See this tribute to Mary Heppell written by Jackie Halberg
Mary joined ‘The Vets’ in 1992. Her family was heavily involved in the Canning Districts Athletic Club, with son Barry a competitive young runner.
Mary had macular degeneration and was classified as
legally blind. However she was not
defined by that label, and as many of our long standing members would remember,
she was fiercely independent, determined and courageous.
In the earlier years she preferred the longer events,
both road and cross country. When asked if she walked or ran, the answer was a
definite “ran”. However as the years passed and her sight deteriorated she
sometimes found it difficult to follow the course. Her enthusiasm never left
For many years she helped me mark out the course for the
run which became known as the X- Pagoda run.
5.30 starts – in the dark – lots of fun. I will miss her friendship.
Her funeral cortege will arrive at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park at 10.30am on Wednesday October 9 for a Graveside Burial Service.
Strive meetings in 2019
Any member who wishes to compete in a Strive meeting prior to the end of this year MUST let Barbara know as soon as possible. firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2019 Oceania Champs TFNL now available
This TFNL special covering the Mackay Championships can now be accessed from the magazines tab. Download the pdf or access from the virtual bookcase
October vetrun now available
New vetrun is available. Head to the magazines tab to download the high or low res version
Melbourne Cup Lunch
We have booked our usual table at Miss Maud Restaurant on Murray St Perth for a fantastic smorgasbord lunch on Melbourne Cup day Tuesday 5 November 2019!
To book please contact Elaine Dance now as limited places! – see Social page for details
$55 per person
Includes big screen race viewing and bubbly and there will be raffles and prizes!