SRC E-News Feb 8

SRC E-News Jan 25

I will start with a safety message from Tara and our friends at Goulburn Vally Water, (aka the water factory).

Heat is a big killer

Recognising heat-related illness
Heat can cause illnesses such as heat cramps and heat exhaustion which can lead to the life-threatening condition, heatstroke. Heatstroke is fatal in up to 80% of cases.

Heat can also worsen the condition of someone who already has a medical issue such as heart disease or diabetes. Most reported illness and death is due to the effect of heat on those who are already ill.

If you or someone you know is unwell call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24 for 24-hour health advice or see your doctor.

In an emergency, call 000.

SRC NEWS

Our members are superstars 

Our Kathy is a Boston Bound 

After some technical difficulties with the Shepparton Marathon being listed as a registered AIMS certified course, Kathy Fuller was able to use the Shepparton course and her time as a Boston Qualifier.

Well done Kathy and good luck.

Liam Edwards cycles in the big league.

Liam Edwards is currently in New Zealand riding for National Road Series Team “AMR Renault Racing” on his first trip overseas. Liam takes on the five-day gruelling “New Zealand Cycle Classic” today (Wednesday) for the next five days. This race is raced as a UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) 2.2 division race with Division 1 being the likes of Tour de France. Riders have come from across the world to content this hotly contested race which is New Zealand’s version of the “Jayco Sun Herald Tour”.

Today was Stage 1 of the five Stage NZ Cycle Classic and Liam got 19th out of a field of 111 riders…he is very happy.

Liam after today’s stage 2. Finished in 22nd place and 6th in Young Riders Category. He got a flat 30km from the finish and had buried himself to get back to the peleton. He is very happy though with his efforts

Well done Liam, what a massive achievement. Be proud of your achievements as we all are. Keep up the good work. 

 


 

10 GREAT REASONS TO JOIN THE SHEPPARTON RUNNERS CLUB
#1 | The Shepparton Runners Club is a great way to meet new people, new training partners, and new friends and create a team environment in what can be a lonely and individual pursuit.
Join up by clicking on the link https://sheppartonrunnersclub.com.au/join-us/
#SRC2019

#2 | Our club consists of members aged from 1 to 70 with approximately equal males and females. Some of our members have just begun their running journey, while others have been running for 60 years. We run 52 weeks a year rain, hail or shine. Although, you’ll find some of our members are more dedicated than others!
Join up by clicking on the link https://sheppartonrunnersclub.com.au/join-us/
#SRC2019

#3 | We have a wide range of runs to suit your needs – Training twice a week with fartlek, tempo and easy runs organised by our coach, Chris Armstrong. Otherwise catch up at Parkrun or a Sunday long run.
Join up by clicking on the link https://sheppartonrunnersclub.com.au/join-us/
#SRC2019

More to come next week

UPCOMING EVENTS AND NEWS

Feb 7, 40th Anniversary Launch –  pot luck 7 pm SRC Clubrooms

March 10, Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE

July 13 SRC 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner. More information to come with online booking and a stand-alone Facebook page with all the information you need. All coming soon.


NEW NEW NEW

Last Sunday Chris and Norah hosted Sam, Tara, & myself on a Sunday run in Numurkah. We ran along the river bank following the trail and this incorporated some road running as well.

After the run, we all headed to the Mierlo for breakfast.

Chris loaned me a book about the Melbourne Marathon called the wall. The history of the Melbourne Marathon 1978 – 2012. I will read it and take parts out for the newsletter. Their will be a test at the end of the year, so please study. I just hope I don’t fail. For the record, I did my first Big M Melbourne marathon in 1984 as a 21-year-old in a time of 3:38:00. How I wished I did more in my 20s. The course back then was from Frankston to the Melbourne art centre.

The Wall. The history of the Melbourne Marathon 1978 – 2012.

Steve Moneghetti’s first introduction to the Melbourne marathon was in 1979 as a spectator to watch the Ballarat Harriers run. Steve considered himself as a marathon groupie watching the Ballarat Harriers run the Melbourne marathon before getting involved a few years later. Monna regrets not doing Melbourne marathon in his prime as his first marathon was in 1986 at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. This was where his marathon was the last minute decision after doing the 10,000 on the track.

In 1993 Mona did the Melbourne marathon as a long training run. In a time of 2:46:47 half an hour behind the winner.

One of the best things about Melbourn marathon according to Monna is that everyone has a story of the early days when it was the Big M whether it be the train trip down or the head win running.

Mona is pleased that the Melbourne marathon numbers have passed the boom numbers of the 80s. In 2012 the race grew in status with Athletics Australia making it a world championship trial for Mosco. I remember reading about Deeks running the Victorian Marathon championship at point cook in 1979 and I am sure having the elite run beside you is motivation.


Stay cool with these Berry swirl yoghurt pops.

Method

1. Blend yoghurt, vanilla and half the icing sugar in a blender or food processor until combined. Transfer mixture to a jug.

2. Add berries and the remaining icing sugar to blender or food processor. Pour in 1 cup of the vanilla yoghurt mixture and process until smooth and combined.

3. One-third fill popsicle moulds with vanilla yoghurt mixture then top up moulds with berry mixture.

4. Run a skewer through mixture in each mould to create a swirled effect.

5. Place moulds in freezer for 1 hour then insert a popsicle stick in each one and return to freezer for several hours or overnight until frozen solid.

