Shepparton Runners Club E-news Jan 26

Becoming an SRC member has never been so much fun

Our membership for 2018 is now open. You can join us by clicking on the link below, or come down to the Athletics Track for our Tuesday Session. We will have forms available on the night.

2018 Membership Form


Last Tuesday, January 23 we had 48 runners at training at the first session at athletics track. We will be there again next Tuesday 30th. Remember to bring a gold coin to cover the cost of hiring the track.

Also, the council does not own the toilet block on the track. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we can not use these toilets. Please use the toilets at the Basketball centre.

It is great seeing all the positive posts on Facebook after our Tuesday sessions and after Parkrun.

Australia Day 2018 – Shepparton Celebrations

Good luck to all the nominees at the Australia day awards

Shepparton Parkrun

Here is all the news you need to know from this weeks event number 206 of Shepparton parkrun.

News, results and suggestions…it’s all there.

4 kids fun run

Hi Team,

As discussed at last night’s meeting, a charity event is being held in Cobram on 4 March.

I have included links / attachments herewith for reference.

If you are not able to make the event, an option to simply donate is also available via the below link.

4 Kids Fun Run Letter

Any queries, please let me know

Cheers – Steve Ayton

Runner Profile – Chelsea Nicholson


Cadel’s Mum (aka Chelsea)

Age 42….ish

Current PBs   5km: 30.11 …….

What inspired you to start running? 

I’ve tried a few times over the years to enjoy distance running but haven’t been able to get my head around it. When Cadel and Chris started getting so involved I decided that if I was ever going to like it, now was the time, since I was getting dragged along to events anyway. I know that my days are numbered in my preferred sport of netball, so I had hoped that this is an equally rewarding sport to get into. Joining parkrun and Runners Club also helped get me pumped about it…. what a lovely bunch of people.

How many years have you been running? 

For the last 5 or 6 years I’ve tried really hard to enjoy running and get my head around it but have struggled significantly. A little over 12 months ago I managed to string together a whole 5kms without walking, and this caused a change in my thinking… the last 6 months I have really found that I have started to enjoy it, and have taken it much more seriously.

What does a typical training week look like for you?

Haha!!! Probably not real good compared to most!  Tuesday night SRC training (love it!!) and parkrun on Saturdays are my staples with an occasional crack at Thursday nights. During the winter I typically would have 2 sessions of netball training and an A grade match as well as social netball as well.

What are your running goals for the next 6 months?

I want to increase the kilometres I run each week and work on reducing my 5km PB over the next 12 months. Focused on sub 30 for now, but want to get it as low as I can in the next 12 months.  Maybe I will consider a 10km event at some stage?

What is your biggest challenge and what do you do to manage that challenge?

Motivation….. still working on that…. joining runners club was a good start 😉  Being asthmatic, I have for a very long time used it as an excuse to not run distance. In the last few years I have gotten better at managing it, and am beginning to realise that I shouldn’t let it hold me back.

Have you had a breakthrough in your running, if so, what was it? 

Running that first full 5kms (no walking)  12 months ago was pretty big 🙂 The other one is really accepting how much this running thing is a mind game. Sam and Tara have really shown me that in the last few weeks. I admire their determination.

Where is your most enjoyable place to run?  

Its a bit hard to tell, I have only been “enjoying” running for a little while, before that I hated it everywhere. I do enjoy the various parkruns we have done, mostly because the parkrun attitude seems to be universal and everyone is so welcoming, wherever you go.

If you could run in any event in the world, which event would it be? 

I wouldn’t mind doing the original parkrun, but other than that I haven’t really considered it much.

Who inspires you to run? 

Cadel is probably my biggest inspiration. He loves it so much. Tara and Sam also inspire me through their determination to just set a goal and smash it. Chris Armstrong has also made me feel comfortable about where I am at, and made me feel that I am capable of achieving my goals.  And Hubby Chris, who without him, none of us would be running.

What was the best advice you were ever given? 

“Let it go”……. it was said to me by a netty coach who knows me very well, and knows that I beat myself up about stuff.

Is there anything else you’d like to share like a funny moment, or something inspirational? 

Nothing much inspirational or funny, but more of a thanks to the people that we have met through Runners club as they have been a critical part of our journey. The energy and vibe that is present at trainings and events is fantastic and in itself is inspiring and a real credit to those that are responsible. The friendships we have formed and connections we have made through this group we hold in high regard, and value very much.

