Gen Run Community Club, Croydon Track
Gold Coin Donation for Oscars100
SAFELACE are coming to this Thursday’s Gen Run Community Club!
Thursday 1st November (next week) from 6PM at the Croydon Athletics Track!
Loretta will be there to answer all your questions, and will kindly be donating $1 from every purchase to our partnered charity Oscars100💜
This colourful, and easy to apply, silicone lock, works on ANY laced shoe!
Great for athletes big and small!😁
• FUN ‘stocking-fillers’ for kids this Christmas!
• A MUST for trail-runners!!!
• No more laces coming undone in races!
• Shoe BLING (11 colours to choose from!)🌈
• ONLY $12.95 per pair!😍

We all love a bit of retail therapy before training!💜🤗💰💳
9AM: GENRUN @ The Beet Retreat Cooking Class 4th 11AM: GENRUN @ The Beet Retreat Cooking Class

‘The Beet Retreat’ Cooking Class with Jan Saunders in Smith’s Gully!


Gen Run discount code applies! GENRUN10

Saturday & Sunday November 3rd & 4th!

4hr class, 8 people per class, $90!
Any questions, please just ask😁
I leant so much in our last class and meeting Jan changed my life in such a positive way💜💚
6PM: MELBOURNE CUP DAY ANNUAL GEN RUN 3200M HANDICAP, Lilydale Lake, Family Friendly, Social BYO Picnic
This annual favourite is definitely NOT TO BE MISSED!

Here’s how it works:
(race start is 6:30PM for the first runner based on handicap times) Warm-ups will precede.

• A timed handicap time trial of 3200m, racing for the prestigious ‘Yellow Rose’ – the official flower of the Melbourne Cup
• Handicaps are based on your best 5km/Parkrun times:

o Runners are all sent off from the same point, but at timed intervals with the intention of a close race to the finish!
o All runners will complete a 3.2KM course around Lilydale Lake (one lap plus 700m)
o This means that everyone has a fighting chance of taking out the honours, regardless of speed!
o There is one winner only who will go home with the Yellow Rose!
o A kids race of approximately 1200m for those under the age of 12 will be run at the conclusion of the main event and will be staggered (in distance) according to age. Parents are more than welcome to run with their children.

• At the conclusion of the event, we invite you to stay around to socialise and enjoy a BYO picnic dinner together.

Schedule · Tuesday, November 6, 2018
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Welcome and Warm-Up
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Main 3200M Handicap Event Start
7:10 PM – 7:20 PM
Kids 1200M Handicap Event
7:20 PM – 9:00 PM
Awards Ceremony, Group Photo, and social gathering/picnic commence

This is an event for EVERYONE!
Please RSVP via email or the Facebook event page and send through your season’s best 5KM time – Track or Parkrun is fine 🤗
DON’T MISS THIS! Everyone is in with a chance!
Jockey silks and hobby horses optional! 😂🤣🤩🐎🦄
6:15AM: Lilydale Lake 6PM: FRI-YAY! SOCIAL RUN & SPANISH TAPAS! Westerfolds Park
FRI-YAY!!! Social Run and Spanish Tapas! 🍇🍈🍉🍊🍋🍌🍍🍎🍏🥑🥝🍐🍒
What better way to enjoy a balmy Friday evening than to join your coaches and your Gen Run Buddies for a social gathering to run or walk, and eat together!
We shall be meeting at: Power Plant Café,
2-6 Swilk St, Templestowe VIC 3106
Westerfolds Sports Centre Complex car-park

Ready to begin our run/walk at: 6PM – please arrive a few minutes early if possible
We will be heading out along the Ruffey Creek Trail in a North-westerly direction to join on to the Main Yarra Trail, where you may run/walk an out and back course either Easterly towards Westerfolds, or Westerly towards Banyule – both directions will take you to nice parkland areas full of well made paths.
A link to Google Maps showing the café and trails can be found here:,145.1157846,15.69z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6ad64792f940190b:0x2c0d08248197375c!8m2!3d-37.7569193!4d145.1240696

Returning to the car-par at: 7PM – feel free to run/walk for the full hour or less

A quick shower in a can, then dinner! We will be dining together at ‘Power Plant Café’ where the spread on offer will be a tasty selection of Spanish Tapas! “Power Plant is about enjoyable, healthy, sustainable food”. Whether it is nutritious, vegan, gluten-free, raw, or low FODMAP food you are looking for, Power Plant has you covered.
• Please RSVP your attendance to this event so that I can inform the restaurant of final numbers needed for tables.
• Please note that they do not split bills for large groups, so if possible, please bring cash along.

