PCRG (Pat Carroll Running Group) is based in Brisbane and was formed by Pat Carroll. PCRG sessions initially (2003) attracted no more than 10 people. PCRG has now blossomed into one of Australia’s largest community running groups. The record attendance to date at a PCRG session is 160 people!
PCRG won the 2009/2010/2011 and 2012 Australian Open Running Club Championship.
PCRG takes place Tuesday/Thursday/Friday departing from the South Bank end of the Goodwill Foot Bridge (The Ship Inn) between 5.30am and 5.40am. Total distance covered is 10km.
There’s no need to notify when you’ll be making your first visit, just turn up and try it out! Don’t forget to introduce yourself to me (Pat Carroll) on arrival.
It’s advisable on your first visit to arrive closer to 5.30am. Even though the official departure time is 5.40am, you’ll find that members start to depart from 5.30am.
If need be you’re welcome to leave your bag in the PCRGMOBILE – it will be parked just next to where PCRG meets.
Will I fit in @ PCRG: If you can run 3k at 5-6 min/km pace you’ll comfortable fit in @ PCRG. PCRG is not an elite group and caters for runners of all abilities. PCRG 3k Time Trial results reveal the broad diversity of runners who make up PCRG.
Each PCRG session involves:
• Easy jog/warm up for 15-20 min, finishing at session venue.
• Light stretching followed by 80 metre sprints with a walk back recovery.
• The PCRG session “core” .
• Easy jog/cool down for 15-20 min, finishing at The Ship Inn no later than 6.50am.
PCRG session “core” : This involves venturing out of your comfort zone at a manageable level. Venues used:
• Botanical Gardens
• Roma St Parklands
• Suncorp Stadium
• Riverside Drive West End
• Kurilpa Bridge
• Kangaroo Point
• Queensland University
Shower facilities are available at the South Bank swimming pool. Little Stanley St would be a preferable place to park if you’ll be requiring a shower.
NB: It’s a cold shower (no hot water).
Feel free to call Pat on 0403 176672 if you require any additional information.