June 2006
in this issue
  • Dinner with Deek - Thursday night
  • Elaine Gallagher 'uncut'
  • Gold Coast 2006 - GOALS
  • Dig Deep for Elaine & Qld Cancer Fund
  • PCRG Annual dinner
  • Pat Carroll Running Group Sponsorship
  • Pace runners required for Bridge to Brisbane
  • Gold Coast Airport Marathon - LESS THAN 1 WEEKS TO GO!
  • PCRG sessions leading up to the Coast
  • pb sports nutrition
  • The Ship Inn
  • Your next run is only as good as your last recovery!
  • Fuel Belt - INTRAINING
  • Adidas Sunglasses - INTRAINING
  • Auscript
  • Karla - MASSAGE
  • Bill Cooper & Associates Solicitors
  • Pat,

    Tomorrow morning we will be running light 30sec efforts with 30sec SR. It will not be a taxing session.

    I managed to attract 115 guests to tomorrow nights Dinner with Deek. When you consider that the majority of guests are PCRG members attending without partners I am sure that our Annual Dinner (July 15) will be sold out. The majority of PCRG members bring a partner to the annual dinner (115 x 2 = 330) – 120 guests maximum is all I can accommodate at the Annual dinner.

    I have sold 60 tickets – only 60 remaining. Details/payment options can be found here along with photos from last years dinner.

    Matt Phillips is taking an unofficial Sub 1:45 pace group in the GC Half this Sunday and all are welcome. If you or anyone you know is interested in joining Matt, please email him at puntermatt@hotmail.com for further details.

    A friend of Claire’s is also taking an unofficial Sub 1.35 group. See Claire for more details.

    Keeping in mind though that I have arranged to have official pacers @:
    Sub 1.20/1.30/1.40/1.50/2hrs/2.10/2.20 in the Half and Sub 3hrs/3.15/3.30/3.45/4hrs/4.30 in the Full.

    Elaine is one group member who needs little introduction however I am sure you will all enjoy getting to know her just a little bit more. All the best for Sunday Elaine! PCRG will be with you every step of the way.

    I can remember my Mother stating a good 20 years back that the people I was involved with in running were a great group of individuals. I am pleased to report nothing has changed two decades later. Our Countdown to Gold Coast campaign has been enjoyable and I don’t know about you but I feel as if the 15 week period has allowed me to hover through the training as if it was an eventful journey full of motivation rather than a laborious path.

    A huge thank you goes to Susan for she has often sacrificed her own training to help out at the sessions. One thing that amazes me about Susan is that she manages to run with the esky full of poppers and ice and when she is not there it takes two men to carry it whilst walking.
    Make sure you wish Susan all the best for her first major O/S trip, she leaves next Wednesday.

    Thank you to everyone who took part in our 'Countdown to Gold Coast' campaign and once we have all recovered from Gold Coast we can set sail for our next major goal – Noosa Half Marathon & 10k – August 20.
    First things first though – Bring on the Coast!

    Catch you ALL in the morning.



    P.S. Please feel free to make use of the PCRG tent which will be in the Corporate area this Sunday. The tent can be used as a base for what I am sure will be a memorable day.

    Dinner with Deek - Thursday night

    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.

    Elaine Gallagher 'uncut'

    I work as a Health, Safety & Environmental Administrator/Trainer/Advisor with an oil & gas company. I live in Clayfield, have lived in Brisbane since March 2005 and joined PCRG in March 2006

    My favourite restaurant is at my Mum’s house in Perth. She is an excellent Burmese cook & I definitely get spoilt every time I go back. Other wise I don’t mind Fiasco’s (Morrison Hotel) for a juicy steak.

    My earliest childhood memory is getting together with family & relatives and having a massive Burmese curry feast. My Dad & his brothers would be jamming away & singing. There was always fun, laughter & food. Everyone was welcome to the party, that’s what I love about my culture.

    Being an adult is hard as I am still a big kid, & try not to take life too seriously.

    My favourite movie is the Rocky collection. I try & watch it before a big race & also before each game of rugby union.

    Brisbane City is similar to my hometown of Perth. I love living in this city because of my friends, the lifestyle & atmosphere.

    My regular holiday destination is back to my home town, Perth. I also try & visit my birthplace, Myanmar, every year. (And no, I’m not a Kiwi, cuzzy bro!)

    If money was no option I would:

    • Provide for my family.
    • Provide for my relatives back in Myanmar.
    • Invest in finding a cure for cancer.
    • Adopt children from all walks of life.

    It frustrates me when people steal your dreams (as in not believing in you), or are not willing to give you a chance. All I can say is to keep on knocking on their door because persistence pays off.

    I have been involved in running since joining the army when I was 17, but detested running & exercise, so I was never good at it. If you don’t enjoy what you are doing, you are not going to see results.

    My most memorable running experience is training for the Gold Coast Airport Marathon whilst working on the drilling rigs in the desert. After working 12-15 hour days, 2 weeks straight, I would struggle to find the energy to run in circles for hours. That is when I realised my job was interfering with my goal, so I decided to resign & find a position based in Brisbane. That was a huge career step to make but I have no regrets!

    I enjoy distance running because it helps me clear my mind & contributes to most of my decision makings in life.

    My favourite run is Mt Cootha & I also enjoy doing a work out on Kangaroo Point stairs. When I am in Perth, it’s definitely Kings Park with a work out on Jacobs Ladder.

    Motivation is just waking up to see the morning!

    Injuries are unavoidable, especially when I am an avid rugby union player trying to run a marathon!

    Besides being diagnosed with Cancer, the major turning point in my life was visiting my birth place, Myanmar, for the very first time in 2005 because that was when I realised that I am very fortunate to be living a great life in this beautiful country.

    PCRG is probably the best thing that I have done for my health. Thank you all for the encouragement & being behind the “Dig deep” campaign.

    I prefer running in the morning because I feel fantastic for the rest of the day. Running is difficult with a rugby ball in your hands!

    The best advice I have received was from my university professor. I was reluctant to enrol in uni as I was not very academic in my younger days. She told me that “I CAN” & to never give up on my dreams & guess what, I’m living my dreams!

    I am inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi (Non- violent, pro-democracy activist in Myanmar) for her dedication. I am also inspired & motivated by people who set out to conquer the possible when the rest say it’s impossible. I will never regret anything in life. The past are lessons learnt & I am ready for the next challenge in life.

    Gold Coast 2006 - GOALS

    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.

    Pace runners required for Bridge to Brisbane

    Pace runners required for Sunday Mail Suncorp Bridge to Brisbane.

    If you would like to make a difference by helping fellow runners achieve their goal then being a pace runner will allow this to happen.

    Gold Coast Airport Marathon - LESS THAN 1 WEEKS TO GO!

    All race kits for group members who paid me the entry fee have been collected and can be obtained from me at training or @ Dinner with Deek.


    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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    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.

    PCRG sessions leading up to the Coast

  • Thursday 29th – 15 x 30sec, 30sec SR
  • Friday 30th - 15 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.

    Adidas Sunglasses - INTRAINING

    You can purchase your Adidas Sunglasses from INTRAINING.

    Thank you Adidas Sunglasses for being a PCRG sponsor.


    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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