Sheahan?s got an army on the run
By ADAM WRATTEN
KINGSCLIFF sprinter and former rugby league star Paul Sheahan used to run laps around the local cricket oval on his own to keep fit.
These days, he's joined by a group of about 30 people ranging in age from 12 to 69.
Sheahan is a guy who has reached the top of his sport and is doing what he can to pass his experience on.
Each week, on the nights from Monday to Thursday, Sheahan puts the group, made up of people from a wide vari- ety of sports, through their paces.
He says it's all about having a good time, keeping fit and learning how to run quicker.
The session has never been more popular.
"I used to train on my own, when someone asked me if they could join in," Sheahan said.
"I have no problem with that and people have just kept joining in since then.
"The numbers have steadily increased over the years."
He said being able to give something back to sport felt great.
"It's great to see these people doing something positive," Sheahan said.
"Speed is a key to all sports if you are going to reach your goals you have to be quick."
He has encouraged anyone interested in keeping fit to head down to Reg Dalton Oval at 6pm Mondays to Thursdays or call (02) 6674 5270.
Meanwhile, Sheahan will compete for the $6500 prizemoney on offer at the Tumbi Umbi Gift next week.