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Coaches Post

It’s been a big weekend for the club. Saturday evening saw a committed group of volunteers assist the Shepparton Triathlon Club with their sprint event, many of those same volunteers were up at 4:30am the next morning to make the trek to Wangaratta for the Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Run

At last count we had 31 SRC members compete at Wangaratta, we also had a sprinkling compete in Melbourne, Western Australia, and also in the triathlon over the weekend and between that there was a large SRC contingent at parkrun where many members of the club assist in the volunteer side of parkrun as well as the running, something to be proud of.

As a club we are starting to build a really positive environment, running might be the common bond we share, but it’s the support, mate ship and genuine joy for others success that makes SRC a really enjoyable place to be. Seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces today at Wangaratta and the sense of pride in their own and each other’s achievements is why I love coaching, thank you to you all for the parts you play in making the club feel like a big family.




Kate Dainton

Staring as Anna Turnbull who was absent at presentation.

Wangaratta Haf by Anna Turnbull.

On Sunday afternoon I ran the half marathon for the 4th consecutive year at Wang. I went in with a firm plan: to run 4.45 min kms. I managed 4.46 min kms. I looked back at my first, half marathon time in Melbourne about four years ago when my youngest was 2 years old. Since then, I’ve run 10 half road races and feel happy to have shaved 16 minutes off my time. On Sunday, I ran in a new age category and am now running against people 9 years older instead of 9 years younger – so I got first place for the 40 plus!! Woohoo

Wangaratta 5 km race report by Julz

As I am currently on my slow fitness comeback trail and missing the company of running with all you lovely people in the runners club, I somewhat hesitantly decided to enter the 5km event. I have fond memories of running in Wangaratta during parkrun last year and the beautiful course along the river, so that helped tip me somewhat in my decision.

Having not run many 5kms this year and with the weather the way it has been, I figured if worse came to worse I could just walk it! So with that in mind I headed off for a weekend of good company and crazy running!

On the day I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to run with Kate and Miriam who helped encourage me to keep going and clock up my fastest time this year! It is still a long way off my pb and where I want to be, but it’s progress so I’ll happily take it! Huge thanks to Matt and Juz for the lift, company and accommodation and to everyone there on the day for all the encouragement and support our club has come to be well known for! Definitely helps to make running enjoyable (even if you’re dying at the time ;-p)



10 km Pb at Wang by Norah.

So many good memories out of today, I love spending time with our group and seeing everyone do well. The hard work is worth it when you see teammates proud of the effort they put in and their smiles. Very happy with my run of 50:04 for the 10k and a new PB, maybe under 50 next time.


Norah Armstrong

Wangaratta half-marathon

by Mathieu Ryan

My training for this race was non existent. I knew if I went out race pace I would hurt myself. So I did the next best thing. I ran with Tara and Melanie to get them a PB. It was great to go and not push myself to exhaustion and run to enjoy the company and have a laugh… and a few selfies along the way. The result speaks for itself. Both Tara and Melanie got a PB, and for once I finished Wangaratta without any injuries.

By Tara Daniel

415 am, the screeching of the alarm startled me from my slumber and I arose to the promise of coffee, apricot jam on muffin and a shiny new PB. Having actually done something resembling training for this run, I felt confident that I would a) get a PB and b) beat Steven. I picked up Jackson and away we wen.t We arrived into Wangaratta with a little time to warm up and go to the toilet! Mat, Mel and I discussed our race plan (finish…and take a selfie every km) and then the starting gun went….as usual I don’t think I was listening and was all a fluster to get started. We set off and chattered and selfied away for many km. I wasn’t really paying too much attention and was having a lot of fun, vaguely keep an eye on the pace….at about 14 km the hips started to tell me I was running a half marathon, and at 18 km my body was really starting to hate me…but it held up to get me a 9 minute PB!! I had so much fun running with Mat and Mel, it didn’t really feel horrible at all…I haven’t seen the selfies yet so that may show another side of the run!!

It was such a great day, and it was so nice to see so many purple and gold shirts out sheppresenting, we had a great turnout and a hugely successful day!

By Steven Trevaskis

My aim was just to finish in a reasonable condition (and time) despite whatever plan Tara and Mel had. The first km I ran with Matt, Tara, and Mel at 6:34 min/km and I knew it was faster than I wanted to run. The aim was to run closer to 7:00 min/km , so I pulled the pace back letting the others pull away.

The first 7 km were all under 7 mins and I was happy with that so I scheduled a 2:00 min walk break to bring the heart rate down. The second 7 km were all just over 7:00 min/km and that was ok. With 7 km to go I tried to pick up the pace. The legs were tiring and I didn’t have enough left despite a second walk break. With 1 km to go Debbie Kirne caught up with me as she was doing a warm down after her 5 km run. She helped me push towards the finish line with the last km being 6:51 min/km. Encouraged by the cheers of the SRC crowd in the last 300 mtrs, I dug deep to clock 5:53 min/km.

My final time was only 7 mins slower than last year on minimal training. I was happy with the time considering my niggling limp that people keep commenting on. My only disappointment is that I couldn’t run with the other 3 helping Mel and Tara get a Pb.

Shepparton Triathon Club’s event

Thanks to the 12 SRC members who volunteered to help out at the Shepparton Triathon Club’s event as marshals. Below are some of the SRC members who were helping.