6. Remove popsicles from moulds just before serving. If popsicles are difficult to remove, wrap a warm damp cloth around moulds for a few seconds and they should slide out easily.

Tip: Popsicle moulds are available in different shapes and sizes from department stores and specialty kitchen shops. Popsicle sticks are available from newsagents and craft shops.

Sourced from Healthy Kids at www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au


Have a great running week and Stay hydrated.

Regards

Steven


 

SRC E-news Jan 18, 2019

Welcome to 2019 SRC newsletter

Happy New Year to all. We hope you achieved all your running goals for 2018 and have set some new goals for 2019. We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year.
Memberships are open for the 2019 Memberships.
Family Memberships are $180 and Single Memberships are $120. You can register online now at https://sheppartonrunnersclub.com.au/join-us/

So what has happened while I was away?

December 2018

After 5 1/2 years in Tatura Victoria Louise Secomb informs us she is moving to Toowoomba

We will miss you Louise Secomb. Thanks for being such an active member of SRC. Keep in touch and all the best the future 😘

December 29

Parkrun international news – Since the very first event in 2004, so far there have been 40,605,326 completed parkruns…

Today, Alex Yee ran the second fastest EVER!

Alex ran a time of 13:57 at Dulwich parkrun in London

January 1

Natalie Hicks clocked up 100 parkruns

On the comeback trail from a traumatic injury (child birth) and setting some big running goals for 2019/20. And you know what? She has the heart and commitment to do it!


We clocked up a double parkrun starting in Cobram or Euroa and finishing in Shepparton. This was followed by about 40 runners making their way to The Butter Factory for brunch. Thanks to Chelsea Nicholson for organising that.


The alarm is set for 5am and despite getting in late from a work Christmas party Paul Graham and Katherine “Caddy” Oswin are preparing to drive the three hours from Melbourne to Wangaratta to complete their 55th different Victorian parkrun in just over a year. It seems a long way to go for a five-kilometre event lasting little more than 20 minutes, especially given the Richmond couple has a perfectly good parkrun just around the corner at Westerfolds.

They’re chasing Victorian statesmanship. The full story here.


Some race results

Trevor Dainton Two Bays trail run 28 km 2:49:04

Grant Hicks Two Bays trail run 28 km 2:33:12

Tom Avram 2XU Triathlon sprint 600m/26.7km/5km 1:22:03 2nd in division


Now you are updated – What’s next.

We will be postponing the upcoming 3000m track race and moving it back to Tuesday February 12th due to the forecast 40 degree weather. We will still be training at the track next Tuesday and everyone is welcome to join in, we just won’t be racing. Ideally, we wouldn’t postpone but feel it’s more important to be conservative in the heat and try to look after one another.

Thanks
Chris


40 Years of Shepparton Runners Club.

Pot Luck night

On February 7th 1979 a group of runners met and officially created… the Shepparton Runners Club. To begin the year long celebration of the Clubs 40th Anniversary we will be holding a pot luck night after training on Thursday the 7th of February. Training will commence as usual at 6pm and then dinner should be ready to go at 7pm. So bring something yummy to share and join us to get the party started. All are welcome.

2019 Memberships looking strong

With the introduction of our new online membership registration process, we have reached over 70 members and it’s not too late to sign up!
This year we have made the move to have our members register online. This is to help make the process easier for returning members, as well as new members. Plus we have the added option of purchasing new apparel and show off the yellow and purple.
Members are entitled to 10% off consultations at Lakeside Podiatry, as well as 10% off treatments at FixMP. We are also very lucky to have Intersport Shepparton offering 10% full priced shoes and apparel. And last is a complimentary 2019 Membership Key Ring, but hurry as these are limited supply.
Registering is simple, head over to sheppartonrunnersclub.com.au/join-us/ and click on the 2019 membership portal button. For those registering as a family, there is a cheat sheet attached.


Wangaratta Marathon and fun runs

SRC have a team for the Wang Marathon. Runners just need to pick SRC when entering. If they have already entered and want to be added to the team they can let me know.

The Riverina Trails and Murray Running Festival

The Riverina Trails and Murray Running Festival website received a complete rebuild before Christmas, some of you may have noticed. This should be a more modern, easy to navigate platform. Enjoy!

www.riverinatrails.org


🔥🔥 HEAT HEALTH ALERT 🔥🔥

Please take care throughout the heatwave this week, be aware of the signs of heat-related illness, drink plenty of water and seek help for those affected.

Tap here for more information: bit.ly/GSHeatWarning

SRC E-news Dec 21 Christmas edition

On behalf of the Shepparton Runners Club, I would like to wish all our members, families and friends a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year.

I’d just like to add that this will be your last weekly newsletter for a few weeks. I anticipate the next newsletter will be sent out on Friday, January 11. To stay up to date on club news over the next few weeks continue to check the SRC Facebook page Shepparton Runners Club inc & Shepparton Runners Club . Or come to our Tuesday sessions and Chris will update you.

Club News

No training Tuesday for Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Regular Thursday training on December 27th and January 3rd

3000m Results from December 18th

Thanks everyone for coming along and participating, we had a number of late withdrawals but still ended up with 50 participants which was a great result. A big thank you to all of our volunteers on the night who helped with timekeeping, results, lap counting, set up, clean up, photos and videos, we are very blessed to have so many members who are keen to chip in and help out.

