Here 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”
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”
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”
The old maxim that ‘times don’t win races, racers win races’ was proven again this week at the Olympics where we saw some high profile meltdowns. Emily Seebohm did the nation proud but felt she had failed in missing out on a gold medal, and James Magnussen didn’t fire as expected in the 4X100m freestyle relay final. Channel 9 helped make matters worse by conducting some train wreck interviews at a time when both athletes needed some space to process their emotions and thoughts so soon after the end of the race (and catch their breath). Most of us who race have had our dog days, when things just don’t go right, and many would have sympathised with James and Emily. Here’s my guide for ensuring that race day isn’t a disaster or at least learning from it: Continue reading “Race Day Nightmares – turning disaster into triumph”
Our new identity as fully independent club was cemented last night. At our meeting the inaugural leadership team of South Pine Striders were voted in. We have a team of eight which includes three officers and five members of the management team. We also filled a number of other club roles on what was a very productive night. Continue reading “New Striders Leadership Team”
For entry forms for any of the distances at the Toowoomba Marathon visit the Toowoomba Road Runners site here to enter online.
To find a map of how to get to the start at the University click here.
To find out more about accommodation click on the ‘Accommodation Suggestions’ link on the entry page to download a spreadsheet with plenty of options.