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Hi Kids [Sep. 24th, 2006|11:30 pm]
Runners in Melbourne, Australia

Hi, my name is Bhavani and I'm a 24 year old student at VCA.

I don't run anywhere near as much as I should (because damnit, its been a bit cold) but lately when I do I run in the big park behind Parkville and down to the Zoo and if I'm a bit keen up the Upfield line a bit. Its very pretty.

Actually its rather over gilding the lily to call it running, I do a kind of hybrid jog/walk with a bit of running thrown in for the look of it.

Sometimes I think I'm really cool and I run around the botanic gardens with all the other kids in ipods and short shorts. But only sometimes. :)
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Anyone live in the North Eastern Suburbs? [Sep. 16th, 2006|10:03 pm]
Runners in Melbourne, Australia

Hi all,

I live around Greensborough. I would like to start running-never really done much except for maybe about 10-15 mins at the gym, which I know isn't much, but I would like to find a partner/buddies to run with for that extra motivation to push myself more. I like running, and love that weird crazy high at the end of it-seriously, that's addictive. Mainly I find that uni becomes my excuse due to assignments/exams and having to meet a person doesn't give me an excuse. I also don't know any good tracks near me. I've heard of some in Heidelberg or Preston or places near there. I'm happy to travel a bit.

One day, god knows when, I would like to run a marathon. Even if only once.

Any takers or path suggestions?

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(no subject) [Aug. 20th, 2006|11:27 pm]
Runners in Melbourne, Australia

Since I first introduced myself in this community, I think my running schedule died, and despite having intended to go for a run for weeks, my bed just seemed so warm and cosy!
So a big thanks to Shaun who banged on my door early this morning so that I would get up and go for a run, because it was a marvelous morning to start running again. The air was nice and crisp and perfect, and the park was full of quiet morning people, which is quite nice.
Unfortunatly, I left my key in my bedroom door when I went out for my run (I live in a college, doing this is usually ok) and I forgot that the office doesnt open until 9:00, so I could'nt get back in the actual building until someone with an early class wandered down throught the entrance way. oops. Next time I shall remember to take my key...
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Hullo! [Jul. 14th, 2006|09:12 am]
Runners in Melbourne, Australia
In summer I tend to run 6 or 7 kilometres every morning but I am very lazy in winter and don't run very often at all. I live in North Coburg and run south along Merri Creek and then head east and run back along the upfield bike path.
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Hi Everybody! [Jul. 14th, 2006|02:07 am]
Runners in Melbourne, Australia
I'm an almost old person living in Melbourne and I'm here because I like running and because the mod is pretty neat. I usually run along the beach (though generally not on the beach) between Brighton and Sandringham, though occasionally go to Mentone or further and back. Alternately occasionally I like to run between Hampton and the city mostly along the beach, though also through Albert Park. I lived for a year north of the city and liked to run along Merri Creek between Coburg Lake and the Ring Road. When and how far I run varies a lot, though often it's between about 7 and 12km. Sometimes I might run 50km+ in a week, other times I might not run at all for weeks.

I don't run regularly and I'm not in any serious running clubs, though I've been to Melbourne Full Moon Hash House Harriers a few times. The only races I've been in are the Great Train Race (2000-2004) and the Asics Melbourne Marathon (2003-2005). I've had a few minor injuries and illnesses over the years that have hindered my progress, and it's not something I do seriously. I like keeping fit, burning off that extra energy, and just focusing and zoning out over long stretches of empty track away from traffic.

I'd like to eventually complete enough marathons to become a spartan, and I'd like to cut a lot off my time, though the only person I compete against is myself. As long as I am still enjoying running, and enjoying it while I'm doing it, I'm not too worried with the results.
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(no subject) [Jul. 14th, 2006|12:55 am]
Runners in Melbourne, Australia
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Hey Guys and Gals.

I'm a 26 year old guy living in Altona Meadows. I'm terribly unfit, and had actually been working myself up to start running when i saw this posted at melbournemaniac. If i could find other people to run with in the area, i'm sure it would motivate me more, and make me more inclined to stick at it.

Anyone else in the area who is interested drop me line, and we'll see if we can't tee something up.
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Hello Folks [Jul. 13th, 2006|11:55 pm]
Runners in Melbourne, Australia
Hi! My name is Stefan and I am a 22 year old student also roped into this through how_common.

I run long distances, throught training with the Melbourne University Athletics Club for a couple years I know the area around Princes Park rather well. My preferred distance is 10km but I have done up to Marathon length races. I run almost every day around the neighbourhood, alternating easy long runs (~12km) and more serious training sessions. I run in the mornings.
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(no subject) [Jul. 13th, 2006|11:14 pm]
Runners in Melbourne, Australia

Hello! I am Amy, also an 18 yr old student in Melbourne! I run a lot in summer, but during the cold winter months I tend to slack off a bit  lot :-) I joined this community because: a) Lauren is my friend, b) I run, c) I need to get inspired to run some more, and d) all of the above. I run for enjoyment, mainly around Princess Park in Parkville. The highlight of my running career was (apparently) breaking a record in the 800 m sprints at my regional Little Athletics Group thingy when I was still in primary school. I say apparently, because I didn't remember ever winning a race, and I always thought you had to win a race to get the title of record breaker? hmm. Anyway, nice to meet you all, and happy running!

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Introduction Post [Jul. 13th, 2006|10:54 pm]
Runners in Melbourne, Australia

Introduce yourself here. ASL, where you run, how far, etc.

My name is Lauren, and I'm an 18-year-old student. I set up this community because I only moved to Melbourne this year and want to become more involved in long-distance running events in and around the city. I currently run along Royal Pde and around Princes Park in Parkville because it's near my uni, but it'd be nice to try out some new tracks. Any suggestions? My daily runs are usually 3-6km, and I've competed in races up to 11km long. I run at all kinds of crazy times right now as I'm on holiday, but during semester I prefer to run before dinner (4-5pm) because it helps me relax at the end of the day. I would describe myself as a leisurely jogger as I mainly run for relaxation purposes. I've never been very competitive, but I like to enter races and charity runs nonetheless.

Start posting, people!

-Your mod, Lauren.
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