Blog by – Jessica Trengove

an Australian athletics competitor

A setback or a tool to set you forward

The word injury sparks a sense of familiarity and some level of anxiety in too many sportspeople. Whilst the associated challenges can be hard to stomach, I do believe they can teach us some of the greatest lessons. I would be lying if I said I didn’t think about ‘touching wood’ as I uploaded this but if anyone can take away a piece of information that helps them through their own injury, then it was worth sharing.

Read more here 

Why we should forget losing weight and focus on healthy habits

When people followed healthy habits for enjoyment and wellbeing rather than weight loss, they were more likely to stick to the lifestyle changes, staving off weight gain later, Professor Wittert said.

“If you switch the debate and say, ‘stay the same weight if necessary, but there are four or five things you can do to improve your health’ — then the pressure and distress is relieved.

“People do lose some weight but you also prevent further weight gain across the population.”

More here 

Shepparton Runners Club E-news January 19

Shepparton Parkrun News

Here is this weeks news on our big 4th anniversary celebrations.
We look at the year of 2017, results, stats and milestones and everything that happened in Event #205

Shepparton Runners Club training sessions

Tuesday, January 23 & 30

Training will be held at the Athletics track from 6 pm for an hour. A gold coin admittance fee by every runner is required to cover the cost. 

February handicap Sunday 4th 

The handicap will be held at the Athletics track starting at 9 am 

Fee TBA, with Chris working out the handicap over 1200 mtrs or 1600 mtrs

March 4

The Shepparton Runners Club will have an event at the athletics track as part of COGS precinct promotion. More information to come

Two bays

Provisional results 56k…

Majell 4:15:56
Ash Bennett 4:30
Kay Bretz 4:36

Lucy Bartholomew 4:33:58 (new record by 9 minutes)
Tash 4:49
Griffo 5:10

Lucy Bartholomew was 3rd overall across the line. I have only just found her on Facebook. If you want to follow someone who is a trail running champion and very positive and inspirational, check out Lucy on Facebook and also Instagram.

Report by Grant Hicks – My Two Bays 56km journey started right after completing my 3rd Two Bays 28km last year. I actually started to believe that I might be able to run over and back! Before that, I really hadn’t considered the 56km a possibility for me and was in absolute awe of those brave boys and girls who did. Completing nearly 52km at Surfcoast Century further solidified that belief, and I started visualising myself doing the long run. Skip the boring bit about the hours of training and fast forward to race morning. I was quite confident I’d be under the 6 hours, but knew it would be a struggle after 45km. I had a good race plan, mainly just to be conservative over the first 28km and walk all of the steep side of Arthurs Seat, and stuck to it well. Taking a bit of extra time on the first leg obviously ment i would have something left in the tank for later on and also gave me a chance to soak up the magnificent trails/views and enjoy the comradery of the other runners. Running down the hill into Droman, about 2km with that stunning ocean right there, and ringing the bell at the turn was a real highlight. My body held up pretty well and I managed to fight off some niggly cramps in my left hammy. After finishing I felt great for about 10 minutes and then fell in a bit of a heap. We got down to the ocean and freshened up a bit. Nat was 10 minutes faster than last year and has pulled up well. Trev smashed it and is already asking about sign ups for next year. A bloody good/tough day of running!

Two Bays report by Natalie Hicks

Two Bays Take 2 for me at the 28km distance. I had a crack at this one for the first time last year and loved the run but was a bit disappointed with my time which was about 3 hours 32 even though I’d never run hills like that before. So when deciding to enter again for the 2018 Two Bays I tackled the training a bit differently. I stuck to the same training program and had interval sessions, pace ones, tempo runs, hill sessions and a long run each week. But this year my long training runs included between 10-15km of hills in it. Surely I was going to be better prepared for those hills. I was feeling really strong and ready 2 weeks before the run when I’d started to taper but had been feeling ill in the week leading up and was really worried about being able to start the run let alone complete it. I just didnt want to let that training go to waste so Grant gave me a kick up the butt and told to at least try and I could pull the pin if needed.

10 km in and a lot of the hard hills and climb up Arthurs Seat had been done and I was feeling strong. By 11km I was struggling mentally thinking of the next 17km and it was too much. I wanted to quit.

