SRC E-News
November 2021

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.

As always, if you have anything you think could go into the newsletter, please make sure you get in contact at and we will see what we can do about adding to the newsletter.

Happy reading and……..  Keep Running 😉

President’s Podium

Hi All,

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.


Chris Nicholson

Coaches Corner

Hi Team,
Training and Handicap updates plus a sneak peak at 2022
It’s so good to be back! Training has started and numbers have been strong on both Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. At this stage on Tuesday’s we will rotate between the lake, botanical gardens and Princess Park on Tuesday’s for different sessions, while Thursday’s will continue to be starting at Princess Park. Training times are the same in that we will meet from around 5:45pm for a 6pm start, but you are most welcome to start your session or run early if you need or want to.
At this stage I’m looking at options to have a handicap event for a bit of fun on November 28th and looking at December 12th as a Christmas break up where we will give “The Michigan” a try.
With handicaps next year, I’m working on a plan where we will have a different distance for all 11 handicaps next year with locations to be split between Princess Park, Botanical Gardens and the Lake. No athletics track at this stage as over the last couple of years the numbers there for handicaps have been less and I prefer to give you more of what you enjoy, plus council will be charging us for all future use of the track.

Runner Profile

Jarrod Minogue


10km: 37.34

5km: 17.50

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

Yes you read right! Handicaps are back and our first one will be a short and sharp 1600m at Princess Park. Here’s the details:
Venue – Princess Park – Shepparton
First runner starts at 8:30am – Try to arrive from 8am
Cost – Members $0, Non-Members $5
Course – Will start and finish on oval
BBQ breakfast on afterwards
Please register in the google form if you’d like to run or volunteer, as the distance is a bit unique to handicap, I would absolutely LOVE early registrations to give me a bit more time to get the handicaps together, even if you’re just thinking about running, please put your name down and I can have a start time in place for you.


Come join us for our annual presentation night and to share a meal with your fellow club members on Friday November 26th at The Peppermill.
Entrée will be supplied by the club. Main meals and drinks to be purchased at your cost.
A condition of entry is that all guests will have their vaccination certificates checked on arrival by staff
Date – Friday 26th of November 2021 via the google form attached below
Where – Peppermill Hotel Shepparton Function Room (Park in the rear carpark and enter via the function room door)
Time – 6:00 PM for a 6:30 PM Start
RSVP by Tuesday 23rd November 2021 – via google form attached below

RSVP by November 23.

here is the Google form link, please click on it and fill in your details ☺️

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