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:
https://bit.ly/2AvAwD0

#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

 

SRC E-News November 9

SRC News

URGENT – PLEASE REGISTER FOR 3000m TRACK NIGHT – 48 HOUR COUNTDOWN

Hi Team,

We are just on 11 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/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQK6ZOf8n4s3bYaw8yRPiDvK1HOtcy1_QAzDJwd8-D6NTdtg/viewform?c=0&w=1 – 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, we are currently at 13, but 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

SRC 2018 Presentation and Awards Dinner

Facebook event page

With presentation night coming up on Saturday, it’ll be a great night to reflect on the year and enjoy each other’s company. What have been your highlights for yourself or someone else this year?

Recently I was chatting with Nadine about how far the club has come in the last 2 years. 2 years ago Presentation night was at the clubrooms and attendance was in the twenties. We were engaged in regular meetings with Tim Crosby from Athletics Victoria on how to rebuild the club.

We took his advice and now we have a new website, new logos, new running tops and apparel, and we also have a coach. Coach Chris has been one of the biggest factors for improving the direction of the club. Two years ago 20 runners turning up to a handicap would have been considered good. Last week we had 52 turn up to the 800 mtr handicap at the athletics track.

A lot of credit for the turn around in the last two years must also go to Nadine Edwards, Trevor Dainton, Mathieu Ryan, Norah Armstrong & Melanie McAuliffe. All working away to create a better club and running environment.

On the last count for presentation night 2018 our numbers were 69 in total. 45 adults. 17 school aged and 7 that are 5 y.o. and under.


Upcoming events and races

With the race list being updated regularly remember to keep checking the SRC facebook events page for all future races and events.

It’s Challenge Shepparton Festival time!

We are very excited to have a world class event and one of Australia’s great races – the Challenge Shepparton Triathlon Festival, taking place on our doorstep this coming weekend!

Please be aware there will be some changes in access to Aquamoves while the Victoria Park Lake precinct plays host to this event and its scores of elite and amateur athletes.

Saturday 10 November

  • The Outdoor 50m Pool will be unavailable to the public from 4.30pm to 5.00pm.

Sunday 11 November

  • There will be no vehicle access to Aquamoves on Sunday 11 November. All Aquamoves members, guests and staff will be required to park outside of the lake precinct and walk into the Aquamoves facility.

Please follow the directions of Traffic Marshals and be mindful of the safety of others.

Shepparton Undie Run

Dress up, dress down. You’re limited only by your imagination!

Get your friends together and run around the lake in your undies!

Friends don’t let friends undie run alone.

Registrations are now open for Cupid’s Undie Run 2019!

We are so excited to be bringing this event to Shepparton and helping spread awareness to bring us one step closer to conquering Neurofibromatosis.

Are you feeling brave? Do you #dare2bare?

Allan Connelly has created – Xaviers team – So if you are joining a team, that’s the cool team to be in.

Cupid’s Undie Run – Shepparton 2019 – Facebook page.


Four Vines Running Festival

Feeling stoked after being 2nd place female and 1st place veteran female in today’s 5km event at the inaugural Four Vines Running Festival. Great to share today with my Shepparton Runners Club buddies

Race report by Sam Daniel.

We arrived nice and early at the historic Tahbilk winery for the 4 Vines Fun Run last Sunday. Checked in, picked up my bibs, and went to check the conditions of the porta-loos. Just before the 10k race briefing, there was an announcement concerning a 10 minute delay, something to do with a track blockage, maybe a snake. I enquired if the 5k race would follow suit in the delay, which I was also running, with a positive reply. Off we ran at the starting line, through the extensive vineyards and around the very pretty wetlands, tracks, bridges and a bit of bush. Having only an hour between the two start times, I passed through the 10k mark at 51.33, but the trail still had another 800 metres to run. A quick glass of prosecco at the finish line, a change of tee shirt (and bib), and off onto the 5 k run with Tara and Mirium. We took it gentle and enjoyed the scenery, what an enjoyable day for a run (or two).

L to R Mairead MacDougall 21 km 2:44:15. Sam Daniel 10 km 54:50  & 5 km 43:58. Steven Trevaskis 10 km 1:13:11. Christina Bassani 1:09:48 Nadine Edwards 5 km 25:58. Tara Daniel 5 km 43:58

NOTE – All distances were long by up to 800 mtrs for the 10 km run.

