What’s said on the run… December 05

What’s said on the run… December 05

December 05 – Edition 10


A perfect day, good company and a pleasant run around the city.
We finished with brunch at the Veggie Bar in Brunswick Street.

Place Name Time Net Gender
198 SEAN HILL 40:02 39:41 M 186
303 SAM DE FANIS 42:14 41:38 M 278
412 ANNA D’ALBERTO 44:06 42:29 F 35
421 PETER BIGNELL 44:11 39:31 M 388
477 MIKE BOWER 44:56 43:01 M 436
652 NEIL WOODS 47:14 45:37 M 589
667 GAVIN MORTON 47:22 45:43 M 603
679 MILAN STANISIC 47:33 45:33 M 612
714 PETER WHITE 47:58 46:00 M 641
744 GRANT SCURRY 48:21 46:42 M 671
797 GREG PALMER 49:00 47:14 M 722
853 DAVID ROLFE 49:28 47:29 M 771
970 KATHY SOUTER 50:40 49:00 F 98
1194 LESLEY BOWER 52:39 51:01 F 132
1967 HEATHER WHITE 59:33 57:56 F 345

The Knox Road Runners Olympic Dream Team

Our run with Smokey’s guys was one of the best yet.  The new venue at Wattle Park was excellent for the run options as well as the post run breakfast.

Knox won the major event of the day, that of being last to leave.  We have learned this very well from the Kew boys and have now taken it to a new level.

Greg once again produced some superb wines and Gav smoked some trout on the spot as well as adding some prawns to the BBQ.


A record attendance for our Christmas lunch at the Royal Hotel, Upper Ferntree Gully.  The two club awards were tightly contested, but won by very worthy club members.  The Best Clubperson award is now named the Leo Rooney award in recognition of our past president and life member.  Leo’s wife, Deirdre presented the award to John Raskas in recognition of John’s passion for running back to pick up the slower runners.

Deirdre Rooney presents the Leo Rooney award.

The winner of the most improved award went to Nicole Diamond in recognition of her amazing improvement in her Melbourne Marathon time.

Nicole was surprised to receive the award in a year when so many runners showed great improvement.

New Year’s weekend we have two runs.  On Saturday 31st December we return to the Lysterfield Lake Birds Land run.  This is a beautiful run and will be followed by a self-catered breakfast afterwards.  There will be no support vehicle as Mike has arranged a drinks drop for us.

Then for the hearty souls who can front up after New Years Eve, there is DT & Greg’s New Years Resolution Run at Jells Park.  Bring your Christmas leftovers to share for breakfast.

On Saturday 7th January we head off to Mount Martha for a pleasant Saturday morning at Vincie’s holiday house
Our summer calendar includes a series of away runs that end at a carefully selected breakfast spot.  All hand chosen by Vice President Mike for the quality of their coffee.


LocalSportingHero-BigBob We all know what a star Big Bob is.  The club recently nominated Bob for recognition by Knox Council as a local sporting hero.

He was chosen and included in a photo exhibition and a book published by the council.  It has been a year of awards for Bob. He also received the Ventura award for Knox driver of the year.

Congratulations Bob.  We are very proud to have a champion athlete, conscientious bus driver and genuine great bloke run with us on Saturdays.

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