Wangaratta Marathon & Fun runs
|Kathy Fuller||4:01:07||40+ 3rd|
Runners known to SRC members
|Stacey Barrot||1:21:57 half||18-39 1st|
|Anthony Nicolaci||1:30:40 half||18-39|
|Brady Threlfall||34:29 10km||18-39 1st|
|Megan Wood||22:25 5km||18-39|
Grant Hicks 1:26:47 ……..40+ …… 4th
|Cadel Nicholson||54:14||U18 6th|
By Kate Dainton
It was like a Sunday long run, but with an added bonus of a pacer ( how lucky am I!) Steady pace until 15-16km when I was going to accelerate… but boom consistent toe & leg cramps (inappropriate words may have passed my lips) No way was I going to stop! Chris Nicholson paced me home and even gave me his last gel as mine had dropped out. Happy dance of a 5min PB. We had a group that tagged onto Chris pacing – which was really cool.
By Mathieu Ryan
I’m going to admit it straight up. I went into Wangaratta Half Marathon with not enough long runs. Seems to be a reoccurring issue with any event in the first 2 months of the year.
I went out too fast too early, I was caught in that running hype with other runners at the start line. Whoops. The groin and hips paid the price once I hit 16km.
Enough of the negative… let’s get to the positive!
It was super supportive with everyone from SRC supporting one another. Seeing Kath, Narelle, Chris N, Kate, Steve, Grant and Louise with positive words on each pass (Kate not so much towards the end) was motivational. Kate and Chris caught up to me and helped me along for 2kms towards the end which helped me significantly mentally.
It was very proud to have the club supporting one another. Even towards the end, we all stuck around and waited for the last person to cross. Once we caught glimpse of Trevor, Kath and Narelle we all banded together and gave them a shout
Wangaratta half Marathon
By Steven Trevaskis
I am training for the Murray River Marathon in Albury on March 25th. The Wang half was just a test run to see where I was up to. Chris Armstrong has been following my training on Strava and reading my weekly comments on a FB page. On the Saturday before the Wangaratta half marathon Chris said to me, good luck and be kind to yourself. I think he knew if my time shot out to one I was not happy with due to my knee niggle I would be disappointed and hard on myself.
Sunday came and as per normal I left Shepparton with no time to spare if I needed it. I got to the start line just in time to see Trevor, Kathy, and Narelle off in the Marathon. I then had 15 minutes to get my race number and go to the loo before the half started.
Dotted throughout the half marathoners I spotted the Shepparton Runners as we all had our SRC purple tops on. As the race started I tried to settle into a 6:30 min/km pace. After about 3 km I knew I wasn’t going to maintain this so I slowly let it slide to 6:40 min/km. After 5 km I locked my pace into that of the blind runner and his guide runner. We changed positions about 10 times never getting more than 50 mtrs in front of the other. We spoke to each other as we passed. How the hell did he know it was me passing him. With 3 km to go with the average now at 6:50 min/km I picked up the pace. I crossed the line with a time of 2:24:00 and an average pace of 6:48 min/km, 15 minutes slower than last year.
I was happy with the result. I ran all the way, with only one scheduled walk break at 11 km. And I got to chat to the blind runner when he crossed the finish line.
A couple of things that I was pleased with on the day after I crossed the line. Every SRC member was in their purple top. Not that that was compulsory, but it was good to see. Also after I crossed the line, everyone waited for what turned out to be an hour to see our marathoners run across the line. The coffee and donuts supplied by Kate kept us nourished just in case we had to wait a long time. Well done to Trevor, Kathy, and Narelle. I think Kate still has a tear in her eye.
By Trevor Dainton
Well done to everyone who competed at Wangaratta and in particular all those who did a PB.
As a member and competitor the support from SRC people during and after the events was fantastic.
During the event our members stood out in our new colours and it made it easier to give support to fellow runners as we passed each other.
Congratulations should also go to Justin and Sharon for what was a well organised and successful event.
Personally I learned a lot from the event and in particular how not to run a marathon and I look forward to smashing my time at my next marathon at either Gold Coast or Shepparton.
It also emphasised to me just how impressive Kathy Fuller and Narelle Pell have been in turning out marathon after marathon.
My knees were screaming at me for the last 10kms and have asked for and will be rewarded with a well earned rest this week.