Also a big thank you to Intersport Shepparton for their generous sponsorship with the winners of each grade taking home a $30 voucher from Intersport just in time for Christmas

D Grade
Jaidyn White 14:04
Helen Reynolds 16:26
Zac Walker 16:30
Kylie Monk 18:02
Michelle Walker 18:09
Cate Aitken 18:23
Lila Urquhart 18:57

C Grade
Justin Reynolds 13:03
Sam Daniel 13:05
Hannah Torres 13:23
Aidan Ross 13:33
Robert Hearn 13:33
Bailey White 13:47
Isla Shaw 14:05
Cadel Nicholson 14:15
Wes Barrot 14:18
Lee-Anne Kirschner 14:19
Norah Armstrong 14:38
Sue Olley 14:47
Adrian Jones 15:02
Lydia Monk 15:03
Mason Sleeth 15:12
Phillip Healey 15:13
Melanie McAuliffe 15:15
Peter Urquhart 15:34
Chris Harvey DNF

B Grade
Trevor Dainton 11:54
Steve Monk 12:07
Anna Turnbull 12:35
Dylan Scoble 12:43
Hayden Reynolds 12:44
Anthony Vivona 12:48
Noah Vivona 12:48
Max Carroll 12:52
Christopher Nicholson 12:59
Emily Davies 13:02
Wendy McHugh 13:03
Debbie Kirne 13:06
Kate Dainton 13:12
Ryan Dealy 13:18
Craig Reynolds 13:43
Carole McGregor 14:04
Rory Urquhart 15:14

A Grade
Nathan Stoate 9:15
Joshua Sait 9:41
Chris Armstrong 9:54
Charlie White 9:58
Jackson Neville 10:28
Matt Sullivan 10:50
Tom Avram 11:24

The Cathedrals Challenge By Tara Daniels.

I have done some hard stuff in my life….and then I have done the cathedrals challenge. The weather was hot and humid which made the first four km of gorgeous rainforest single trail feel like the first few layers of hell. I hated it and even Steve was beating me for a bit….then we hit the climb and it was epic!!! The rock scrambling reminded me of my childhood and I loved it. I climbed, descended, scrambled, slid, rock hopped and talked incessantly to everyone around me about how “brutal” the course was. Once Sugarloaf peak was reached and the razorback was traversed, it was pretty well downhill and there were some dubious rocks and roots which may have claimed some of us, but I held strong being passed by people who had run double the distance in less time…If you ever want to do something hard and challenging, consider Anne Boleyn thought the same thing before she lost her head….The Cathedrals Challenge is a brutal mistress of amazing scenery, stunning and technical trail that goes easy on no one….it’s a total “never again” until the next time for me *googling when the race entry opens*……PS did I mention I beat Steve??? PPS. Sam had a kick ass run that really should not be a PPS, he came 11th overall in a hellrace than is designed for masochists and then came second in his age category….I’m super proud!

and then 6 days later we ran a 13 km trail run

A 5.45 am start saw Steve, Tara and Sam heading west to the Gold Rush trail run. After a bit over 2 hours and a couple of wee stops, we arrived at the finish point, Sailors Falls Vineyard. We popped onto a coach to the start line, and that’s when the rain started. Everyone huddled under any shelter they could find, hoping the miserable weather would end before the start of the race.  It eased off, and we hit the trail. The first couple of kilometres were jam packed with runners, this event has really increased in popularity. The track went up, down, across rickety old bridges, and as we slipped and slopped through the mud approaching the finish, Sailors Falls itself. A quick selfie, then the final couple of clicks to the finish line and a well deserved drink, muddy and satisfied.

Last Sunday morning Shepparton women Kathy Fuller and Narelle Pell successfully completed their final run after a whopping 12 marathons in 12 months challenge!

The pair managed to collect $100,000 for the Goulburn Valley Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA), and raised awareness around child sexual abuse across six states.

Well done ladies! Time for a much-needed break.

SRC E-news Dec 14 Summer edition.

Above, SRC members at a typical Tuesday nights training session.

Coach Chris Armstrong must be doing something right.

Finale Run  – here we come!

By Kathy Fuller. 

So here we are  – December – and Narelle and I find ourselves finally at #12! – It’s been a massive year for us both juggling full time work, family, training, raising funds, awareness and the commitments that required and also simply managing our health and injuries along the way – although we have been pretty well unscathed over the last 11 months. It has been an amazing and rewarding experience thanks to folk like you!

The SRC Family have been enormously kind and generous supporters and quite a few of you have joined us along the way in some of these runs (whatever distance that was). We have had heaps of fun and many laughs – although sometimes it’s hard to laugh around that 32km mark or so … however we all love that 200m mark it’s the guaranteed I feel no pain part!

The Tuesday sessions under the guidance of Guru Coach Chris have been super beneficial to my training regime and both Narelle and I looking forward to a change in training tact and get to participate in some more SRC activities.

We’d both sincerely like to thank you guys for all your shouts outs, supporting our events when and where you could and also most importantly you have helped spread the awareness to protect kidz in our community against sexual assault.

Kidz are a big part of the SRC and as we say protecting kids is everyone’s business and Narelle and I can’t solely do this without the many #voice4kidz advocates that joined us.

So thanks heaps – See you at the finish line and we look forward to the new running adventures and goals that 2019 may bring to us all!

Club news

Sam, Tara, & Steven are off on a trail run again.

Saturday, December 15 Gold Rush trail run. 

The trail run takes place on a section of the Goldfields Track; a unique section of trails which highlight the region’s history, cultural heritage and natural assets.

