Pat Carroll Running Group
Pat Carroll Running Group Newsletter )
March 2006
in this issue
  • Horrific F1 accident
  • Andrew Purvis 'uncut'
  • Gold Coast 2006 - GOALS
  • Next weeks training
  • Pat Carroll Running Group Sponsorship
  • Group runs this weekend
  • Apparel
  • Canberra Marathon - LESS THAN 3 WEEKS TO GO!
  • pb sports nutrition
  • The Ship Inn
  • Your next run is only as good as your last recovery!
  • Fuel Belt - INTRAINING
  • Brisbane Marathon - LESS THAN 6 WEEKS TO GO!
  • Auscript
  • Pat,

    Thank you to everyone who has advised that they will be attending the PCRG ‘Countdown to Gold Coast’ launch @ 6.30pm at The Ship Inn on Friday 31st of March (Friday week). Please RSVP by return email ASAP if you have not already done so.
    NB: This is not an exclusive PCRG function, everyone is welcome.

    Steve Manning from INTRAINING will be also be providing some vital injury prevention tips on the night to ensure your Gold Coast campaign is left uninterrupted.

    How good were Kerryn McCann and Craig Mottram!!!

    One of the major benefits about getting on in years is that when you have a few knocks along the way you truly appreciate the highs when they come your way. When Kerryn crossed that line on Sunday there must have been so many thoughts engulfing her. Preparing for a distance running event involves a great deal of sacrifices but when you finally achieve……….well, you only have to recall Kerryn’s reaction to get even a slight idea what that great feeling can be.

    This very feeling is open to us all. Getting out of bed when it is dark and lightly drizzling outside and getting to the group sessions without giving it a second thought is the type of sacrifice I am talking about. The end result is what we all know. This being that once the session is over you seldom regret attending.

    Congratulations to Jan Avery on winning the very first group award for 2006. Jan won a fuel belt courtesy of PCRG sponsor FUEL BELT.

    Andrew Purvis is one of the PCRG’s more muscular members and look out for the next fireman’s calendar for you may just see our Andrew, hose and all.

    I hope you enjoy getting to know Andrew Purvis just that little bit more.

    Catch you ALL in the morning.



    P.S.Group awards will be awarded at every training session between now and Gold Coast. Will you be the group member who wins the award tomorrow morning?

    Horrific F1 accident

    I received the following photo of a recent F1 accident. I know this has nothing to do with running but if you are into ‘shocking’ photos this may be of interest to you.

    Andrew Purvis 'uncut'

    I work as a Project Officer for Queensland Fire and Rescue Service which means I get to play with the (really) big red trucks. I live in Clayfield, have lived in Brisbane since January 1999 and joined the Pat Carroll running group in August 2005.

    My favourite restaurant is at Yering Station in the Yarra Valley Victoria, currently featured in the ‘Run Rabbit’ commercial on TV.

    My earliest childhood memory is trying to get out of swimming lessons which unfortunately I was successful at. It has now come back to haunt me as an adult because they don’t allow floaties and flippers in triathlons.

    My favourite movie is Pulp Fiction and any other Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez film.

    Brisbane City is great to live in because it is like a big country town but with everything on offer and a stable climate.

    My regular overseas destination is Finland. In January last year I left Brisbane where it was 40 degrees. When I landed in Finland they had a maximum of 10 degrees below. Running was confined to the stair well of the hotel I was staying in.

    If money was no option I would sponsor a Pat Carroll breakfast.

    It frustrates me when smokers drop their butts on to the ground or road instead of using the bin or ash tray.

    I have been involved in running since November 2004 and my most memorable running experience is running through a forest in Finland (during their summer). It was just like a Norska ad.

    I enjoy distance running because you can literally run away from it all. Unfortunately it is normally waiting for you when you get back.

    My favourite run is through Toohey Forest.

    Motivation is something you need lots of, especially through winter. Just focus on your goal, which reminds me, I need to post mine.

    Injuries are a reminder to not do too much too soon.

    Boarding school was a turning point in my life because it made me grow up and become more mature (well sort of).

    The Pat Carroll running group is full of motivation and dedication.

    I prefer running in the morning because it is the best part of the day.

    Running is a great exercise and a great way to meet people but it is sometimes difficult to run (hard) and talk at the same time.

    The best advice my first boss gave me was the one you knock back is the one you will never get.

    The guts and determination of sports people with disabilities inspires me to dig deeper.

    I will always regret not listening to my first boss.

    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.

    Next weeks training

    Tue 28th: 8 x 500m 0R 6 x 500m, 1min SR

    Thurs 30th: 2k/1k/500/2k OR 2k/1k/500/1k, 1.30 SR

    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.

    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 5k up to over 25k. Brekky/coffee afterwards at The Regatta.

    All welcome.

    Contact if further details are required.


    Australia's newest and most comprehensive running magazine.

    The April/May Issue of R4YL is OUT NOW.

    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 and ladies running shorts at a cost of $35

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

    New gear has finally arrived.

    Canberra Marathon - LESS THAN 3 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.

    The Ship Inn

    Thank you ''The Ship Inn'' for being a PCRG sponsor.


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

    Your next run is only as good as your last recovery!

    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.

    Fuel Belt - INTRAINING

    You can purchase your Fuel Belt from INTRAINING.

    Brisbane Marathon - LESS THAN 6 WEEKS TO GO!

    The Brisbane Marathon/Half Marathon and 10k is the first event noted on our 'Countdown to Gold Coast' pathway.


    Thank you ''Auscript'' (Peter Wyatt) for being a PCRG sponsor.

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