|Pat Carroll 'Brisbane' running group newsletter|
Congratulations to Campbell Reid, Michael Harada and Theresa Fabian on their fine performances in last Sundays Sydney Marathon.
It was a tough race to say the least however it was reported to be interesting at times. This is what one runner had to say.
“I didn't get into any comfortable rhythm until about 12ks and by then I had waved to the transexuals at Taylor Square; raced a drunk bloke down Anzac Parade who was going as fast as me despite having his jeans around his knees and his naked butt waving in the wind. I was also forced to sidestep the flock of geese crossing the road in Centennial Park”
The group profiles are a great opportunity for fellow group members to get to know you better and also a golden opportunity to get in the good books with your partner. “Well done Phil’’.
Tomorrow mornings session can be looked upon as your last minute top up for Sundays River Run.
I hope to catch you ALL in the morning.
My first Fun Run was the now defunct Warana Fun Run. The race started and finished at South Bank, the very place Brisbane’s River Run is now staged.
The River Run is one of the last events on the 2005 Qld distance running calendar and I hope to see you ALL there.
I work as a Risk Executive, Institutional Banking (Comm. Bank), live in Strathpine, and have lived in Brisbane since 1988. I joined the Pat Carroll running group in 2005 (although have done speed training with Pat previously).
My favorite restaurant is Sitar, Indian Restaurant, Albion
My earliest childhood memory is Sunday lunch at my Nan’s house walking to the ice cream shop with my Dad to buy ice cream for dessert, with the ice cream wrapped in newspaper to keep it cool. Adult – my first day at University – leaving home and living away – meeting new friends and getting horrendously drunk.
My favorite movie is The Great Escape because as a boy I loved war action films and can remember watching it (several times) with my Dad.
Brisbane City is a fantastic place to live with my family because it is so relaxed, beautiful and uncongested.
My regular holiday destination is Sunshine Coast / Gold Coast / UK.
If money were no option I would buy my wife a huge diamond solitaire ring (because I could only afford a small one when we got engaged).
It frustrates me when people are so negative or apathetic, with no energy or enthusiasm to change their own lives / health / or happiness for the better – you’ve got to make the most of each day of your life and enjoy the ride.
I have been involved in running since 1995 and my most memorable running experience is running the Sydney Olympic trial marathon in 2000 and finishing in the Olympic Stadium. Partly so memorable because I finished in 3:00:40 when I was aiming for sub 3hrs and I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry because it was a huge PB.
I enjoy distance running because I can do it, I meet so many great people, I get to see some beautiful places and at times that so many other people don’t see. I also enjoy the feeling of well being, of achievement and of strength that comes with it.
My favorite run is the 500klm relay around Boonah/Warwick/Toowoomba over 3 days in November because it is challenging (running up Cunningham’s Gap is an experience) and develops great team spirit / fun.
Motivation is something that I have buckets of.
Injuries are alien to me – I go to the gym regularly and believe the strength training I do helps prevent running injuries.
Meeting my future wife was a turning point in my life because she has brought me so much happiness and has been a great friend to share my life with (sorry it’s so soppy but it’s true).
Running with the Pat Carroll running group pushes you further than you would ordinarily go by yourself, great for motivation, and is in a supportive group environment.
I prefer running in Spring / Autumn because its not too cold/dark and not too hot.
Running is fabulously rewarding but difficult to fit into a busy life – it requires understanding from all those impacted.
The best advice Nike gave me was Just Do It. (Also I like Pat’s “Hungry to Achieve” – I used this as a mantra when training for and running in the Gold Coast Marathon this year).
Food inspires me.
I will adopt running and physical activity as a life long philosophy and will die with no regrets.
At the bottom on my sites GROUP RUNS page you will find a link to previously posted group member profiles.
Tuesday 20th: 6 X 2MIN, 30 SEC RECOVERY (JR)
Thursday 22nd: EFFORTS & HILLS (The session everyone loves)
Thank you to everyone who donated a gold coin to Camp Quality last Thursday. We raised $70 and Linda Nash was closest to her predicted time. Congratulations Linda.
"Our Group'' is void of superstars, everyone respects each other regardless of the pace they may run.
It is my aim to spread the same philosophy throughout the running community.
The Brisbane Running Group 3K Challenge, on October 21, will reveal the strongest group overall and each runner will play an equal role in determining the outcome.
If you are available please register your name at training on the reverse of the A frame poster.