The man whose name fronts the Pat Carroll Running Group needs little introduction to the running community. “Coach Pat” represented Australia 18 times, competing in three Commonwealth Games, and is currently the fourth fastest Australian marathoner and half-marathoner of all time. Also the holder of the Australian all-comers half marathon record for his amazing 61.11 [...]
There’s no denying that jogging is good for you. A study from Stanford University School of Medicine tracked 500 older runners for more than 20 years. It found the now-elderly runners had fewer disabilities, a longer span of active life and were half as likely as ageing non-runners to die early deaths. Read more:
Former Olympic athlete Steve Moneghetti always felt like running was something he was born to do. But the 50-year-old long distance runner has also helped drive a nationwide interest in marathons and fun runs, that are part of what he calls a ‘running revolution’.
Collis Birmingham’s clear win in the Marugame half-marathon in Japan has created a confusing situation around the Australian record. Ostensibly, Birmingham’s win in one hour 56 seconds took four seconds off the mark previously held by Lee Troop, supplanting Troop’s performance as both the Australian and Oceania men’s record for the distance. More here….
Iron is very important for carrying oxygen in the blood and for making new red blood cells. Adequate iron helps you to feel energetic and healthy. Iron deficiency (anaemia) can make you feel tired, look pale and generally feel unwell. More here…
Always wondered what it would be like to run a marathon, but find it difficult to unglue your arse from the couch? Here’s your chance. Aussie running great Pat Carroll, who has a 2:09.39 PB and is a four-time winner of Queensland’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon, has put together a 20-week training guide for rookie [...]
Carbo loading (for a Marathon) occurs naturally over the last week or so prior to race day given you’ve cut back training (but not food!!!). Ideally you’ll be replacing some non carb foods with carb choices (more rice less stir fry, more cereal less yoghurt etc) and decrease protein and fibre, just so you can [...]
TWO Olympic gold medallists and a Commonwealth Games long-distance runner are the impressive ambassadors for the eighth Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast. More about Glynis Nunn-Cearns, Natalie Cook and Pat Carroll here….
More than 12,500 people are expected to take part in the eight-day event from November 3, with more than 450 from New Zealand, 200 from Papua New Guinea and 200 from other regional countries. Additionally, there will be 39 sports, with the inclusion of AFL 9s, athletics beach mile, calisthenics, cycling and outrigger canoeing. More [...]
PCRG raised $45,000 for Harri Creevy and Luke Farrelly during PCRG’s 2012 Gold Coast Airport Marathon Campaign. Harri/Matt (Harri’s Father) and Pat Carroll were featured in the Courier Mail. Here’s the article.