Mackay teachers in gruelling arctic marathon in Greenland

AS IF running a marathon wasn't challenging enough, Mackay Christian College teachers Lesley and Alun Tunnah will be taking on Greenland.

SEEKING ADVENTURE: Lesley and Alun Tunnah are taking on Greenland in October.
SEEKING ADVENTURE: Lesley and Alun Tunnah are taking on Greenland in October. CONTRIBUTED

The pair will run past glaciers along snow covered trails in temperatures down to -15 degrees or even colder, all in the name of fundraising.

Mr Tunnah admitted living in tropical Queensland meant they could only imagine what the challenge would be like.

This isn't the first time the pair was travelling another part of the world to run and raise money, with previous adventures taking them to Entabeni wildlife park in South Africa and the Great Wall of China.

Mr Tunnah said they ran to highlight the great work done by school chaplains who supported students, especially those going through difficult and challenging situations.

So as they train and unpack the winter woollies, Mr and Mrs Tunnah are thanking Mackay Christian College students who have already raised $2000 for their important cause.

Mr Tunnah will run the 42.2km Polar Bear Challenge marathon in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, just north of the Arctic Circle on October 25.

He will then back it up and join his wife on the half marathon the next day.


NAMED: Serial Roma burglar in court for trespassing, given fine

Premium Content NAMED: Serial Roma burglar in court for trespassing, given...

With an extensive criminal history and spending time in jail, a Roma father was...

DETAILS: When will southwest Qld get COVID vaccine

Premium Content DETAILS: When will southwest Qld get COVID vaccine

With the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines rolling out across Australia, here’s what...

Alleged Chinchilla child sex offender mentioned in court

Premium Content Alleged Chinchilla child sex offender mentioned in court

A Chinchilla man alleged to have indecently assaulted children had his case...