The concept for the event was discovered when notable road and trail runner, Julian Spence, opened a running shop in Ballarat, through which he noticed there was a lack of focus for trail runners in the region.

Sunday December 16th from 6am at The Woolshed at Emerald Bank, Kialla Kathy Fuller and Narelle Pell will be running their 12th marathon for the year for their #voice4kidz campaign, here is an opportunity to run with and support these amazing women for such a worthy cause. There will be a stack of other things on to celebrate as well with a BBQ, coffee, Mr Sheppy, a jumping castle and music there on the day as well so should be an awesome atmosphere. Even if you can’t run, it’d be great to cheer Kathy and Narelle as they cross the finish line which should be between 10am and 10:30am.

Tuesday December 18th from 6pm at Shepparton Athletics Track will be our next 3000m graded races. It was a huge success last time with 75 registrations and 58 competing on the night. Please register ASAP to assist Chris with being able to put the grading together so start lists can be published as early as possible. We currently have 17 registered, once we have at least 40 then start lists can be created and put up. The link to register is here and takes 30 seconds to do – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf59ytKU7oL_iWa7KEak33boxhmEiy13xZwlYAA8bnpHHkT-w/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&fbclid=IwAR2wSe65XBrNrmuDXapfST8ss_zheA0vvNk4Tfzw6iyL_B7_d6e40a869hI

 

Cathedral Challenge

Last Sunday Tara, Sam, & Steven took on the 10 km at the Cathedral Challenge. The word of the day was brutal. At the start line we were greeted by Helen Reynolds and Julie Thomas (from Broadford)

I was anticipating a run report from Tara, not only did she miss the deadline she didn’t submit a report. So we should expect a double trail report after next weekend.

Mountain Sports hosts up to 10 events annually. They pride themselves on pushing runners to try something that they may consider beyond themselves. Ultimately they believe growth happens when we make ourselves a little bit vulnerable. And on some of those rock climbs, I felt vulnerable and scared.

About 100 runners took to the start line in 3 waves 5 minutes apart. Sam was in wave 2 with the runners who weren’t going to smash the course. Tara, Helen and Steven were in wave 3 where the runners were expected to both run and walk.

Results 10ish km

In 11th position Sam Daniel 2:20:55 second 40-49 age group

26th Helen Reynolds 2:46:36

39th Tara Daniel 3:12:28

40th Steven Trevaskis 3:13:31

The beauty and the brutal beast

Below –  Julie Thomas showing the beautiful scenery and the beast of terrain. Photo by Tracy Waterfall with permission.

Below – Some of the challenging climbs we had to navigate

Below – And when the going got easy, this is what we were faced with

For those that didn’t see this on Facebook

The answer to today’s question is Age of Reason and 2:18 -3:00 minutes.

John Farnham’s Age of Reason film clip shows John Farnham in the Cathedral Rangers where SamTara and I ran today. Check out the clip and if you want to start at 2:18 mins and finish at 3:00 to see some of the terrain.

I don’t want to put anyone off but not all of the course was this hard. In some spots it was harder, even brutal.

Age Of Reason Film Clip  Check it out.

SRC MEMBERS AWAY FROM THE TRACK

Congratulations Tara Daniel (Callingham)

Tara recently attended the RMIT graduation to receive her degree. Tara now has a Master of Engineering degree.

Tara can now make water. Seriously congrats mate!

Happy Birthday Norah

Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday today. I have had a wonderful day with lunch then training with SRC including birthday cake made by Melanie McAuliffe. Feeling very spoilt.

Congratulations Nadine

Feeling very emotional and honoured after receiving a Life Membership to the Kyabram Pony Club after my 40-year service as a rider, instructor and parent. I know I am in great company with the previous six Life Members all playing a huge part in my pony club life over the years. Huge thanks to the Kyabram Pony Club members, both past and present and the wider equestrian world to who all I have crossed paths with making great friendships, guidance and fierce competition. I would also like to pay respect to my parents (in particularly my dad) who passed away a few years ago for taking me all over Victoria and Interstate to compete. Dad was my biggest critic, but also my biggest supporter. Lastly, I would like to acknowledge my three trusty pony club mounts; Treasure (a 13-hand pony who was the perfect learners horse when I was 4 years old, he always seemed big to me), Billy (who was a 11.3 hand pocket rocket who took me to Grade 3 eventing) and Sonnet (a 14.3 hand dapple grey mare who took me through the ranks of pony club). May the horse be with you!!!

SRC E-News Dec 7

This weekend is going to be a scorcher! Make sure you’re well protected if out and about and staying hydrated with plenty of water. #ChooseTap for the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly water available!

Club News

  • Tuesday, December 11 SRC members are requested to turn up to our training at the lake in your club top. We will be doing a photo shoot, and Chris will have more information on the night.
  • As most of you will be aware of the discussion on Facebook about a second key and padlock required at the athletics track. Only SRC and Little athletics will be allowed to open the gates on the track as council wants to preserve lanes one and two. In regards to the birds fertilising the big blue track, the council has plans to install taps around the track so the track can be pressure washed. The track will be cleaned as needed for the SRC and Little Athletics club.

Cathedrals Challenge – a true trail running experience.

December 9.

Good luck to Tara, Sam, & Steven as they take on the 10 km Cathedral Challenge. I say good luck because one of us will need it as the other 2 are experienced at trails.