On this course, it would be difficult to create a course that finished at a km mark. This was a fantastic event for a first effort. They had a few issues that need addressing. But once ironed out, this could be one of the best regional running festivals in Victoria. If you want to try something different from bitumen but don’t want to leap into trails, this could be the event for you. Unbelievably picturesque entrance and race compound. We were greeted with sunshine filtering through the trees on the lawn area where we had lunch after our run through the winery.

Bendigo Fun run

Chris Nicholson  10km 45:03  5km Cadel 25:32 Cait Aitken 30:39 PB Chelsea 31:37

Run the course

Our Fun Run / Walk event is occurring once again! A fantastic family, community or club event that caters for all fitness levels, while raising money for your Charity or sporting club with 20+ participants. Prams are Welcome.

Facebook event page

The Shepparton Runners Club plan on putting in a team and all monies raised will go towards the 40th anniversary.


Save the date #vioce4kidz

Save the Date: 16th December at the Woolshed, Emerald Bank Shepparton for #voice4kidz final marathon for 2018! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️ We have trialed a 7km loop with our running friends. We are looking forward to celebrating with everyone who has supported us through 2018. More information to come

Congratulations Sao & Patrick Tyler

Little Constance “Connie” Tyler Born Saturday 3/11/18 at 4.50am, weighing 3.7kg.

Mum and bub are both doing well.

SRC E-News Nov 2

Club news 

SRC 2018 Presentation and Awards Dinner

Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 5 PM – 9 PM

W.B.Hunter Pavilion

Tickets $25.00 & $15 per child | Drinks at bar prices | Kids Entertainment

R.S.V.P. November 3 (that’s tomorrow)

Pay by November 7 (that’s next Wednesday) 

MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT MELANIE on 0448 120 277

Facebook event page here .

CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

Do you know a club member who has gone above and beyond to provide value and / or input into the betterment of the Shepparton Runners Club?  Someone who has gone potentially over and above normal roles of the committee.

Please send your nominations to stephen.ayton@nab.com.au before Wednesday 7th November.

Melbourne Cup day

With the Melbourne Cup holiday next Tuesday,

After an online poll training will be at 8 am at the lake.

Shepparton Runners Club and the Shepparton Running Festival donate to GVCASA

Thank you to the Shepparton Running Festival and SRC for supporting our fundraiser campaign for 2018 #voice4kidz. Kathy are I were very honoured to be aligned with the kids 2km run at the Shepparton Running Festival. Thank you to everyone who donated to #voice4kidz, all our proceeds go to our local GVCASA ❤️ – Kathy & Narrelle 

Shepparton Runners Club and the Shepparton Running Festival donate to the Pink Ribbon Foundation

Princess Park upgrade

As you may be aware, the Princess Park Future Directions Plan and Landscape Masterplan went to last week’s Council meeting to release it for public comment.

Can you please distribute the below link amongst your networks and encourage them to provide feedback, good, bad or otherwise.

http://greatershepparton.com.au/council/consultation/princess-park-future-directions

SRC HANDICAP

Tuesday, October 30 –  800 mtrs – Shepparton Athletics Track

Congratulations to tonight’s winners Jaiden Heinzmann, Ryan Dealy, Karisha Scoble and Georgia Comline…. great to see such a wonderful turn out to the twilight 800m event. Special thank you to Intersport Shepparton for the $30 vouchers to each of our winners, for great service, advice on sports clothing and equipment, go in and see Nipper and he will help you out!

Coaches Post

Well done to the 52 runners who participated in tonight’s 800m handicap. It was fantastic to see you out there having some fun and gaining an appreciation for how challenging the 800m can be. Thanks also to everyone who helped volunteer on the night, we couldn’t have nights like this without your help. Thanks for supporting the night, it was great viewing for all spectators as well as participants.

Official results have been sent through to make all look fancy, but here is a snapshot of the top 10 times for the night.

Male
Jack Popplestone – 2:06
Nathan Stoate – 2:09
Gerard Montgomery – 2:29
Dylan Scoble – 2:33
Mathieu Ryan – 2:41
Christopher Nicholson – 2:41
Max Carroll – 2:44
Steve Monk – 2:44
Rory Urquhart – 2:44
Tom Avram – 2:45

Female
Kate Dainton – 3:03
Debbie Kirne – 3:04
Samantha Comline – 3:11
Laura Smithers-Shaw – 3:12
Norah Armstrong – 3:18
Isla Shaw – 3:21
Nadine Edwards – 3:23
Melanie McAuliffe – 3:24
Kate Flynn – 3:27
Debbie Harvey – 3:32

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SRC Training and racing at the Shepparton Athletics track

  • 30/10/18 – 6 pm 800 mtr Handicap
  • 20/11/18 – 6 pm Graded 3 km races
  • 8/12/18 – 4 pm Various Distances
  • 18/12/18 – 6 pm Graded 3 km races

Every Tuesday and Thursday just before training Chris goes over all our upcoming races and events. This is a chance for a reminder, corrections, or questions.

