SRC E-News June 19

Shepparton Running Festival update

The Shepparton Runners Club have been faced with one of the most difficult decisions in the history of our event. It is with deep sadness that due to COVID-19, we announce the cancellation of the Shepparton Running Festival, scheduled to be held on 22 & 23 August 2020.

We know that this news is an enormous disappointment, not only to our participants, but also to our stakeholders, partners and our volunteers. We know many of you have grown to know and love this event, because many of you return year after year and we thank you for your support.

The process we went through to make this decision meant that we looked at several scenarios. We examined the information from the Victorian State Government that we have now and together with Greater Shepparton City Council we tried to predict what Covid-19 restrictions would look like in late August and then there’s the scenario of a second wave and restrictions staying tight.

We considered control measures such as a reshaped start, finish line and course. Spreading races over two days and even what our aid stations would look like. What we do know is information and predictions will keep changing as there are still so many unknowns until we are clearly on the other side of this pandemic.

We had to consider our financial situation and that of our sponsors. The risk to our local community and if they are ready to receive visitors and the liability of a COVID-19 outbreak. We know we have a responsibility to reactivate our economy, however August was approaching fast.

We would like to thank all those who messaged us and got in touch to tell us how keen you were for our event to go ahead. We know this news is disappointing. We now look towards 2021 when we will have a new AIMS certified course and we make sure there is enough room for everyone.

Your sincerely,

Mathieu Ryan
Committee President
Shepparton Runners Club

Runner Profile

Kate Dainton

Kate Dainton, 40 years old.

5km- 20:56 secs

10: 46:14

Half: 1:41:44

Marathon: 3:42 

What initially got you into running?

I got into running to get out of the house! It was a challenging time in my life a few 

years ago, and I shuffled out of my driveway for 1km. I had never run before I even got laughs when I told my friends. I then got up the courage to try park run after a cocktail commitment with a friend and worked hard for weeks to get a 30min PB. 

What other sporty activities do you participate in?

I do yoga & some strength work at home. I’ve been bouncing on ‘bluey ‘the big gym ball while working from home. His kind of turned into Wilson from castaway during iso. We do lots of family rides and I feel mum taxi is an activity right? I seem to be quite invested and it’s consistent! 

What good running and training tips have you discovered that may help others?

Turn your watch on clock mode and just run on feel. Numbers, time, pace are not 

always reflective of where you are at. More stress then probably a higher heart rate! Tune into the WHY of your running do it easy and happy. Also, I have been practicing mindfulness running where I run on my own and nothing in the ears. I think this helps with sitting with discomfort of the body and mind and builds confidence 

When your backyard pizza oven is up and running, what will be your mainstay pizza?

Tough question! These are on my list for this week’s long run reward *Roast pumpkin, pine nuts, buffalo cheese, rocket, and parmesan 

* Pork and Fennel sausage, spinach, chilli, caramelised onion, and mozzarella cheese 

Tatura it’s a great place to live for Dainton pizza and Strava segments! 

Which events are you most looking forward to restarting?

I did my first trail run in January and loved it. It makes you feel like a kid at heart as you leap & dodge with no pace to catch. The vibe is different to road running. Look up Lucy Bartholomew she is a legend. I’m looking forward to hitting the trails that is out of my comfort zone whilst trying to not face plant. 

Come join me! 

Kate Dainton

Interval training builds speed and endurance

Interval training has been used by athletes for years to build fitness. Interval training combines short, high-intensity bursts of speed, with slow, recovery phases, repeated during one exercise session. An early form of interval training, fartlek (a Swedish term meaning “speed play”) was casual and unstructured. A runner would simply increase and decrease pace at will.

Today, athletes use more structured interval training workouts and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to build speed and endurance. This variation of interval training and speed work can be a simple or sophisticated routine, but the basics are still the same as the original fartlek training.

Here are some sessions I have been doing outside Tuesday’s club sessions.

4 x 4 mins 1 min Standing recovery (SR)

6 x 500 mtrs 1 min SR

4 X 1KM 1:30 SR

2 km x 2 with ample recovery. ( Last Thursday Taren and I did this one. We allowed 1 min recovery. Afterwards we agreed that 2 mins recovery would have been better.

Every 3 weeks or so during my training plan I will add in the following session.

50 mins with the last 10 mins solid pace. Ideally you will start your last 10 mins from the same spot each time. Hopefully over time you will finish further down the path clocking a bigger distance.

