SRC E-NEWS April 26

Upcoming Races

The Bright Fun Run on Sunday, 28 April 2019 is the major fundraiser for Bright P-12 College.

There will be something for everyone with a carnival atmosphere to complete this fun-filled family event.

The event includes road runs and trail runs. You won’t find a more picturesque running course, surrounded my tree-covered hills, mountain fresh air and a crystal clear creek.




Event website 

The O’Keefe Challenge returns in 2019, with a night bike ride on Friday, and trail running events on Sunday.

Following the path of the original railway in 1888 the trail passes through spectacular natural bushland, farmland and waterways. Completed for cycling, walking and recreational running in 2015 the O’Keefe provides the opportunity to get off the bitumen but on a not so daunting surface for those who are either off-road or road running and cycling enthusiasts.


Kids 500m
Kids 1 mile
42.2km Solo
42.2km Ekiden Relay

Event website 


Back by popular demand, the very popular Runner profile is back. As we have a lot of new members I thought I would start off with coach Chris.

Runner Profile

Name – Chris Armstrong

Age – 36

Current PBs – 5km – 16:33

10km – 35:46

15km – 54:47

Half Marathon – 1:16:45

Marathon – 2:48:54

What inspired you to start running? – I used to do cross country in primary school and really enjoyed it, running to my friends places on weekends was the fastest way to get there because i didn’t have a bike.

How many years have you been running? – I played AFL and Cricket into my late 20s, but started to get serious about running again in 2010 – this is an excerpt from a blog i wrote about “exercise and mental health” in 2014 which will give you a bit more understanding

In 2010 one of my best friends who I played AFL (Aussie Rules Football) with in my local town Finley growing up committed suicide. I was devastated, sad and angry. I had fallen out of contact with Nathan as we had both moved away some 12 months earlier, but we kept in contact enough for me to know that he was sad and not his normal happy self. I didn’t have the courage to say…. “Hey Nath, are you ok mate? Did you want to have a chat?” Nathan and I had made a pact that we would run a marathon together, we did all our summer running together for pre season, and felt this would be a great thing to do, something we could achieve together. We kept saying we would do it next year, and then next year and then….. he was gone.

I was devastated to lose a friend, I was sad that there would be no marathon, I was really angry at myself because I was complacent and thought…. “He’ll be OK, Nath is always happy!” I’ll never know if I could have made the difference, but shit I wished I tried. When Nathan passed I vowed that I would run a marathon that year and try to live life to the full, and not to take anything for granted.

blog link here if you want to read the full article

What does a typical training week look like for you? – this is subject to change depending on what I’m training for but currently a “normal week” looks like this

Monday – rest day – strength work in the evening
Tuesday – 50 minutes at heart rate – 135 bpm or below

Wednesday – Quality Session – 3km warm up, 7 x 1km reps at 10km effort, 1 minute walking recovery, 3km cool down – strength work in the evening
Thursday – 60 minutes at heart rate – 135bpm or below

Friday -complete rest day

Saturday – 3km warm up, Quality session 30 – 50 minute session at between 10km and half marathon effort,  5km cool down

Sunday – 23-25km at heart rate – 135-140 bpm

What are your running goals for the next 6 months? – To run consistently and injury free, Race the half marathon at Gold Coast in July and see if I can go under 1:18 again.

What is your biggest challenge and what do you do to manage that challenge? Getting out of bed at 4:30am on a Wednesday in the middle of winter to start prepping the body to go out and do a quality session before work. I set my gear out the night before, and i try and embrace the challenge. It’s not easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is, plus i know Brady will be checking strava, so no hiding.

Have you had a breakthrough in your running, if so, what was it? – I think 2017 was huge for my confidence, I’d wanted to break 17:00 for 5k and 2:50 for a marathon for years and I finally did both. I was lucky enough to also run my half marathon PB so lots of positive memories from 2017.

Where is your most enjoyable place to run? – The Gold Coast in the middle of winter. You run for weeks on end at home in multiple layers in the dark and freezing cold and see virtually nobody. Then you get up there, it’s shorts and t shirt weather, everyone is happy, at 6:30 the sun is up and people are exercising everywhere, i love it.

If you could run in any event in the world, which event would it be? – The Boston Marathon, I love the history behind the event, and two people i find inspiring also have a rich tradition at the Boston Marathon – Dick and Rick Hoyt – I’d love to get a photo with their statue at the start line and show as much determination as they do.