Other races

Four Vines Running Festival can add SRC as a team and also a discount if they enter the Promo code of VRN18.

  • 4/11/18 Bendigo bank Fun Run Facebook event page
  • 10/11/18 SRC Presentation and Awards Dinner 5 pm – 9 pm W.B Huter Pavillion Tickets $ 25.00 Children $ 15.00 Drinks at bar prices For more informationFacebook events page or Melanie McAuliffe

 

For an updated list of all SRC events and races, you may be interested in please check the Shepparton Runners Club Facebook events page. Always check official sites before travelling.

Princess Park upgrade

As you may be aware, the Princess Park Future Directions Plan and Landscape Masterplan went to last week’s Council meeting to release it for public comment.

Can you please distribute the below link amongst your networks and encourage them to provide feedback, good, bad or otherwise.

http://greatershepparton.com.au/council/consultation/princess-park-future-directions

OFFICIAL RESULTS!

October 21 800s
A big thank you to everyone who assisted in today’s handicap! The conditions were perfect and it was great to see so many smiling faces.
Well done to our prize winners Mason Sleeth, Jarrod Popplestone, Chris Banning and Abbey Monk. A huge thank you to Intersport Shepparton for the prizes and for Nipper himself coming down to present the awards today!

16 weeks preparation, 1 week writing and 1 extra week waiting and here it is.

Melbourne Marathon – By Kate Dainton

Getting to the start line with Anna, Hamish and the Armstrongs I felt pretty calm. All the nerves had gone!!
I had a race plan,  but just like a birth plan it can all go out the window! Here how it went : )
1- 10km :  I went out slow and controlled and tried to be tolerant of all the people in my way! ” stick to the left and patience” was in my head. Legs felt heavy as they warmed up.
13-30km ..It was all about protecting myself from the wind and conserve. This was tricky either the groupies were going to fast or too slow. Oh well, just keep on doing what your doing i thought.. at 21km I leaped over the marker. Got a text from family “your halfway, so proud of you !! This made me laugh I bet there are a few trackers out there. I tucked in with the 3:50 blind pacer- “Ive got this”  i thought. Feeling comfy. Ran with Anna for a bit which was great. Narelle, Kathy Hamish give me shout out. I barely see them.. my focus is in front! Im actually pretty unaware of any of my surroundings.

Chris prepared me 32-35 incline.. what tha! Felt like I was going backwards.. “up, up, up” i told myself. Legs ouch, achilles, knee arrhhh CRAMPS.. yep any turn or change in road.. my toes and legs would cramp. I slowed down, my engine wanted to go faster, bugger.

Saw Chris A at 36km  so happy.. but I think i mutter “hurt?” one more 1km until just a park run. Half marathoners merge here it’s hard to get past.., how can I be passing them? Mario stars I’m collecting them!’
The 3:50 pacer started pulling away at 3km to go .. My legs continued to cramp, the 3:50 pacer started getting faster….  I thought if i go faster i could totally seize up..  It seemed if i looked left or right people carnage was everywhere.. i dug deep “keep looking forward Kate!”  I saw Norah, Tom & Mat. MCG! MCG! so close, feels so far.
I could see my family!! My Dad jumped the fence and ran a bit with me and said “ you look fantastic.. wow!!”  When I entered the MCG my idol Sinead Diver was on the big screen, she had won!! 41 year old Mum of 2. I had the biggest smile. I sat in the MCG, teary and absorbed the moment. A random guy hugged me and gave me magnesium spray.

I looked at my watch for the first 5km to go out slow.. and that was it. This was liberating, all I had to do was concentrate on the km markers and getting to water stations.  I stopped at every single drink station. It was hard to jog through the stations with the amount of people, but with the hot weather hydration was top priority.

