Pat Carroll Running Group
March 2006
in this issue
  • Feedback from Andy Steele
  • Brad Langmack 'uncut'
  • Gold Coast 2006 - GOALS
  • Did you get your photo taken on Tuesday?
  • Next weeks training
  • Pat Carroll Running Group Sponsorship
  • Group runs this weekend
  • Gold Coast Airport Marathon - LESS THAN 14 WEEKS TO GO!
  • Canberra Marathon - LESS THAN 2 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 5 WEEKS TO GO!
  • Auscript
  • Pat,

    Over 80 people have confirmed they will be attending our ‘Countdown to Gold Coast’ launch on Friday night, 6.30pm @ The Ship Inn (upper level). This is not an exclusive PCRG night, anyone is welcome. Can you please RSVP via return email ASAP if you have not already done so.

    All PCRG members who register their Gold Coast Goal and who attend the launch will be eligible for a random draw prize. You can register your goal here.

    Some of you already know that I injured by back last weekend while spending a few days at Mooloolaba and as a result I couldn’t surf and was also unable to run at all. It was hard to take, being stooped over in pain watching the runners go past in the triathlon along with a back drop consisting of perfect rolling waves.

    There will be times when you will turn up for a group session and feel a bit like ''Here we go again''. If this does happen imagine being injured – your complacency will soon vanish.

    Andy Steele took the time to provide some PCRG feedback and gave me permission to post his words on my site. You will find Andy’s feedback below.

    Congratulations to recent Group Award recipients:

    • Allyson Lyndsay: FUEL BELT
    • Linda Florence: R4YL Subscription
    • Tori Hadley: $50 Ship Inn voucher

    Brad Langmack is inspired by Jockeys. Well, great things do come in small packages Brad, and in reflection, your close to jockey material yourself mate.

    I hope you enjoy getting to know Brad Langmack just that little bit more.

    Catch you ALL in the morning.



    P.S. Will you be nominated for a Group Award tomorrow morning or be lucky enough to win a free massage or a random draw prize?

    Feedback from Andy Steele

    I needed that session this morning, after being off crook for a few days it was a great tonic to get back to the group - I believe it's impossible to have a bad day after starting with a PCRG session.

    Well done!

    Brad Langmack 'uncut'

    I work as a cabinet maker/joiner fulltime and also as a part time gym instructor teaching Less Mills Body Pump and RPM. Have my own personal Training Business - Infocus Personal Trainers 0421 631 466. I live in Everton Park and have lived in Brisbane since I was born and joined the Pat Carroll running group in March 2005

    My favourite restaurant is Everton Hills Seafood restaurant (it’s a fish n chip shop really).

    My earliest childhood memory is sitting in the middle of the football field at Graceville after getting bitten by a green ant at the age of 5 while playing my first game of football. I said there and then that I would give the game away. I did give it away, 26 years later.

    My favourite movie is The Octagonal Story (a documentary).

    Brisbane City is the best place in the world to live because 1 hour South or North and you have the best beaches in the World and just a short boat trip will see you on Moreton Island or Straddie. We are very lucky! We also have Lang Park, the best football ground in the World.

    My regular holiday destination is Sunshine coast, Kings Beach.

    If money was no option I would quit my day job and expand my personal training business. I get great satisfaction out of training people and helping them achieve their goals. It is a very rewarding thing and I love it.

    It frustrates me when people worry about what happened yesterday. It’s gone so let it go and focus on what is ahead of you, not behind you.

    I have been involved in running since 2004 when I retired from football and my most memorable running experience is doing the Noosa Half Marathon in 2004 with no training, I only entered three days before the race. I just wanted to make sure I finished and I did it in just over 87min. That is also the day I heard the story of Boris the Big Brown Bear for the first time.

    I enjoy distance running because I hate walking. I really do!

    My favourite run is the 3km time trial we do once a month.

    Motivation is something that the PC running group has in large amounts. Amazing group of people!

    Injuries are something you learn to live with after being bashed for 26 years playing football. I am lucky to have come away with knees and ankles that aren’t too bad, but I could do with a couple of replacement shoulders.

    Retiring from football was a turning point in my life because I joined the gym and also started running which led me to starting my own PT business and teaching at the gyms.

    The Pat Carroll running group is an amazing group of people who deserve every bit of success they can achieve. Great people to train with! There is always someone to push you that little bit harder.

    I prefer running in the Sunday morning group because you have a chat and a laugh along the way and before you know it you have been running for two hours.

    Running is very rewarding physically and mentally, but very difficult to do in winter in Europe.

    The best quote I read was ''Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them. A desire, a dream a vision. They have to have last minute stamina, they have to be a little faster. They have to have the skill and the will. But the Will must be stronger than the skill''. Muhammad Ali

    Jockeys inspire me.

    I will never regret anything I do be it right or wrong. No one is perfect so there is no use trying to be.

    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?

    ''Mate, why don't you get off that kid's bike and show us what you got''!

    Next weeks training

    April 4: 3k Time Trial

    Thurs 30th: 50min + No Watch 1k + Monthly Breakfast courtesy of Gold Coast Airport Marathon

    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.

    Gold Coast Airport Marathon - LESS THAN 14 WEEKS TO GO!

    You can enter online.


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

    Thank you INTRAINING for being a PCRG sponsor.


    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.

    Thank you R4YL for being a PCRG sponsor.

    Canberra Marathon - LESS THAN 2 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.

    Thank you MIZUNO for being a PCRG sponsor.

    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.

    Thank you FUEL BELT for being a PCRG sponsor.

    Brisbane Marathon - LESS THAN 5 WEEKS TO GO!

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


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

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