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Our Thursday social runs have resumed. For those interested, we meet at the Epping Track at 6.20 for a 6.30 departure. Hope to s…
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The winter season is well and truly underway. West Met #7 is on this weekend at Bella Vista. This course is tricky and an excell…
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Margaret Walker
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— Jul 9, 2017

Winter Cross Country

Racing can be an excellent way to maintain a focused effort with your training.

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Newsletter Issue 16 - Out now
The latest newsletter, including: Epping Distance runners kick-start; Marathons and Xcountry reports; Social Runners; Police games; Stretching by Fred O'Conner


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West Met Race #12
Vaughan and Doug were both out on the trails today at the West Met X-Country meet in Emu Plains

Both where in the 'medium' distance race, which at 5km was 1k futher than normal. Described as a 'flat' cource,, this rather hilly and twisty race was made worse by the unusual Winter heat. Still, both runners stepped up to the mark - Doug came in 6th overall in a time of just under 20 minutes. Vaughan struggled slightly with the extra distance, but still managed to hold on to finish in 23 minutes.

Next weeks West Met is the much easier course at Greystanes (see below). Contact here for more information, or speak to Doug at training.

 


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James Palethorpe in his first off road marathon
James picked one of the hardest distance race in the state for his first marathon.

thumb_GW1350_00066.jpgGW1358_01236.jpgHe came in just over 5 hours in the moutainous glow worm tunnel marathon - a race that includes 10 minutes of racng in total darkness as you pass through the narrow old rail tunnel just out  Newnes. His longest previosu race was a hallf marathon n much easier terrain, which he completed in just over 80 minutes.

 

James has run further and for longer than any other current club member. 


Sydney Half Marathon
Eppings Social runners at last weekends Sydney Half Marathon

MH_SMH.jpgmel_running.jpgLast wekeend Sydney half saw three imressive performances from Epping Social Runners. Coach and Group leader - Matthrew Hicks - got a huge pd, breaking 100minutes for the first time, corssing the 21.1km finish line in 1:39:20. Mel Zepple, running in her Sydney Striders colours, also broke 100 minutes (1:39:56), just three weeks after finishing her first road 50km. And Nathan Jose, running with his swim team, stomped round in 1:35:44, finishing in 13th place in his age group.

1:39:20

 

>> Race infor and full results can be found here