I resorted back to my training at the tip and my 1km hill loops. I usually do 5 laps before changing up my route so I broke the run down that way. I imagined myself doing the 1km loops and just got 5 done. Did it again and by then I really only had a 5km “cool down” lap to go. The training saved me!

Big chugg of water from my pack and headed off for last 6km of Two Bays. Seeing the ocean spurred me on. Some terrible stairs in there as a nice surprise with 4km to go. There was a sign at the start of the stairs naming them the ‘Stairs of Spontaneous Poetry’. After a short giggle of understanding I started to add my own poetry of expletives to everyone elses. Those stairs are just nasty.

I FINISHED.  Such a wonderful feeling of relief and with a better time than last year about 9 minutes quicker.

A few deep breaths when I finished and a bit emotional. Caught up with Trevor Dainton and got to hear about his wonderful run while we waited for Grant to finish the 56km. What a champion.

Q & A with Justin Scholz on Two Bays.

I approached two bays this year with a bit of nervousness as I’m far from recovered from C2K (2nd week in December) and from glute / hammy / ITB injuries which have plagued me through most of 2017.  I only intended to run gently to try and keep the pain and suffering to a minimum.  At 56km I regard two bays as a “sprint” ultra, and I don’t mean to be flippant, but when you’ve completed events of 100km or longer on 30 occasions, 56km really does seem short for a race.  My PB from five times at two bays is something around 4:50 and I knew that in my current state a “full” effort would reap rewards no better than somewhere in the 5:10 – 5:20 range.  But pushing to that level would undoubtedly lead to a level of suffering during the event and in recover that I wasn’t mentally prepared to bear.  So why do it at all?  Well, my sister lives on Cape Schanck Rd about 2.5km from the start, so it’s a really good way for us to catch up with family for a few days each year.  And I like the medal.  😊  Anyway, I trotted out at a very sedentary pace and hit the Dromana turn point at 5:58 pace average.  I felt OK and decided to see if I could keep the pace under 6:00 average for the event.  This blew out early in the second half with the big climb up Arthurs Seat and so I pushed a bit harder from there to try and bring it back.  I managed that too effectively and saw 5:59 average with more than 10km to go.  I’d also been consistently passing people and that always feels nice, so I kept a fair bit of the pace on and actually enjoyed the higher cardio effort and tempo as I haven’t had any of that even in training in recent months.

What was your over all time. ?


What was your time first half and second half.?

2:48:05 first 28km, 2:42:05 second 28km

What was your pace min/km?

5:53 per km average.

How many have you done?

6 entries, with two bays in 2008 being my first ever ultra attempt.  I pulled out at 28km with a sore knee in a time of 3:16.  This was back when it started and finished at Dromana and I think there were less than 30 starters.  Since then I’ve completed the 56km journey each time I’ve started with varying levels of commitment and success.

What’s your fastest time?

4:50:40 (12th) in 2015.  Just 2 minutes off a negative split that year too.

On average how many km have you training per week in the last month?

Only about 30km or 40km as I did the 240km Coast to Kosciuszko at the start of that period and hence have been in recovery mode.  In 2017 I averaged 120km per week by foot – i.e. running and racewalking.  I always like to get to 100km minimum if it makes sense to do so.

Hobart Cadbury marathon – Kathy Fuller & Narelle Pell

What a great way to start 2018, with the Cadbury Marathon in Hobart.  This was our kick off marathon for Narelle and my “12in12 Challenge” to continue to raise awareness to prevent sexual assault on children.

We meet at 5:00am to catch the bus to transport us out to the start line at the Cadbury Factory –  approx. 20 min drive away from the heart of Hobart. The early morning queue for the bus was congested with many excited and nervous runners.

We had perfect weather conditions for the run with a fresh 10 degrees at the start with slight breeze and clear skies.  It was a small field with only 283 marathon runners lining up for the 6.00am start.

The course was scenic but lumpy with a nasty steep incline on the last km back up to the Cadbury Factory.   Not sure Narelle has forgiven me after telling her it was generally flat except the end and the climb onto the Bowen Bridge which we had to do twice – oops!

