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03/04/2023 - Weekly newsletter for Run Move Connect members!

Hello to members new and old,

The Huon Valley truly is a special place. The generosity, love and support our community has shown over the past two weeks for parents JB, Claire and son Van has blown us away. Whether you were lucky enough to attend over the past two "Run/Walk for Van" Social Saturdays, wore yellow to raise awareness for Angelman's syndrome, donated a gift for our silent auction or was able to spare any loose change to raise money, we can't thank you all enough for the impact you have had!

Special shout out to those supportive and generous businesses and individuals that donated to our silent auction over the weekend.

Waiora Farm

Cupboards by Sarah

Karen Weger

CP & SM Cowen and Sons

The Circus studio Kingston


Home Hill Winery

Aunt Alice Wines

Tasmania Gourmet

Strawberri Blonde

Griggs Electrical

AK Crowe painting

Reba Sear


Squires Plumbing

Botanical living

If you would still like to support, please head to the Go Fund Me page- Help Little Van and his family HERE.

Just A reminder that there will be no classes on Good Friday (Friday 7th of April) nor Easter Monday 10th of April). We will return to normal classes on Tuesday 11th of April.

Check out all of our usual bits and pieces below for any updates, training week info and race re-caps!



Please book via our booking portal


Social Saturday

We knew that this week was going to be an amazing turn out but we were lost for words on the extent. This was our biggest Social Saturday run/walk group we have had and we couldn't have been more proud of the Huon Valley community plus our visiting friends.

We wore yellow, we cheered each other on but most importantly we supported an incredible and loving family,

Social Saturdays are a perfect avenue to connect with people over a walk/run or delicious coffee.


Hobart Marathon Festival

A huge congratulations goes to our RMC members that participated in the Hobart Airport Marathon Festival held on Sunday. We were so pleased to see some awesome results spread across the 5km, 10km and half marathon.

Karen Weger ran an amazing half marathon in 2:09.39! That's an average of 6:08min per km! Jordan Lovell boxed on well, not letting a half time pit stop at the Sandy Bay Maccas get in the way of a brave performance, running a 1:36.55 half marathon.

Xanthee Pastoor had a big break out run in the 10km smashing her goal time of under an hour, running 53:18! Michelle Williamson and Ellen Summers both had gutsy runs in the 10km.

Shaun "The big bad Wolfe" returned to competing in style with a 22:49 in the 5km along with some great performances from Simone Watson, Gabby Pettit and a long awaited debut from Angela Longey!

If you would like to view the results click here, search "Run Move Connect" in the team section.



Upcoming Running Events

ROSS RUNNING FESTIVAL: The Ross Running Festival is a unique event which runs across the iconic Ross Bridge and around the outskirts of the historic township of Ross, finishing along the main street to the claps and cheers of the locals. With a relatively flat course and relaxed atmosphere, the Ross Running Festival is a perfect event for those taking on a marathon or half marathon for the first time, with runners receiving plenty of support on each lap of the 10.5km course. If a shorter event is what you prefer, there’s a 5km & 10km events available, and for those wanting to really soak up the atmosphere and beauty of the town, there’s a 5km walk option. For the younger runners there’s the Ross Runner’s 2km Kids Race with the proceeds donated to the Just Like Jack organisation. To Enter please click HERE.

CITY TO CASINO - This is the 50th year of one of Hobarts most iconic fun runs the "City to Casino". With a new distance this year of 12km and also offering a 7km and 2.7km race, there is a distance for everyone this year at the city to casino. Run Move Connect have created a team for the event, if you would like to register and sign up through Run Move Connect please click here.

Event name




Ross Running Festival


Sunday 23rd April, 8-10am

42.2km, 21.1km, 10km, 5km, 5km walk, 2km (kids)

City to Casino


Sunday 21st May, 8am

12km, 7km, 7km walk, 2.7km kids race (U18)

Launceston Running Festival


Sunday 11th June

1.6km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km

If you have any questions about any of the events and would like to find out more please get in contact with Brad.


Running/Walking session details

See below for your session plans this week-

**6am session - Don't forget head torches**

**All Afternoon Run/Walk sessions will now move to Ranelagh oval**

Tuesday 4th of April "30s reps with diminishing recoveries"

3 sets of

30s on - 60s off

30s on - 50s off

30s on - 40s off

30s on - 30s off

30s on - 20s off

30s on - 10s off

30s on - 2 min rest

10:30 min running - 14:30 recovery = 25:00 total

Thursday 30th of March "4, 3, 2 min intervals"

2 x 4 min (2 min between)

2 x 3 min (90s between)

2 x 2 min (60s between)

18 min running + 8 min recovery = 26:00 total

Please don't hesitate to contact Brad if you have questions about these sessions.

Tuesday/Thursday mornings/afternoons (6:00am, 9:00am & 5:30pm): Huonville Recreational Oval.


Strength/Recovery and Cardio Session Details


  • This is a great opportunity to work on balance and improving single limb control for running and walking.

  • Single leg load is what we do in everyday life and is great for injury prevention (hence why we like to keep it in quite regularly).

  • It focuses on trunk control, trunk alignment, knee stability, upper body mobility and movement patterns.

  • Light- moderate resistance but focus on slow movement with great technique.

  • Challenge your stability but be mindful that upper body stability is very hard when loaded too heavy.


  • Please bring your own mat to recovery sessions.

  • Please take SWEAT TOWELS and drink bottles with you throughout the session. We have new RMC sweat towels, don't hesitate to purchase one if you struggling to find one.

  • Always chat to our instructors if you want to learn more about resistance exercise and its benefits.

  • All sessions are designed and developed by Hannah, if you have any feedback, please pass it on.

  • If you have any new or old injuries that you are carrying, please don't hesitate to let our instructors know so we can tailor the program to you. It is so important for you to feel supported and cared for at your Run Move Connect sessions.


Feedback Form

We get amazing feedback from our members and it continues to assist us meeting the needs of our members and providing the best service. We thought it is time to make this an 'official' form and we welcome your feedback.

Please click on the link here and fill it out, as you desire.


Youth Engagement Program

With school/team sport starting up throughout the valley, is it a great opportunity to get your children involved in structured strength exercise to learn about their body, load management and for injury prevention.

Brad and Hannah are very passionate about getting the whole community moving and this includes our Huon Valley youth. Run Move Connect are proud to announce a Youth Engagement program which provides youths in our community a 6-week all-inclusive pass to RMC sessions. This program is tailored for 10-18 year olds who are interested in getting active within our community.

"This program will provide these young people with an opportunity to better understand the benefits of exercise and fitness training on their overall health and wellbeing. The project will be aimed at young people who are not currently engaged with a community group that promotes a healthy lifestyle and will promote the benefits of being part of such"

At the conclusion of this 6-week program a "youth membership" option is available. Priced at $15 a week, we hope to see our youth engagement graduates continue to run and get strong within our community.

If you know of any young member of our community that this may interest, please do not hesitate to email Brad or Hannah at


Spaces App to easily access our membership portal

Download the "spaces" app by wix now to book sessions, check what's coming up, read the latest news letters and shop our online store!

If you're having trouble finding the RMC portal on the app, follow this link and it should take you there -



All of our Run Move Connect members receive a 12.5% DISCOUNT on all shoes from The Running Edge. The Running Edge provide a free gait analysis and expert shoe advice to make sure your walking (or running) away with the right pair of shoes for you! Just mention on purchase that you are part of Run Move Connect (show them your R.M.C. key ring) and they will be sure to look after you.

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