SRC E-News Jan 25

I will start with a safety message from Tara and our friends at Goulburn Vally Water, (aka the water factory).

Heat is a big killer

Recognising heat-related illness
Heat can cause illnesses such as heat cramps and heat exhaustion which can lead to the life-threatening condition, heatstroke. Heatstroke is fatal in up to 80% of cases.

Heat can also worsen the condition of someone who already has a medical issue such as heart disease or diabetes. Most reported illness and death is due to the effect of heat on those who are already ill.

If you or someone you know is unwell call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24 for 24-hour health advice or see your doctor.

In an emergency, call 000.


Our members are superstars 

Our Kathy is a Boston Bound 

After some technical difficulties with the Shepparton Marathon being listed as a registered AIMS certified course, Kathy Fuller was able to use the Shepparton course and her time as a Boston Qualifier.

Well done Kathy and good luck.

Liam Edwards cycles in the big league.

Liam Edwards is currently in New Zealand riding for National Road Series Team “AMR Renault Racing” on his first trip overseas. Liam takes on the five-day gruelling “New Zealand Cycle Classic” today (Wednesday) for the next five days. This race is raced as a UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) 2.2 division race with Division 1 being the likes of Tour de France. Riders have come from across the world to content this hotly contested race which is New Zealand’s version of the “Jayco Sun Herald Tour”.

Today was Stage 1 of the five Stage NZ Cycle Classic and Liam got 19th out of a field of 111 riders…he is very happy.

Liam after today’s stage 2. Finished in 22nd place and 6th in Young Riders Category. He got a flat 30km from the finish and had buried himself to get back to the peleton. He is very happy though with his efforts

Well done Liam, what a massive achievement. Be proud of your achievements as we all are. Keep up the good work. 



#1 | The Shepparton Runners Club is a great way to meet new people, new training partners, and new friends and create a team environment in what can be a lonely and individual pursuit.
Join up by clicking on the link

#2 | Our club consists of members aged from 1 to 70 with approximately equal males and females. Some of our members have just begun their running journey, while others have been running for 60 years. We run 52 weeks a year rain, hail or shine. Although, you’ll find some of our members are more dedicated than others!
Join up by clicking on the link

#3 | We have a wide range of runs to suit your needs – Training twice a week with fartlek, tempo and easy runs organised by our coach, Chris Armstrong. Otherwise catch up at Parkrun or a Sunday long run.
Join up by clicking on the link

More to come next week


Feb 7, 40th Anniversary Launch –  pot luck 7 pm SRC Clubrooms

March 10, Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser


July 13 SRC 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner. More information to come with online booking and a stand-alone Facebook page with all the information you need. All coming soon.


Last Sunday Chris and Norah hosted Sam, Tara, & myself on a Sunday run in Numurkah. We ran along the river bank following the trail and this incorporated some road running as well.

After the run, we all headed to the Mierlo for breakfast.

Chris loaned me a book about the Melbourne Marathon called the wall. The history of the Melbourne Marathon 1978 – 2012. I will read it and take parts out for the newsletter. Their will be a test at the end of the year, so please study. I just hope I don’t fail. For the record, I did my first Big M Melbourne marathon in 1984 as a 21-year-old in a time of 3:38:00. How I wished I did more in my 20s. The course back then was from Frankston to the Melbourne art centre.

The Wall. The history of the Melbourne Marathon 1978 – 2012.

Steve Moneghetti’s first introduction to the Melbourne marathon was in 1979 as a spectator to watch the Ballarat Harriers run. Steve considered himself as a marathon groupie watching the Ballarat Harriers run the Melbourne marathon before getting involved a few years later. Monna regrets not doing Melbourne marathon in his prime as his first marathon was in 1986 at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. This was where his marathon was the last minute decision after doing the 10,000 on the track.

In 1993 Mona did the Melbourne marathon as a long training run. In a time of 2:46:47 half an hour behind the winner.

One of the best things about Melbourn marathon according to Monna is that everyone has a story of the early days when it was the Big M whether it be the train trip down or the head win running.

Mona is pleased that the Melbourne marathon numbers have passed the boom numbers of the 80s. In 2012 the race grew in status with Athletics Australia making it a world championship trial for Mosco. I remember reading about Deeks running the Victorian Marathon championship at point cook in 1979 and I am sure having the elite run beside you is motivation.

Stay cool with these Berry swirl yoghurt pops.


1. Blend yoghurt, vanilla and half the icing sugar in a blender or food processor until combined. Transfer mixture to a jug.

2. Add berries and the remaining icing sugar to blender or food processor. Pour in 1 cup of the vanilla yoghurt mixture and process until smooth and combined.

3. One-third fill popsicle moulds with vanilla yoghurt mixture then top up moulds with berry mixture.

4. Run a skewer through mixture in each mould to create a swirled effect.

5. Place moulds in freezer for 1 hour then insert a popsicle stick in each one and return to freezer for several hours or overnight until frozen solid.

6. Remove popsicles from moulds just before serving. If popsicles are difficult to remove, wrap a warm damp cloth around moulds for a few seconds and they should slide out easily.

Tip: Popsicle moulds are available in different shapes and sizes from department stores and specialty kitchen shops. Popsicle sticks are available from newsagents and craft shops.

Sourced from Healthy Kids at

Have a great running week and Stay hydrated.




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