We didn’t have a lot of preparation time leading into this marathon as we had only locked in our 12in 12 challenge in late November.  Narelle went in with a calf strain that became problematic for her during the run but as always she dug deep and finished strong.  However, her calf did blow up the next morning and the bruising is now starting to come out.   We have six weeks to the next run in Wangaratta so will need this time to rest and get ourselves ready to go again for #2.

We are looking forward to the Wangaratta Marathon as we will no doubt have a few local faces participating as well – we are just keeping our fingers crossed that the weather is kind and stays cool!

See the bottom of the page to for the tane of marathons for Kathy and Narelle

Runner Profile – I have been caught out by Lisa Cathrina from Wangartta Runners. The questions for the runner profile last Friday and this Friday were copied from them. 🙁 They do get changed from time to time. But not this week. Well spotted Lisa and thanks for reading.

So here it is again Runner Profile – Sam Daniel

Name: Sam Daniel


Age: 43


Current PB’s: 5km 22.11 10km 48:30 21km TBD


What inspired you to start running? Getting fit.


What does a typical training week look like for you? SRC Intervals on Tuesday’s and SRC slow run on Thursday’s. An hour on the bike on Wednesday’s. Park run Saturday and attempting to fit long runs in on a Sunday.


What are your running goals for the next 6 months? To finish a road and a trail half. Also to do more trails

What is your biggest challenge and what do you do to manage that challenge?Preventing and dealing with a knee injury.

Have you had a breakthrough in your running, if so, what was it? Understanding the long slow runs and the importance of a rest day.

Where is your most enjoyable place to run? The lake.

If you could run in any event in the world, which event would it be? The Great Wall Marathon.

Do you have any recommended resources to share? Chris Armstrong.

Who inspires you to run? Chris Nicholson, Steven Trevaskis and Chris Armstrong. 

What was the best advice you were ever given? Run the flats walk the hills (Grant Hicks)

Is there anything else you’d like to share? Trail running is awesome!


Please check details before travelling.

January 7 – SRC Handicap Princess Park

February 4 – SRC  Handicap, Princess Park

February 25 – Wangaratta Marathon Website

March 3 – Mad Cow Mud Run Website

March 4 –  Session at the Athletics track (more info to come)

March 19 – Numurkah Fun Run Links

March 25 –  NEW Murray River Running Festival Albury Website

May  6 – Bright Fun Run

August 26 – Shepparton Running Festival (more info to come)

Bright Parkrun Launch.

We can not wait to bring parkrun to Bright! Launching January 27th 2018. FREE, Weekly, Timed 5km run or walk, everyone is welcome. Here is a sneak peek of our course and beautiful location.

You may need to download Relive to see this video

Following Kathy and Narells progress here


You can follow our journey over the 12 marathons on our FB Page – Imagine, Believe Achieve

DateMarathonKathy Fuller's time Narelle Pell's time
January 14
February 25Wangaratta4:01:074:09:36
March 25Albury4:08:284:12:30
April 22Okeefe trail Bendigo to Heathcote4:15:374:20:58
May 27Adelaide3:58:264:00:46
June 4Traralgon3:58:154:05:10
July 1Gold Coast4:18:394:08:42
August 26Shepparton3:55:434:0054
September 16Sydney3:55:083:55:07
October 16Melbourne
November 18Queenstown NZ
December TBC

Jess Trengove tells The Australian‘s Nicole Jeffery what will spur her on during the Gold Coast 2018 marathon.

When times get tough during a marathon, Jess Trengove summons the spirit of the last woman to win a Commonwealth Games marathon gold medal on Australian soil, Kerryn McCann.


Expressions of Pye – blog by Sarah Pye, QLD triathlete and former SRC member.


Shepparton Runners Club E-news, January 12

 25 runners turned up to the January 5 km handicap. The results are as follows.

