I started running to add some variety into my gym workouts around the time Aurora Parkrun started. Once I started parkrun/s and learning my where all the local paths were, I never really looked back. Parkrun is also how I found LRC as club members comprise the core teams at both Lalor (where the club was founded), and a bit further north at Aurora.
2023 was a bit of a break-out year for my running as I’ve managed to stay injury free thus far. As a result I’ve managed a PB at the Great Ocean Road ‘Marathon’, and completed my goal of running the Sydney - Melbourne Marathon double, the former in under 4hrs again, and the latter with a new Marathon PB!
Running-wise, for the remainder of 2023 and into 2024 I’m looking for PB’s across all distances, especially at Parkrun where I’d like to get under 23 minutes after 3 years of trying… As the new club president I aim to continue to grow the club as place for people to connect whilst on their respective personal wellbeing journeys ...
I started running when I lived in Hobart in 2015. I signed up for the 10k "run the bridge" as a goal to get fit - this introduced me to wonderful friends and places.
By day, I'm a genetic counsellor and Labrador mum to Max, who regularly comes on my shorter runs and often seen rolling around in the Darebin Creek (Max, not me).
My running goal for 2023 is to reach 50 parkruns and maintain consistency. I'm also trying to improve my cross training for overall strength (to help with running of course!).
It all started in 2013 for me.
I had been encouraged to run a few 10kms and even ran 2 marathons before I knew of LRC and the benefits of a structured training plans. However, I didn’t truly get into the groove until I joined LRC in 2019 and found the positivity/comradery of running with group of likeminded people.
By day I work in Local Government in a data and statistics role and by night I do love a pub trivia night.
My running goals for 2024 is to improve my parkrun PB and run the Melbourne Marathon.
I started running in 2018 as a New Year’s Resolution to do something challenging. I instantly thought - Running! My first event was Run 4 the Kids and I'll always remember the feeling of accomplishment as I crossed that finish line, running my first 5km.
Anyone can run if they truly want to. The key is consistency. Five years on and I've run two marathons, a handful of half marathons, and have gained a community of friends who I'd never trade for the world.
For 2024, I want to explore some of the more regional, less mainstream fun runs. Victoria, and Australia in general, is such a beautiful country and I don't get to appreciate that as often as I'd like.
I started running mainly for fitness towards the end of my career as a competitive gymnast several years ago. It wasn’t until I ran in my first ever running event in 2014, the 5.5km event at Run for the Kids, that it became clear that I had caught the ‘running bug’… I would then run in my first half-marathon later that year, and worked my way to my first full marathon two years later at the Melbourne Marathon. The rest is history!
By day, I work for a locally based automation company as an automation engineer, which involves machine programming and to help provide automation solutions to the world of manufacturing.
My highlight of 2023 was running overseas in two of the international marathon major events, the Tokyo Marathon, and the Chicago Marathon where I ran a PB! My goals in 2024, would be to tick off some more events I haven’t done before, be it road or on the trails, but my main goal is to continue my enjoyment of running and to improve my running self.
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