2022 MayTan Time Trial Results

/2022 MayTan Time Trial Results

 

 

President’s Tan Talk –  May 2022

This is a bumper issue of Stride Out, a lot has happened since the April edition:

  • This year’s Angela Taylor Memorial Run / Walk was conducted at Albert Park, on Sunday 24 April
  • We lost our much loved long-time VRR Life Member Tony Martin, and attended his funeral on Friday 6 May
  • We had our first post-COVID fun run last Sunday at Westerfolds (and of course)
  • The May Tan took place on Saturday 7 May, with a smaller than usual attendance, probably because some members believed the weather forecast of rain, despite our history that it simply (almost) never rains when the Tan is on, even when it is forecast!! Needless to say, it didn’t actually rain, it was a good morning for running. Note that we welcomed Peter and Jenny Field, always good to see them!

Angela Taylor Memorial Run / Walk

As all VRR members will know, this event is very special for VRR, having been created by us following the death of Constable Angela Rose Taylor in the Russell Street Bombing in 1986. It is our privilege to have conducted this run over all those years, now under the auspices of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation, which VRR Life Member Bill Noonan chaired for many years.

This year’s event was again a great success, with an attendance of just over 800.
Angela’s parents Arthur and Marilyn Taylor and other family members attended, Chief Commissioner Shane Patton and members of the executive command. We had strong support from other emergency service agencies, Victoria Police and the community.

The Angela Taylor Memorial Shield were won by Craigieburn Vic Pol team for the 5km and Vic Pol team SOCIT for 10km. The Shields are exclusively for emergency service teams with the best times in those distances and it was the first time in four years that both Shields were won by Victoria Police teams.
Individual First to finish all categories 5km – Sophie FINDLAY – 19:25.4 & Fabian Hitchens – 16:22.6

Individual First to finish all categories 10km Amber Jenkins – 38:43.6  & Andrew Leggo – 33:21.4

Link to photos – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5644325578915319&type=3

A big thank-you to VRR members Bill Noonan, Brian O’Dea, Peter Nicoll, Kevin and Stephanie Armstrong, Ken and Steve Miller, Peter Battrick, Russell Bulman, Tony Doran, Doug Adeney, James Yatomi and Michael Musgrove for marshalling the event, contributing to the great “vibe” on the day. Good job, well done.

Vale Tony Martin
When I invited people to share their thoughts with me for inclusion in my notes for Tony’s service I received some lovely stories from Bronwyn Cardy and David Sheehan at VMA Eastern Masters, from Melbourne Marathon Spartans, and from VRR members Michael Musgrove, Peter Battrick and Patrick Herft, so we were able to pay tribute to Tony on behalf of all his running friends, all of whom had a deep affection for Tony. That tribute is published below, as is a lovely reflection from Tony Freegard.

We acknowledged Tony at the Tan Time Trial of course.

Westerfolds 5k / 10k / Half Marathon
It was great to conduct our first post-COVID fun run at Westerfolds last Sunday after a very long gap due to COVID.
One of the challenges was working out who the last runner was when planning to pack up, because for many years it was always Tony Martin!! I will miss my little chats with Tony, which were a regular feature of most of our runs.

It was great to welcome lots of new faces in each of the three distances, including an overseas visitor from France who found our run info online and came to Westerfolds via Uber.

One outcome of the day was a decision (actively promoted by Doug Stokes and my son Mack!!) to change the half marathon course in future years to be four laps of the 5k course, plus 1.1k, rather than the current course which is two longer (and more complicated loops) of 10.55k. This will result in more hills to climb, and will also simplify the setting up of the course, which will mean a bit less waking around in the dark with a torch marking the course!!

A big thank you to Bill Noonan, Russell Bulman, Kevin Armstrong and my son Mack for marshalling the course, and to Lynn Kisler, Doug Stokes, Peter Nicoll and Rod Opie for playing their usual roles. It really was great to be back out there, and all of our first-time participants were very appreciative of the event.

Michael
VRR President

Ed. VRR President, Michael Kennedy spoke at Tony Martin’s funeral recently, this is a transcript of his speech.

VALE TONY MARTIN
Good morning everyone,
It is my privilege this morning to talk about Tony Martin on behalf of a lot of people, all of whom had many, many stories to tell. I have a list of apologies from people who are disappointed that they can’t be here, including VRR Life Members Bill Noonan, Brian O’Dea and Lynn Kisler, and Patrick Herft.