I dreamed of sub 4 hours and smashed it. I am still in shock and over the moon. Chris Armstrong’s guidance over the last 2 years had totally paid off.  P. S no Kate words were used in the 42km I was well behaved.
Happy dance,  Kate

With no Parkrun in Shepparton on November 10th, we are organising a bus trip to Lancefield Parkrun. Last year’s trip to Mt Beauty was a huge success and lots of fun. We will have a 24 seater bus which Chris Harvey has kindly offered to drive again. Cost will be kept to a minimum but the more ‘glutes’ on seats the lest cost for everyone. This is an open invitation and we have 14 people so far. Bus will leave the Library Carpark at 6am. We will stop for breakfast on the way home and be back around midday (ish). Anyone interested, please let me know. Please pass on to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks, Rose 🌹

12 MARATHONS, 12 MONTHS, 12 LOCATIONS

#voice4kidz – Protecting kidz is everyone’s business

Marathon No 12 will be held at the woolshed Emerald bank.

16/12/18

6:00 am final marathon starts 6 x 7km loops

11:00 – 11:30 am Estimated time Kathy and Narelle will finish

Business have the opportunity to sponsor a km for $500 per km. Kathy and Narelle aim was to raise $100,000 this year for GVCASA. With $21,000 anticipated on the final marathon, they are well placed to hit their fundraising goal.

Unofficially several SRC members were engaging in an online discussion about being involved in the 12th marathon. Several ideas were discussed and we will put these to Kathy and Narelle before going ahead with them. I’m sure we can help in some way… drinks, running support or something.

But before that then they have to run the Queenstown marathon on 18/11/18. Joining them for this marathon will be Louise Secomb. We wish all 3 marathoners a successful run.

Goast Hunter – Tuesday 23/10/18 – Steven Trevaskis

Location – University of Melbourne Grahan St Shepparton Lecture theatre

I watched this doco on a survivor of trauma, he seeks to reconcile his fractured memories and piece together his past. It was amazing that he spent 2 decades trying to piece together his life. This film contains themes of child abuse and family violence. It will screen on SBS in 2019 if you want to check it out.

The part-time spirit chaser is an eager subject, willing to dive deep into his own difficult past and uncover a  wide-ranging story that only grows in complexity over time. Shot across seven years, the fascinating if not completely satisfying Ghosthunter starts out with King’s fondness for the supernatural and ends up dealing with violence, abuse, repressed traumas, fractured memories, police proceedings, family secrets, estranged relatives and tussles with depression.

We were very fortunate to have Jacki Tunure, the impact producer of the “Ghosthunter” documentary attended our screening and was available for answer Q&A to the audience.

This event was one of the fundraisers for GVCASA. With Kate Dainton, and Kathy Fuller, and Narelle Pell #voice4kidz

If you want to support GVCASA you can do a direct deposit BSB 633000 Ac No 143 139 863

From the last 800 handicaps.

 

 

SRC E-News, post-Melbourne

SRC E-News. The road to Melbourne part 2

SRC Club news – AGM

Thursday, October 11th, after our weekly training run we held a potluck dinner where about 20 members turned up. Following the potluck we had our AGM.

All new Office Bearers accepted and declared elected.

Position                 Nominee                             Nominated/Seconded

President                 Steve Ayton                        Chris Armstrong/Sebastian Mangiameli

Vice President         Sebastian Mangiameli       Trevor Dainton/Sue Olley

Secretary                 Matthieu Ryan                    Danny Selva/Rosalie Smith

Treasurer                  Danny Selva                      Matt Ryan/Nadine Edwards

Committee Members

Norah Armstrong               Matt Ryan/Mel McAuliffe

Adrian Jones                      Rosalie Smith/Sebastian Mangiameli

Sue Olley                           Chris Armstrong/Trevor Dainton

Steve Trevaskis                 Chris Armstrong/Mel McAuliffe

 

Mel McAuliffe was nominated by Sue Olley, seconded by Chris Armstrong and volunteered to stand down prior to a vote due to her workload with the 40th Anniversary Committee duties.

The positions of Publicity Officer and Handicapper were deemed not required to be nominated at the AGM as were the roles of committee members for Running Festival and Running Festival Race Director

Parkrun

So, you know Steve Monks ran his 💯 parkrun today? He got a PB which puts him in the Flashman club – a PB at a parkrun milestone. Very exclusive – he is only the fifth member, joining his daughter, Lydia (making it a family thing), Lionel, Norah and Steve Hicks (founder).

Melbourne marathon

Good luck to all SRC members running in Melbourne on Sunday, October 14.  Remember if you are not there and you want to see how we are going. You can download the Melb Marathon app or I am sure you can do a live track on the website.

