Bec Rosel – ‘Level 2 Advanced Qualified Recreational Running Coach’ and Marathon Runner.
Steve Rosel – ‘Level 1 Qualified Recreational Running Coach’ and passionate runner of all things!
Steve and Bec having grown up and lived in the Lilydale area for years!
Running came around for Bec back in 2010 with a run to the milk bar and back – roughly 3km – in a pair of jeans, a raincoat, and an old pair of runners that had never actually been used for running!
A attempt at 27 years of age to perhaps become a runner?!
Two knee reconstructions…why not right?!
It got Bec good – hook, line, and sinker! Before she knew it she was running several times a week, extending the duration, running faster, and running further.
For Steve – it was chasing BEC!!!
Both fell in love with each other (more than ever!) and running so much that they earned their accredited coaching pass and in 2015 set up their own running squad in the outer eastern suburbs called “GENERATION RUN”. If you live in the area or even walk around the lake, there’s a fair chance you’ve seen them, with over 150 members in the squad, it’s hard to miss Gen Run!
With Steve and Bec both having completed numerous road and trail half, full and ultra marathons, and Steve having over 8 years experience in both footwear wholesale and retail, in 2019 they launched The Running Company Lilydale to further help the amazing people in the Lilydale area get moving and keep moving!
1. FAVOURITE RUN
Bec: The Great Train Race – racing the iconic Puffing Billy Steam-train in the scenic Dandenong Ranges.
Steve: Two Bays Trail Run on the stunning coastal trails between Cape Schanck and Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula.
2. BEST RUNNING MOMENT
Bec: Ending a long run at the beautiful township of Warburton, then plunging into the crystal clear icy waters of the Yarra River.
Steve: Running in random locations around the world. Top of the list – Round Rarotonga Road Race – 31kms around the largest of the Cook Islands in tropical paradise.
3. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT RUNNING?
Bec: It makes me feel like me…
Steve: The challenge, the community, the camaraderie, and that elation of reaching a goal.