Pat Carroll Newsletter
Pat Carroll 'Brisbane' running group newsletter )
Nov 2005
in this issue
  • Gerrard is 'STILL' in need of guide runners
  • Min 'uncut'
  • Matt Phillips ''He's an ideas man''!
  • Q1 Stair Run
  • Next weeks training
  • Runners World Calendar
  • Group runs this weekend
  • An oldie, but a goodie!
  • Motivation
  • Canberra Marathon ''19 WEEKS TO GO''
  • pb sports nutrition
  • Run On Down
  • Pat,

    I have recently taken up surfing on a wave ski and have been asking my boss for the odd morning off work so that I can venture down the Coast. Yes, it’s a tough life folks!

    I was surfing at Burleigh on Monday morning and noticed all of the runners heading off for their morning run around Burleigh Mountain. I almost felt like I was torn between two loves – The surf was rolling nicely and the evident tranquil surrounds of the Burleigh tracks were appealing.

    I know that I will always be a runner however I am enjoying the added enjoyment that surfing brings.

    If you ever do feel you are becoming ‘running stale’ do yourself a favour and drive down the Coast and run along the Burleigh coast line. The effort you made to get there will be well worth it and you are sure to be reminded why you run.

    At last I have found a fellow ‘bad relationship purger’. Congratulations on letting it all out Min, there should be more of it.

    I hope you all enjoy getting to know Min just that little bit more.

    Catch you ALL in the morning.




    The group sessions may involve are certain amount of pain. It's a good pain though! To venture out of your comfort zone makes you feel ALIVE and to finish off the session with some refreshments and a chat with your mates leaves you ready to tackle the day ahead.

    Gerrard is 'STILL' in need of guide runners

    If you are interested in helping Gerrard and being one of his guide runners (as well as helping him in other ways) 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 totally involves.

    Min 'uncut'

    I work as, well I wish I didn’t so I am in the search for a ‘sugar daddy’, in the meantime I am a Nutrition Adviser for Nestle. I live in a unit in Spring Hill with my new 106cm Plasma TV, I have replaced the need for a man with a plasma. I love it! have lived in Brisbane since Sydney became too small of a place for me and my ex- husband, that would have been October 2003 and joined the Pat Carroll running group in October just this year when I decided I was getting a bit over myself and was becoming a boring running partner!

    My favourite restaurant is Monsoon @ Fortitude Valley, they do the best Chicken Pad Thai and for very special people they will do takeaway!

    My earliest childhood memory is having to have leg irons (yes, like Forest Gump). That is the reason why I run a bit funny (so I have been told).

    Adult pole dancing is a hazard, not only to yourself but to others. I recently attempted a class and I now have a newfound respect for those pole- dancing girls!

    My favourite movie is anything from a good chick flick like Thelma and Louise to action movies like the Terminator, anything is great when you are watching it on a plasma!

    Brisbane City is an amazing place because did you know that it was a harsh penal colony that was established in July 1825 by the order of the then Governor of NSW, Sir Thomas Brisbane and had a reputation of being the most cruel in the colony. (it’s amazing what you find out when you enter ‘Search:Brisbane city’)

    My regular holiday destination is anywhere where there is a beach, food, wine and no kids (and usually some silly race).

    If money was no option I would not be sitting here at work trying to think of interesting things about myself!

    It frustrates me when people are gunna do this and gunna do that and never do!

    I have been involved in running since 1994 and my most memorable running experience is, well it was more of a triathlon experience, winning the best ‘butt’ award at Forster Ironman 1999. Looks great on my C.V!

    I enjoy distance running because I just do! It’s like when someone asks you why do you do it – it’s because I can.

    My favourite run is Mt Cootha, especially when you pass cyclists and or mountain bike riders on the way up. It’s great for the ego!

    Motivation is something that you can’t get from reading a book!

    Injuries are things that should happen to other people. I become a bit of a nasty bastard and want to get out my baseball bat and hit their knees so they can’t run too, very harsh thoughts – but at the time I think very fair!

    When a male friend slapped me on the butt and it wobbled from side to side was a turning point in my life because I realised I had a big arse and it was time to do something about it!

    The Pat Carroll running group are quite a nice bunch of people I would have to say.

    I prefer running in the morning because I prefer drinking in the afternoon!

    Running is not difficult unless you convince yourself otherwise!

    The best advice my friend (who just found out he is a dad through a paternity test) gave me was to always wear a condom!

    My orthopaedic surgeon inspires me cause he told me when I was in leg irons that I would never be able to do any sport due to my biomechanics – first Ironman triathlon I did, my mum sent him an article from the paper – silly old man! I will never regret opening my farewell present in front of 80 work colleagues and managers when I worked for Boral Concrete. It was a black vibrator!

    Matt Phillips ''He's an ideas man''!

    I'd like to invite all Group Members(and partners if they don't mind us talking about our favourite subject!) to attend an informal PCRG Friday Night Drinks at the Ship Inn this Friday Night. Feel free to pop in for a quick drink on your way home or enjoy a couple of hours in the company of team mates. End your week with a couple of drinks and plenty of laughs!!

    I also wish to see if there are any group members who will look to join with me and form a social committee.

    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 29th: 1K/500/1K/500/1K/500, 1MIN SR

    Thursday 1ST: 3 X 2K or 2 X 2K, 1 X 1K (1.30 SR)

    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 and the Regatta Runners are starting at The Regatta Hotel this Saturday at 6.00am. Runners will be doing varying distances from around 8k up to about 25k or more depending on what they are training for. Some are doing a flat run and others will probably run over Mt Coot-tha from there.

    Brekky/coffee afterwards at The Regatta. All welcome!

    Contact if further details are required.

    On Sunday Mark Jones and freinds will be departing @ 5:45am from Regatta Hotel and heading towards West End via Goodwill Bridge.

    An oldie, but a goodie!

    Do you feel like a bit of a laugh?


    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


    Canberra Marathon ''19 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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