Skip to content

Party time for Striders!

November 19, 2018

We recently held our Annual Awards night on Saturday, November 3, and it was a fantastic chance for our members to celebrate each other’s achievements, relax and socialise after an extremely busy club year.

Please join me in congratulating our 2018 Award winners!

Men’s 10K – Chris Woulahan 36:01
Female 10K – Niamh Odwyer 41:50

Men’s Half – Paul Gourlay 1:17:43
Female Half – Yvonne Baylis 1:40:00

Mens Marathon – Anthony Fuster 2:54:51
Female Marathon – Yvonne Baylis 3:17:45

Phil O’Laughlin (Morning Coaches award)
Liz Gordon (Night Coaches award)

Louise Dunn (Volunteering award)
Jesse Kohn (Runner’s Runner)

Anthony Fuster (Club Champion)

jesse runners runner

anthony club champion1


chris 10k


liz night coaches award


louise volunteer


paul half


yvonne half full

Annual General Meeting Update

October 24, 2018
It’s just one week until the Annual General Meeting – next Wednesday 31 October, 7:30pm at the South Pine Community Church demountable. If you’re keen to have your say about the club or want to see how things operate behind-the-scenes then please come along.
It’s also worth mentioning that all current members are entitled to vote at the meeting. So please take a moment to renew your membership if you haven’t done so already – just hit the big red button on our website!

Nominations for office bearers:
President – Jesse Kohn (only nomination)
Secretary – Nicole Kohn (only nomination)
Treasurer – Brad Buchanan (only nomination)

General committee:
Anthony Fuster (Returning)
Bruce Clements (Returning)
Michael Holmes (Returning)
Rachel Bushell (Returning)
Stan Fetting (Returning)
Liz Gordon (New Nomination)
Peter Lewis (New Nomination & Race Secretary)
Vanessa Heasley (New Nomination)

Outgoing (with many thanks):
Yvonne Baylis
Mary Jackson
Louise Dunn
Jason Croston
Michelle White

Look forward to seeing plenty of our members next Wednesday Night @ 7:30PM. If you have any other questions in the meantime please don’t hesitate to ask.

Jesse Kohn

Mastering the Mindset – how the most important distance for a runner is between their ears

October 5, 2018

We’ve all heard the cliché about how running is ‘all in the mind’. At first glance this doesn’t appear true because we all know to our cost that the body is involved. At a deeper level though this does ring true for long distance runners. Mastering the mindset of distance running is critical in order to enjoy success, which I take to be achieving your potential. Athleticism and genetics can only get you so far. Until such time as you master the mindset you won’t achieve your potential. Read more…

The Fake Crisis Affecting Middle Aged Endurance Runners

September 13, 2018

As a long distance runner you get used to people thinking that you are weird. Your lifestyle and behaviour becomes baffling to those around you. You develop similar rhythms of life to that of a monastery: you go to bed early, rise early, punish your body, subject yourself to discipline, your nutrition is controlled, learn to embrace suffering, dream dreams, have inspirational visions, overcome adversity and transport yourself to another plane. So like many other runners I take the jibes in my stride. I do draw the line though, and that is when I hear the word ‘crisis’ being used. Read more…

New Club Uniforms Have Arrived!

September 8, 2018


Put your hand up if you are a little jealous now you have seen the new uniforms! I can tell you that they are pretty comfy. If you are feeling a little down for missing out on the pre-order you are in luck. There is a very limited stock left on hand if you do want to grab a t-shirt or singlet. We also have a number of hats and visors. All has been loaded into the Striders store for your Saturday night shopping pleasure.
All stock is now in one place, including the old Scody stock and Envisage stock – which are at run out prices.

Grab some race kit for those last few races of the season!

-Nicole Kohn

Run When You Can, Walk When You Must – Comrades 2018 Race Report

June 22, 2018

Entering an ultra-marathon always seems like a great idea until the peak training arrives and you are starting your weekend long runs at 3:30am in the morning. Read more…


June 4, 2018

Based on the response to our expression of interest for the new club kit, we are now ready to take orders and payment for the new club singlet, shirt, caps and visors. The link below will take you to the order form where you can make payment and secure your pre-order.


This will be available until June 30 after which time the committee will place an order directly with 2XU. If you are considering picking up new kit any time in the near future, we highly recommend you take this opportunity, as the club will hold only very limited stock. The next pre-order may be some time away.

For all other kit in the new range (tracksuits, compression wear, and race shorts) we will continue to take expressions of interest via the existing link. However at this stage we will not be placing an order for these items until we have enough for a minimum order of 20x per item.


  • When will I receive my goods – this depends on the timeframe set by 2XU and we will advise this as soon as we are able to place the order with the supplier (soon after June 30).
  • What if the supplier price changes – if we get a large influx of orders the price may come down. If this happens you will be contacted to arrange a refund. You will not be expected to pay more than the amount listed on this current pre-order of shirts/singlets/caps/visors.
  • What if you don’t get enough orders to make up a minimum order – based on the orders received by June 30 the commitee will make a decision about whether the minimum order number can be reached. If it is impractical to place an order then everyone who has placed an order will have the option to take a refund, or keep their order in the system for the next round of orders to be placed later in 2018.