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 

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