Victorian Road Runners
Tony ran 347 Tan Time Trials, which is almost every Tan Time Trial for 30 years, between April 1990 and 2021.

He also ran most of our fun runs, for example in 2019 (pre-COVID) he ran Yarra Bend, Westerfolds, Princes Park and New Year’s Eve.

He won our annual award in Over 80’s in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Being slow, Tony liked to start early, particularly in half marathons, and he would ask me if it was OK to do so. My answer was simple: Tony, you can do whatever you like.

VRR Member Michael Musgrove:
I recall seeing Tony running in the second Run4Kids event. He was wearing a beautifully made Red Indian medicine man costume and carrying a medicine staff. His photo was published in the Herald Sun. Tony won the best dressed runner that year beating a heap of gorillas and Storm Troopers. His costume was perhaps not politically correct by today’s standards but I am sure Tony was only making a positive statement. (It was the second running of the event as I saw Tony running in a westerly direction out of the Domain Tunnel. In the first year we ran in an easterly direction through the tunnel.
Also the amazing cakes and other food Tony would bring to club events to celebrate his birthday.

From Peter Battrick
I have four extra special Spartan buddies, Jack Gubbins, Shirley Young, ‘super Wheelie’ Ian Gainey and
Tony Martin.   All have been great motivators for me.
My favourite Tony story goes back to the 2002 Melbourne Marathon where Tony and I ran the whole way together.   It wasn’t planned, just ended up that way.   We kept each other going and ended up running 4h 15m which is respectable for a 59 year old, me, but bloody quick for 74 year old Tony!
We didn’t know, but we were being shadowed by a first time marathoner who was using our steady pace to help him.
Tony and I were pretty well known in VRR, Vets, and Spartans circles and we were getting a lot of support from our non-competing running mates. The young guy soon learnt that he was running behind Tony and Pete.
Then he came up with this comment “If Jesus Christ was running in this race, people would want to know who is that running with Tony and Pete?”.

From Patrick Herft (Tan memory)
I remember when he was 80, he chased me and Sarah down as I was pushing Scarlett in  her pram. His words to us were “I saw this green pram and I tried my hardest to catch it”
(Aged 80!)
He was such an inspiration and will be greatly missed. Such a gentle man who would always smile and say hello.

Melbourne Marathon Spartans
Tony ran 37 consecutive Melbourne Marathons between 1979 and 2015, and was a Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club inaugural member of their  Spartans Hall of Fame.
I’m sure Tony’s Spartan mates would have many stories.

From Bronwyn Cardy, David Sheehan and all of Tony Martin’s friends at VMA Eastern Masters
Insights into this quiet, humble but very determined and lovely gentleman.

When Tony was in his 80’s he sought advice about improving his marathon times.

It came as a bit of a surprise to us as most 80 year olds can only dream of running a marathon. To get around 42 kms at that age would be amazing regardless of how long it took! However, having known Tony for many years prior (fellow VMA members) and aware of his quiet, unassuming but stoic personality, we could not refuse.

Initially we were a little apprehensive of how Tony would fit in with the younger, fitter members of Eastern Masters and what sort of programme could he manage in his senior years that could possibly give him any hope of improving his race times!  Our concerns were totally unnecessary!

Tony was an instant hit with all, gaining their respect and friendship from the very first night he joined us.
Accompanied by David, he completed every progressive walk/run session we set him and matched far younger members in determination and effort. So great was others respect, we could always tell where Tony was during the training sessions as every member would shout out words of encouragement and admiration any time they passed him and David.

Typical of Tony’s generous and self-effacing manner, he would show his appreciation of others support by regularly supplying us with very welcome ‘nibbles’ after efforts sessions. His customary sliced water melon in the summer, cakes and chocolates in winter were eagerly anticipated and enjoyed. We finished each session with sharing members’ achievements or stories for the week. Tony delighted in others successes but always down played his own remarkable achievements.

Tony’s goal was to try and improve his Melbourne marathon time each year he ran. Incredibly, this is exactly what he did, breaking his own personal bests and inspiring us all with his amazing achievements. We played only a minor part in preparing his walk / run strategies – the star of the show was this quiet, humble gentleman who though small in stature, had the heart of a lion.

Of many stories, one that stands out in particular and so typical of this delightful man, was I believe, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. We had finished our efforts session and Tony suggested an alternative cool down before the customary birthday cake sharing.
He produced a tape recorder, got us to form a circle and place arms on shoulders and we had the best ‘cool down of our lives’ as we laughed, sang and danced along to the music of ‘Zorba the Greek’!
What a memory, what a night and what a unique and charming man!