A visit to the Cathedral Ranges State Park led Race Director, Sean Greenhill on what he considered a fantastic trail running adventure. Subsequently, maps were poured over and soon enough a race course was developed that would provide trail runners with an adventure on the trails they would not forget

The Jawbone Peak Half Marathon at the Cathedrals Challenge offers competitors the opportunity to explore some spectacular and unique terrain in the Cathedral Range State Park.

Starting at Cooks Mill Campground, runners head along Tweed Spur Rd before turning onto Messmate Track and starting their ascent through the tall forests emerging at Sugarloaf Saddle picnic ground. Continuing on to the Canyon Track which transitions from a walking track to impressive faces of Granite and the first true challenge of the run.

Saturday December 8th from 4pm at Shepparton Athletics track will be our teams event where we say thank you to our sponsors who have helped put funds towards our uniform this year. We will be running events for 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1600m and then at the end of the night we will take requests for anything else you’d like to have a go at. A schedule of events will be posted this weekend on the facebook page so please keep an eye out for that. If you could also wear something on the night that is either yellow, blue, red or green that would be great as we would like to take some photos in our sponsor colours, and hopefully our latest uniform order will be ready to show off on the night

Sunday December 16th from 6am at The Woolshed at Emerald Bank, Kialla Kathy Fuller and Narelle Pell will be running their 12th marathon for the year for their #voice4kidz campaign, here is an opportunity to run with and support these amazing women for such a worthy cause. There will be a stack of other things on to celebrate as well with a BBQ, coffee, Mr Sheppy, a jumping castle and music there on the day as well so should be an awesome atmosphere. Even if you can’t run, it’d be great to cheer Kathy and Narelle as they cross the finish line which should be between 10am and 10:30am.

SRC 3000 Athletics Track

A reminder, let’s get our registrations in for the next 3000m night at the track on Tuesday December 18th – once we have 40 registrations the start lists will begin to be published https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSf59ytKU7oL_iWa7…/viewform…

Other news

Lucy Bartholomew: the key to being a successful long distance runner
Lucy Bartholomew won the coveted One to Watch award at the recent Women in Sport awards. Lucy E. Cousins interviews her in this article at Womens Health. And if you want a great podcast to listen to when you’re out for a run, check out NZ’s Dirt Church Radio interview with her here.

Knee pain? It could all be in the hips
Painful knees while running is a common complaint, but it could be the hips which are causing this problem, explains Matthew Hicks, physiotherapist at RunWest Injury Management specialists. Matthew offers some exercise tips to strengthen glutes and improve hip control in this article at the RunWest blog.

Hal Higdon’s tips of the day
This one isn’t an article as such, but coach & author Hal Higdon’s Facebook page; as well as frequently linking to useful articles, Hal posts a tip of the day each day. Check out his page here.

Superstars of 2018

Norah Armstrong

So…remember back to January when we made some new years resolutions for our running??……well…… it’s the first day of the last month of the year…. how are we going??….we know of a few that have achieved their goal…including Norah who today smashed her goal (shes been chipping away at it all year just quietly  ). How did you go?

PS. There’s still time!!


Kate Dainton

In 2016 Kate did 3 half marathons in the following times…..2:17, 2:10, & 2:14 Now with a half PB of 1:47:14.In 2017 Kate ran Gold coast Marathon in 4:48:00 and this year she ran Melbourne marathon about 1:00 hr quicker 3:51:00

SRC E-news Nov 29

Club news

December is busy month at SRC with 4 events on the calendar, here is what is coming up and what you need to do to be a part of it.

Saturday December 8th from 4pm at Shepparton Athletics track will be our teams event where we say thank you to our sponsors who have helped put funds towards our uniform this year. We will be running events for 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1600m and then at the end of the night we will take requests for anything else you’d like to have a go at. A schedule of events will be posted this weekend on the facebook page so please keep an eye out for that. If you could also wear something on the night that is either yellow, blue, red or green that would be great as we would like to take some photos in our sponsor colours, and hopefully our latest uniform order will be ready to show off on the night.

Sunday December 16th from 6am at The Woolshed at Emerald Bank, Kialla Kathy Fuller and Narelle Pell will be running their 12th marathon for the year for their #voice4kidz campaign, here is an opportunity to run with and support these amazing women for such a worthy cause. There will be a stack of other things on to celebrate as well with a BBQ, coffee, Mr Sheppy, a jumping castle and music there on the day as well so should be an awesome atmosphere. Even if you can’t run, it’d be great to cheer Kathy and Narelle as they cross the finish line which should be between 10am and 10:30am.

Tuesday December 18th from 6pm at Shepparton Athletics Track will be our next 3000m graded races. It was a huge success last time with 75 registrations and 58 competing on the night. Please register ASAP to assist Chris with being able to put the grading together so start lists can be published as early as possible. We currently have 17 registered, once we have at least 40 then start lists can be created and put up. The link to register is here and takes 30 seconds to do – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf59ytKU7oL_iWa7KEak33boxhmEiy13xZwlYAA8bnpHHkT-w/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&fbclid=IwAR2wSe65XBrNrmuDXapfST8ss_zheA0vvNk4Tfzw6iyL_B7_d6e40a869hI

 

“The Michigan” A workout so nice they only named it once!