By Tara and Sam
On Sunday, Sam and I took on the 10km run at Wangaratta. After an unpleasantly early start from Shepparton, we got to Wang in time for multiple loo trips and to see the start of the full and half marathons. As we lined up for the 10km start I was busy chatting to Natalie and Mel and completely missed the starter gun so was swept up with the crowd! I have a habit of going too hard too fast and being overexcited then dying at around the 2km mark, so I really forced myself to slow down and go at my own pace, which was super hard, but I was rewarded with feeling pretty comfortable the whole way and getting myself a PB, not quite the sub 60 minutes I was dreaming of but it was pretty close! Sam took it easy and enjoyed the run, cruising to a comfortable finish time of 53 minutes…which is what he planned! It was a great day with heaps of SRC purple singlets making a big presence, it was awesome to be able to spot the shirts in advance and cheer people on!
Wangaratta Marathon and Fun runs community teams result.
Please see the you tube link below. Despite SRC punching about our weight again we didn’t win under the rules and we didn’t get the second draw prize.
Name: Norah Armstrong
5km 26.04, 10km 56.42, 21km 2.15
What inspired you to start running?
I wanted to do a fun run so signed up for the 10km at Numurkah Fun Run. A volunteer and his young son rode their push bikes next to me and picked up the witches hats. The son asked his dad if I was the last runner? “Yes mate, he replied.” Chris met me with 1km to go ready with encouragement. I gave him nothing and kept going. I came dead last.
I came away from that very determined to get better.
How many years have you been running?
What does a typical training week look like for you?
Tuesday and Thursday SRC training
Sunday long run
What are your running goals for the next 6 months?
Gold Coast 21km
What is your biggest challenge and what do you do to manage that challenge?
Initially it was self confidence. I didn’t want to run with anyone. Going to parkrun changed that. Everyone is so supportive. Thank you Allan & Kerry Connolly.
Have you had a breakthrough in your running, if so, what was it?
Running more than once a week, listening to Chris, executing the plan and pacing.
Where is your most enjoyable place to run?
Angelsea along the beach and trails
If you could run in any event in the world, which event would it be?
Who inspires you to run?
Chris because he is so patient and even when I tell him I can’t he’ll try to help.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
You don’t have to run fast all the time
Is there anything else you’d like to share like a funny moment, or something inspirational?
I want to thank the SRC. Since coming on board 12 months ago and seeing the progress everyone has made has been great. It’s been hard work but rewarding to see the progress, PB’s, photos and smiles.
Shepaprton Runners Club are excited to be partnered with Sportsmans Warehouse (SW) for 2018. SW are offering 10% off Full Priced Footwear and Clothing for all members who are SW Chase the Feeling (CTF) Rewards Members (plus earn points on every transaction).
We are currently in the process of building the database for Sportsmans Warehouse. Can you please let Mathieu Ryan know if you are a member or not so everyone can start receiving your discount.
FIX MP EXTENDED YOGA OFFER
The team at Fix MP have extended their Yoga offer for another 3 weeks.
For the next 3 weeks, Shepparton Runners Club members have access to Yoga sessions on Tuesday morning at 6:15am for FREE!
All you have to do is call the team at Fix MP on 5831 5400 and reserve your spot.
Welcome to another edition of Shepparton parkrun weekly news
Nothing beats pacer week and great to see all positions filled. We look forward to seeing everyone again thus Saturday for event 212.
|Date||Marathon||Kathy Fuller's time||Narelle Pell's time|
|April 22||Okeefe trail Bendigo to Heathcote|
|July 1||Hold Coast|
|November 18||Queenstown NZ|
Back by popular demand, the 1600m handicap is locked in for March.
Shepparton Athletics track.
10-12 people per race
Cost – Members $0, Non-Members $5
Registrations – via facebook or on the day from 8am
First Race – 8:45am
$30 Sportsmans Warehouse voucher for winner of each race
Mothers Day Classic – Shepparton
The Shepparton event is in its sixth year & offers participants a 4km walk & a 4km & 8km run!
Can’t join us on the day, don’t worry, while you may not be able to join us in body, you can still join us in spirit by registering as a ‘Support us in Spirit’ participant! Follow this link to read more, or make a donation towards breast cancer research!
THE SHEPPARTON RUNNERS CLUB will have a team in the Shepparton MDC. Organiser Kathy Fuller is also asking for pacers on the day. So if you can help out and pace or marshal or want to help on the day in any other way from 8:30 – 10:30 am please contact Kathy on 0404091758
Shepparton Running Festival
Now’s the time to…..RUN!
We have events suitable for all ages and abilities. Our certified accurate course is known for being flat and fast, ideal for those looking for a PB, stepping up a distance or a beginner runner.
See you in Shepp!
Fast flat track, certified accurate course
The stunning Victoria Park Lake is the centrepiece of the Shepparton Running Festival.
Launching within the next few days.
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