2021 July Tan Time Trial Results

/2021 July Tan Time Trial Results



President’s Tan Talk –  July 2021

A great attendance of more than 80 VRR members and friends ran The Tan on a beautiful, clear (and very cool!) morning, delighted to be back after a COVID-enforced absence in June. It was great to welcome first-timers hailing from Colombia, Brisbane and locally, and to welcome back some other regulars after COVID absences, with Melbourne now heading in a good direction.

In June we had planned to acknowledge Peter and Jenny Field’s huge contribution to VRR at their last TTT before they relocated to Adelaide to be with family. COVID prevented that happening, so this month we acknowledged them in their absence. Given the huge contribution of Peter, Jenny and the Field family to VRR across four decades, we video recorded the acknowledgement courtesy of our resident videographer Dean Andrews, so you can click on the link below to see and hear it for yourself. We hope to see Peter and Jenny when they visit Melbourne from time to time.

Many thanks to Dean for his excellent video, together with some great photo images from our marvellous resident photographer Helen Myall. Thanks also to Helen for the book that Peter’s very long-time friendly rival Doug Stokes asked Helen to put together, recording Peter and Jenny’s family history with VRR, which they have been presented with. They truly are Legends of VRR, we thank them and wish them well, enjoy the video.

This month also saw Graham Edwards run his 350th Tan Time Trial, acknowledged with loud applause that Graham did not hear, because he started early and was half a lap away!! Well done on 350 Graham.

In other news, we are looking to change the course for the Princes Park 5k / 10k / Half Marathon, to simplify it and eliminate a couple of road crossings in the half marathon. It will still be a good, fast, flat track. In contrast, we are considering changing the course of the Westerfolds Half Marathon from next year, which will also simplify it a bit, but make it more “challenging” for runners, with more hills to climb, great for building leg strength.

Our thanks as always to our volunteers who make it all possible, see you at the August TTT.
Happy running,
VRR President

VRR is very lucky having both a marvelous resident photographer (Helen Myall) AND also a videographer (Dean Andrews).
At the July 2021 TTT, Dean captured VRR President, Michael Kennedy’s tribute to Peter & Jenny Fields contribution to the club.
If the video link doesn’t work for you, it is available on YouTube – do a search for ‘Victorian Road Runners”.


VRR President

VRR Member, Graham Edwards celebrated his 350th TTT at the July 2021 run.
Congratulations, Graham
VRR extends birthday greetings to the following members who will celebrate birthdays in July


Dean A,  Bernadette H, Tess L, Adri L, Vin M, Marianne M, John M, Kim O, John R, Ken S, Mark T, Gary T, Alana G, Madison G
Peter B, Geoff W, Leigh M, Claire C,

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

Virtual Tans: When can we run one?

The committee has decided that in the future “virtual tans” can only be completed if the club is not permitted to hold the official Tan on the first Saturday of the month at the Tan track  due to DHHS Covid 19 restrictions.

 QR code
Also, it is essential that all members check in using the QR code. If you are unable to use the code please ensure you register manually. If you do not check in, your time will be recorded. If you bring along a friend or relative who is not a member can you please check in for them or make sure they check in.

The QR code is on display at each tan and is on Facebook.
The committee.

Note that the following VRR Fun Runs are now confirmed (assuming no further lockdowns)

REMEMBER to bring your OWN drink bottle to all VRR events

Princes Park – Sunday, 15 August 2021
8:00am for 21.1km and 8:30am for other events
5, 10 & 21.1km runs starting from near Ikon Park near Walker Street and Royal Parade, North Carlton (Melway 29 G12).

Jells Park – Sunday, 24 October 2021
8:00am for 15km and 8:30am for other events
5, 10 & 15km runs starting from Oaks Picnic Area, Jells Park South enter from Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill (Melway 72 A9).

VRR Tan Time Trials

We have secured a permit with the City of Melbourne for monthly Tan Time Trials in 2021. Please note that social distancing rules continue to apply (wear a mask if you can’t maintain at least 1.5 metres from others), stay at home if you’re unwell, continue to bring your own water bottle to each run and register on the day using the QR Code at the Tan.  We look forward to seeing you at the Pillars of Wisdom at 7:30am for each run on the first Saturday of each month.  The conduct of each event is subject to COVID-19 related restrictions that may apply at the date of each run.


































Position Member Run Time
1 Andres Meneses 4km 13.40
2 Xavier Martin 4km 19.10
3 Barry Smith 4km 19.32


Position Member Run Time
1 Nicolette Lesberg 8km 28.20
2 Adam Barker 8km 32.24
3 Lucy Oehr 8km 33.40

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