These last words capture the sentiment of all of us, I think:

“RIP Tony, we will miss you but will always be grateful to have known you and have the pleasure of sharing a small aspect of your remarkable life.”

 

 

Tony Freegard, a regular contributor to ‘Stride Out’ was going to contribute another of his entertaining and amusing articles when events overtook him.
Instead he has written the following piece, which I think speaks for itself.

 

Tony Martin – Vale
On a particularly busy day where the cacophony of noise and confusion associated with urban existence was becoming overwhelming, crisis upon crisis crashed and collided all demanding immediate attention, and there seemed to be no let up in the boiler house like pressure, then “Bing,” my phone heralded the arrival of an email. Bear in mind the contraption had been “Binging” and “Pinging” all morning and remained largely ignored, but this “Bing” had a resonance all its own. An email from VRR, Strideout is not due, what could this be? I stole a few moments of refuge in my office to open the missive in peace, and suddenly my world stopped turning. Tony Martin had died.
As I compose this a solitary tear has escaped my right eye and scalds my cheek. I am moved now, just as I was moved then when I opened that fateful email.
I cannot explain why Tony’s passing should affect me so, except to say I have known him for decades, well nearly half a century. We met when his son Steve joined the Blackburn Amateur Cycling Club, me being a mere callow youth, Tony a polished gentleman. Steve also became a regular on our Sunday morning training rides that assembled at the Ringwood clocktower imprecisely at 9 o’clock. We called Steve “Bob,” because at the time there was a pet vitamin supplement heavily promoted on the telly called “Bob Martins,” pretty lame I know, but we thought it was amusing. Tony, however, was appropriately referred to as Mr. Martin.
I have never shared a beer with Tony, or visited each other’s homes, yet we enjoyed a quiet cordiality which I feel sums up his character. Softly spoken, an exceedingly polite dapper gentleman who quietly went about his business attracting the admiration of all who knew him. And I will miss him, I will miss him dearly.
Tony Freegard
Agent 99

 

 

 

President’s Tan Talk –  May 2022

This is a bumper issue of Stride Out, a lot has happened since the April edition:

  • This year’s Angela Taylor Memorial Run / Walk was conducted at Albert Park, on Sunday 24 April
  • We lost our much loved long-time VRR Life Member Tony Martin, and attended his funeral on Friday 6 May
  • We had our first post-COVID fun run last Sunday at Westerfolds (and of course)
  • The May Tan took place on Saturday 7 May, with a smaller than usual attendance, probably because some members believed the weather forecast of rain, despite our history that it simply (almost) never rains when the Tan is on, even when it is forecast!! Needless to say, it didn’t actually rain, it was a good morning for running. Note that we welcomed Peter and Jenny Field, always good to see them!

Angela Taylor Memorial Run / Walk

As all VRR members will know, this event is very special for VRR, having been created by us following the death of Constable Angela Rose Taylor in the Russell Street Bombing in 1986. It is our privilege to have conducted this run over all those years, now under the auspices of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation, which VRR Life Member Bill Noonan chaired for many years.

This year’s event was again a great success, with an attendance of just over 800.
Angela’s parents Arthur and Marilyn Taylor and other family members attended, Chief Commissioner Shane Patton and members of the executive command. We had strong support from other emergency service agencies, Victoria Police and the community.

The Angela Taylor Memorial Shield were won by Craigieburn Vic Pol team for the 5km and Vic Pol team SOCIT for 10km. The Shields are exclusively for emergency service teams with the best times in those distances and it was the first time in four years that both Shields were won by Victoria Police teams.
Individual First to finish all categories 5km – Sophie FINDLAY – 19:25.4 & Fabian Hitchens – 16:22.6

Individual First to finish all categories 10km Amber Jenkins – 38:43.6  & Andrew Leggo – 33:21.4

Link to photos – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5644325578915319&type=3

A big thank-you to VRR members Bill Noonan, Brian O’Dea, Peter Nicoll, Kevin and Stephanie Armstrong, Ken and Steve Miller, Peter Battrick, Russell Bulman, Tony Doran, Doug Adeney, James Yatomi and Michael Musgrove for marshalling the event, contributing to the great “vibe” on the day. Good job, well done.