Who inspires you to run? – I run because I love it, it makes me happy and helps me control my anxiety and i love being able to help others achieve their goals. Seeing someone else smile and be proud of their own efforts is a powerful motivator and also serves a reminder of how rewarding running can be.

If i feel down or need a reminder I watch these two videos about Dick and Rick Hoyt, and if you have a spare 10 minutes I encourage you to do so. – Rick and Dick Hoyt complete the Hawaiian Ironman – 3.9km swim, 180km cycle, 42.2km run – The Story of Rick and Dick Hoyt

What was the best advice you were ever given? – “Don’t waste your time comparing yourself to others, put that energy into being the best version of yourself you can be and you’ll never have any regrets”, and “Tomorrow isn’t promised, don’t take today for granted”

Any funny or awkward moments running? – Just before the Gold Coast marathon one year, i entered the portaloo truck, sat down did what i had to do and tried to flush the toilet… it was blocked and steaming turds started flowing out the bottom of the toilet… i left the cubicle, there was a massive line and the next guy went to use it, i just looked him in the eye and said “it was like that when i went in” and he screamed, i was trying not to laugh out loud and got out of there as fast as i could.

Interesting Articles

Why are middle-aged marathon runners faster than twentysomethings?
According to data from Strava, runners in their 40s are ahead of younger rivals when it comes to running marathons. Find out more at The Guardian.

4 training mistakes most marathoners make
Training for a marathon is a balancing act to fit everything in and get the right intensity to succeed, without overdoing it. Training Peaks takes a look at 4 training mistakes most marathoners make: obsessing over the long run; training at inappropriate intensities; inconsistent & unbalanced training.

8 tips that will keep you running safely at night
If you have to run in the dark, Women’s Running has some tips tips to follow that will keep you running safely at night (or early in the morning), and some of them are a good idea for daytime running too, like carrying ID.

Sinead Diver: the Irish woman chasing an Australian record in London Marathon

Bushy Park down by the Thames, Tuesday morning, five days before the London Marathon, and Sinead Diver is finishing her last bursting run ahead of Sunday’s race. Now comes the easy part: jogging, sleeping, eating, and the gentle acclimatisation.

All the hard work is done, her motivation complete, and for an Irish woman running for Australia – as Diver is happy and proud to put it – there’s not only one but possibly three target times in mind.

“I’m very excited to race, and a bit nervous of course, as always,” she says. “Training has been going well, a good lead in, and London is one marathon I’ve always wanted to do, given it’s so close to home. It’s my first of the five marathon majors as well, and I want to tick them all off, at some stage.”

By home, Diver will always mean Belmullet, in west Mayo, even if her home for the last 17 years has been Melbourne, Australia. Hence the gentle acclimatisation to London, where her journey from late running convert to one of the leading women marathon runners in the world continues apace on Sunday – and a possible shot at the fastest marathon times ever run by an Irish and/or Australian woman.

More here 

SRC E-news Boston & Easter edition.

Upcoming races & events

  • Sunday, 28 April 2019 O’Keefe Challenge Website
  • Shepparton runners club 40th anniversary – Saturday July 13. feacture guess speaker Steve Monaghetti.

Stay up to date on the Facebook page here and get your tickets here

  • Mother’s Day Classic – Sunday 12 May 2019

We are back and ready to go again at Victoria Park lake with both the 4km and 8km distances on offer.  This is a great cause with all funds going towards breast cancer research.  Entry is only $20/adult and $10 child/concession.

Be great to have the SRC on board again and enter a team on the day in the purple and gold  – with a touch of pink of course!  This is also a great way to remember and support those in our community affected by breast cancer.   These woman are our  mothers, daughters, partners, friends, supporters and fellow runners.

We also will have pacers out on site again for the 8km distance – running at 5.00min/5.30min and 6.00min pace – if you’d like to be one of our awesome pacers then please let us know – This is last year’s crew – you might recognise them 🙂

PLEASE TALK TO Kathy Fuller or Christina Bassani for more information.


Kathy Fuller smashes out another marathon. This time she is running in the 123rd Boston Marathon.

I was hoping for a report from Kathy but due to time differences and easter Kathy was pushed for time. I am also amazed at how fresh Kathy looks after running a marathon even when I have seen her vomit mid-run. With no official race report,  I stole the following from her Facebook page.

