Sunday 21 August was a fantastic day for the MSRC and many of its members. It was the Sandy Point Half Marathon (SPHM) and it felt like up to 2 years of effort paid off for all.
For the club, this was the first event where we had our own tent and new banners. This not only provided members with their own place to dump their gear, it also greatly increased awareness of the club in the community. For our club participants, everyone achieved their own win. Whether that be a new PB, competing and completing with head colds or once again running a distance unthought of a little while back. We also had club members cheering on teammates, taking photos and manning the tent, spruiking the good word of the MSRC using jelly snakes and cute dogs to lure the crowds.
There are so many good reasons to join the MSRC and the SPHM event put much of this on display. Members who joined the club as walkers completed the 10km run, others who started with us as 5km slow battlers raced through 21km. Looking forward, there's still plenty of time before the Melbourne Marathon Festival on October 16 and with distances including 5, 10, 21 and 42km, there's something for everyone. Our run group leaders (at our 4 run group sessions each week) are there to support and motivate you achieve your running goals.