2023 March Tan Time Trial Results

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March 2023


Victorian Road Runners
Celebrating 40 Years Running 1982 -2022


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MARCH 2023


Victorian Road Runners
Celebrating 40 Years Running 1982 -2022


President’s Tan Talk – March 2023

The “star of the show” this month is unquestionably Phil Urquhart for placing top three in his age group in the World Masters Cross- Country, congratulations to Phil, well done. Phil’s elegant running (and falling over in the mud) style is evident in the photos below, what a class act. Notable that our recent guest speaker at our 40th Anniversary Dinner, Steve Moneghetti, won his age group, as we would all expect, blitzed it. The event in Bathurst had everything: lots of mud, and incredibly tough, hilly course, thunder, lightening…never a dull moment!




Another pictorial highlight was provided by long-time VRR veteran Bill Ryan, showing (from left) Kevin Horrigan, Ken Smith, Carol and Bill, and Michael Musgrove at the recent 10km Hobart Cross the Bridge run / walk. VRR members bob up in all sorts of places!!



Looking ahead, we are looking forward to a ‘Runner’s Reflection from VRR Member No 1, Greig McEwan, when he returns from his current voyage to Antarctica, see the photo of Greig at the world’s southernmost post office, one of many great photos I’ve seen so far.



Meanwhile, back at the Tan:

  • Long-time VRR member Rowan Cole has nominated for the role of treasurer following Doug Stokes deciding to retire from that role as of our AGM next month, and we again thank Doug for all his great work and ideas over his service to the club. We would welcome any other VRR member who would like to join the committee or simply make a contribution informally to the club. Please contact me if you are interested.
  • Members were reminded that this year’s Angela Taylor Memorial Run / Walk is on Sunday 23 April at Albert Park Lake, which is a very special event for VRR, having created the event more than 30 years ago in honour of Constable Angela Rose Taylor, killed in the Russell Street bombing. We need volunteers for course marshalling, so please ring or text me on 0411191115 if you can help out. (Further info below)
  • Patrick Herft stood in for Helen Myall as photographer for this month as Helen was not able to be with us. Many thanks to Patrick, see photos below and on Facebook. We look forward to seeing Helen next month.

We had a good attendance at the Tan, on (as usual) a beautiful morning for a run, including some new faces, and some returning members (see pic below), and it was great to see Peter and Jenny Field on a visit from South Australia.

We remain keen to get back to having tea, coffee etc at the Tan, and we’re working the the complexities of permits etc. Watch this space. Have a great month,


VRR President



This month our regular VRR photographer, Helen Myall, was on a break and we were very grateful to Patrick Herft for stepping into that role. Many photos are taken at each of our events and the one’s below are just a VERY small sample.
ALL the photos are posted on Facebook.
To access Facebook you can use your internet browser and type in the following address:



March TTT Photos


Our photographer, Patrick Herft taking a selfie with Jane Sturzaker.
Daniel Clifford is a former VRR member who we haven’t seen in many years. He brought his family along this month and by the looks of things, they had a good time.
It was great to see you, Daniel.


Paris Paraskevas is a face that we didn’t see a lot of during Covid, but has been getting along to the tan recently.
Another very welcome return..
Cynthis Ellery is a regular participant at our VRR events and as you can see, she came well prepared for the terrific autumn weather.


Greg Osbourne, always likes a bit of music whilst running – another one of our very welcome ‘regulars’.
Debra Robb ran a very strong 8km.



VRR has been a supporter of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation’s annual Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk, here are some details so that you can mark the date in your diaries.

It is now less than 8 weeks to go until the Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk – Sunday 23 April Albert Park Lake.
You can take a leisurely 5km walk around the lake or you can jog or run for 5km or 10km the choice is yours. If you cannot attend at Albert Park Lake you can also choose to virtually do the run/walk.
This event is held in honour of Constable Angela Taylor and all Victoria Police members that have died serving and protecting our community. This year proceeds will support the new Blue Ribbon Foundation Police Assistance Dog Program (PAD). This program enables Victoria Police veterans who require mental health support, to apply for free access to an Assistance Dog trained by Assistance Dogs Australia. This program can help change lives !
A massive thank you to our principal partner BankVic and also to ESSSuper – Emergency Services & State Super who will be hosting a complimentary BBQ for all participants.




March 2023

TTT Results


Click here for results



The April TTT will have the usual 7.30am start at the ‘Pillars of Wisdom’ and is on Saturday 1st April 2023.(yes, April Fools day)
Refer to the website (vrr.org.au) for more details




Club News


VRR Annual General Meeting

In terms of the club’s rules the Annual General Meeting is to be held at 8.30am on Saturday, 1st April 2023 after the Tan.
The purpose of the meeting is to:

  1. to confirm the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting.
  2. to receive from the committee reports about the previous financial year.
  3. to elect officers and the ordinary members of the committee.
  4. to receive and consider the financial statements for the previous financial year.

Doug Stokes, Treasurer.



VRR extends birthday greetings to the following members who will celebrate birthdays in March.
Peter S, Ken M, Bill R, Rod O, Tarquin O, Greig McE, Kevin H, Rob C, Susan W,
Leigh F, Kevin A, Andrew L, Paul D, Monish S, Peter L, Evan K, John C, Adam B, Malcolm M, Paul T


If we missed your birthday we are very sorry.  Please let us know so that we can acknowledge you in the next Stride Out.



Stephen Barker, Kevin Browne, Sally Browne, Tony Doran, Graham Edwards, Jenny Field, Peter Field, Vern Gerlach (dec), Peter Gunn (dec.), Don Hampshire, Eileen Helmers (dec), Frank Helmers (dec), Betty Horskins, Graeme Horskins, Mike Kennedy, Lynn Kisler,  Greig McEwan, Ross Martin (dec), Vin Martin, John Morris, Helen Myall,  Peter Nicoll, Bill Noonan, Brian O’Dea, Rod Opie, Graham Prossor, Melissa Sirianni, Doug Stokes, Brian Toomey (dec.), Stuart White, Robert Wilson, Judy Wines, Tom Worrell (dec) and Val Worrell.


Can you ask your running friends if they are receiving their email copy of Stride Out.
If they aren’t, can you get them to send me an email (gprossor@bigpond.net.au) asking to be put on the distribution list.




Run Calendar Australia now list VRR runs plus lots of other runs.
Visit their website at runcalendar.com.au
or tweet them – @runcalendarau



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Contact Victorian Road Runners – Graham Prossor on 0417 033 082 or gprossor@bigpond.net.au





Position Member Run Time
1 Malcolm Mackay 4km 18.22
2 Michael Phillips 4km 18.30
3 Paul Drzewucki 4km 19.49


Position Member Run Time
1 Lucy Oehr 8km 34.11
2 Filip Gawecki 8km 34.37
3 Tim Hunt 8km 35.30

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