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”

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.

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”

Striders At Gold Coast Marathon 2012

A good bunch of Striders headed down to the premier running event in SE Queensland this weekend for the Gold Coast Marathon Festival.  Julie Turner kicked off the weekend in style with a blistering 38:51 in the Southern Cross University 10km.  Julie had a seeded start after taking out her age group at the Noosa 10km and she used it to good effect.  In a very competitive field she placed 3rd in her category and of course posted another consistently fast time. On Sunday we had a number of Half and Marathon debutantes who all did remarkably well on what turned out to be a hot day for the marathoners. Continue reading “Striders At Gold Coast Marathon 2012”

Gold Coast Marathon Top Ten Taper Tips

The premier running event of SE Queensland is only a week away and final training preparation us underway.  There’s not much you can do to make yourself faster right now, but there are things you can do to make yourself slower and have a really bad day.  Here’s my top taper tips: Continue reading “Gold Coast Marathon Top Ten Taper Tips”

Striders Club Championship Races for 2012

Each year we have a Cub Championship competition based on points accumulated in our 8 listed club runs.  These 8 runs have been chosen across a number of distances and race types. First place in a distance category gets the winner 10 points, second place 8, and so forth. Last year’s inaugural winner was Stan Fetting and in 2012 the challenge is out to topple Stan from the championship.  Women dominated the leaderboard last year: Continue reading “Striders Club Championship Races for 2012”