April 2006
in this issue
  • 3K Time Trial Report/Photos/Results
  • Jan Avery 'uncut'
  • Gold Coast 2006 - GOALS
  • Feedback from (slightly injured) Karen Masnata
  • Next weeks training
  • Pat Carroll Running Group Sponsorship
  • Group runs this weekend
  • Gold Coast Airport Marathon - LESS THAN 13 WEEKS TO GO!
  • Canberra Marathon - This Sunday!
  • pb sports nutrition
  • The Ship Inn
  • Your next run is only as good as your last recovery!
  • Fuel Belt - INTRAINING
  • Brisbane Marathon - LESS THAN 4 WEEKS TO GO!
  • Auscript
  • Karla - MASSAGE
  • Thank you Networth Investments
  • Pat,

    Tomorrow morningís session will involve a relaxed 50min run, finishing off with our NO WATCH 1K. Please try to remember to bring a gold coin for Camp Quality.

    Steve Grace (Networth Investments) will be shouting everyone to breakfast when we arrive back at The Ship Inn. It will be ĎcrÍpes all roundí thanks to Steve. CrÍpes will be served at 7am and it would be great if we could all stay and enjoy Steveís generous gesture.

    This will also allow us an opportunity to wish good luck to all of the PCRG members who will be running in Canberra on Sunday.

    You can find out all about Networth Investments here.

    I received an email (feedback) from a cyclist regarding our usage of Riverside Drive on Tuesday. As a result of the email and a subsequent phone call the following was agreed:


    • PCRG members: Not to run any more than two abreast and once an effort is finished that ALL runners move to the grass area. Once the session is finished ALL PCRG members to take the inner footpath back to Grey St Bridge rather than the road.
    • CYCLISTS: To realise PCRG ventures down to West End a maximum of twice a month and that when we are there (signs clearly displaying this) that cyclists slow down and ride with caution.

    I have decided to introduce a Friday 5.40am session. This will start Friday April 21. The session will be identical to what was run the previous day. Anyone who attended the Thursday session can also attend on Friday however you will be encouraged to warm up with the group, continue for a light run only and then rejoin the group for the warm down.

    How tough is Jan Avery! Darn tough I say. It must have been close to 12pm on Friday night (campaign launch) when Steve Grace was giving Susan and myself a lift home. We dropped Jan off at ĎChalkí on the way. As far as Jan was concerned the night/morning was still young. The amazing part to this story is that Jan was meeting a group for a ride/run session at 6.am.

    I hope you enjoy getting to know Jan Avery just a little bit more.

    Catch you ALL in the morning for CrÍpes.



    3K Time Trial Report/Photos/Results

    ''Mate, they feel great! I feel so much more in touch with my feminine side''.

    Jan Avery 'uncut'

    I work as a property manager. I live in Greenslopes, have lived in Brisbane since 1993 and joined PCRG in December 2004.

    My favourite restaurant is Amettís Turkish Bulimba.

    My earliest childhood memory is being the moving target for my brothers Slug gun.

    Now Iím an adult and the most senior member of the PCRG I can act like a kid and everyoneís assumes Iím just having a mid life crisis.

    My favourite movie is Highlander Christopher Lambert (Hot body) can wield a sword, my hero.

    Brisbane City is somewhere I should have been born because it is the best state in Australia.

    My regular holiday destination is my villa unit, Tangalooma Morton Island, pristine quiet and the best sunsetís.

    If money was no option I would donate most of it to my favourite charities and become a globe trotter, competing at Triathlon world championships.

    It frustrates me when people are negative towards themselves and others.

    I have been involved in running since 1975 and my most memorable running experience was in 2004 when I ran my first marathon, only one to date but Iím working on it!!

    I enjoy distance running because it gives me freedom of both mind and body. The runners high.

    My favourite run is Noosa National Park, beautiful.

    Motivation is something I was born with.

    Injuries are something I seem to avoid and at my age, itís a miracle.

    Taking up the sport of Triathlon was a turning point in my life because it has enriched my life. Yes Iím a Tri hard triathlete because we think we can do three things better than just one. Yes most people think we are a little crazy.

    PCRG is crazy; I think thatís why I fit in so well. PCRG is a fantastic motivating group of people with the best coach and motivator around. Although I think you need a new watch Pat, yours doesnít seem to work.

    I prefer running in colour co-ordinated PCRG clothing and runners because itís an excuse to buy a new pair of shoes to match.

    Running is something I love and have never found it difficult (except at 8 months pregnant).

    The best advice my Grandfather gave me: ďNever limit yourself and experience what you can and never be afraid to tryíí.

    Lance Armstrong inspires me, he has experienced so much and inspired so many with his strength and determination to overcome all adversities. I will never stop trying and do not regret any decision or path I have chosen so far.

    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.

    Feedback from (slightly injured) Karen Masnata

    You are right about not being complacent with your running and being grateful for each and every day you can train.

    I always used to get so nervous about the Time Trial that I almost wished I did not have to step up to the start line and hammer myself for the 3km.

    But not being able to do it today was so awful that I now know that, given the choice, I would absolutely prefer to run the distance (together with all the pre-run nervousness and sense of foreboding the inevitably comes with it) over sitting on my largely disused bike with a flat rear tyre watching the others give their all.

    But as I said to you this morning, I reckon everyone should turn up for a time trial session at least once if they are out of action just to watch the whole group do the session, (from the amazingly quick runners leading the way to the just as amazing tail of the pack). Everyone really puts in and really supports each other. And it was nice to be able to cheer in the guys who are always over the line ahead of me, pulling me over those last 100m with their support and cheers each and every month.

    Hopefully, I will be back Thursday.

    Next weeks training

    Tues 11th: 8 x 1min, 45sec SR

    Thurs 13th: 4 x 4min, 45sec SR
    (if not running Good Friday 10k)

    Fri 14th: Good Friday 10k

    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 are welcome.

    Contact tfabian@bigpond.net.au if further details are required.

    Gold Coast Airport Marathon - LESS THAN 13 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.


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    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 - This Sunday!

    Best wishes to everyone running in Canberra on Sunday.

    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 4 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.

    Karla - MASSAGE

    A regular massage will help prevent niggles turning into injuries. I totally recommend Karla.

    Thank you Karla for being a PCRG sponsor.

    Thank you Networth Investments

    Thank you Networth Investments (Steve Grace) for sponsoring a PCRG breakfast.

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