 

Sunday December 23rd from 8am at Princess Park – experience “The Michigan” What is “The Michigan” you ask, have a read of this – https://lopemagazine.com/2018/11/16/the-michigan-workout-ron-warhurst-nick-willis-kevin-sullivan/?fbclid=IwAR3WVFbRNZtFhYvxvaX5ogfw0YZOj8u6nYwd0iSNTr35viYJDAY8s_gDp6Y We will be giving our own version of “The Michigan” a go and will follow it up with a social bbq afterwards – come along to watch, participate if you’re brave enough or just enjoy each others company before Christmas and have a cheeky sausage or 7. You can even decide if onions go on top or beneath your sausage!

 

Training over Christmas and New Year – There will be no SRC training on Christmas Day or New Years Day as they fall on a Tuesday, however normal training will be on Thursday December 27th and Thursday January 3rd.

Parkrun

Hi parkrunners,
Just a reminder to make sure that we obey the local parking laws when attending parkrun on a saturday morning. There is usually ample parking in the Pizza Hut carpark across the road, and in other designated parking areas. We need to make sure that we maintain safe conditions for all users of the area, and this includes road users.

Just a reminder that 16 days of activism is on next week in conjunction with parkrun. parkrun is free, but please remember that if you aren’t already registered as a parkrun participant you need to register on the website so that you can get a result.

https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/form/

January 5

Mansfield Botanic parkrun -Official Launch

Facebook event page here .


Upcoming events and races

Facebook page here ,

Facebook event page here,

Wangaratta Marathon Facebook page here

Melbourne marathon 2019

Early bird entries open NOW.

“Australia’s largest marathon” and best running festival is back!

The 2019 Melbourne Marathon Festival is being held on Sunday the 13th of October. More than 30,000 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), Airlines Half Marathon (21.1km), ASICS 10km Run, 5km Run and 3km Walk.

Participants will make their way through the vibrant streets of Melbourne, passing some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. The longer runs will take in sights such as the Arts Centre, Flinders Street Station & the picturesque St Kilda foreshore with all participants finishing with a lap of the hallowed turf of the MCG.

Tickets are now on sale via:
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#melbmara

SRC E-News Nov 23

Club news

Track 3000 graded

I just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts last Tuesday night in assisting to make sure everything went smoothly and created an environment that allowed everyone to participate and have fun.

It’s a credit to SRC as a team and to the community that we have built,that we can essentially put on a training night at the track that has some 3000m races that people are willing to travel to take part in,  we donated a stack of time and energy in having a night that punched far above it’s weight in terms of quality and fun.

We had runners come across from Blighty, Echuca, Wangaratta, Cobram, Yarrawonga and obviously our core group which is closer to home and it wasn’t in search of prize money or anything like that,  last Tuesday night I think is something we should all be proud of. If you look at it, we were able to provide a timer clock for all athletes to see what splits they were running if they wanted, professional quality photos, live stream video of the last 2-3 laps of each race and official results put together and easily able to be posted the same night for the 55+ people who ran on the night, not to mention how good the crowd atmosphere was a runner, it was great to see all our members chatting to those new faces from out of town and instantly making them all feel welcome, awesome stuff!

Thanks for all that you do,

Chris


The first 3000m event was a big success and the good news is it’s all happening again in December on Tuesday the 18th. Everyone is welcome to come along and participate. Please complete the google docs form – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf59ytKU7oL_iWa7KEak33boxhmEiy13xZwlYAA8bnpHHkT-w/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
and we will be able to seed you into a race with runners of comparable ability. If numbers are large we will have an E grade and shuffle the times slightly to accommodate.

D Grade @ 6:15pm
C Grade @ 6:35pm
B Grade @ 6:55pm
A Grade @ 7:15pm

Cost :
SRC Members – free
Non-Members – gold coin



Photo of the night, above. AJ steaming home as Laura is impressed by the challenge to her lead.

Results

D Grade
Name Time
Isla Shaw 16:04
Chelsea Nicholson 16:58
Debbie Harvey 16:59
Steven Trevaskis 17:12
Cate Aitken 18:11
Lee Reynolds 18:15
Justine Ryan 19:55
Kasey Scoble 20:04

C Grade
Name Time
Ryan Dealy 13:14
Angus Reddrop-Miller 13:27
Robert Hearn 13:31
Justin Reynolds 14:04
Nadine Edwards 14:06
Norah Armstrong 14:17
Cadel Nicholson 14:25
Wes Barrot 14:29
Jarrod Popplestone 14:52
Sue Olley 14:59
Laura Smithers-Shaw 15:04
Adrian Jones 15:05
Lee-Anne Kirschner 15:06
Mason Sleeth 15:07
Kate Flynn 15:21
Chris Harvey 15:24
Peter Urquhart 15:35
Bailey White 16:04
Melanie McAuliffe 16:07
Helen Reynolds 16:35
Shane Colbert 17:34

B Grade
Name Time
Dylan Scoble 11:24
Noah Vivona 11:54
Trevor Dainton 11:55
Penny Townshend 11:58
Steve Monk 12:12
Anna Turnbull 12:41
Mathieu Ryan 12:42
Hayden Reynolds 12:45
Craig Reynolds 12:58
Max Carroll 13:06
Kate Dainton 13:14
Debbie Kirne 13:15
Rory Urquhart 13:21
David Barker 13:54
Jason Hunter 14:58

A Grade
Name Time
Archie Reid 8:48
Nathan Stoate 9:20
Joshua Sait 9:38
Jack Popplestone 9:41
Charlie White 9:52
Chris Armstrong 10:14
Tarli Bird 10:32
Danny Selva 10:54
Gerard Montgomery 11:01
Jarrod Minogue 11:03
Tom Avram 11:08

Below, the pointy end of A grade early on.

