|Pat Carroll 'Brisbane' running group newsletter|
Please try and do your best to lock in your availability for our first ‘Countdown to Gold Coast’ group seminar which will be held at The Ship Inn on Friday March 31. There will be drinks on the upper level deck from 6.30pm along with some light entertainment. This will be the official launch of our Gold Coast campaign. Steve Manning (podiatrist) will be providing you with some valuable tips on injury prevention and he will also share with you his vast knowledge on running shoes. To top all of this off March 31 will be an opportunity to relax and have a drink or two with your friends.
There have been a few Gold Coast goals filtering through (view here) however with a 100+ strong membership I am anxiously waiting to see what everyone wishes to achieve on July 2. You can post your goal here.
Due to the group growing in size I am unable to provide as much persoanl attention/advice as in the past. With this in mind I am always available for a coffee following a group session. A post session chat may help put you on the straight and narrow. This FOC offer is available to all regular group members. You buy the coffee and I'll provide the advice. I am here to help you!
One of the concepts I will be involving in our 15 week ‘Countdown to Gold Coast’ campaign is Group Awards. You will have an opportunity at each session to nominate a fellow group member. More details here.
Robbie Lofthouse and Theresa Fabian picked up the inaugural PCRG Group Award in 94 and Theresa Fabian backed this up by taking out the award once again last year at the formal dinner.
Theresa runs everything that opens and shuts, there is no distance Tess will shy away from. I hope you enjoy getting to know Theresa (duracel) Fabian just that little bit more.
Catch you ALL in the morning.
P.S. Gerard Pagliaro is giving away a puppy. Max is a lovely looking dog, possibly you know someone who will provide a good home for him. (details below)
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.
I work as little as possible, but when the boss is looking I test application software for a government department. I live in Toowong, have lived in Brisbane since I was born (except for a couple of brief stints in Normanton and Canberra) and joined the Pat Carroll running group in November 2003 as a permanent fixture, though had done a few casual sessions before that.
My favourite restaurant is Raun Thai at Toowong. BYO, very reasonably priced, great service, and walking distance from my place and the foods pretty good too.
My earliest childhood memory is farewelling my older siblings as they went off to school and wishing I could go with them. If only I knew.
I have never starred in an adult movie.
My favourite movie is anything Sean Penn is in.
Brisbane City is the best place in the world to live. I say that because the only other two places I have lived are Normanton and Canberra.
My regular holiday destination is Noosa. It’s a tradition - a friend and I go and stay somewhere nice in Hasting St for a week every year, and spend the time shopping, hanging out at Aromas, eating at different restaurants, and drinking lots of good wine. And I get to do some great runs through the National Park, or along the river. It’s a tough week.
If money was no option I would work even less, particularly when the boss was watching.
It frustrates me when I can’t think of anything that frustrates me.
I have been involved in running since the early 80s and my most memorable running experience is finishing my first half marathon. It was Gold Coast, in the mid 80s. My goal was to finish the half before the marathon winner finished. I managed to do it and so was able to watch and cheer as some red haired dude we all know and love cross the line to win the marathon.
I enjoy distance running because I really suck at sprinting.
My favourite run is Jolly’s Lookout (Mt Nebo) to Mt Glorious and back – 28k of rolling hills.
Motivation is something I honestly don’t believe I have a lot of, but I like hanging around people who do.
Injuries are what enables my physio to continue to live the wonderful lifestyle to which he has become accustomed.
Meeting some marathon runners at my gym in 2000 was a turning point in my life because they told me if I can run 12k I could run a half marathon (it had been over 15 years since my last one). So I did. Then they told me if I can run a half I could run a full. So I did. Then they told me if I can run a full I could run an ultra. So I did. I’m not talking to them ever again.
The Pat Carroll running group is such a great bunch of people. Though sometimes I wish instead of all the hard yakka we could all just hang around and yak. I reckon you’d be hard pressed to find another group who gave each other so much support and encouragement when it comes to training and racing.
I prefer running in the morning because it leaves my afternoons free to watch The Bold and the Beautiful.
Running is not difficult. Not being able to run for whatever reason, now that’s difficult.
The best advice a guy at work gave me was never eat anything bigger than your head.
Just about every runner I know inspires me especially those in the PCRG. Everyone gives his or her best every time. Hate to say it but Lleyton Hewitt inspires me too. I love his “never say die” attitude. A commentator once said something like he could be playing for $2 on Court 48 and he’d still be giving it 110%. Regrets I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention.
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.
''I tell you what, if that guy takes my photo one more time I'm going to deck him.''
You will also find last Thursdays photos here.
Tues Mar 7: 3k Time Trial
Thurs Mar 9: 50min + no watch 1k + monthly b/fast
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. 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 (35k). Brekky/coffee afterwards at Chez Laila.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if further details are required.
Sunday: Mark Jones and friends will be deparing from the Regatta Hotel @ 5.45am.
It's a Dachshund, it's house broken, and it's great with kids. I am giving it away because my wife says the dog 'stares' at her when she is undressing, and that gives her the 'Heebie Jeebies'.
If you're interested, or know someone who is, let me know.
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Make sure you visit INTRAINING @ Park Rd Milton for all your running needs.
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 and ladies running shorts at a cost of $35
You are welcome to take any item home to try before you buy.
The Canberra Marathon could be your first major goal in 2006.
Thank you to pb sports nutriton for your ongoing support in providing product which is used at the group sessions.
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If you fail to follow a sensible diet your body will not gain full benefit from all of those enjoyable and challenging runs and you won't recover as well as you possibly could.
Kerith Duncanson is an accredited dietician as well as a former International class runner. An online dietary assessment by Kerith may assist you to achieve your goal.
Kerith offers 20% off her advertised fees to any runners involved with me through online coaching or any runner who is a regular member of PCRG.
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