Spartans Club Runs

Club Run, Sunday December 2 at the Tan

Thunder, lightning and heavy rain at 3am did not augur well for a successful club run. However, the morning was clear, the sun appeared and 15 Spartans enjoyed a pleasant run followed by light refreshments at Jardin Tan.

Jay Fleming, Vilim Podreka, John Cunningham, Tony Martin, Andrew Mott, Bryan Flegg, Brian Walsh, Len Hallett, Steven Lightowler, Candida Baskcomb, David Foskey.
David and Candida are wearing the new Spartan buffs, however, this isn’t the recommended mode.


Jay Fleming, Bryan Flegg, Len Hallett, Vilim Podreka


Steve Lightowler, Jay Fleming, Nev Gardner



Andrew Mott, Candida Baskcomb


Brian Walsh, Steve Lightowler, Jay Fleming, Nev Gardner, Bryan Flegg, Len Hallett, Vilim Podreka, Candida Baskcomb


Bryan Flegg in the lead, Brian Walsh and John Adams in the group following, Peter Ryan and Frank Biviano at the rear.

Club Run, 5 August 2018

15 Spartans met at the Albert Park Carousel on a cold and windy day.


Peter Seal, Candida Bascomb, Pamela Young, Brian Walsh, Bruce “Digger” Hargreaves, Andrew Mott, Jay Fleming, Nev Gardner, John Dean, Frank Biviano, Stephen Barker, Bryan Flegg, John Kaparelis, Ian Gainey         Missing: David Foskey (Photographer)

Small groups each ran a lap at widely varying speeds, afterwards meeting inside for refreshments.


Nev Gardner (front left), Stephen Barker, Bryan Flegg, Brian Walsh


Pamela Young (partial), Candida Bascomb, Peter Seal, Jay Fleming, Bruce Hargreaves, John Dean, John Kaparelis, Andrew Mott



Bruce Hargreaves, Ian Gainey, Frank Biviano, Stephen Barker


Pamela Young, Candida Bascomb, Peter Seal, Jay Fleming


The collage above shows, at left, Nev Gardner and Bruce Hargreaves at today’s run, centre shows Bruce (far left) and Nev (far right) during the 1978 Marathon and at right we see the same two gentlemen at the 2017 Annual General Meeting.

We intend to set up a formal Club Run schedule for 2019 which will be published here and in Newsletters.

Club Run, 24 June 2018

Clear skies and no wind greeted us on a day ideal for running. Due to the failure of the organiser of the run to check the race calendar, we shared the Tan with the “Tan Ultra”. However, we were able to see several Spartans as they went past on one of their several laps. Candida Bascomb (50k), Jane Sturzaker(42k), and John Kaparelis(42k) took enough of a break to join us in the photo below.

John Dean, Jay Fleming, John Kaparelis, Pamela Young, Candida Bascomb, Steve Miller, Jane Sturzaker, Nev Gardner, Ken Miller. Missing from photo: David Foskey.

After our one or two laps, we shared an outside table at Jardin Tan where Felicity Doolan joined us for a chat and a coffee.

Club Run, 22 April 2018

A small group enjoyed a lap or two of the Tan, at widely varying paces, in beautiful autumn weather. Afterwards we gathered around an outside table of Jardin Tan for a chat and a coffee.

We will do it again in a month or so. Pamela has requested that more female Spartans attend!

Before setting off: Peter Seal, Brian Walsh, Dennis Nish, Bryan Flegg, Jay Fleming, Nev Gardner, Frank Biviano, Pamela Young, David Foskey, Tony Martin, Frank Pupic.

Ian Gainey missed being in this photo.

Standing: Frank Pupic, Brian Walsh, Pamela Young, Jay Fleming, Bryan Flegg, Dennis Nish, Peter Seal. Seated: Nev Gardner, David Foskey, Ian Gainey


Club Run, 23 July 2017

A select group of runners braved the inclement conditions for a run on the 23rd of July.

Bryan Flegg, John Dobson, John Dean, Jay Fleming, Ian Gainey, Frank Biviano, Francis Kaszmarek.

Bryan Flegg, John Dobson, John Dean, Ian Gainey, Francis Kaszmarek, Frank Biviano


Club run, 5 March 2017

We met outside the Observatory, Birdwood Avenue at 8am and ran/jogged/walked a lap or two of the Tan. Afterwards we had a coffee or orange juice at Jardin Tan.