Vale Tony Martin
When I invited people to share their thoughts with me for inclusion in my notes for Tony’s service I received some lovely stories from Bronwyn Cardy and David Sheehan at VMA Eastern Masters, from Melbourne Marathon Spartans, and from VRR members Michael Musgrove, Peter Battrick and Patrick Herft, so we were able to pay tribute to Tony on behalf of all his running friends, all of whom had a deep affection for Tony. That tribute is published below, as is a lovely reflection from Tony Freegard.

We acknowledged Tony at the Tan Time Trial of course.

Westerfolds 5k / 10k / Half Marathon
It was great to conduct our first post-COVID fun run at Westerfolds last Sunday after a very long gap due to COVID.
One of the challenges was working out who the last runner was when planning to pack up, because for many years it was always Tony Martin!! I will miss my little chats with Tony, which were a regular feature of most of our runs.

It was great to welcome lots of new faces in each of the three distances, including an overseas visitor from France who found our run info online and came to Westerfolds via Uber.

One outcome of the day was a decision (actively promoted by Doug Stokes and my son Mack!!) to change the half marathon course in future years to be four laps of the 5k course, plus 1.1k, rather than the current course which is two longer (and more complicated loops) of 10.55k. This will result in more hills to climb, and will also simplify the setting up of the course, which will mean a bit less waking around in the dark with a torch marking the course!!

A big thank you to Bill Noonan, Russell Bulman, Kevin Armstrong and my son Mack for marshalling the course, and to Lynn Kisler, Doug Stokes, Peter Nicoll and Rod Opie for playing their usual roles. It really was great to be back out there, and all of our first-time participants were very appreciative of the event.

Michael
VRR President

 

Ed. Photos from the Angela Taylor event

 

 

 

VALE TONY MARTIN

 

 

Ed. VRR President, Michael Kennedy spoke at Tony Martin’s funeral recently, this is a transcript of his speech.

VALE TONY MARTIN
Good morning everyone,
It is my privilege this morning to talk about Tony Martin on behalf of a lot of people, all of whom had many, many stories to tell. I have a list of apologies from people who are disappointed that they can’t be here, including VRR Life Members Bill Noonan, Brian O’Dea and Lynn Kisler, and Patrick Herft.

Victorian Road Runners
Tony ran 347 Tan Time Trials, which is almost every Tan Time Trial for 30 years, between April 1990 and 2021.

He also ran most of our fun runs, for example in 2019 (pre-COVID) he ran Yarra Bend, Westerfolds, Princes Park and New Year’s Eve.

He won our annual award in Over 80’s in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Being slow, Tony liked to start early, particularly in half marathons, and he would ask me if it was OK to do so. My answer was simple: Tony, you can do whatever you like.

VRR Member Michael Musgrove:
I recall seeing Tony running in the second Run4Kids event. He was wearing a beautifully made Red Indian medicine man costume and carrying a medicine staff. His photo was published in the Herald Sun. Tony won the best dressed runner that year beating a heap of gorillas and Storm Troopers. His costume was perhaps not politically correct by today’s standards but I am sure Tony was only making a positive statement. (It was the second running of the event as I saw Tony running in a westerly direction out of the Domain Tunnel. In the first year we ran in an easterly direction through the tunnel.
Also the amazing cakes and other food Tony would bring to club events to celebrate his birthday.

From Peter Battrick
I have four extra special Spartan buddies, Jack Gubbins, Shirley Young, ‘super Wheelie’ Ian Gainey and
Tony Martin.   All have been great motivators for me.
My favourite Tony story goes back to the 2002 Melbourne Marathon where Tony and I ran the whole way together.   It wasn’t planned, just ended up that way.   We kept each other going and ended up running 4h 15m which is respectable for a 59 year old, me, but bloody quick for 74 year old Tony!
We didn’t know, but we were being shadowed by a first time marathoner who was using our steady pace to help him.
Tony and I were pretty well known in VRR, Vets, and Spartans circles and we were getting a lot of support from our non-competing running mates. The young guy soon learnt that he was running behind Tony and Pete.
Then he came up with this comment “If Jesus Christ was running in this race, people would want to know who is that running with Tony and Pete?”.

From Patrick Herft (Tan memory)
I remember when he was 80, he chased me and Sarah down as I was pushing Scarlett in  her pram. His words to us were “I saw this green pram and I tried my hardest to catch it”
(Aged 80!)
He was such an inspiration and will be greatly missed. Such a gentle man who would always smile and say hello.

Melbourne Marathon Spartans
Tony ran 37 consecutive Melbourne Marathons between 1979 and 2015, and was a Melbourne Marathon Spartans Club inaugural member of their  Spartans Hall of Fame.
I’m sure Tony’s Spartan mates would have many stories.