NameFinish timeActual time
Sao Tyler0:31:150:28:15
Rosalie Smith0:32:450:31:45
Louise Secombe0:32:490:26:49
Cadel Nicholson0:32:590:22:59
Kate Dainton0:33:310:24:01
Mairead McDougall0:33:360:29:36
Norah Armstrong0:33:450:27:45
Sarah Clack0:33:450:26:45
Mathieu Ryan0:34:120:22:12
Chris Armstrong0:34:14-
Chelsea Nicholson0:34:220:32:22
Tara Callingham0:34:220:28:22
Jason Hunter0:34:270:23:57
Lee-Anne Krischner0:34:340:25:34
Allan Connolly0:34:410:21:11
Robert Ryan0:34:470:23:47
Melanie McAuliffe0:34:490:27:19
Sue Olley0:34:500:24:20
Tom Avram0:34:590:19:59
Steve Hicks0:35:070:28:07
Kaitlyn Scoble0:35:260:35:26
Kasey Scoble0:35:260:35:26
Lesley Ryan0:35:260:35:26
Steve Travaskis0:38:080:32:08
Dylan Scoble0:39:370:26:07

Congratulations to the winners of our raffle on Sunday.
1st prize of a 2018 family membership was won by Rosalie Smith
2nd prize of entry to the 2018 SRF was Mathieu Ryan
3rd prize mystery box was Louise Secomb.

40 years of the Shepparton Runners Club

In 2019 the Shepparton Runners Club will be celebrating its 40 year anniversary.In preparation for this event, we are looking at documenting the history of the club and its members.


We are after volunteers for the following:

  • Interviewing past/founding members
  • Scanning, researching and sorting photos, newspaper clippings and other printed past memorabilia
  • Helping update the website with the approved history etc
  • Workshopping ideas on how to celebrate (Presentation night?? Book?? 40 year merchandise??? – all just ideas)
  • Feedback – Have you done this sort of thig before and can offer feedback on timelines, what to do and not to do??
  • Do you have any contacts or recommendations in the media, print, merchandise etc etc field that we may not have utilised before??


If you are able help in anyway please email Melanie at with your name, email and phone number and we will be in touch in the coming weeks.

Kind regards

Melanie McAuliffe

Wangaratta Marathon

When entering the Wangaratta Marathon and funruns please enter under the team name – Shepparton Runners Club. You do not have to be a member of SRC to be on our team. 

Tell Me Your Tales

By Brady Threlfall on Tim Oberg & Parkrun Australia

The man who started parkrun in Australia in April 2011. Then the second in Brisbane in September 2011. Australia now has 264 events and 5000,000 registrations.

Saturday January 13, 2018, Shepparton celabrates 4 years of parkrun thanks to Allan Connelly.

The latest ep of TMYT is now out with the CEO of parkrun Australia, Tim Oberg. Tim was super easy to talk to and I really enjoyed this one.…/podcast/tell-me-yo…/id1116511977…

Allow 1 hr 11 mins to listen to Brady’s podcast.

Shepparton Parkrun turns 4 y.o.

Come join in the celebrations of 4 years of Shepparton parkrun.
Our theme for the day is dress up as your favourite character or superhero .
If you know of someone that has been to parkrun in the past but hasn’t been for a while invite them along. If you haven’t been to parkrun for a while come along and help celebrate. Bring along your family and friends. If they are not registered and print out your barcode.
Let’s get 300 parkrunners and make it a BIG day. Don’ forget your barcode.

Mirinda Carfrae Running Technique:

Learn How to Run Faster

5 Mistakes runners make.

As runners, I think it’s pretty much a testament when we say, we can get carried away. We try everything possible in order to hit that personal best, because it feels good. But, we may be making mistakes that we would have to pay the price for later on. Here are 5 common training mistakes runners make.

#1 Running Only At A Feel Good Pace

If you’re running the same distance at the same pace every day, there will come a time where your performance will plateau. You need to push yourself once in awhile in order to see improvement. Diversify your workout – include tempo runs, hill repeats, fartlek workouts and speed intervals.

#2 Too Much Too Soon


More does not necessarily mean better. We can get a tad bit overexcited and increase our mileage too much, too soon. However, we need to remind ourselves that this increases the risk of injury. Our muscles may not be strong enough to sustain that kind of mileage just yet. The golden rule is to always increase your mileage by not more than 10 percent every week. Take it slow and increase your mileage gradually.

#3 Neglect Tapering

You shouldn’t be doing too much in the final week of your race. Instead you should allow your muscles some rest and time to recover and become stronger. This is highly effective. If you’re still doing hard workouts during the week of your race, you risk exhausting yourself and not running a good race.

#4 No Warm Up


Warming up is often neglected. The warmup is very important. It prepares our muscles for the hard workout ahead. Although it is very tempting to save time and skip the warmup, but in actual fact, you are putting yourself at risk of injury. You may easily pull something if you aren’t warmed up and you’ll be out for months. It’s going to be a whole lot of time wasted instead of saving time!