Standing: John Kaparelis, Conor McNeice, Frank Biviano, Pamela Young, Nev Gardner, Vince Politino, Jane Sturzaker, Bruce “Digger” Hargreaves, Carlo Iovenitti, Brian Walsh, Justin Hansen. Kneeling: Jay Fleming, Candida Baskcomb, David Foskey. Missing from photo: Peter Ryan

Hall of Fame Social Run and Get Together, 5 July 2015

Our first club run for 2015 attracted 17 runners who did one or two laps around the Tan, then adjourned to the Jardin Tan eatery for refreshments. We were very glad that we had a few members attend who aren’t (yet?) in the Hall of Fame.

The date chosen coincided with the Gold Coast Marathon which ruled out a few potential starters. We will organise a similar run in the future.

David Foskey, Nev Gardner, Cath Bombardieri, Roger Weinstein, John Dobson, Peter Ryan, Dennis Nish, Justin Hansen, Mike Zervos, Jay Fleming, Ray Cilia, Brian Walsh, Frank Biviano, Bryan Flegg, Antony Martin, Felicity Doolan, Carli Iovenitti.

Before the Run


Peter Ryan, Mike Zervos, Felicity Doolan, Dennis Nish


Cath Bombardieri, Antony Martin, Bryan Flegg


Frank Biviano, Roger Weinstein



Ray Cilia, Jay Fleming, Felicity Doolan


Dennis Nish, Justin Hansen


Antony Martin, Felicity Doolan


Setting Off


Bryan Flegg, Justin Hansen, Mike Zervos, Peter Ryan, Jay Fleming, Cath Bombardieri, John Dobson, Ray Cilia


David Foskey, Carlo Iovenitti, Frank Biviano, Brian Walsh, Roger Weinstein, Dennis Nish


Nev Gardner, Antony Martin, David Foskey, Carlo Iovenitti, Brian Walsh, Frank Biviano, Roger Weinstein, Dennis Nish


End of a lap


Peter Ryan, David Foskey


Cath Bombardieri, Mike Zervos


Carlo Iovenitti, Brian Walsh



Neville Gardner


Bryan Flegg


Antony Martin



Eric, Frank Biviano


Bryan Flegg, Carlo Iovenitti, Brian Walsh – in Jardin Tan


Roger Weinstein, Dennis Nish


In Jardin Tan


John Dobson, Roger Weinstein, Peter Ryan


Dennis Nish, Justin Hansen, obscured, obscured, Bryan Flegg, Brian Walsh, Jay Fleming, Ray Cilia, Ken Bolitho


Brian Walsh, Nev Gardner and Jay Fleming.


Victorian Road Runners Runs

Join the Victorian Road Runners on the first Saturday of each month at the Tan, commencing at 7.30 am for a run of 4km or 8km (or more!). President Jay Fleming hopes to see you, in your Spartan singlet, for a lap.

The picture shows committee member John Kaparelis on the left and President Jay Fleming on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club Run, Sunday May 4

A few stalwarts turned up even though the weather was less than promising. True to expectation, there were periods of heavy rain during the run, but the sun came out by the end. There was always the prospect of a warm drink in the comfort of the Observatory Cafe – alas, closed for renovations! This meant that there was at least one Spartan on the Tan (running much faster than me) that I didn’t meet, so if you read this, please send an email and let me know who you are.

We will organise another run: we can’t guarantee the weather, but we do promise to check whether coffee will be available.

22nd March 2014 Club Run

We started a little after 8:00 am on the Tan, near the Observatory Cafe. We had ten members and broke up into a number of groups according to the desired speed of the runners. One group ran a single lap at a leisurely pace. This group included Nev Gardner who was knocked off his bike by a car on New Years Day. Other groups ran two or three laps at varying paces.

Jane Sturzaker, Frank Biviano, Nev Gardner, Maurice Gregory, Peter Ryan, David Foskey, Jay Fleming, Bruce “Digger” Hargreaves, John Dobson, John Kaparelis

 


Most of us adjourned to the Observatory Cafe for a snack and a chat to round off an enjoyable morning.

2013 Club Runs

Starting in May, the Sunday Run is back! They commenced May 5, continuing weekly until Sunday the 30th of June which was the last in the first series.

The May 19 run doubled as an opportunity to shoot some footage for a future documentary. Those who attended were treated to some marvellous weather and had an enjoyable day. We would like to thank the Carousel Cafe for reserving two tables for us on their busiest day of the year and making their deck available for filming.