From Bronwyn Cardy, David Sheehan and all of Tony Martin’s friends at VMA Eastern Masters
Insights into this quiet, humble but very determined and lovely gentleman.

When Tony was in his 80’s he sought advice about improving his marathon times.

It came as a bit of a surprise to us as most 80 year olds can only dream of running a marathon. To get around 42 kms at that age would be amazing regardless of how long it took! However, having known Tony for many years prior (fellow VMA members) and aware of his quiet, unassuming but stoic personality, we could not refuse.

Initially we were a little apprehensive of how Tony would fit in with the younger, fitter members of Eastern Masters and what sort of programme could he manage in his senior years that could possibly give him any hope of improving his race times!  Our concerns were totally unnecessary!

Tony was an instant hit with all, gaining their respect and friendship from the very first night he joined us.
Accompanied by David, he completed every progressive walk/run session we set him and matched far younger members in determination and effort. So great was others respect, we could always tell where Tony was during the training sessions as every member would shout out words of encouragement and admiration any time they passed him and David.

Typical of Tony’s generous and self-effacing manner, he would show his appreciation of others support by regularly supplying us with very welcome ‘nibbles’ after efforts sessions. His customary sliced water melon in the summer, cakes and chocolates in winter were eagerly anticipated and enjoyed. We finished each session with sharing members’ achievements or stories for the week. Tony delighted in others successes but always down played his own remarkable achievements.

Tony’s goal was to try and improve his Melbourne marathon time each year he ran. Incredibly, this is exactly what he did, breaking his own personal bests and inspiring us all with his amazing achievements. We played only a minor part in preparing his walk / run strategies – the star of the show was this quiet, humble gentleman who though small in stature, had the heart of a lion.

Of many stories, one that stands out in particular and so typical of this delightful man, was I believe, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. We had finished our efforts session and Tony suggested an alternative cool down before the customary birthday cake sharing.
He produced a tape recorder, got us to form a circle and place arms on shoulders and we had the best ‘cool down of our lives’ as we laughed, sang and danced along to the music of ‘Zorba the Greek’!
What a memory, what a night and what a unique and charming man!

These last words capture the sentiment of all of us, I think:

“RIP Tony, we will miss you but will always be grateful to have known you and have the pleasure of sharing a small aspect of your remarkable life.”

 

 

Tony Freegard, a regular contributor to ‘Stride Out’ was going to contribute another of his entertaining and amusing articles when events overtook him.
Instead he has written the following piece, which I think speaks for itself.

 

Tony Martin – Vale
On a particularly busy day where the cacophony of noise and confusion associated with urban existence was becoming overwhelming, crisis upon crisis crashed and collided all demanding immediate attention, and there seemed to be no let up in the boiler house like pressure, then “Bing,” my phone heralded the arrival of an email. Bear in mind the contraption had been “Binging” and “Pinging” all morning and remained largely ignored, but this “Bing” had a resonance all its own. An email from VRR, Strideout is not due, what could this be? I stole a few moments of refuge in my office to open the missive in peace, and suddenly my world stopped turning. Tony Martin had died.
As I compose this a solitary tear has escaped my right eye and scalds my cheek. I am moved now, just as I was moved then when I opened that fateful email.
I cannot explain why Tony’s passing should affect me so, except to say I have known him for decades, well nearly half a century. We met when his son Steve joined the Blackburn Amateur Cycling Club, me being a mere callow youth, Tony a polished gentleman. Steve also became a regular on our Sunday morning training rides that assembled at the Ringwood clocktower imprecisely at 9 o’clock. We called Steve “Bob,” because at the time there was a pet vitamin supplement heavily promoted on the telly called “Bob Martins,” pretty lame I know, but we thought it was amusing. Tony, however, was appropriately referred to as Mr. Martin.
I have never shared a beer with Tony, or visited each other’s homes, yet we enjoyed a quiet cordiality which I feel sums up his character. Softly spoken, an exceedingly polite dapper gentleman who quietly went about his business attracting the admiration of all who knew him. And I will miss him, I will miss him dearly.
Tony Freegard
Agent 99

 

 

VRR Running Reflections

(As part of VRR’s 40th birthday celebrations in 2022, we are encouraging members (both new & old) to share what running means to them.)

 

 

VRR Member, Cynthia Ellery has these recollections about her running history.