Boston marathon done and dusted! Weather conditions ended up being perfect considering the storm pre run and predicted rains all day..only did she open up and rain heavily in the last couple of kms. The crowd and noise insane all the way. My run went a little less perfect ..half way did me with severe nausea…so I’ve thrown up, missed the mandatory post run celebration champers and went to bed. Anyway that’s running but so grateful to have been able to part of and experience this amazing iconic run and it’s always good to see the finish line 🏁 Boston..the beauty and the beast of runs.

The following are her splits from the Boston Marathon website. Yep minute/miles, it meant nothing to Kathy as well.



A project Rob DeCastella is involved in is The Indigenous Marathon Foundation.

The Overseas marathons are New York and Boston.

The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) is a health promotion charity that uses running to celebrate Indigenous resilience and achievement, and create inspirational Indigenous leaders.
The IMF umbrellas four core programs: The Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP), Indigenous Communities for Activity and Nutrition (I-CAN), FrontRunners and Deadly Running Australia (DRA).

The IMP annually selects a group of young Indigenous men and women (aged between 18-30) to take part in the world famous New York City Marathon with just six months of training. The core running squad push their physical and mental boundaries to beyond what they ever thought they were capable of, and after crossing the finish line of the world’s biggest marathon, they know they can achieve anything.

These runners are trained to become healthy lifestyle leaders by completing a Certificate IV in Health and Leisure, with a focus on Indigenous Healthy Lifestyle. This qualification is used to promote community based health and exercise initiatives including the Deadly Fun Run Series.

Runners become role models within their communities and are leaders in the promotion of health and physical exercise in order to address the high instances of chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease and renal failure.

We invite you to navigate around our Facebook page and community to learn more about our programs, our graduates and the life-changing impact the IMF is having in regional, remote and city Indigenous communities across Australia

APSOC – The Jamieson by Rosalie Smith

There’s no denying I started running having been inspired by my daughter Shannon.  Years ago Larry and I went along with her and her young family to watch her compete at a cross country event.  The number of people that were there was amazing, so many different team colours, the happy chatter amongst all the competitors, the professionalism of the volunteers, the willingness of people to get involved at the drop of a hat, the scrumptious looking afternoon tea were all memories that remained with me and I was envious that I was only an onlooker and wasn’t a part of this incredible event.

Wind the clock forward a few years and I was quietly chuffed when Shannon asked me to join their running group for the APSOC (Associated Public Schools Old Collegians) series this year. Wow, and to be able to run with my daughter (when injury free) and grandson Harry.  As long as they weren’t looking for speed I reckon I could give it a crack.  I put it out there to people to see if anyone else would be interested and pretty quickly Hannah Torres signed up as well.

Saturday was our first race for the season competing with Old Xavarians in our red and black tops.  The race was at Scotch College and consisted of two laps of the circuit with many different surface types – grass, wet grass, stairs, bitumen, hills (little ones but when you come from Shepparton a hill is a hill, right!), gravel, those stairs again, that steep descent on the loose gravel.  213 people competing in total, all lined up across the oval, all with fingers on watches ready for the start. The depth and quality of athletes racing was so diverse and to my own relief I certainly did not feel out of place.  My goal was to finish and, if I was last, to not be too far behind everyone else.  I had done Parkrun in the morning and that is apparently a ‘no no’ to race twice in a day.  Luckily for me I don’t RACE, I RUN.  By the fourth km my legs were feeling quite heavy and I might have been feeling a little bit of regret that I did Parkrun that morning.  I had certainly got RACE into my head for this event and I didn’t want to let myself down or my team.

The overall race was won by Dave McNeil from Old Xavarians – finishing in a time of 15:17:02. It seems that while Dave might be a world champion and a two time Olympic athlete, he genuinely still gets excited to put on the Red & Black singlet and race for his beloved APSOC Old Xavs club.  I finished in a time of 29:55:24, quite a long way behind winner Dave McNeill. Hannah Torres finished in a time of 24:04:71 and my 8 year old grandson Harry Cole managed 24:57:74. Considering the cross country style course I was pretty happy with my time, especially since  I haven’t been able to do a sub 30 at Parkrun for nearly two years.

