Pat Carroll Newsletter
Pat Carroll 'Brisbane' running group newsletter )
Feb 2006
in this issue
  • Pat Carroll Running Group Sponsorship
  • Linda Florence 'uncut'
  • Gold Coast 2006 - GOALS
  • Did you get your photo taken on Tuesday?
  • Next weeks training
  • Group runs this weekend
  • Apparel
  • Canberra Marathon - LESS THAN 7 WEEKS TO GO
  • pb sports nutrition
  • Pat,

    I would like to challenge you all to commit to Gold Coast 2006. Yes it is more than 18 weeks away however committing this far out will ensure you have left no stone unturned during your lengthy preparation.

    You can forward your goal to me via this link and I will post your goal on my site as well as on a board which will be displayed at training.

    The desire to achieve your goal is meaningless without the desire to prepare. Accepting the challenge NOW and displaying your goal for all to see will help motivate you during those cold winter mornings.

    I have been fortunate in securing some sponsors for our Gold Coast campaign and there will be ample opportunities for you all to win a prize or two during the 15 week period which kicks off on March 21. R4YL magazine is the most recent sponsor to come on board and has provided me with a large number of annual subscriptions to award as prizes.

    One group member has already been locked in as a sponsor and another group member has kindly offered to sponsor a breakfast.

    Runners who wear fuel belts remind me of super hero’s such as Batman and Robin who wore utility belts. Linda Florence is a fan of the fuel belt and rightfully so for she is in fact a super hero. Linda had to abandon Tuesdays session for she received a call on her bat phone, so off the caped crusader went. Duty calls!

    I hope you enjoy getting to know out third detective, Linda Florence.

    Catch you ALL in the morning.



    P.S. Michael from Japan will be with us tomorrow morning, so bring your chop sticks.

    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.

    Linda Florence 'uncut'

    I work as a Detective in the Queensland Police. I live in Coorparoo, have lived in Brisbane since I was born and joined the Pat Carroll running group in about March 2005.

    My favourite restaurant is Quan Than Vietnamese in West End, however this changes on a regular basis.

    My earliest childhood memory is camping at Girraween National Park near Stanthorpe.

    I don’t consider myself an adult, and I often wonder who that old woman staring back at me in the mirror is.

    My favourite movie is Zoolander, it’s so hot right now.

    Brisbane City is hot and humid but I love it because it’s home.

    My regular holiday destination is North Stradbroke Island.

    If money was no option I would not work, travel the world, pay off all my friends and families mortgages, and buy a block of units on straddie for cancer patients and their families to holiday in.

    It frustrates me when motorists won’t share the road, smokers invade my air, and people who don’t know what they are talking about won’t shut up.

    I have been involved in running since late 2003 and my most memorable running experience is running past tumbleweeds through the Nevada desert at 1 o’clock in the morning.

    I enjoy distance running because it’s personal, it’s challenging and it is the only time in your day when all you have to do, is run.

    My favourite run is Mt Cootha. It’s hard, but leaves you with a great sense of achievement.

    Motivation is something I have, but is spread too thin between too many different areas of my life.

    Injuries are a constant annoyance.

    Giving up smoking and my mother’s death were turning points in my life, because I inevitably found running, and I started to do all the things that I have always wanted to do.

    The Pat Carroll running group are a motivated, welcoming bunch, who are prone to dressing up!

    I prefer running in winter because this heat kills me.

    Running is challenging and rewarding but difficult.

    The best advice my mother and father ever gave me was buy a house.

    Anyone who overcomes adversity or who finds a job they love inspires me. I will always regret not starting running sooner when I might have got free running tips from my then neighbour Pat.

    Gold Coast 2006 - GOALS

    I will post your Gold Coast 2006 Goal on my site as well as on a board which will be displayed at the group sessions.

    I encourage you to accept the challenge.

    Please get out your diaries, your PATHWAY to success will involve these important dates.

    Did you get your photo taken on Tuesday?

    Claire: “Scotty and Tara are getting married on Friday’’

    Pat: “Leave the announcement to me Claire’’

    You will also find last Thursdays photos here.

    Next weeks training

    Tues 28th: 2 min/1 min/2 min/2 min
    1 min/2 min + 5 min

    Thurs 30th: 4 x 1k or 5 x 1k (1.30 SR)

    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. All are welcome.

    Contact if further details are required.

    Sunday: Mark Jones and friends will be departing @ 5:45 from cnr Dillon Road and Payne Road The Gap. You need to carry some water.


    Australia's newest and most comprehensive running magazine.

    The April/May Issue of R4YL is released on the 15th of March.

    Look out for the basics of Mountain Running, the Beautiful side of Sarah Jamieson, Vegetarian versus Meat Lovers diets, Commonwealth Games Preview, National Track and Field wrap up, Returning from Injury, plus a plethora of others assortments and of course all of the usual race results and reports.


    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 7 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.

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