Woah! That time slipped away! October snuck away before we realised! Since the last newslestter there has been a bit of changing of the guard, which means new execs and committee members to help keep things ticking along.
Also since the last newsletter plenty of changes to current restrictions which means that we can train again (YAY!) So fingers crossed that this stays the case that that we are all able to keep training together and perhaps getting the chance to run in a few more events.
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Happy reading and…….. Keep Running 😉
It’s been a little while between newsletters but plenty has been going on behind the scenes as the Club tries to navigate our way through new Covid health directions and how they apply to our activities.
Firstly a quick update on the outcome of our AGM held on the 14th of October. For those that don’t already know at the AGM the following Positions were filled;
President – Chris Nicholson
Vice President – Jarrod Minogue
Secretary – Shaleen Bachelor
Treasurer – Catherine Heard
Committee Members – Amanda Heard & Mathieu Ryan
Shepparton Running Festival Director – Steve Ayton
Publicity Officer – Chelsea Nicholson
Director of Coaching – Chris Armstrong
This left two committee positions vacant however post the AGM we received nominations from two other members and duly elected Kate Flynn & Sebastian Mangiameli.
I would like to thank both our retuning committee members and those that have joined the Committee for the first time, I feel we have a strong team to drive the club forward. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank our outgoing committee members Mel McAuliffe, Kirsten Arthur & Debbie & Chris Harvey for their commitment to the club over the past twelve months and longer in what has been some pretty challenging times. It would be amiss of me not to also say a huge thankyou to our outgoing President Mathieu Ryan. Matt has put a ridiculous amount of work and time towards the club over the past two years as President, and the previous 4 years before that in various executive roles, and thankfully, after a bit of begging on my behalf, has agreed to stay on the committee to advise us about the ins and outs of the club procedures as no one knows them like Matt.
Since the AGM the new Committee has me and we have agreed that our number one focus will be on the Club itself and its members. Now that there appears to be some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel and things are opening up again we hope to be able to return to the things we all love doing, training, handicaps, social activities and just catching up with one another again. It has been fantastic to see the number of people that have already taken the opportunity to come along to our first couple of training sessions with the spirit of comradery and light hearted banter that we have all missed. Keep a watch on our Facebook sites for future events that we have begun planning for.
On that note don’t forget our Club Presentation night on Friday the 26th 6.00 PM for a 6:30 PM start at the Peppermill Hotel Shepparton. Given the interrupted year we’ve had a number of our club based handicap awards will not be awarded once again this year, rather the night will be an opportunity to come together as a Club in a non-active wear environment and share a meal and a few laughs. An invite with a Google form has been posted on our Facebook Members Page so if you would like to attend and you haven’t already completed the form please jump on and fill it out. Partners and family members are more than welcome to come along also. If you can’t access the form please let either myself or one of our Committee members know and we will grab your details.
Finally I look forward to seeing everyone out on the training track doing the things we love most.
Half marathon: 1hr 28
Marathon 4hr 15 (near fatal)
I started running in 2013. Started as I had a knee injury and gave footy away. I was a hopeless runner. Chipped away at it. Like all addictions it took hold.
I joined the runners club as it was recommended… 1st time out was a 10km run that darn near killed me.
I run now due to the people. Parkrun has a huge influence on that. The banter that has become the stuff of legend definitely gets me there. The running sessions and focus on intervals has made the biggest difference to my running. Specific sessions and not just “junk running”.
My greatest running memory would have to be the 5km win at the Numurkah fun run as I was as surprised as anyone to be so competitive and the win was incredibly satisfying. The 1-2 with Monty was fantastic. Great day for the Runners Club. We don’t run as individuals but as a team, The Shepparton Runners Club Team.
SRC Handicap November 28th at Princess Park
PRESENTATION NIGHT: GET IN EARLY FOR YOUR SPOT!
RSVP by November 23.
here is the Google form link, please click on it and fill in your details ☺️