The history of APSOC is pretty incredible.  To read more about the history click on this link.   Alex Jamieson never competed as a runner but was a great organiser.  His daughter was present on the day as were some of his grandchildren.  One of the competitors on Saturday raced in the very first Jamieson back in 1951.

The culture and the comradery was electric.  It can be likened to a huge game of football but with over 200 players.   I look forward to travelling to Melbourne for our next event on 18th May – 1 fast lap of the Tan. Hopefully Shannon is able to run again and I’ll strongly consider volunteering for Parkrun that day so I can go and RACE with Old Xavs and help get some points on the board for the team!  By the way, it’s not too late to enter for the remainder of the season if you’re at all interested.


We all know it’s election time.

Vote 1 Parkie the pigeon to dominate for parkrun mascot.

Don’t let them opposite bully you into anything

Photo credit to Chelsea Nicholson Photography.

For those taking time off over Easter, have a happy and safe Easter break.



SRC E-news April 12

Club news

Handicap results from last Sunday 5 km Cross Country.

Club news continued from the general meeting


New members since the last meeting. Vito Bovalino, Mitchell West, Kylie Monk, Steven Monk, Abbey Monk, Lydia Stephanus

Currently sitting at 117 paid members.


Numbers are still good. Exceeding expectations especially Thursday evening. 25-30 Thursday and 40-50 Tuesday

40th Celebrations

The SRC Committee would like to thank Melanie McAuliffe on the super job she has done. There was a great turn out for the BBQ and a great crew.

Facebook page – Shepparton Runners Club 40th Anniversary 

The booking site for the Gala Dinner is now open.
Tables will be set for 8 but can be made into a 10 if needed. I will have posters up in the club rooms soon so you can create your own table groupings. Regards Melanie. Tickets at

Kathy Fuller – 123 Boston marathon

Thursday morning Australian time Kathy Fuller left for Boston to compete in the marathon. More info and to track Kathy can be done on the website Here. I’ll stand corrected if this info is wrong. The Marathon is on Monday morning Boston time, so that’s Monday evening our time. But I would check if I was you.

Kathy’s last 2 official marathons were Melbourne and Christchurch in 4:10 & 4:11.

Kathrine Switzer made history when she entered the Boston Marathon in 1974, as the first woman ever to do so. But during the race, several officials tried to stop her.

It was only a clerical error that allowed her to officially enter the race. She registered under only her initials, “K.V. Switzer,” and, as a result, race officials did not realise she was a woman, and let her sign up. She was officially registered for the marathon under the number 261.

Despite entering in the race under legitimate circumstances, the race officials attempted to stop her. Even after realising she entered due to their mistake, race officials attempted to prevent her from running the course. One race official, Jock Semple, even attempted to physically rip off her bib during the first few miles of the run.

“Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers!” he yelled, as he attempted to grab her.

Switzer’s boyfriend at the time, Tom Miller, was running with her in the race, and blocked him from reaching her, as a group of male runners formed a sort of protective curtain around her. Switzer went on to complete the Boston Marathon with a time of four hours and twenty minutes.

Previously, officials insisted that women were too “fragile” for a 42.195km race and so they were banned from competing.

Kathrine Switzer clearly proved them wrong, but the Amateur Athletic Union responded by banning all women from running events with male runners. Switzer and other female running advocates pushed for a change to the laws, but it wasn’t until 1970 that women were finally officially allowed to run the Boston Marathon.

A few years later, Switzer won first place for women, and was 59th overall, in the 1974 Boston Marathon, with a time of 3:07:29.

She went on to run 41 marathons and won the New York City Marathon in 1974. She ran her personal best in 1975, finishing second in Boston (2:51:37). She then created the Avon International Running Circuit of women’s-only races in 27 countries. Over a million women have participated since 1978.

Switzer says that the momentum that women’s running gained through her efforts largely convinced the International Olympic Committee to include a women’s marathon for the first time in the 1984 Olympic Games.

The Shepparton Runners Club has a team inThe O’Keefe Challenge. Entry details are on their website. Here 


The O’Keefe Challenge is only two weeks away! Have you chosen your challenge yet?
Perhaps a relay is more your style?

Running may seem like the epitome of an ‘individual’ sport, but the O’Keefe Challenge is turning that notion on its head as families, friends and gym buddies join forces for the 2019 Ekiden Relay.

