MOST likely you have seen one or more members of the Ryan/Scoble family on a Saturday morning at Parkrun at Victoria Park Lake.
Local father and son Shepparton Runners Club members, Robert and Mathieu Ryan completed their first full marathon in Shepparton last weekend at the Shepparton Running Festival. Robert Ryan crossed the line first out of the duo, with a time of 3:59:57 followed by Mathieu with a time of 4:12:21.
Brother and sister, Dylan Scoble (12) and Kasey Scoble (13) also competed in the 10km race on Sunday with Dylan being the first male, with a time of 46:39, and Kasey being the second female, with a time of 56:56, under 18 years of age.
Mathieu said, “Running is something that has brought us closer as a family. We now travel to a running event for someone’s birthday. We spent my birthday in Melbourne for the Run Melbourne event where my father and I ran the half marathon together, and he helped me gain a new personal best time. We will also be travelling to Nagambie for my brother, Nathan Ryan’s birthday and running in the Mitchelton Running Festival in October.
“I also love running with my son, William and daughter, Charlotte, in their pram at Parkrun. It’s great to see so many families out with their kids being active.
“We love running as a family. We encourage one another and help push one another, but there is always a bit of competition among us when it comes to the finish line.”