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”

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”