If fact, Recreational running group, the Diamond Creek Runners (DCR), have entered no less than five Ekiden Relay teams for this year’s Challenge!

Each relay team consists of up to seven runners, who take in turn completing legs ranging in the length from 2.7km to 9.35 km to cover a total distance of 42.2km. The course follows the Marathon course along the O’Keefe Rail Trail from the Bendigo Baptist Church in Junortoun all the way to Barrack Reserve in Heathcote.

It’s not too late for people to get a team together, either. The distances are all very manageable and it promises to be a great way to work together to complete the marathon distance on the spectacular O’Keefe Rail Trail.


Shepparton Running Festival

Hey everyone! Our Early Bird pricing closes this Sunday 14 April @ midnight. Now’s the time to……enter and save.
There is a distance for everyone!
Click on the link and stay motivated to run this winter: 

From the running physio with permission. 

These tips can potentially help to offset some of the changes experienced by the masters runner resulting in a slower rate of change with the passing of time :
1️⃣ running across the lifespan has been shown to add years to runner’s lifespan compared with non runners
2️⃣ between 20 & 60yrs runners will experience approximately 1/3 reduction in power generated at the calf when running
3️⃣ it’s important to not get stuck in the ‘mid & comfortable running pace’ rut. Running at speed can assist with building tissue tolerance and running body resilience-which may be injury protective (when done with wisdom)
4️⃣ from 20-80yrs 30% of muscle mass is lost- resistance training can help to offset and even reverse this change
5️⃣ Adopting a hard: easy approach can assist with optimising tissue health, thereby assisting with the development of a chronic training base while not being interrupted through injury
📌TAKE HOME: By adding even just one of the above tips you may assist your masters running (P.S. Still very helpful also for runners sub 40yrs)

What’s for breakfast, here are some tips.

SRC E-News April 5

Club News

Our first cross country handicap is this coming Sunday April 7 at Princess Park. First runner leaves at 8:15am and we will be doing a staggered handicap start for this one.

Registration portal is here –…/1FAIpQLSfB4jWhQzqKQsvV8X…/viewform

Please register to assist with handicapping and catering for the bbq.

Cost – SRC Members – Free, Non-Members – $5

Last weekend

4 Kids Fun Run, Cobram

By Mathieu Ryan

So, as normal it was a late sign up for an event. Registered Friday and organised a ride with the Nicholson’s. We lined up for our race, I noticed there weren’t many in the field. We set off and I noticed I was sitting in 3rd. I thought this was great, didn’t anticipate to keep it. We got over the new bridge and went back on the bush track which was clay. Great to run on as I was anticipating dirt. I caught 2nd place and managed to keep it. I had no hope of catching 1st place. Great support from the SRC Crew.

By Chris Nicholson

Last Sunday I had a run in the Half Marathon event at the 4 Kids Fun Run at Cobram.  Commencing and finishing at Thompsons Beach the Half Marathon event was two laps of the 10.55km course and was nearly entirely ran on a clay bush roads.  I say nearly as it did involve running twice over the newer Cobram-Barooga Bridge and back twice on the old Cobram-Barooga Bridge.  The ascent onto the old bridge involved a steep flight of about 20-30 stairs which on the first lap didn’t require too much effort as I scooted up them with ease, however 20 kms in on the second lap it was a somewhat greater challenge and I decided that discretion was the better part of valour and rather than possibly tripping over I would be better off walking up them. The course itself was very picturesque running along the Murray and then through the bush.  The only problem with the bush track running was the effect it had on my watch’s GPS signal with my instantaneous pace jumping all over the place.  The half marathon course was also the same course being used by the 10km runners so it was great to see the other SRC competitors out there with plenty of encouragement occurring.

I ran the race not setting out to run a fast, hard half marathon, rather I wanted to try and run 5km intervals with 2 km easy recoveries where I would try and run at what I think might be my marathon pace and keep an eye on how my heart rate responded. So over 21kms this was three sets of these intervals.  The idea behind this was to then use this data collection to assist in my marathon training plan for Shepparton later in the year.   Running this type of run was more difficult than I thought it would be as it takes a lot of discipline too run at a slower pace than you know you are capable of for the given distance, especially when my legs felt really fresh.

