SRC E-news May 25

Club News

Sportsmans Warehouse

As some of you may have heard through the grapevine, Sportsmans Warehouse is closing down. The official announcement will come out today, but Carlo has called Mathieu to confirm the rumours. Their doors will close in July and they will honour our arrangement until then.
The Shepparton Runners Club would like to thank Sportsmans Warehouse for their sponsorship with the club and with the Shepparton Running Festival.

Defib training 

Yesterday several SRC members attended a defib training session at the Shepparton Runners Club rooms. The following people received defib training along with some basic first aid. Chris, Norah, Matt, Allan, Rosalie, Sebastian, Steven, Larry, Adrian, & Lee-anne. The following members have previously learnt how to use a defib Sue, Nadine, & Liz.

Bunnings BBQ

September 16, 2018

The Shepparton Runners Club has been successful in locking in Sept 16 for a Bunnings BBQ. This will be a fundraiser for the Shepparton Runners Club 40th celebrations in 2019. Thanks to Melanie for organising this.

Planned December Event

SRC Teams Event – December – date and time to be confirmed, aiming for a Saturday twilight event in early December

How would it work?

 Chris will ask people to nominate themselves as being interested initially, from there he will nominate team captains. All the interested names would be placed into different groups. Happy to have anyone nominate, so not restricted to SRC members, the more the merrier.

Example of groups – subject to change

Group 1. Male – sub 20 parkrunners

Group 2. Female – sub 25 parkrunners

Group 3. Juniors

Group 4. Male – sub 30 parkrunners

Group 5. Female – sub 30 parkrunners

Group 6. All remaining runners

Let’s say we get 45 interested runners – Chris will nominate 3 team captains and they will pick a squad of 15 each

How are the teams picked?

 We want to have a social night in the lead up maybe a Thursday or Saturday? And could make it like a draft – Each captain pulls a name out of the say Female sub 25 minute parkrunners pool, and we announce the picks – Eg – “with the first pick in the SRC Teams Draft, the Sportsmans Warehouse Warriors select Kate Dainton” – we will name the teams after our sponsors and encourage team members to wear their sponsor colours on the day.


SRC Members – Free, Non Members $10

How does the event work? – subject to change

 We would have a range of events on the day eg – 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m, a mixed relay, separate races for males and females and hopefully juniors.

Basically the day is a mix of a school athletics carnival mixed with the nitro athletics event hosted in Melbourne last year.

The initial feedback has been very positive and we look forward to keeping you updated in the lead up to the event.



Kathy & Narelle

The 12 marathon ran by Kathy and Narelle this year will be held in December in Shepparton.

The Shepparton Runners Club is invited to Join Kathy and Narelle for a km or 42. What distance you do is up to you. An event is in the planning stages at the moment with a committee organising a final event,

Voice4kidz #12in12

Sunday 16 December

The Woolshed @Emerald Bank


Details on distances, course, time etc TBC

Kathy & I have recovered well from the O’Keefe Challenge marathon on 22nd April, 2 weeks ago.

We are currently in our “ peak training week” for our next marathon in Adelaide on the 27th May.

“Peak week” certainly looks a little different if you were training for 1 marathon.

Kathy and I will explain our monthly training program in the next few weeks. So make sure to stay tuned. 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️

Please show your support to our fundraising cause and donate today, our details are BSB: 633 000
Account: 143 139 863
Thank you 

Runner Profile

Name  – Chris Banning

Age – 27

Recent PBs 5k – 17:40, 10k – 45:15, Half – 1:38:25


What inspired you to start running? I was always involved in my school’s athletics team, but with an emphasis on triple jump, 800 m and cross country. I was a member of Ringwood AC, but my coach had a stroke when he was overseas and wasn’t able to return to coaching. I began to drift from the AC and only ran occasionally. My uncle used to compete in Ironman events. One Christmas he convinced a few of us to sign up to compete in the team Ironman event in Busselton WA . My dad did the swimming leg, my aunt the bike and I ran the marathon leg. I’ve been running ever since.


How many years have you been running? I’ve been running for about 9 years now


Typical training week – I don’t have any regular training. I run at parkrun on Saturdays and may get a training run in during the week. It all depends on what the kids are doing!


Goals – I’d love to get back to my times from 12 months ago and target a sub-17 5 km. I also want to complete a half in under 90 minutes.


Biggest challenge in running – trying to manage niggling injuries (shin splints) and finding time to train with two young kids at home


Biggest breakthrough in running – increasing my cadence to decrease the stress on my legs has really helped with managing my shin splints


Most enjoyable run would – I love those cross country runs where you’re weaving along gravel paths and up and down hills. I love that feeling of exploring the unknown and being completely disconnected with the rest of the world while I’m running.


If you could run in any event where would it be? I’d love to compete in the London marathon


Who inspires you to run – I’m amazed by Mo Farah. To have come from such a humble origin as a refugee fleeing Somalia, to becoming the most successful British distance runner of all time and a multiple Olympic gold medallist.


Best advice would have been – Take it easy when returning to running after injuries. I always went to hard or too soon afterwards and never really let my body heal entirely.


Any funny or notable moments – I had a great time running as Pikachu at the Shep parkrun earlier this year. I didn’t expect it to make an impression, but at the Euroa parkrun launch last week I was recognised as “Pikachu”


Up-coming races

Did someone say marathon NEW

Sunday, November 4, Nagambie, 4 vines running festival.


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Further reading

A simple, flavoursome way to enjoy your greens.

Once you’ve mastered the art of stir-frying – cooking enough so that vegetables aren’t raw, but not too much so that they lose their crunch – you can use the technique on lots and lots of different sorts of leafy greens, and experiment with your flavours. This recipe is a good start.

If you don’t have all the leafy greens listed below, simply substitute with any Asian greens from your garden.

Full recipe on the Medibank website here

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