June 2006
in this issue
  • Dinner with Deek
  • Jenny Downie 'uncut'
  • Gold Coast 2006 - GOALS
  • Dig Deep for Elaine & Qld Cancer Fund
  • PCRG Annual dinner
  • Pat Carroll Running Group Sponsorship
  • Next weeks training
  • Gold Coast Airport Marathon - LESS THAN 4 WEEKS TO GO!
  • Group runs this weekend
  • pb sports nutrition
  • The Ship Inn
  • Your next run is only as good as your last recovery!
  • Fuel Belt - INTRAINING
  • Did you get your photo taken on Tuesday?
  • Auscript
  • Karla - MASSAGE
  • Bill Cooper & Associates Solicitors
  • Hi,

    Please take a moment out of your day to read about how one of our group members ‘Elaine’ was struck down by cancer. You will find Elaine’s brief account of her experience here and also details about how PCRG is going to help Elaine make a difference.

    There will be over 100 runners representing PCRG at the Coast. If you paid me for your Gold Coast entry you will find your entry confirmation here.

    Dan Kelly had an unbelievable run over 10k last Sunday. This is what Dan had to say while he was still floating in the clouds.

    Please don’t leave purchasing your Dinner with Deek and Annual Dinner tickets till the last minute. Given the fact PCRG now has the best part of 150 members it won’t take long before both dinners (max 120 people) are sold out.

    Jenny Downie ran her debut Marathon at the Coast last year and by reading her profile you will discover it is not the only Marathon she has encountered in her life.

    I hope you enjoy getting to know Jenny Downie just a little bit more.

    Catch you ALL in the morning.



    P.S. With Gold Coast less than 4 weeks away you just can’t afford to keep hitting that snooze button.

    Dinner with Deek

    Thursday-June 29 The Ship Inn 6.30pm

    (three days prior to Gold Coast)

    Deek (Guest speaker) will do his best to ensure you're full of desire to achieve your goal in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon/Half Marathon or 10k.

    Jenny Downie 'uncut'

    I work as a Policy Advisor to the Minister for Health. I live in Runcorn with my husband and 18 year old daughter. I also have two sons aged 23 and 22 who live nearby. I have lived in Brisbane since moving up from Sydney in 1983. It was a real culture shock as Brisbane seemed like a country town compared to Sydney, but it was the best move that I ever made. I joined PCRG in January this year. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.

    My favourite restaurant is anywhere/anytime that I get to go out for a meal and don’t have to prepare it or clean up.

    My earliest childhood memory is falling asleep on the back of my father’s bookmaking stand at Harold Park Greyhounds with my sister.

    The last three years have been my best adult years in that I lost weight (24kg) and took up running. And now I am learning to swim and ride a bike. So many new adventures that I feel like “a kid in a lolly shop”.

    My favourite movie was The Sound of Music, but I have seen it so many times I don’t think I can ever watch it again.

    Brisbane City is the best place to live and raise a family because of the lifestyle and climate.

    My regular holiday destination is either staying at home in Brisbane or going back to Sydney to visit my family.

    If money was no option I would set up my children in their own homes. I would then purchase a house/unit in the Southbank/West End area and a holiday unit at Caloundra for my hubby and I so that all year round I could just get up of a morning and have the best places at my door to go for a run, swim or bike ride.

    It frustrates me when I can’t master some things as quickly as I would like, eg swimming, as I expect myself to be “Super Mum”.

    I have been involved in running since December 2003 when my physio half jokingly suggested that I take it up. My most memorable running experiences have been completing my first half marathon in May 2004, and then finishing my first marathon in July 2005 and having my teenage daughter shed a tear and tell me how proud she was of me.

    I enjoy distance running because it gives me time to think, helps relieve the stress of family and work issues, and gives me time to spend with some really wonderful people.

    My favourite run is along the Brisbane River early in the morning as it is so picturesque.

    Motivation is something that I personally struggle with at times.

    Injuries are “the pits”. I have had my share of niggling injuries, and still am, but will not give up.

    The day I decided to lose weight was a turning point in my life because I have achieved so much personally since then that I never would have dreamed possible and I have made such wonderful friends.

    PCRG is the most enthusiastic and motivational group of people that I have ever had the pleasure to meet.

    I prefer running in the mornings because it gives me the energy I so desperately need to get through the day.

    Running is often hard and difficult, but if it wasn’t it wouldn’t be a challenge and so rewarding.

    The best advice that was ever given to me was by the doctor who diagnosed my eldest son with Autism – “to take each day as it comes”. By the time my second son was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD I was “an expert at taking life’s hard knocks”.

    People who defy sickness/injury/disability to achieve their goals really inspire me. I will NEVER regret taking up running when I did. I just regret that I didn’t do it earlier in my life.

    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.

    Dig Deep for Elaine & Qld Cancer Fund

    I am asking you all to please “Dig Deep” not only in your running but also in your generosity towards raising funds for the QUEENSLAND CANCER FUND.

    I approached Susan one morning to let her know that her Uncut story moved me. I realised then we had a connection to cancer. I mentioned briefly my story to her & I would like to share it all with you.

    PCRG Annual dinner

    Saturday-July 15-The Ship Inn-7pm $60 (two weeks after Gold Coast)

    Imagine standing on the verandah at the dinner with a relaxing drink, looking down at where we meet throughout the year, rain/hail or shine.

    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.

    Next weeks training

    Tues 13: 15min of sprints - Gardens

    Thurs 15: 2 x 5min + Hills OR warm up with group/stretching and strides - 20min out and back light run - warm down with group.

    Fri 16: Same as Thursday.

    Gold Coast Airport Marathon - LESS THAN 4 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.

    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.

    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.

    Did you get your photo taken on Tuesday?

    ''I don't like you at that much at the moment Pat Carroll''!


    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.

    Bill Cooper & Associates Solicitors

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

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