Saturday evening hangouts with this crazy crew aka Shepparton Runners Club. Well done to our club for volunteering at last night’s Shepparton Triathon Club’s event as marshals. I had the turn around point for the run leg and found it most enjoyable watching other runners run under duress, made a nice change instead of me. Last night reiterates what a wonderful sporting community Shepparton has with clubs sharing resources and supporting each other’s events. Well done Shepparton Triathon Club for a great evening.#sheppresent

Strength Training to Run Faster

source: peak sports physio Wangaratta

Whether the goal is injury prevention or simply wanting to run faster, adding a strength program to your routine could be one of the most effective training strategies you could employ. Even in highly trained and elite distance runners, those who supplement their running with strength training will notice improvements in running economy, and aerobic threshold.

More here.

Wodonga’s Lightning Trail

The quickest 5 and 10K on trails is on Sunday morning at Wodonga’s Lightning Trail. The action will be fast and furious- entries and info here:


SRC E-News Feb 22

SRC Training

Each Tuesday evening at 5:45 the Shepparton Runners Club meet at the lake near where parkrun starts for our training session. Tuesday’s session vary from week to week. Coach Chris creates a training plan for us each week and lets us know what we are doing prior to starting.

Last Tuesday about 40 runners turned up for the Mona Fartlek session.

Steve Moneghetti (Mona) devised this session with his coach Chris Wardlaw over the phone back in 1983 when he was just 20. He wanted a solid fartlek session, one that would help improve his speed as well as endurance and stimulate an ability to change pace mid-run, something that helped later on his career when competing against African athletes, who tended to speed up mid-race. A session would consist of: 2×90sec, 4×60sec, 4×30sec, 4×15sec with a slower tempo for recovery of the same time between each repetition. The session takes 20 minutes in total.

Fartlek, which means “speed play” in Swedish, is continuous training with interval training.[1] Fartlek runs are a very simple form of a long distance run. Fartlek training “is simply defined as periods of fast running intermixed with periods of slower running.”[2] For some people, this could be a mix of jogging and sprinting, but for beginners it could be walking with jogging sections added in when possible. A simple example of what a runner would do during a fartlek run is “sprint all out from one light pole to the next, jog to the corner, give a medium effort for a couple of blocks, jog between four light poles and sprint to a stop sign, and so on, for a set total time or distance

Shep tri club has asked if we can provide 12 volunteers for their sprint next Saturday night the 23rd from 5:15 to 8ish. Volunteers will be marshals and on water stations. If you ca help out please comment below. As we need to let them know ASAP. A lovely donation 💵 will also go to the club if we can help – Please see Mel if you can help out

Wangaratta Marathon and fun runs.

Wang is on this Sunday. Good luck to everyone who is racing this Sunday. Remember to check out the event day schedule here.

And if you haven’t done so yet, go you your entry info via your email and enter in the Shepparton Runners Club team.

Nathan’s weekend.

Stats are from Strava and Strava trophy cabinet

Saturday at parkrun. Nathan ran it in 15:34

Nathan clocked up the second-best time for 3 km, 5 km and one hot lap. Fastest times are clocked by Brady.

Sunday Albury City to City 7.52 km 24:52 mins 3:18 min/km

Nathan clocked the second best 5 km time

Well done  Nathan Stoate who competed and WON the Albury Wodonga City to City 7.5kms run out of 1356 competitors! Just this morning.

Nathan’s pace was maintained between 3:13 – 3:24 min/km with the last 500 mtrs being 2:53 min/km

Nathan will run in the 5 km race at Wangaratta this Sunday (after Saturday’s parkrun)

Laura’s weekend

Geelong Half Ironman

(113.0 km) covered in the race, consisting of a (1.9 km) swim, a  (90 km) bike ride, and with the energy she had left she ran a  (21.1 km) run.

Lara’s split times are below.

Sam’s extended weekend.

Last Sunday morning I had an early start to participate in the Chiang Mai University half marathon. It was a 5 am start time, so I aimed to get to the start line a little earlier, and I’m glad I did, it was chokkas. I got stuck in traffic for the first two km, I’d seeded myself poorly due to the large numbers, but then it opened up. I stuck to a 5 km pace for most of the run, before running into the fun runners in the last couple of kms. It was nice to PB, scratching my time down to 1.48.30. Next up Albury, I’ll try and get a few precious seconds off the next run.

After Wangaratta Tara will head O.S for a week or two and BRING SAM BACK. They should be home about March 6.

Are You Overemphasizing The Marathon Long Run?

Since the long run is such an ingrained element of marathon training, and suggesting they are overrated sounds blasphemous to many marathon veterans, let’s take a look at some scientific research, relevant examples, and suggestions on how to better structure your training to help you run your next marathon faster.

More here.

Kate Dainton happy dances to 100 parkruns

100 parkruns! I was never a runner until I joined park run and I got hooked! From when I started to now blows my mind. I’ve met some amazing friends along the way. I Feel very blessed & incredibly lucky#mumrunner#believeinyourself#runhappy

It seems that being number 13 has been a bit unlucky for our finish tokens the last 2 weeks running. If you were the 13th person across the line in the last 2 weeks can you please check your pockets for the finish token and return it to us if you find it. Finish tokens are hard to replace and create extra work for volunteers if they do need replacing. Please help us out by ensuring that you return the finish tokens at the end of the run to the volunteers scanning barcodes or to the table at the rotunda.

Seven-year-old Rudolph Ingram has been labelled the ‘fastest kid in the world’

He ran 100m in 13:48 seconds.

The 100m star, who goes by the name ‘Blaze’ won the USA track and field records for his age group last weekend, and has since clocked up over 397,000 followers on Instagram.

More here 


Some photo’s from the Cupid undie run in Shepparton.

SRC E-News Feb 8