Confessions of a podiatrist with heel pain and her tips for runners with heel pain
Running Mums Australia has a three part post where a podiatrist talks about heel pain and how to deal with it; read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Race Calendar

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

SRC E-News June 5

Uniforms have been restocked and are ready to keep you warm on your winter runs. If you’d like to purchase something from the highly fashionable SRC Purple and Gold collection send Melanie McAuliffe or the SRC message and we’ll arrange collection. 🏃🏼‍♀️ 🏃🏽‍♂️ 🥶 ❄️

Parklands Albury Wodonga’s annual Riverina Trail series event will be held virtually this year.
Event Development Ranger Sean Greenhill said during the coronavirus pandemic it was important that the June to October annual fundraiser be held in some form to keep “momentum”, the five trail event series raises money for local land management works.
Mr Greenhill said the “virtual” element of the event meant those who took part can race solo and forward results to event organisers. This year’s trail runs include Albury Ranges, Mahers Hill, Huon Hill, Federation Hill and Mt Baranduda.
Trail runners Luke and Lauren Preston have participated in the event for the last few years and are looking forward to running it virtually this year.

The Role Hips and Quads Play in Proper Run Form

Running requires many parts of the body to be working in unison, from our feet to our core to the way our arms and legs swing. Mastering the optimal run form for performance and injury prevention is a never-ending endeavor. This article will break down what should happen at the hips, and discuss the importance of producing forward momentum from the glutes, achieving hip extension, and optimizing posture. 

More info here

Runner Profile

Katherine Hallam

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Katherine Hallam

Age 34.

5km pb 39:23 a long time ago before SRC but currently 45.47. 

What is it that drew you to running and joining the SRC? Matt and Justine started me on Parkrun when Will was a baby and I just did parkrun for a while. I was scared of the SRC as I’m not a natural runner. Then last year Sam was volunteering in my classroom and mentioned the My 5k Finish Line. So I bit the bullet and joined that group and loved hanging out with Sam, Tara, Steve, Taren, Jacqui and Alice. The encouragement I got from everyone to try helped a lot so after the Shepparton Running Festival I joined up! 

What events have you participated in, and are there any you would like to repeat? Shepparton Running Festival 5km, Four Vines 5km, Wangaratta 5km, Mother’s Day Classic 8km and RunRona 5km. I would like to do Four Vines again and hopefully it’s not so humid! 

How has the lockdown affected your running? My planned events of the 5km at Gold Coast Marathon Festival and the O’Keefe trail have been cancelled 😟 but I have kept training! When I was teaching remotely running a few times a week kept me sane! 

Tell us your favourite pizza toppings. I love the Baa Baa at Fryers Food Store but do enjoy a capricosa and good old Hawaiian! Pineapple goes on certain pizzas!

What are your future plans or hopes with running? I would like to get back under 40 minutes for 5km by the end of the year and ultimately run a 10km. 

Run Calendar

It seams like a lot of races are going virtual. Some are your well know races. Others are new ones, like the Covid-19 Battle last weekend. It was a half marathon starting from Lake Victoria in our case. The results were Sam 1:48:57, Tara 2:10:30 PB, Jacqui, Taren, and Steven 2:28:30. This was a PB for Jacqui and Taren’s longest distance.

With social distancing rules being eased and travel restrictions also being eased we are looking at traveling to local trails between Rushworth and Warby Rangers. If you want to come along have a chat to one of us (maybe Sam) and we can let you know what is being organised.

Melbourne Marathon still going ahead.

The 2020 Melbourne Marathon Festival is being held on Sunday the 4th of October. More than 35,000 competitors will participate in this awesome event, finishing with a lap of the MCG’s hallowed turf after passing many of Melbourne’s famous landmarks en-route.

The festival features distances for all ages and abilities making it a great family friendly event. Events include the Melbourne Marathon (42.195km), Half Marathon (21.1km), 10km Run, 5km Run and 3km Walk.

Even Gold Coast has gone virtual

Register now:

It’s free for runners, wheelies and walkers of all ages and abilities to join and there are six distances on offer to complete from 1-31 July:

Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Virtual Marathon
ASICS Virtual Half Marathon
Southern Cross University Virtual 10km Run
Gold Coast Airport Virtual 5km Fun Run
4km and 2km Junior Dash

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