May 2006
in this issue
  • Phil Horn 'uncut'
  • Gold Coast 2006 - GOALS
  • Would you like to be a pace runner @ Gold Coast?
  • Blind Inspiration
  • Pat Carroll Running Group Sponsorship
  • Did you get your photo taken on Tuesday?
  • Gold Coast Airport Marathon - LESS THAN 6 WEEKS TO GO!
  • Next weeks training
  • pb sports nutrition
  • The Ship Inn
  • Your next run is only as good as your last recovery!
  • Fuel Belt - INTRAINING
  • Group runs this weekend
  • Auscript
  • Karla - MASSAGE
  • Doomben 1/2 Marathon and 10k - Less than 2 weeks to go!
  • Bill Cooper & Associates Solicitors
  • Pat,

    • Fact: It was cold this morning and there are likely to be many more coming our way.
    • Fact: There is a strong chance that a runner in Ballarat shares the same goal as you @ Gold Coast and that runner will be braving far more testing conditions.
    • Fact: If you take the soft option and stay in bed you will spend moments in your day wishing you hadnít.
    • Fact: You will only be rewarded with what you are entitled to.

    PCRG has grown in spirit and enthusiasm over recent months, letís prove to the weather Gods that WE will not be defeated and that WE have heart.

    Over 90 people have confirmed they will be attending the Motivational Seminar on Friday night.
    NB: This is not an exclusive PCRG seminar, anyone is welcome, so please feel free to spread the word.

    I received some positive feedback re Hugh entertaining us with his drumming on Tuesday. I have booked him for another session in the near future and he hopes to be bringing another drummer with him.

    Please note that PCRG Gold Coast entries close Friday week. Details here.

    It was interesting to read in Phil Hornís profile that it was his son who appeared beside me on the front cover of a magazine many moons ago and that the cover of the magazine is still on the fridge door at his home. Phil also revealed in his profile that motivation is something he often struggles with and that PCRG provides him with a welcomed lift at these times.

    Check out the next firemanís calendar ladies for Phil Horn may be a tad more Ďuncutí than what he appears below. I hope you enjoy getting to know Phil Horn just that little bit more.

    Catch you ALL in the morning.



    P.S Just donít think about it, get out of bed and join us and make the most of the opportunity!

    Please refer to Phil Horn 'uncut'

    Phil Horn 'uncut'

    I work as Manager (Staff Officer) for the Deputy Commissioner of the Queensland Fire & Rescue Service. When I work out exactly what I do Iíll let you know but the job involves generally managing the DCís office, which is responsible for all State operations and trying to make sure we donít appear on the front page of the Courier Mail for the wrong reasons.
    I live in Greenslopes, and have lived in (or just outside) Brisbane all my life - a very, very long time - apart from a few years in Aramac in Western Qld. Brisbane is home.

    I joined PCRG in October 2005 after running past a big group of runners each Thursday for a year or so.

    My favourite restaurant is anywhere that serves a good steak or fresh seafood and alcohol. The Norman Hotel is good.

    My earliest childhood memory is as a 4 year old having to run past a deadly, 6ft king brown snake that had my brother & I cornered. I had to go get mum while my older, and of course wiser, brother (5yr old) kept watch of it Ďso it wouldnít get awayí. Well, it looked like 6ft to me Ė inches/feet Ė snake/lizard whatís the difference?

    I am still trying to work out what I want to be when/if I grow up to be an adult but for now Iím leaning towards Supreme Commander of the Universe.

    Canít say I have a favourite movie - I enjoy most movies with a story line, history, a message or just a good laugh.

    Brisbane City is a lot different to my earliest memories of it Ė different in good and not so good ways (who told all those Mexicans about it?) Ė but is a fantastic place because of its great climate, close to the best beaches in the world, you can still breathe and itís varying places to explore on a run or ride.

    My regular holiday destination is the Sunshine Coast or Straddie but my next holiday destination Ė leaving the day after the Gold Coast Marathon - is to follow Ďle Tour de Franceí and see a bit more of this big beautiful rock we inhabit. Two months in total Ė bring it on.

    If money was (suddenly) no option I would have one hell of a party, set up a trust to help those who are good at helping others, have another party and then do whatever the Supreme Commander of the Universe has to do.

    It frustrates me when Pat calls out ticket no. D43 and I have D42.

