Trent DeVere thinks the Fraser Coast Mariners will be extra fit this year, doing two beach runs a week before going back to training next month.
Trent DeVere thinks the Fraser Coast Mariners will be extra fit this year, doing two beach runs a week before going back to training next month.

Mariners doing the hard yards

BY THE time the Fraser Coast Mariners start training again, there won’t be an ounce of superfluous flesh in sight.

The team is having beach runs twice a week from 6pm every Tuesday and Thursday until training recommences in February. The team had its first run this week and several players took part but Mariners player Trent DeVere hopes even more will get involved over the next few weeks.

“It will definitely take the initial pain away from training,” DeVere said, adding that the extra fitness would be invaluable for the players.

DeVere said that the sessions would also help with team bonding and build upon the personal fitness regimes the players already had.

“A lot of the players are already doing weight work.”

DeVere said that running together would also encourage the players to push themselves and provide extra motivation.

The Mariners finished fifth in the Sunshine Coast Rugby Union competition last year and capped off a strong year by winning the Bundaberg spring rugby union competition.

The team was also undefeated in that competition and will no doubt take extra confidence into the Sunshine Coast competition.



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