New Club Champion Crowned

tonyendachampionshipOur annual Striders Awards Dinner held at the Wantima Golf Club on Nov 15 saw a new club champion crowned. Enda Cotter took the honours this year after a massive year, performing consistently across all distances. It was a great comeback after a long lay off from injury. Continue reading “New Club Champion Crowned”

Training Plan For Gold Coast Marathon

training-plan500Here is the current version (updates can be made) of our Training Plan to Gold Coast Marathon.  You can either read it below or view the full colour version as a PDF which you can download. Remember to read all the explanatory notes before delving into the schedule. To download hit the button below or read further. Continue reading “Training Plan For Gold Coast Marathon”

Striders Win Male And Female Marathon Titles In Toowoomba

Abi Griffin crosses the line to win the women’s Toowoomba Marathon 2012

A strong contingent of Striders headed out to Toowoomba for this weekend’s XCell Roofing Toowoomba Marathon and other distances. The race featured a new course and considerable improvements to runner safety. The new course took runners out into the farm areas beyond the University and runners got some great views and scenery but paid the price with some new hills. Striders Abi Griffin took out the female marathon title (3:32) and club president Stan Fetting won his second marathon title in Toowoomba (2:57). There were a host of other notable achievements as well: Continue reading “Striders Win Male And Female Marathon Titles In Toowoomba”

Core And Stretching Masterclass Dates Released

The Core and Stretching Masterclass with physiotherapist Dean Sullivan, fresh from the Olympics in London where he was looking after world class triathletes will start on Wed 24 October and run for 5 weeks: October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21. Cost is $10 per session starts at 6pm-7pm, bring cash with you. You need your own Swiss ball, it’s a BYOB session. Wear comfortable clothing that you can stretch in without flashing the rest of the class and bring a towel. This a unique opportunity to learn from a highly qualified practitioner. You will benefit best if you attend all 5 sessions. You will learn principles and techniques you can employ long after the classes have finished. No need to book, just show up with 10 bucks, a ball and towel and enjoy. Venue: South Pine Community Church Hall, Cnr Eatons Crossing & South Pine Rds, Eatons Hill.

Core and Stretching Master Class

We have a unique opportunity to host some core & stretching master classes starting soon with physiotherapist Deane Sullivan. Dean has experience with elite Triathlon, Swimming and AFL and is a registered therapist with the Queensland Academy of Sport. We would like to gauge interest and also timings.  Our options are Wednesdays at 5:30pm or 6:00pm.  Entry will be $10 per head, total bargain! Please use the poll to indicate your interest and your preferred start time.

Striders Club Championship Points

To make it easier to keep an up to date Club Championship Leaderboard we are putting the onus back on runners to let us know when & what they have run so that we can accurately compile and allocate championship points for our Annual Club Champion Award. If you would like to qualify for points please check the list and submit your times. Continue reading “Striders Club Championship Points”

Running Race Roundup: Brisbane, XC Nationals, Lakes College, Sunny Coast

Over the last couple of weeks there have been some great race results for Striders in a number of races including two junior members competing in the Australian Cross Country Championships in Adelaide. Here’s some edited highlights: Continue reading “Running Race Roundup: Brisbane, XC Nationals, Lakes College, Sunny Coast”

Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge 2012

Ouch or Eina! Depending on your country of origin. I’d done this event in the previous two years with the first year being a 29 hour effort and only 3 of the 4 team members making it (a fail in other words and the t-shirt is for gardening only) and then last year being a 23 hour effort but with all 4 team members crossing the line. Super feeling. This year I had decided that it was unfair to commit to a team as a result of the uncertainty of life after the Comrades as I would have liked to have bettered the 23 hour and probably aimed for under 20 hours. Continue reading “Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge 2012”