SRC E-news Jan 14

Club news

SRC 1600m handicap is next Sunday at the athletics track and the start list is taking shape with 48 names so far, we may even expand it to 5 races for this one depending on numbers. Check Facebook or chat to Coach Chris for details
Register here –…/1FAIpQLScdH8MYYryGVYct0…/viewform…


If you want to see the future roster here is the link. If you want to add your name to the roster please contact Allan Connelly or Chelsea Nicholson or see a parkrun vollie on the day.

Runner Profile

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Chris Harvey, 66 years old, born in England 8th April 1953, arrived in Australia New Year’s Eve 1964.

Prior to starting Parkrun, I actually hated running, the only time I had done any running was because I had to when I was training in the Police Academy back in 1979.  Running was all too hard.  My wife, Debbie, started doing parkrun in 2013, sometime later a friend joined her at Parkrun, walking, and as he was a bit older than me, I was shamed into joining him. 

On the 29th November 2014, I did my first parkrun (or walk) at Shepparton in a time of 41.26, and this was the start of my running journey. At my second parkrun I figured I could jog some of the way and after 7 PB’s in a row  I was hooked.  I have been very lucky to have been able to complete international parkruns in England, Scotland and Ireland and aim to do a few more in future. I have also enjoyed running in Japan and more recently in Spain in order to maintain a level of fitness. 

On the 7th December 2019 I ran a Parkrun PB of 25.00, my aim now is to break the 25-minute barrier.   I have a PB of 55.15 for 10kms and on my first attempt at a half marathon, at the SRC Running Festival, 2019, I clocked 2hrs 13mins which for me was very satisfying considering the injury interrupted preparation I had.  I think my most enjoyable run to date was the 10 kms at the Melbourne Marathon Festival last year, although just missing a PB I felt so comfortable and running onto the ‘G’ is a bit of a buzz! I have not given much thought to events this year, my goal being to regain some fitness after my hand injury and see what happens, however I would like to run in Melbourne again later this year.

Joining the SRC has enabled me to become a more consistent runner and training with the club is much more enjoyable than training alone.  I think the inclusive nature of SRC without regard for age, gender or ability is what makes it a successful and enjoyable club to belong to.

As for pizza’s, olives must be sliced, anchovies are a must and pineapple is definitely out.

Race Calendar

The race calendar is created by Sharleen. If you want items/races added, (or deleted) please let her know.

Name of EventDate of EventLocation of EventEvent WebsiteFacebook Page
Make it Your Own
Wednesday, 1 January 2020 to Thursday, 31 December 2020
Anywhere in AustraliaEvent WebsiteFacebook Page
Pop! Challenge
Wednesday, 1 January 2020 to Thursday, 31 December 2020Anywhere in AustraliaEvent WebsiteFacebook Page
I Survived 2020 5km Virtual RunThursday, 1 October 2020 to Sunday, 31 January 2021AnywhereEvent Website Facebook Page
Legacy Remembrance Walk6th November to 11th November AnywhereEvent Website

The road to Nagoya – part 25

With a cast of thousands supporting Tara on her Sunday long run anywhere from 2 km to 15 km. I am now pondering how am I going to preview Tara’s blog. Hmmm what can I say? I guess you will just have to read it for yourself here, Tara’s blog.

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