Below – Tarli Bird fighting it out with Chris Armstrong

Thanks to Chelsea Nicholson for taking the photos after running in D grade. All photos can be found on SRC FB page.

Much more than a barcode

As most of you know, I believe parkrun is the best thing ever invented. Over 14 years it has grown and spread into 20 countries. You can even find it in some jails and some Dr are even starting to recommend it to help some of their patients. The first Parkrun event to launch was the Bushy Parkrun, which was founded by Paul Sinton-Hewitt in 2004. It grew into a network of similar events called the UK Time Trials, before adopting the name Parkrun in 2008 and expanding into other countries.

Their are many articles online about the benefits of participating in parkrun.  One such article is here.  Shepparton parkrun was started by Allan Connelly in January 2014. In that time we have had 248 events in Shepparton. We are averaging 120 runners per week. The average time for someone to complete Shepparton parkrun is 30:18. Total hours run: 1Years 264Days 5Hrs 13Min 26Secs.

As you know Sue Olley clocked up her 250th parkrun a few weeks ago. In typical benevolent Sue Olley style, she didn’t know what all the fuss was about and decided to share the milestone with Alan Connelly.

Allan Connelly stats

 

Sue Olley’s stats

Interesting stat, Shepparton parkrun had 7 Peel Club members present including 5 regular Shepparton parkrunners. How awesome is that? A peel club member is someone who has ran a parkrun in every state and territory in Australia. Named after Brendan Peel.

Cathedrals Challenge – a true trail running experience.

A visit to the Cathedral Ranges State Park led Race Director, Sean Greenhill on what he considered a fantastic trail running adventure. Subsequently, maps were poured over and soon enough a race course was developed that would provide trail runners with an adventure on the trails they would not forget…

With a half marathon and a 10km event, this is a great day out for everyone in a very unique and beautiful part of Victoria! The Jawbone Peak Half Marathon at the Cathedrals Challenge offers competitors the opportunity to explore some spectacular and unique terrain in the Cathedral Range State Park.

REGISTER NOW!

9th December 2018.
www.cathedralschallenge.com.au

Shepparton Christmas Track Carnival

Cycling

As you may be aware we welcome back the Shepparton Christmas Track Carnival coming up on Wednesday 28th December after not running the event last year. Shepparton will host one of four days of the State Track Christmas Carnivals with the events starting at Wangaratta 27th December, Shepparton 28th December and two days in Bendigo on the 29th and 30th December. Riders will come from across Australia to contest this prestigious carnival. We are looking for locals to assist with the running of the event either in the afternoon or evening on a 2-hour rotation. The main areas needing manning will be the gate and canteen. As you can appreciate these events cannot run on their own hence we are asking for assistance through our locals. If you are interested in helping out, please let me know which 2-hour block best suits you. As part of helping you will be supplied free entry and a meal and maybe able to rustle up a cold alcoholic beverage too for your services. Any help is appreciated. Please let me know if you have any queries. Cheers Nadine Edwards Public Relations Officer Shepparton Cycling Club

SRC E-news Nov 16 Presentation night and more

Club news

Hi Team,

We are just on 4 days away from our first 3000m race night and we need you to register so I can help get the grading done for the races.

Step 1 – Fill out the google docs form – https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScQK6ZOf8n4s3bYa…/viewform… – it takes 30 seconds.

Step 2 – show up on Tuesday November 20th at the athletics track for your race

If you could please complete the google docs form i’d be really appreciative and it will help me get a more organised event for everyone which equals more enjoyment and also will give me a chance to run on the night which i’d dearly love to do as well.

Let’s see how many people we can have registered in the next 48 hours,  based on our last handicap i’m expecting around 50+, so let’s see who’s keen to come and run a 3km track PB.

Thanks,

Chris.

Upcoming events and news

For those who are following Kathy, Narelle, and Louise the Queenstown marathon starts at 8:20 am NZ time. This event is on SATURDAY November 17. The Shepparton Runners Club wishes these 3 athletes the best of luck.


Murray Quad now supporting HeartKids

Just a quick update on the 2018 Murray Quad which is taking place on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of November.

Thanks to the fantastic support of our sponsors we have decided to donate all of the entry fees from the Kids and Parent fun run to HeartKids in support of local runners Lisa Dekeling and Shane Hack who’s young son Eli is currently in Ronald MacDonald House recovering from his 4th Open Heart Surgery.


Cathedrals Challenge – a true trail running experience.

A visit to the Cathedral Ranges State Park led Race Director, Sean Greenhill on what he considered a fantastic trail running adventure. Subsequently, maps were poured over and soon enough a race course was developed that would provide trail runners with an adventure on the trails they would not forget…

With a half marathon and a 10km event, this is a great day out for everyone in a very unique and beautiful part of Victoria! The Jawbone Peak Half Marathon at the Cathedrals Challenge offers competitors the opportunity to explore some spectacular and unique terrain in the Cathedral Range State Park.

REGISTER NOW!

9th December 2018.
www.cathedralschallenge.com.au


Presentation report 2018

  • by Melanie McAuliffe

The 2019 Shepparton Runners Club Presentation Night was this year held at the WB Hunter Pavilion on Saturday the 10th of November. It was a hugely successful night that saw attendance reach 75, far exceeding our expectations and smashing last years total of 45. The atmosphere was relaxed (for most of us) and it warmed my heart to see the kids running around playing and the adults enjoying a beverage and laugh remembering the year that was. It was also our honour to have 3 life members attending, Brian Brett, Geoff Wilson and Steve Trevaskis.

