfers Paradise beach after the run). Our runners consist of those that participated before as well as first timer, thus Mantra Legends Hotel will be the best option as is in the heart of Surfers Paradise with cafes, restaurants, nightlife and shopping at its doorstep for the runners to enjoy before and after run. First impression always counts, and as the person, who is in charge for the ground arrangement, I was very impressed by the swift and professional reply and assistance rendered by the hotel personnel and this assure me that our running group will be in safe hands.
Participating in international marathon does give good exposure and a great eye opener for our runners to compete not only on home ground, but in the international platform as well. My main target for this year will be to have mostly runners participating in the full category marathon and we have been actively training for the run beginning March. The response has been great and we hope that we will be able to break our previous runner’s record. 3 times a week, we push and encourage each other during training and coming July we will all be as fit as a bull (hopefully)