I started running in 2012 to get fit and fill the gap of not playing gaelic football! Started off with a few 4kms at the sunset series and progressed from that to half Marathons and then to running a good few marathons.
I'm currently working as a chef in a law firm in the city.
My goal for 2024 is to stay injury free .. get fit and give a pb at Melbourne Marathon a real go!
I started running March 2023 when a friend convinced me to sign up for the Run Melbourne 10km, to raise money for Pets of the Homeless. I remember thinking “There’s no way I can do this!”, but I was going to give it a good crack and started on the C2 5K app.
In April, I joined LRC and started to really see improvement. In May, I ran my first 5km and cracked a sub 30mins in the same month. In June, I ran my first 10km, in July I hit my 50 parkrun milestone, and completed Run Melbourne in under 60mins! Running became my happy place - I’ve since ran several 10k events, am training for my first half marathon in December and just became Co-ED at my local parkrun.
My goals for 2024 … just keep on at it! I’d like to tick off a few half marathons and see improvements with each one, run a sub 25 parkrun and celebrate my 100th parkrun milestone!
My running journey started in 2016 when I discovered parkrun on Saturday mornings, from there I found out about run clubs and by extension - run events.
I work in large format printing and sitting in the office all day prompts me to get out and run!
LRC has inspired and motivated me to become an endurance runner completing several half marathons and marathons over the last few years.
If you need any LRC branded merch get in contact with me on the social pages - we have a great selection of apparel to choose from.
My goals for 2023 are to run a marathon interstate and possibly overseas (fingers crossed!)
I'm Milissa, aka Milly, Mil and Nanna. In my role as Member Engagement Officer, my primary focus is to collaborate with the committee and our wonderful members to uphold and nurture LRC's inclusive and non-judgmental culture. The aim is to continue fostering a vibrant and welcoming running community while expanding our membership base.
My journey in running began in late 2017 as a transformative escape from routine. Over the years, I've accomplished several half marathons, on both roads and trails, and most recently I've conquered the grueling Oxfam 100km trail walk, which remains one of the most physically demanding yet profoundly rewarding experiences of my life.
Looking ahead, my running goals for 2024 are quite simple, I aim to fully immerse myself in the present moment, relishing every step and every connection made within our running community. With an open heart and an adventurous spirit, who knows what exciting new challenges and opportunities lie on the horizon!
I began running with one goal in mind “to run 5km at parkrun before I turned 50” and the rest, as they say, is history. 5km became 8, then 10, then 15, then 21.1…
I’ve been a member of LRC since 2017, and an active run leader with the club for the past few years and have enjoyed meeting club members at different stages of their running journey.
In 2024, I’ll be running a little more often but shorter distances. Just to keep the injuries at bay! My main focus will be to improve my parkrun time and occasionally train for 10km events. 14km at GOR will be my biggest distance for the year.
I am known for my determination and clumsiness! A wise runner once told me to remember “consistency is key” and I live by this.
Im known here at LRC as Chief (and I love it!) because I always seem to be organising an event, people, or making sure I have what you may need.
I started walking at parkrun in 2018 initially to stop spending money at the shops each weekend (true story), and then realising I missed community sport. I landed in the lap of LRC not long after.
Away from running, I work with heavy vehicle regulation, and as you can imagine, it can be very tiring. Shuffling with LRC crew is my time to decompress.
My 2024 plans are still coming together. However, the must do events for me are Great Ocean Road and Shepparton and crew for Surf Coast Century.
If I'm not racing at an event, I'm often found volunteering or cheering (which I absolutely love!!!).
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I started running in my early 30s due to health reasons and haven't looked back since. Started with 5kms, progressed to 10kms and have ran 8 half marathons. Running brings me to my happy place and always looking forward to track sessions and social runs where I get to spend time with my peers.
In the day, I'm a Digital Business Analyst with a not-for-profit health care organisation. And at night, I'm either running somewhere or in the gym doing my strength training.
My goal for 2024 is to improve my half marathon time, aiming to do it within 2 hours 15mins. Since the plan is to do 3 half marathons and hopefully, one of them will get me my PB. The other goal would probably be to aim for a sub 30 mins parkrun PB as I have finally gotten it down to 33 mins (long time in the making).
I am certainly not what you’d class as a runner but here I am in a running club. What the?
I joined Lalor Running Club in 2017 after hearing about it through parkrun. I have entered into a few 5-6km events over the years and most recently participated in my first 10km event on 29th Oct 2023 at Run For The Firies.
The thing I enjoy most about this club is not actually the running aspect at all. The people within it make the club and are supportive no matter your ability. We also hold some pretty awesome social events outside of running too.
My only goal for 2024 is just to keep moving / keep active!
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