Here’s something to get steamed up about

July 17, 2017

THAT MAN AGAIN: Brady Threlfall takes out the 17th annual Sweat v Steam 12.5-kilometre run against Paddle Steamer Adelaide inside 41 minutes. PHOTO: Ben Carter

ARE YOU faster than a paddlesteamer?

Entries for the 20 year anniversary of the Echuca-Moama Sweat v Steam are now open with the race, set to be run on Sunday, October 8, just three months away.

The region’s ultimate test of man (and woman) vs machine will see around 1000 runners try their might against the PS Pevensey as it motors down the Murray River.

The event raises funds for local community groups as well as creating a physical challenge for participants attempting to run or walk either the 5km or 12km race.

The race also continues to attract some of the area’s best athletes. Echuca’s own marathon man Brady Threlfall is a seven-time winner (all consecutive before he missed 2016). And he will be running this year having just competed in the Berlin Marathon two weeks before.

Spectators are encouraged to support the milestone year by heading down to Hopwood Gardens where the first runners will head off at 8am.

Participant costs are as follows:

■Open: $35

■Masters (35-54): $35

■Veteran (55+): $35

■Team: $100

■People with a disability: $18

■Primary school participant (P-6): $18

■Secondary school participant (7-12): $18

Entries can be made through the YMCA website

Make sure to follow the event on Facebook for regular updates in the lead up to the event at

For more information about the 2017 Sweat vs Steam event contact 5482 2517 or email

■This week’s training column is also available on page 5.

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