Pat Carroll Newsletter
Pat Carroll 'Brisbane' running group newsletter )
Feb 2006
in this issue
  • Pat Carroll Running Group Sponsorship
  • Aaron Fraser 'uncut'
  • Congratulations Theresa - Qld 100k Champion
  • Did you get your photo taken on Tuesday?
  • Next weeks training
  • Group runs this weekend
  • Apparel
  • Canberra Marathon - LESS THAN 8 WEEKS TO GO
  • pb sports nutrition
  • RUNNERS WORLD - Feb 2006 issue on news stands now!
  • Pat,

    The PCRG ‘Countdown to Gold Coast’ 2006 campaign will kick off on the 21st March and to accommodate increased numbers I am willing to introduce an additional group session or two, in the near future, if the demand is there.

    My initial thoughts are to have a Friday am session which will be identical to what the session consisted of the day before. This will cater for group members who are unable to make Thursdays session. The Friday session could also be an opportunity for group members to meet for a light 50min run and to join in on the post session chat and light breakfast.

    Please advise via return email if you would like an additional session or two slotted in, eg: Mon AM/Wed PM/Fri AM or maybe just Fri AM etc etc. This also applies to any non group members who would like to see any additional sessions introduced.

    It is extremely important to stay in tune with you body! By saying this I mean that when you are running at present chances are you are injury free and enjoying the moment. I had a fantastic run this morning in the rain and (touch wood) there was not even the slightest niggle apparent.

    Whenever I do feel a niggle I try to address it by involving rest/ice and light stretching. Keeping in tune with your body will also prevent endless hours being spent at the physiotherapist.

    Aaron Fraser tried his best to stay in tune with his body but unfortunately his dream to run in last years New York Marathon did not come true. Severe knee pain found Aaron watching the race via jumping from tube station to tube station rather than on foot.

    What doesn’t kill you can often make you stronger and Aaron is finally back with the group. It’s like a breathe of fresh air when you can see someone totally enjoys their involvement in running. Aaron Fraser is one such individual and I hope you enjoy getting to know Aaron just a little bit more.

    Catch you ALL in the morning.



    Pat Carroll Running Group Sponsorship

    Possibly you (or your company) would enjoy being a PCRG 'Countdown to Gold Coast' 2006 sponsor.

    There are also opportunities available to be a naming rights sponsor for a PCRG post training session breakfast and/or a PCRG seminar.

    Aaron Fraser 'uncut'

    I work as a Radiographer. I live in Annerley and have lived in Brisbane on and off since 1972 and joined the Pat Carroll running group in September 2003

    My favourite restaurant is Azafran in Annerley, fantastic duck risotto.

    My earliest childhood memory is when I was about 3 years old, doing the “runner” from mum at the shopping centre, being missing all of 10 minutes but having to wear a harness/leash every time we went shopping after that. As an adult (and not yet a parent) I believe if your kid wants to run let them (but maybe put them on a running track first).

    My favourite movie is “Shawshank Redemption”, love a good escape story.

    Brisbane City is one of the best cities in the world to live in because of the great climate, reasonable living costs and relatively still uncrowded.

    My regular holiday destination is anywhere overseas.

    If money was no option I would travel the world spectating and participating in sporting events, i.e. be in France to watch the Tour, go windsurfing in Maui, go skiing in Canada, Germany for the World Cup (soccer), trekking in Nepal etc, etc.

    It frustrates me when people give up on their goals before giving it their all.

    I have been involved in running since age 11 and my most memorable running experience is going for a run in Central Park, NYC pre marathon 05 but injury preventing me from competing.

    I enjoy distance running because it’s a great way to stay healthy, can set individual goals and only you are accountable to the goals and to be honest nothing beats the post run endorphin rush.

    My favourite run is the river loop.

    Motivation is something I have got plenty of.

    Injuries are not uncommon to me. I’ve had plenty of time ‘recovering’ in the past few years. Very frustrating but even more motivating to achieve my goals.

    The Pat Carroll running group is the only way to do speedwork. 50 (or so) other runners suffering like you and familiar faces to keep your performances in check and keep you honest.

    I prefer running in summer because I love the post run feeling drenched in sweat, weird I know.

    Running is difficult, but we wouldn’t do it if it were easy.

    The best advice PC gave me (and the group) was to ‘never live on your laurels. Today is a new day, forget about last week, it’s time to put in.’

    Lance Armstrong inspires me. Achieved some amazing goals with plenty of hurdles in the way.

    Congratulations Theresa - Qld 100k Champion

    Yes 100km!

    What's more amazing is Theresa ran it from dusk till dawn.

    Claire Bellenger also had a ripper of a run covering 34.02km in 3hrs. Everything is looking sweet for Claire's debut Marathon in Canberra.

    Did you get your photo taken on Tuesday?

    David Lang - ''Soul Searching'' between 1min efforts.

    Next weeks training

    Tues 21st: 15min of sprints

    Thurs 22nd: 4min/2min/4min/2min + 4min

    Group runs this weekend

    The Brisbane Running Buddies and the Regatta Runners are running from The Regatta Hotel this Saturday starting at 6am, running varying distances from around 8k up to over 30k. Some runners will be tackling Mt Coot-tha and others doing a flat run. Brekky/coffee afterwards at The Regatta.

    A smaller group are meeting at The Ship Inn at South Bank at 5am and planning to do a river loop (30k). Brekky/coffee afterwards at Chez Laila.

    All are welcome at either run. Contact if further details are required.


    Make sure you visit INTRAINING @ Park Rd Milton for all your running needs. Apparel

    I managed to get a good deal on some Mizuno clothing so I am happy to reduce the usual cost of the singlets etc.

    If purchased at training:

    Singlets $35, T Shirts/Crop Tops and Bra Tops $40

    I also have some men’s running shorts in M/L & XL at a cost of $25

    You are welcome to take any item home to try before you buy.

    Canberra Marathon - LESS THAN 8 WEEKS TO GO

    The Canberra Marathon could be your first major goal in 2006.

    pb sports nutrition

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


    INTRAINING stocks an extensive range of TIMEX watches.


    INTRAINING stocks an extensive range of MIZUNO shoes and running apparel.

    RUNNERS WORLD - Feb 2006 issue on news stands now!

    Great features on injury prevention and the best foods to eat. Enjoy our new coaching series where we uncover the truth about various ways to train.

    Use our guide to romantic destinations to help you plan a Valentine's weekend getaway. Learn Georgie Clarke's secrets. Answer our biennial reader survey. Plus all the usual columns and departments.

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