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”

Race Day Nightmares – turning disaster into triumph

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”

Twilight Half Marathon Training Plan

Your club coaches for morning and evening have a full plan including intervals & hills worked out for beginner, intermediate and advanced runners leading up to the Twilight Half Marathon on Sunday night March 18.  The plan includes a 5km and 10km time trial which is ESSENTIAL so that we can work out your pacing for the Half. The 10km time trial will be run by Striders out at Sandgate on a Saturday night to help acclimatise you to night running (which is VERY different). Continue reading “Twilight Half Marathon Training Plan”

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”

New Striders Leadership Team

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”