Dedicated to Fitness’ Mark Simons told Bradley Jurd of the Western Advocate last February that Gateway to Garden is “a unique opportunity for runners to get out and see the gardens.”
“Traditionally, people who visit Mayfield come and see the beauty of the gardens. But from an event’s perspective, it’s a great combination of beauty and the pressure that comes with running,” he said.
“It can take your mind off the arduous nature of climbing those hills and pushing through those harder parts of the course.
“We’re all about pushing people to do their own personal best and challenge themselves.” ‘
Former CSU student and Olympian long-distance runner Ben St Lawrence will return to Mayfield Garden as host of this year’s Gateway 2 Garden.
Ben St Lawrence is an Australian long-distance runner, specialising in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres, competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.