This year we were able to offer a bit more of an insight into the History of the Awards and also present the winners with both their award and the Club Award (PS we need the club award back so we can have them engraved J and display them PLEASE)

The night was once again MC’d by the talented Mat Ryan (with some help by daughter Charlie) and Awards and Speeches were presented by our President Steve Ayton, Vice President Seb Mangianeli and Coach Chris Armstrong. This year’s worthy Recipients were:

Male Club Champion – Jason Hunter – Backing up last year’s win.

Female Club Champion – Nora Armstrong

Junior Club Champion – Cadel Nicholson – Another superstar who went back to back.

Peter Cody Memorial Award – Lydia Monk

Tom O’Halloran Veteran Memorial Award – Steve Monk

Handicap Winner Award – Norah Armstrong

Most Improved – Lydia Monk

Club Person of the Year – Melanie McAuliffe (I’m still in shock)

Once again we handed out some light hearted awards and 4 lucky door prizes these were presented by Tara and Sam Daniels, Steve Trevaskis, Julz Mulcahy and Justine Ryan. We also thought we needed clarify story of the Most Unimproved Award (as it may have come across a little harsh LOL). At this years Running Festival, Sam Daniels ran his Half Marathon in an impressive 1 hour and 51 minutes (a PB for him), however……. unfortunately for Sam but to the delight of wife Tara his timing chip didn’t register when he crossed the line, it registered later in the day giving him an official time of 3 hours and 12 minutes. Hence the award.

My night was obviously and unexpectedly made even more special when I was named the Club Person of the Year. It is an absolute honour to receive the award and I feel privileged to receive an award that has been presented to amazing past and present members including Life Members Lyne and Brian Gawne, Una Cody, Tom O’Halloran, Steve Trevaskis and current members Andrew and Sue Olley, Trevor Dainton, Mat Ryan and Nadine Edwards.

Unfortunately in my shocked state I forgot to thank the AMAZING Social Committee. Justine, Julz, Tara, Mat, Steve and Sam, none of these events would have been possible without all of their time, support, ideas, help, feedback and WINE.  The words Social Committee fail to describe our team, you are not only amazing people but my wonderful friends and running family. xoxo

So as another year ends we now begin planning the many events that will help us Celebrate our 40th Anniversary in 2019. So keep an eye on the newsletter and Facebook,  as will be keeping you all up to date on all of the events for 2019 via these forms and remember book the babysitter for the 13th of July 2019.

Parkrun

Ever dreamed about doing two parkruns in one day? Now is your chance. We will be having an extra event on New Years Day at 7.30am. Then you can make your way to Shepparton parkrun for their start at 9.30am. Both events will be timed and will count towards your tally. Or may wish to volunteer at one and run/walk the other. This is our chance to get some extra parkrunning done. There is absolutely no better way than to see the new year in with friends and family while participating in parkrun at Cobram.

SRC Presentation night 2018

Chelsea Nicholson thank you so much for capturing the fun of the night. It was truly a pleasure to be part of it and wonderful to see everyone having a great night.

Above – approximately 75 attendees to the 2018 Shepparton Runners Club presentation night

ABOVE – A standing ovation for Narelle and Kathy for their achievement clocking up 12 marathons in 12 months in 12 locations to raise funds and awareness for GVCASA   

Marathon No 12 will be run on December 16 at the woolshed  Emerald Bank Shepparton for #voice4kidz final marathon for 2018. Good luck tomorrow in Queenstown Marathon No 11.

Imagine, Beleive, achieve facebook page for more information.

Above – Coach Chris talking about the year to date.

Above – Sebastian Mangiameli adding humour to the awards

Above – Justine and Julz handing out some of the many novelty awards

Above – Norah Armstrong, Melanie McAuliffe, & Tara Daniel receive a novelty award for their completion of the teams event in the Shepparton Marathon. Even though all 3 had a fair idea about the novelty award before the presentation they plan on running the O’Keeffe marathon in the teams event in April 2019. This time they will be one of seven in the team. If you are interested in joining in the marathon team please speak to Tara.

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Above – Children welcome. MC. Matt in a tug-of-war with Charli

Above, Peter Cody Memorial Award – Lydia Monk

Above – Cadel Nicholson, Junior club champion.

Tom O’Halloran Veteran Memorial Award – Steve Monk

Above – Mel McAullife SRC Club Person of the year 2018.

Melanie organised her committee and contributed most of the day at the Bunnings BBQ. The BBQ was held to raise funds for the SRC 40th. She also took charge and managed most of the work that went into a very successful presentation night. Even though Mel was supported by several enthusiastic members, she went over and above with the massive effort she put in.

Below – an example of Mel’s commitment and work effort. She is busy working in the kitchen while everyone else is socialising and having fun. Well done Melanie, congratulations.

Above – 2018 Handicap winner and Female Champion – Norah Armstrong

Above – All the winners of the main awards, L to R Norah Armstrong, Steve Monk, Jason Hunter, Melanie McAuliffe, Lydia Monk, & Cadel Nicholson.

Cupids undie run – Shepparton

Cupids undie run is not about winning or losing it’s about fundraising for a cure. You can either run in your undies or where a crazy costume or even try a superhero costume because these children in their own right are all superheroes