#5 No Cross Training

We should always do some form of cross training to strengthen other muscles of our body. Constantly running puts a lot of stress on our knees! Do some strength training for instance – planks, squats, burpees and lunges. Or some aqua-running or even cycling! It is a good way to maintain cardiovascular fitness.

Tara Callingham

One year ago I got dragged to park run. I shuffled my way around the 5km course plotting the downfall of those that forced me there….today I reflect on this and am so proud of my journey! In the 12 months I’ve made friends, joined our local running club. Lost 8ish kg, had 10 pbs, dropped my time by over 6 minutes, fallen in love with trail running, I enjoy going to training (especially intervals… They are the best!!!) and have a number of awesome 2018 running goals including my first half, and most importantly, changed my life so much for the better! So…in short… Parkrun is awesome!

Runner Profile

Name: Tara Callingham 

Age: 36

Current PB’s 5km 27:19 10km 63:00 


What inspired you to start running? I wasn’t being very active and feeling it. I was also in a high stress period of life finishing off a Master’s degree, running seemed a good alternative to chocolate and wine.


What does a typical training week look like for you? Tuesday’s and Thursday’s SRC, Wednesday’s group personal/cross training. Saturday is parkrun day and Sundays something…for the next few months this will be a slow and longish run. 

What are your running goals for the next 6 months? To do a half marathon and manage a sub 60 -10km. I also want to do a lot more trails.

What is your biggest challenge and what do you do to manage that challenge? Getting out of bed for park run. Sam is an early riser and not very subtle about it, so I don’t really get a choice!!!

Have you had a breakthrough in your running, if so, what was it? I worked out that going flat out for the first 2km isn’t very helpful or enjoyable. Also joining the SRC made running a whole lot more enjoyable. I also discovered the whole runners high thing!

Where is your most enjoyable place to run? I love any trails. You can run the same trail every day for weeks and every time you do, it will be different!

If you could run in any event in the world, which event would it be? I have a little bit of a fascination with the Barkley Marathon (it just seems so unique and I like the quirkiness of it!)…or the Northern Traverse which is the coast to coast trail in northern England. I’ve always wanted to hike it but why hike it when you can run it?


Do you have any recommended resources to share? When in doubt ask Chris! Or google…

Who inspires you to run? Anyone who I see that has gotten up off the couch and gone out and is having a go.

What was the best advice you were ever given? I think it was an old Gymnastics Coach said to me Smile. It will make the hard things easier”


Is there anything else you’d like to share: Twelve months ago I struggled to run 5km. Who knew I would end up catching the running bug!  

Kathy Fuller & Narelle Pell

A New Year, A New Goal and away we go!
Let’s do it!

2018 Kathy Fuller & Narelle Pell have set the goal to complete 12 marathons in 12 months. In the quest to raise awareness and help prevent child sexual abuse.

Together with community support from GV Health, GV Health Foundation and GV CASA, working together in partnership to reduce the statistics of 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys sexually abused by the age of 18 years.

Our 2018 journey starts now 👣👣
Running the first marathon in Hobart on Sunday🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

We would love your support. All fundraising money will be going to GVCASA (centre against sexual assault).
You can donate to the account below:
BSB : 663 000
Account No : 143 139 863
Reference: Marathon18


Australian 10,000m record holder Ben St Lawrence, who represented Australia in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, will compete in the 12km race at the Murray Running Festival in March, event director Sean Greenhill announced today.
“Ben is one of Australia’s all time great athletes and it’s an honour for him to come to Albury Wodonga to compete,” said Mr Greenhill, the Event Development Ranger at Parklands Albury Wodonga, the organisation for which the Festival is raising funds. “As this is an inaugural event, we greatly appreciate him coming to run.”

The Murray Running Festival will be held on March 25, connecting both Albury and Wodonga in a series of races, from a full 42km marathon to a 6km fun run and 2km children’s race.
Parklands Albury Wodonga has been organising the Riverina Trails series of bush running races for some years, but the Festival will be a larger event using only sealed, traffic free paths along the Murray River. Parklands maintains hundreds of kilometres of nature trails in the Riverina and performs extensive bushcare work, for which the Murray Running Festival has been set up to help fund.

