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Milers parkrun Volunteer Day

September 3, 2016, 8:00am - September 3, 2016, 9:00am

The Milers get a great deal from parkrun. We use it for training, for setting PBs or to target age grade records. And it’s all for free. Parkrun doesn’t happen though without its volunteers. There...

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Anyone interested in a long run down the farm (Neerim) on Sunday morning? Send me a message if you are keen. Distance/time/pace are all negotiable... ... See MoreSee Less

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There will be a group of us running long at Eaglemont on Saturday if anyone is keen. The plan is for 32km - at this stage there should be around 6 of us. The more the merrier - start time 6:30am from the Tennis Courts. ... See MoreSee Less

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Time for another hill session in the Dandenongs as it is now just over 3 weeks until Wonderland. Will be running about 30ks leaving from just above 1000 steps car park at 7.30am on Sunday. Out and back route taking in Churchill, One Tree, 2 Mile and a few other hills with some fast downhill on the way back.
Pat this stage probably only Obama and myself but all welcome to join us.
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Park Run results. Had fun at Altona Beach taking on two 16 year olds who I reckon looked at me and thought they had this old bloke covered so they put in lots of surges into a gale whilst I just ran a steady pace. After the turnaround, took the lead and ran as hard as I could with the wind and just got pipped in the last 100 metres by one of them, who was stilling wearing his hoodie! Enjoyable race as they were rapt to get PBs by 20 and 40 seconds and I beat the age record by over a minute. They can now look forward to heaps more PBs whereas all I can hope for is to keep the decline down to a minimum! :) Recommend the run, out and back course on bike paths and with the bonus of a warm down along the beach, even a dip in the water if it's warmer.

Altona Beach:

2 Michael BIALCZAK 18:09 VM55-59 Age Grade % 85.40 %, age category record, 2nd highest Age Grade % Altona

Main Beach, Qld:

8 Dale NARDELLA 19:53 SM30-34 65.97 %

Parkville:

6 Scott STACEY 20:13 VM35-39 67.02 %

Maribyrnong:

28 Nicolas STRYBOSCH 22:53 VM40-44 60.09 %

Westerfolds:

26 Simon TU 24:23 VM40-44 56.39 %
27 Chris WADE 24:23 VM40-44 57.28 %
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The continuous nature of the "Katie" would kill me at the moment but assuming my lungs are working, I'll be doing an alternate session tomorrow. 8 x Killer Loops off 4 mins. Any company welcome. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi everyone, we have a new session tomorrow - "the Katie". Bring your A game 😂. See you at the pillars. ... See MoreSee Less

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This piece of comedy gold arrived in the mail yesterday. Not sure who is responsible: Richard Does or Stacey Does but it made me chuckle. Ready to get my Devil on! ... See MoreSee Less

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We're locked in for the Hoka trial session on Tuesday 2 August, subject to half decent weather. Seya there. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hmm ... this project I'm working on is not being resolved as quickly as I'd liked. 6 x 3min session might be going ahead without me :( ... See MoreSee Less

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Whilst JC is sunning himself in Bali, a few of us will be out in the cold morning doing a Wkk. Anyone else going to be there tomorrow morning? ... See MoreSee Less

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Bruce Arthur how'd you go? ... See MoreSee Less

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Duff's 2015 MM race report was worth the wait - a great read! ... See MoreSee Less

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Speaking of gear, its my birthday this week and I am looking at a new running watch (garmin) or shoes (mizuno). Where do you buy your gear? I know Wiggle and remember someone plugging highly tuned athletes for watches. Any other local/online sellers to recommend? ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry folks, the Hoka trial session planned for tomorrow has been deferred till next week, probably Tuesday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Not running related but helping out a friend with her PhD research and because the study sits pretty much in our age demographic, I thought there may be some interest.

Memory Study at Monash University

Investigating: Different types of memory across the lifespan, including spatial memory and autobiographical memory
Looking for: Men & Women aged between 35 and 60
Study involves: 3.5 hours of testing at Monash Biomedical Imaging in Clayton. Testing must take place 9-5 Monday-Friday.

Testing includes paper/pencil tasks designed to look at different aspects of memory, computerised tasks, and some surveys related to memory and health information.

The study also involves an MRI of your brain, which will involve being in the scanner for 1 hour, which involves approximately 30 minutes of being still and 30 minutes of completing tasks.

To be eligible you must be:
Free of any neurological conditions
Fluent in English

For more information contact Anna at anna.carmichael@monash.edu or via phone at 0403703713

Anna is the girlfriend of Alex, the young guy from the U.S. that did a few sessions with us last month.
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There seems to be a bit of interest in the Tokyo Marathon for 2017 so I thought I would put up a post. The race is on 26 February 2017 and it would be awesome to get another Miler contingent over there. Entries via the lottery open on August 1 and close on August 31. If you have run a sub 2:55 marathon (sub 3:40 for women) in 2015 or 2016 on a certified course then you can apply now through a separate entry (Run as One). You can find more details on the marathon website. Get on board!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Melbourne Midday Milers

The Midday Milers offer city workers an informal but structured lunch-time training program. The group meets at 12:30pm each weekday at the Tan Track, only a five-minute jog from the Flinders St / Swanston St intersection. All levels of runners are welcome to join us for a variety of casual, easy runs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday or more intense, speed / fartlek / hill sessions on Tuesday and Thursday. To ensure we cater for all standards of runners,  the Tuesday and Thursday sessions have dedicated A and B groups. To see how this works, refer to our fortnightly Training Program.

The famous Tan Track is one of Melbourne’s most picturesque running venues. We start most runs from the “Pillars of Wisdom” – on the Tan Track just south of the Swan St Bridge.

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