Robe footballers step out on training run with a difference

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Robe footballers step out on training run with a difference

Almost the entire Robe Football Club senior list will take part in the aptly-named Robe Fun Run tomorrow night (Friday).

With reappointed coach Nathan Brown at the helm, the Roosters will be obliged to wear a bath robe for the run/walk/jog to the Cape Dombey Obelisk and return.

It is not a timed event, and runners are welcome to cut it short if they wish.

The 5km distance should pose few fears for Brown and his squad as they have been training in earnest since October for the 2024 season which starts in two months.

The Roosters play the Tantanoola Tigers at Tigerland in the opening round on April 13.

The Robe Football Club strongly supported the inaugural Robe Run with 45 entrants when it was staged by the Adelaide Trail Runners a year ago.

The local players stood out with their caps and tops in the red-and-white colours of the seaside club.

Other local footballers from across the region have nominated for the longer races on Saturday including Hatherleigh pair Tom Pegler and Joe Rayson along with Brad Agnew who has played with distinction at Mount Burr, Glenelg and Lucindale.

The runners will skirt Guichen Bay and head as far as Long Beach.

All races will start and finish near the foreshore and opposite the Robe Institute and war memorial.

The event offers a full 42.2km marathon, 21.1kphalf marathon, 14km run and the 5km fun run.

Among the 41 entrants for the full marathon are teenager Lisa Slabbert and three men aged over 60.

More than 400 nominations have been submitted to date and the forecast for mild weather might take the number towards 500 recreational runners.

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