Chris Gale, the brains behind Park2Park

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When you register for the IHF Park2Park you can be sure of a few things: the course will challenge you, you’ll feel the community spirit, and you’ll contribute to raising vital funds for local health service West Moreton Health.

Another thing you can be sure of, is that the race has been meticulously directed to ensure safety and adherence to Athletics Australia certification so that if you are after a road race record your time will be admissible.

Race Director Chris Gale is the glue that brings the race element of IHF Park2Park together. There are 160 reasons why Chris Gale is the best man for the job!

“I started running at 12 when I couldn’t play rugby league anymore due to my size. I loved running from the start and just trying to beat my times each race,” Chris said.

“Since then I’ve run over 160 half marathons – safe to say it is my favourite distance!

As well as competing at the runs Chris attends runs most weekends of the year with his squad and students so he really has seen it all.

“I’ve run marathons in Boston, Wellington, Hobart, Melbourne & Brisbane with Boston in 2014 being the highlight. “

Chris has directed races for the Rockhampton Road Runners, Brisbane Marathon and a number of other events as well as operating Galeforce Running Squad which celebrated its 10 year anniversary last year.