    I have been involved in running since junior footy (AFL) days. I loved training and running around the block to get fit for footy. Iím still keen to pull on the boots at the start of each year and if I get the chance I will have a game in the UK or US while Iím away. My most memorable running experience is leading a high school zone 1500m race at QEII. The cheer squad went off. Unfortunately I was just a pacemaker for team-mates who got first and second and all the glory. Another is when I helped organise the Ikea Fun Run 11 years ago and the gun runner of the day, one Pat Carroll, took out the event. The next week the Fun Runner magazine had a picture of Pat superimposed onto a picture of my 6yr old son so it looked like he was right on Patís heels. (pic above). And it is still on the fridge at his mumís place now!!!

    I enjoy distance running because I can Ė sort of - and for the mental and physical release that it brings.

    My favourite run is anywhere off the bitumen Ė Daisy Hill, Noosa national Park and Toohey forests are hard to beat.

    Motivation is something I sometimes struggle with. Some days nothing will stop me from getting out and others I just hit snooze. Thatís why making a commitment to PCRG is important. This lack of motivation often has a direct correlation with, (see below)

    Injuries are something to be avoided at all costs because they rob the motivation and spirit of runners. For me, they are usually a result of being too eager to see improvement, not having the genetics to be a runner and ignoring the warning signs. They are also something that I continually learn more about.

    I canít name a particular instance that was a turning point in my life because itís all just fully twisted.

    PCRG is inspirational. I know that because in the middle of some sessions I can be thinking ďThis really hurts, why am I doing this?Ē but every time I get back to the Ship Inn Iím thinking ďthat was bloody fantasticĒ. Ok, so I enjoy leather and whips too Ė so what?

    I prefer running in my sleep because I always come first. It just doesnít seem to give the same physical benefits.

    Running is something I mostly love doing. I never found it difficult to do extra laps at footy training and wind the pace up to finish the last one. PCRG is a lot like that with everyone working hard and encouraging each other to lift.

    The best advice that comes readily to mind is something Wayne Bennett said. ďIf you always do what youíve always done youíll only get what youíve always got.Ē But I think that should also be tempered by ĎIf it ainít broke, donít fix it.í

    The people that inspired me most are my parents. Mum and Dad had 8 kids and did it tough. Dad supported us as a family by driving BCC trams & busses for 37 years. We had no car so he would often walk an hour or more at 4:30am, middle of winter to get to work and with broken shifts might not get back home till after 9pm the same night. So we didnít see much of him and Mum had to deal with the lot of us. That took a lot of endurance, guts and determination from the both of them. I try not to regret because itís just a waste of emotion. Whatís done is done and canít be changed itís better to get on with what you can do. Thatís not to say you canít learn from the past but if you make the best and most honest decision you can at the time then there is nothing to regret.

    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.

    Would you like to be a pace runner @ Gold Coast?

    I thoroughly enjoy taking the Sub 3hr group at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon each year.

    Pacing runners and helping them achieve their goal is a rewarding experience.

    The 3hr journey and above moment at the finish line is what will motivate me to increase my running volume over the next 10 weeks.

    Blind Inspiration

    Gerard Gosens has been blind since birth however he has never let this interfere with his ambitions to succeed.

    Gerard is a well sort after motivational speaker and he will be kindly donating his time to leave you inspired during the closing (and crucial) stages of your Gold Coast campaign.

    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.

    Did you get your photo taken on Tuesday?

    Thanks Hugh for making sure we all ran full of rhythm.

    Gold Coast Airport Marathon - LESS THAN 6 WEEKS TO GO!

    If you nominate PCRG as your team you are entitled to a 10% discount.

    Group entry closes Friday June 2.


    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 June/July Issue of R4YL is OUT NOW.

    In Issue 6 of R4YL we catch up with Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist, Mark Fountain as well as Victoria Mitchell. There are features on: the effects of endurance training on levels of testosterone in males; Unversity Athletics; the second part to our insight into running and pregnancy; the Kembla Joggers.

    Along with all of the usual features there is a fantastic double-sided poster of Kerryn McCann and Craig Mottram."

    Thank you R4YL for being a PCRG sponsor.

    Next weeks training

    Tues May 30: 3k Time Trial

    Thur June 1: 12 x 30sec, 30sec SR + No Watch 1k + Group B/Fast

    Fri June 2: 12 x 30sec, 30 sec SR

    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.

    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.

    Brekky/coffee afterwards at The Regatta. All are welcome.

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

    There is a strong chance there will be a group leaving from The Ship Inn @ 6am each Sunday, up to Gold Coast.


    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.

    Doomben 1/2 Marathon and 10k - Less than 2 weeks to go!

    The Qld Half Marathon and 10k is the next goal noted on our ''Countdown to Gold Coast'' campaign calendar.

    You can enter online.

    Bill Cooper & Associates Solicitors

    Thank you Bill Cooper & Associates for being a PCRG sponsor.

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