Pat Carroll Newsletter
Pat Carroll 'Brisbane' running group newsletter )
Nov 2005
in this issue
  • Gerrard is in need of guide runners
  • Andy Steele 'uncut'
  • Photos from Tuesdays session
  • Kate's Pre Wedding Photos
  • Q1 Stair Run
  • Next weeks training
  • Runners World Calendar
  • Group runs this weekend
  • Motivation
  • Canberra Marathon ''20 WEEKS TO GO''
  • pb sports nutrition
  • Run On Down
  • Pat,

    Every now and again we all seem to click during a group session and Tuesday’s 1min efforts was one of those times.

    Congratulations to everyone for digging deep and especially to Nikki for being signaled out by the group for running tough. Nikki receives a Runners World subscription in recognition for her honesty throughout the session.

    There seems to be a great deal of talk about regarding 2006 and what an exciting year it will be for running. The Commonwealth Games in March are sure to give our sport a boost also.

    Our summer is not totally conducive to doing a great deal of running however the short/sharp Tuesday and Thursday group sessions are an opportunity for you to keep in touch with your running, as the temperature rises, and to socialize with a great group of people at the same time.

    I hope you enjoy getting to know Andy Steele just that little bit more and judging by a few of his statements he may be sleeping on the couch for some time to come.

    Catch you ALL in the morning.



    P.S: Last week I omitted to list the times Candy, Peter and Peter ran in the New York Marathon

    Candy: 4.04 (debut), Peter: 4.12 (debut), Peter H 3.19

    Gerrard is in need of guide runners

    If you are interested in helping Gerrard and being one of his guide runners you can contact him on 0407144211. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to know more about what being a guide runner involves.

    Andy Steele 'uncut'

    I work as a Quantity Surveyor by day and fill the shelves at Coles by night. I live in a dream, have lived in Brisbane since 1982 when the NZ Government sent me over on an Aid Programme to developing countries (my brother maintains it improved the IQ of both countries) and joined the Pat Carroll running group in desperation in April 2005.

    My favourite restaurant is anywhere I don’t end up having to do the dishes.

    My earliest childhood memory is still to happen and adult movies where I am the star is Goal No. 1 for 2006.

    My favourite movie is Forest Gump (like me plenty of effort and no speed!).

    Brisbane City is a very liveable city because it’s a good size, conveniently located and easy to get around.

    My regular holiday destination is anywhere in Asia; Europe still has a lot of appeal as I have good friends over there from my 4 year working holiday in the 70s.

    If money was no option I would trade my wife in for two 25 year olds and engage a full-time cardiologist and nursing team to ensure the body kept going (just in case the Pat Carroll training let me down).

    It frustrates me when I can’t perform because Pat Carroll has said “go harder” or “one more time” at a training session earlier in the day.

    I have been involved in running since I found walking was to slow and my most memorable running experience was finishing my first Gold Coast Marathon in 1986 in 3hours 15min 50 seconds when Big Red probably crossed the line an hour earlier.

    I enjoy distance running because you find all sorts of solutions to problems and come ack “charged” for the rest of the day.

    My favourite run is always the next one as you’ll never know when your running days could be over.

    Motivation is somethingI will never be short on but hours in the day to achieve all the goals could be.

    Injuries are only minor these days after my spinal fusion operation in 2001 – I guess it’s all relative as there will always be someone worse off than you and often making a better fist of it too!

    Successful spinal operation was a turning point in my life because it got rid of my chronic pain and has enabled me to get back to running with two Gold Coast 1/2Marathons completed and only a matter of time before I do another Marathon.

    The Pat Carroll running group are a great bunch of motivated people – you never have a bad start to a Tuesday or Thursday after a session with these guys and babes.

    I prefer running in clothes because my body is getting a bit old and wrinkled these days to run without them.

    Running is extremely difficult in high heel shoes according to Rick Curtis.

    The best advice Nike gave me was to Just Do It!

    Lance Armstrong inspires me his book “It’s Not About the Bike” is one of the most inspirational books I have had the pleasure of reading.

    I will always regret not being selected to write my “Uncut” before Rick Curtis.

    Photos from Tuesdays session

    Sometimes you just have to take it easy!

    Kate's Pre Wedding Photos

    All the best Kate!

    Q1 Stair Run

    If you are an elite runner and you wouldn't mind running up a stair or two this just might just be up your alley.

    Next weeks training

    Tuesday 22nd: 15 MIN OF FARTLEK

    Thursday 24th: 4MIN/2MIN/4MIN/2MIN + 4MIN

    Runners World Calendar

    This limited edition wall calendar features public holidays and dates of major race in Australia and NZ, as well useful websites. You can receive the 2006 Runner's World calendar for only $18.00 (plus $2.00 P/H) giving yourself motivation and inspiration the whole year through.

    Group runs this weekend

    The Brisbane Running Buddies are starting at The Ship Inn at South Bank this Saturday starting at 6.00am. Runners will be doing varying distances from around 8k up to about 25k or so depending on what they are training for. Brekky/coffee afterwards at The Ship Inn. No cost. All welcome!

    Contact if further details are required.

    Mark Jones and friends will be departing @ 6am on Sunday for a trail run. Starting at the cnr Dillon Rd and Payne Rd The Gap.


    In track, people like you are in the stands. In road racing, you're on the course with me at the same time, running the same hills, taking the same water. You can relate to me. And I can relate to you.

    Rod Dixon

    Canberra Marathon ''20 WEEKS TO GO''

    pb sports nutrition

    Thank you to pb sports nutriton for your ongoing support in providing product which is used at the group sessions.

    Run On Down

    Thank you to Run on Down for sponsoring our 'Athlete of the Month' award.

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