Ben, 36, manages an athletics coaching business, Run Crew, and has represented Australia at two Olympic Games, two World Championships and two Commonwealth Games. No Australian has run ten kilometres faster than his time of 27 minutes and 24 seconds. Sponsored by The North Face, he ran his debut marathon in 2017.

If you want to run with Ben- or try any of the other races on offer on March 25- you can read up on and enter using the website, or email Sean Greenhill at

Shepparton Runner Club E-news January 7,2018

SRC January Handicap.

When – Sunday, January 7

Where – Princess Park

How Far – 5 km

Cost – Free to SRC members

Prizes – $50 gift voucher from Sportsmans Warehouse.

SRC proposed athletic track events.

January 23 & 30 track training

February 4th and March 4th Track handicaps

Please note that these are proposed dates as the SRC committee are looking into it to see if these dates are available. If we do get any training session the club will charge a small fee to cover costs.

Tips for running in the heat

  • Stay hydrated the day before your run
  • Carry water with you, or plan your run with water fountains
  • Try to dring something with electrolytes in it
  • Wear light coloured clothing
  • Always wear sunscreen
  • Keep an eye on your heart rate, and don’t expect to maintain your average.


Former SRC member, triathlete, personal trainer,  awesome athlete, and now Queenslander Sarah Pye has started a blog.

It’s all about food, training and I expect gratuitous dog photos. Make sure you subscribe.

Check it out

Shepparton Parkrun

Shepparton parkrun started on 11th January 2014. Since then 2,620 participants have completed 22,668 parkruns covering a total distance of 113,340 km, including 4,277 new Personal Bests.

Check out all the news from this weeks Event 203 parkrun.

Welcome to the final edition of parkrun weekly news for 2017. last saturday was a lovely morning for the 193 runners including visitors from 13 other clubs. The UK visitors appreciated the warmer weather! 
Two parkrunners joined the 50 Club and two more the 150 parkrun milestone.
Our 4th year anniversary is 13th January and we are expecting a record number of runners.
Bring on 2018 and may all be happy, healthy and safe! 

Shepparton Parkrun 4th birthday January  14, 2018

This event will be a superhero theme. Come dressed up in your favourite superhero costume

From Parkrun Australia

Final numbers are now in for New Year’s Day and the technical term for the attendance is ‘mahoosive’!

109,478 results were recorded by 80,000 participants ably assisted by more than 7,000 volunteers.

Let’s put that another way… more people took part in parkrun on NYD than in the first 6½ years of parkrun.

Did you parkrun on New Year’s Day? Did you “do the double”?

Bright Parkrun Launch.

We can not wait to bring parkrun to Bright! Launching January 27th 2018. FREE, Weekly, Timed 5km run or walk, everyone is welcome. Here is a sneak peek of our course and beautiful location.

You may need to download Relive to see this video


Melanie McAuliffe & Parkrun tourism 






“Just keep going… Everybody gets better if they keep at it.” – Ted Williams
Tuesday Speed Sessions are here to help you get better at running. Come down to Victoria Lake and train with us. We meet at the BBQ area near the old petrol station at 5:45pm

Keep the soul happy. Enjoy some chill time while running and save your energy for race day.
Every Thursday we have a casual run, meeting at the Club Rooms at Princess park at 5:45 and just running and talking with fellow runners.


Please check details before travelling. 

January 7 – SRC Handicap Princess Park

February 4 – SRC  Handicap, Princess Park

February 25 – Wangaratta Marathon Website

March 3 – Mad Cow Mud Run Website

March 4 –  Session at the Athletics track (more info to come)

March 19 – Numurkah Fun Run Links

March 25 –  NEW Murray River Running Festival Albury Website

May  6 – Bright Fun Run

August 26 – Shepparton Running Festival (more info to come)

Feature event

Bright Parkrun Launch 

Come and join us for the launch of parkrun in Bright. Parkrun is an all-inclusive weekly FREE timed 5km run or walk that welcomes people of all ages and abilities.


Tell me your tails Podcast by Brady Trelfall

Pretty inspiring to hear Meriem Daoui’s tales on the podcast for this week’s show. Some amazing views on the world, running and life.…/podcast/tell-me-yo…/id1116511977…

Grab a coffee and sit back and enjoy another edition of the Shepparton Runners Club Newsletter.