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Running since 1993
Sydney, Australia
Date: 7/20/2021
Subject: NRG Weekly Newsletter - 21st July 2021
From: NRG Editor

Dear ~~first_name~~ , 
Welcome to the NRG weekly newsletter.

Club Snooze

Something's happening?

Yes it is!
As the Lucky Country picked up the pace with now more than 10 million vaccinations and 35% of the adult population at least partially vaccinated, half of our population is now back to solo, twosome, household or online activities until further notice, until Delta becomes just a singer again, and we can stop playing hotspot Bingo. Thankfully we still have a 10km radius limit, which affords a seemingly infinite variety of routes for running or walking during this unusual time of cacophonous bushtracks and peaceful construction sites..
Meanwhile, committee members took a breather from cancelling group runs on the calendar, and made great progress on our new-look website to be released very soon, initiated Twitter and Instagram accounts, and ran a Strava Art competition over the weekend. In the latter, we congratulate Venn Hardy for his winning masterpiece, a puppy (see image below), with compliments for submissions that were more family-friendly than a big bucket of popcorn & a Disney animation film. We heard Banksy submitted a more edgy drawing, but hit Delete before the judges could see it.
Our sizeable committee (15 members!) will meet online tonight, so if you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to respond to this email.

Trivia: Next week, Thursday the 29th (yes, moved from Wednesday) will be our second online Pub Trivia night (the "pub" is your place) and there'll be Woolies eGift cards for prizes. Register here (FREE for members, $5 for non-members) and Click here at 6:00 PM to join in.
Cement your place in history! (or at least improve the future)

We have started to upgrade our running route maps to digital versions. This means the new printed maps will be much easier to follow and include points of interest,  turn by turn directions and an elevation chart. You will also be able to navigate the route with your mobile phone with one of several apps. So far, five Saturday club runs have been converted but there are plenty more to do. We use an online tool called RideWithGPS to create the maps. If there are members with good computer skills who would like to assist with this, please contact

Meanwhile, keep running and maybe finding some new routes away from crowded places.
Strava Art Winner - 18July2021
Collage 21July2021

Nostalgia Pic of the Week
NRG's Christmas party erupts into an impromptu hula competition on Willoughby Road 18th December 2002. Were we any good? No. Was it fun? Yes!
Hula Party Crows Nest 18December2002

Derby Wary: "Do you feel lucky, punk? Click here!" 
Date Event    Status Web Site 
 7 August  Rafferty's 
 Lake Macquarie
  open   Click
 21 August  Bilpin Bush Run   open   Click
 19 Sept  Sydney Running Festival   open   Click
 17 Oct  City2Surf  open soon   Click
 23 Oct  Beach to Beach (3,6,13K)  open   Click
 29-31 Oct  Lakes Trails Festival
 discount code
 7 Nov  Sydney Harbour 5K/10K  open   Click
 Anytime  Living on the Edge option  good luck!   Click


NRG is a community based running group and has a NSW registered COVID-19 Safety Plan. Aware of the latest COVID situation, and the risks associated with gatherings, your club’s committee recognises how important running is to your mental and physical health, so we are hosting our regular sessions in line with NSW current policy. Pre-registration for all events via this website is mandatory. No exceptions. This is for tracing in the very unfortunate and unlikely situation where somebody tests positive who's been to a recent session.