By Anna Turnbull – I’m sitting on qalito island in Fiji willing myself to resist another pina colada; an ill timed family holiday in paradise two weeks before my first full marathon. I’ve carefully followed a training plan written by Chris. I feel fitter than I’ve ever felt and I can’t wait to get to the start line. With no pressure to beat a PB, my goal is to avoid “the wall”. For me it’s a challenge to run 42.2km before I turn 40. And with only a couple of months up my sleeve, I had better make it this time around!

Anna

By Hamish Reid – Training has been going ok as I started pretty early and worked up to 34km at about 10% a week from 10km.  It’s my first full marathon and I hope to scrape in under 4 hours. Always hard to know where I am at with long runs focusing on HR under 140 bpm  and distance rather than speed.  Chris did get me running 4 x 6km blocks at HR 150 last week which went ok and my speed was about 5.25 during these.  Only one more long run of about 20km as I write this and two more Tuesday speed sessions. Looking forward to the big day and a little excited/nervous already.

Hamish

Most of our runners will have their race number up on Facebook prior to Sunday so that others can track them. For tracking a Spartan please use their race Number not their Spartan Number. 

Racing in Melbourne

Marathon –  Kathy Fuller, Narelle Pell, Trevor Dainton, Kate Dainton, Anna Turnbull, Steven Trevaskis and Hamish Reid.

Half Marathon –  Norah Armstrong, Kate Flynn & Laura Smithers-Shaw

Hume and Hovel – Sam and Tara

My No1 rule for a marathon is, don’t try anything new. And by that, I include diet, Gels, drinks, clothing, anti-inflammatories, and strategy. Rule No 2 – Remember to get a good night sleep the night before the night before. I don’t go to bed any earlier than normal on the night before as I want to avoid or reduce broken sleep. I will request reception give me a wake-up and reminder phone call as well as setting my alarm.

It’s during your campaign and preparation that you bank thoughts as to how much you will apply yourself come race day. Visualise yourself running strong through various stages in your 42.2k
challenge. You’ll be able to call on these thoughts (as well as remind yourself of a challenging training run) when the going gets tough.

DIET PRIOR: Obviously you will stock up on more carbs the last 2-3 days but we are not talking humongous amounts of food. Same quantity but more carbs. Same intake of gels and fluid during Marathon – hopefully you have been involving such. Only take water with gels. Your Gel intake (at what time intervals you take them) will be identical to what you have trialed in training. Nothing changes come race day!!! If it was me – I would take a gel 45min prior and another every 45 min or so – once the gun is fired that is.

Don’t feel like you have to bank too much time early on. A trap that some runners get into is they believe they need to put in as much effort as possible initially to allow for slowing over the final 5k or so. Rely more on your preparation and ability for this will allow you to maintain a constant/realistic pace all the way.

Once the gun is fired everything will fall into place. You do have to respect the distance though and every step that you take is to be one where you are trying to use up as little energy as possible whilst still maintaining your goal pace. Throughout the entire race you should focus on relaxing and conserving your energy because you want to be well prepared for the business end of the race – the last 5k or so.

Rushworth to Whroo and back training run.

Last Sunday Tara, Sam and Steven ran from Rushworth towards Whroo. We ran for 45 mins south on the Rushworth Whroo road before turning back. Total distance clocked up in the undulating road was 12.75km at a pace of just over 7:00 min/km. We didn’t see any kangaroos or snakes, but what we saw was skid marks and the remains of some coolant.

Afterwards, we went to the Rushworth Criterion pub for a meal and some refreshments.  The burgers are bigger at the Criterion. And the chips are bloody nice too.

We will do this again so stay tuned.

About Four Vines Running Festival

The Four Vines Running Festival is a running festival with a difference based in the Goulburn River Valley in Central Victoria, just over one hour from Melbourne. The difference is not only that we are running through vineyards, the difference is the cause in which we are running.
The Shepparton Travel & Cruise Four Vines Running Festival was set up to be a fundraiser for the Children First Foundation. The Children First Foundation do amazing work in providing life saving and life changing medical care for children who need it most. A portion of your race entry fee is donated directly to Children First Foundation.
The event is based at Tahbilk Winery in Nagambie on the banks of the Goulburn River Valley. The running side of things see athletes challenge themselves in one of six races ranging in distance from 2km for kids through to marathons for adults. Actually the shortest races is the Tahbilk Vineyard Scramble – a $500 dash for cash!
The finish line is where the party starts with live bands, food and wine on offer, kids entertainment and more.
We hope you can join us at the inaugural Four Vines Running Festival.

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