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

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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
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