I ran most of the race with another runner who turned out was training for the Wellington Marathon in New Zealand in late June.  Unlike me who was running intervals at marathon pace, he was running the entire half at his desired marathon pace.   I gave him a heads up what I was doing early in the race so I didn’t drive him crazy with my surges in pace.  Due to my intervals I would get a lead only to have him pass me in my recoveries, this allowed plenty of friendly banter as we passed one another repeatedly throughout the race.

Although numbers were not huge I really enjoyed the run.  The event was well organised with plenty of marshals and bling at the end.

By Debbie Harvey

My 10 km goal is to run under 1 hour.  At Wang, I ran I hour 26 seconds I think so I’m getting closer.  Did I want to try to do it at Cobram I wondered?  And then I realised that the 10 km run was actually 10.55 so I relaxed because there was no way of running under an hour.  Just go out and enjoy it I decided.

Chris, Rosalie and I headed up to Cobram Sunday morning.  It was a beautiful morning for running, not too hot, the track through the bush was lovely, the event was well organised and it was for a great cause.  It was great to have Half marathon, 10km runners and 5 km runners on the same track so  you could give and receive encouragement from other SRC folk along the way.

To my surprise, I ran at a pace of 6.01 so I am getting even closer to my goal without even going for it – except for the sprint home.   Ummm sorry for hogging all the media coverage.  Maybe the cameraman felt sorry for the old bird trying to run.

By Rosalie Smith

What a way to spend a Sunday morning!!  I was able to jump in with Debbie and Chris Harvey and travel to Cobram with them (thanks Deb and Chris).  Arriving at around 8am it was lovely to see the warm and friendly faces of SRC members especially the youngest of all, Annabelle, sporting her SRC running top to boot!

I certainly didn’t go with a PB in mind, especially not having done much in the way of running over the past three weeks.  The 10.55 km was going to be a challenge and I intended on completing it running an easy pace, just to run the whole thing and not walk.  The track itself was a lovely bush track, the weather was perfect and I was surrounded by lots of happy people all with a little bit of like-mindedness!  We had SRC members in all events which is always great to see when you are out on the course.  Although other runners give words of encouragement, hearing it from your club members comes across louder and clearer, or was that just Chris Nicholson wearing earphones?

Looking at my splits they were fairly consistent.  The stairs up to the old bridge in the last km were a killer so my thoughts were with the half marathon runners who had to face them twice.

Thanks to all of those that volunteered their time to make the event possible.  I hope they raised a nice amount for this worthy cause.  Unfortunately the event clashed with lots of other family events in Cobram that weekend and the Albury event.

My time was 1:08:30 so well off a PB but, apart from those steps up to old bridge, I felt quite relaxed and probably could have run a few more kilometres quite easily.

Albury Half Marathon.

by Sam Daniel

Up very early to make the drive to Albury for the Murray Running Fest last Sunday. We were there in plenty of time, so no stress. As I hit the footpath at the start of the half-marathon, I really had to pull myself back from running too fast, I was chasing a PB, and I knew I’d get one this morning. Around the 15

km mark I was feeling pretty good, so I stopped stressing and decided to just run by feel. I picked up the pace in the final few kms, and came home at 1.45.13, a PB of 3 minutes from my last half in February. This was a full 20 minutes faster than the same half marathon in Albury last year.

Sam 1:46:13, Mel 2:07:59, Tara 2:16:41

Shepparton Runners Club 40th anniversary

Make sure you get down to the Shepparton Library and have a look at the Shepparton Runners Club 40th Anniversary display. We have lots of photos, medallions and memorabilia on display.

Stay up to date, like and share everything SRC 40th on our Faacebook page here

Tickets are now open. Come along and enjoy a night. Info flyer below.

Tickets –


250th parkun

As most of you know, last Saturday I ran my 250th parkrun. My stats aren’t as impressive as those that have hit 205 before me. But as you know I don’t run parkrun for the times. I run it for the people, tourism, and health benefits. I think my Facebook post covers all the thank-yous. And I think these photos say a lot about why I enjoy parkrun. Allan Connelly, thanks for bringing parkrun to Shepparton

Above running with me at my 250th parkrun.

Chris, Chelsea, Cadel, Claire Nicholson, Chris and Norah Armstrong.

For the record and for old time sake, Cadel beat me by 1 second.

Above Chris doing it WAY TO EASY while I struggle

Above Chris and Norah doing it easy while they encourage me along.