6PM: ‘Hear Their Story’ SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS – Mak Sawa & Lynda Madams
6:45PM: Squad Training, Croydon Athletics Track
‘Hear Their Story’ – discover their reason for running, what lead them on this path, how it has changed them along the way, and where they may be headed.
This Monday Evening 6PM Special will bring you the stories of two inspiring runners, coaches, and all-round wonderful people. Bring your mat and rollers for a stretch and roll session as we listen to their running journeys and life experiences. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and engage with them. Come and be motivated by their zest and passion, and take the time to give back to your body with some recovery and maintenance as you listen.
Squad training will follow this 40minute session at 6:45PM as usual.

Along with all these extra activities, events, and social outings, there are, as always, a multitude of races for you to be involved in this November!
Here are some of the main ones that will be attended by the Gen Run Squad this November:
• Sunday 4th Four Vines Running Festival, Nagambie, 5KM, 10KM, 21.1KM, 42.2KM
• Saturday 10th Portsea Running Festival, Point Nepean, 5KM, 10KM, 21KM
• Sunday 11th Arthur’s Seat Challenge, Rosebud, 6.7KM
• Sunday 11th Marysville Marathon Festival, Marysville, 4KM, 10KM, 21KM, 42KM, 50KM
• Saturday 24th Afterglow Twilight Trail Run, 5KM, 13KM, 21KM
• Saturday 24th Alpine Challenge, Falls Creek, 36KM-100ML
• Sunday 25th Eureka Stair Climb, Melbourne
• Sunday 25th Run For The Young, Lilydale, 5KM, 10KM, 21KM, 42KM
• Sunday 25th Goldfields Trail Run Festival, Bendigo, 5KM, 11KM, 21.5KM

For a comprehensive look at races in Victoria (and further afield) ‘The Running Calendar’ website is a useful resource:

An Update on ‘The Running Company Lilydale’!
We are on schedule at this stage to be opening the doors to our brand new store come mid to late January 2019!
We are in the final throws of paperwork to secure our premises in a prime Main Street location with plenty of parking and access. Coach Steve will be finishing up his employment at Hoka One One this coming week after a last trip to South Australia, and has already started working at The Running Company Clifton Hill to become familiar with the computer systems and ‘tech talk’.

From mid-December it will be go go go for us, as we begin the process of fitting-out and stocking the store! This is such an exciting time; the fruition of a dream, and an opportunity for us to immerse ourselves even more in the running community. We envisage The Running Company Lilydale to become an extension of ourselves. It will reflect our passion for running to its very core. Our beautiful surrounds of the Yarra and Dandenong Ranges will be a recurring theme throughout, and it will become a ‘hub’ for the running community – you! – to meet, shop, and socialise with other like-minded, and passionate runners.
Stay Tuned for more updates as they come to hand!

Cambodia – with ‘One Family At A Time’ – “Supporting communities in Cambodia to break the cycle of poverty by improving access to housing, healthcare, employment and quality education”
Friday 23rd November will see Coach Bec and Steve, along with Jenny, John, Tory, Naomi, and Kelly (from OFAAT & Gen Run), and Gen Runners Kelly, Gayle, Neil, and Ben, embark on our 10 day volunteer trip to the village of Duon Sva, in Siam Reap. We have a full schedule, assisting with many programs, working with the local community, in the village school and child care, and working with village people to help better their living conditions, their education opportunities, their business skills, their health, and of course, their happiness. Each of us brings a unique skill set and experience which we will utilise during our stay. We are so extremely grateful of the kindness and generosity we have been shown through your donations. There is still time to donate!
Please see the list below for items that are still required, or head to the following link for monetary donations:

 White long or short sleeve shirts (collared and polo type) – school uniform (no logo)
 Navy shorts (long) or long pants – school uniform (no logo)
 Navy long (knee length) skirts – school uniform (no logo)
 Nutritional supplements – such as Sustagen, Ensure
 Good quality footwear – runners, thongs, flat ‘Practical’ sandals (no fancy strappy shoes or heels). All sizes, especially older children, teens and adults.
 We are collecting the dominoes Woolworths had a couple of years ago. They don’t need to be full sets, even a couple is fine. They love these and they’re great because they’re plastic and last well in the humidity.
 light weight fabric (for veggie bags etc)
 vitamins
 basic first aid supplies
 wallets / purses
 good quality, lightly used clothing (especially for older children and teens plus small adult sizes). Jeans and long pants, long sleeve shirts and blouses, longer style shorts, t-shirts (nothing too strappy or revealing), cardigans and jumpers, wide brim hats
 new underwear (especially small women’s sizes)
 bras (small sizes 8, 10)
 dictionaries
 pre-school books, like ‘Spot’ etc
 simple English books (older primary level)
 puzzles (wooden peg variety)
 Lego
 coloured pencils and grey leads (no textas or crayons)
 colouring books













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