 

My interest in running was really to try and keep fit and began in about 1983 when I joined the ANZ running club-  weekly lunchtime runs along the river or around the Tan.
We were affiliated to the PUMA Corporate Cup and so met more runners on our Sunday outings. In the mid 1990’s  I joined Caulfield Veterans ( now Glen Eira Masters) at Duncan McKinnon oval one Tuesday night and  I promised myself I’d go for 6 weeks. Of course, everyone there was really welcoming and I did  six pbs in six weeks- all different distances ! I think I was hooked!
This led to my friendship with Judy Wines, Jane Sturzaker , Merle Want, Kevin Browne and many other runners, running around Albert Park lake on a Saturday morning with VRR at the Tan once a month.
I got quite  enthusiastic with my training as I approached my 50’s , completing in plenty of fun runs; Angela Taylor, Sussan Classics, PUMA runs, Westerfolds, VRR New Years Eve, a few Sydney City to Surf and the 2000 King Island Relay. All culminating in three Half Marathons- 1999 Melbourne, 2000 VRR Devil Bend and 2000 VRR Princes Park, running the grand time of 2.04.59 ( Here’s the pic with Jane and Judy)

 

 

VRR Life Member, Brian O’Dea is wondering if any members remember the VRR Flags on our runs?

 

Before the recent Angela Taylor run and after the course had been marked, conversation amongst the volunteers turned to witches’ hats, as it would. Mike Kennedy and Bill Noonan recalled that the Club once used pennant style flags as course markers. I was able to remind them that the flags came from Jacana Primary School in Melbourne’s north.  I was on the Committee in 1990 and had recently been appointed Principal of that school. In his usual genial manner, Bill persuaded me that it could be something that the kids at the school might like to do for us. So I in turn persuaded a teacher to make that an activity with the older children (11-12 years.)  It was a good project for them.  Bedsheets were purchased from the local Op Shop and cut into triangles (isosceles, for those interested.) Stencils of the VRR logo were made and the triangles printed with permanent blue paint, mostly centred! Bunnings was the source for garden stakes, duly cut down to size, and also for the tacks to attach the flags to the stakes.  The kids and teacher embraced the assignment but we thought it not a good idea for the children to use cutting implements to taper the base to create the spear effect. This was particularly after one eager student wanted to bring his big brother’s machete from home to assist with that task!  Fortunately Bill  graciously accepted that final part of the job. I think over 100 flags were made.  The flags were used for some time, at least until one of Melbourne’s notorious droughts.  Apparently flags refused to be driven into the very hard ground for the Yarra Bend run. And that, according to Mike, is why we use witches’ hats currently.

 

 

Another VRR Life Member, Vin Martin (also a Richmond tragic) has these recollections about the various club events.

Croissants on New Year’s Eve … Angela Taylor runs around Princes Park … the People’s Marathon at Fishermans Bend … editing and writing Stride Out … sharing kms with members in annual Melbourne Marathons … pasta with Patrick  at Pellegrini’s … visiting John in Port Phillip Arcade …. 8 km tan time trials … Family Fundays … VRR Dinners celebrating the club’s high achievers … VRR Tigers (Rod, Peter ,Vin) … running with family … 4 km TTTs … back-to-back New Year’s Eve and January tans … friends aplenty … VRR, thanks for the memories.

May 2022

TTT Results

 

Find out more

Diary
Dates

 

The June TTT will have the usual 7.30am start at the ‘Pearls of Wisdom’ and is on Saturday 4th June.
Refer to the website (vrr.org.au) for more details

 

 

 

Birthdays

Birthdays
VRR extends birthday greetings to the following members who will celebrate birthdays in MayJohn B, John M, Bill N, Heather J, Gary C, Anthony D, Doug S, Brian O’D, Lynne O’D, Barry S, Karen T, Tony F, Stephanie A, Mark B, Robert W, Stuart J, Melissa S, Tim H, Keith P, Suzannah P, Mick W
Lan-Tiam Y-W, Brando Y-W, Aidan W

 

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

 

 

 

And just for the Dad’s….

What do runners do when they forget something?
They jog their memory.
How did the barber come first in the race?
He took a shortcut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TOP 4km RUNNERS

Position Member Run Time
1 Michael Phillips 4km 17.41
2 Rowan Cole 4km 21.20
3 Kevin Armstrong 4km 22.18

TOP 8KM RUNNERS

Position Member Run Time
1 Lucy Oehr 8km 36.14
2 Matthew Masci 8km 37.35
3 Keith Partridge 8km 38.53

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