Their aim is to increase the participation of people with a disability in physical activities, and they achieve this by providing training opportunities and sponsorship for members with a disability to fun run events. www.achillesastralia.org.au/melbourne Achilles have now started a Mornington Peninsula group that meet at 8.30am at the Frankston Foreshore Visitor Information Centre on Sunday mornings, though they are still working on boosting the membership of people with a d
1. Name or Nickname : The Seagull 2. When did you start running and why? The first ‘run’ I recall was ‘fanging’ it out of the back gate of school as soon as my parents dropped me off at the front gate…. My real passion for running started around 2014 when I elevated my obstacle race training and added more running. 3. What do you love most about running? Connection - when you capture one of those sublime moments when you realise where you really are, when you REALLY connect w
I used to be a runner in my 30s. Not too bad - I was never going to get selected to run at the Olympics but I was decent. I ran a 1:40 half marathon, was fit, strong and active. I played State Grade squash and could run around with the kids and almost anyone else. But, within a few years the shit hit the fan. By the time I was in my mid 40s my weight had steadily eased from the low 80s to the 90s and over the 100s, settling a little under 110kg. My work life was busy but pret
PTR committee agreed earlier this year that the 100 club fundraiser should support a PTR member’s charity fundraising event.
The 100 club is run annually and proceeds distributed as follows:
*30% to recipient of winning ticket
*30% to PTR
*40% to members nominated charity
If you would like your charity/event to be considered for 2019 please complete and submit the PTR member Charity Nomination Form -nominations open 1/1/19 and close 22/3/19. Form located via Team App
1. Name or Nickname?
Macca. I've been Macca since Prep, and I've got close mates who don't know my real name!
2. When did l start running and why?
When my marriage went south, I needed to do something to occupy myself. PTR member Cristie kept at me to do Parkrun, so it started from there.
3. What do you love most about running?
I hate running. I hate the lead up. I hate the run itself. If my body wasn't so good at producing post-run rush chemicals, I wouldn't do it!
1. Name or Nickname: Stanners 2. When did you start running and why? The fact is I use to detest running. When I met Lisa, I was very active at the gym, mountain biking and generally staying active in life. 5 years ago I weighed about 120kgs, due to poor diet and in a slump in life, to this day, photos of those times are still my motivation. My first running event was at the Trail Running Series at Studley Park in 2015, initially I was just going to support Lisa but decided t
1. Name or Nickname? Tim, Timbo or Baldy. 2. When did l start running and why? I had always wanted to go to Mt Everest base camp. One day down at the fish n chip shop my brothers and I starting talking about going. One of my brother's said to me I needed to drop some weight and get fit. The seed had been planted, that was April 2009. I started running after work with my mate who was a marathon runner and not long after that I had signed up for the Melbourne half marathon. 3.
The lead up. After sweeping the second half (about 45km) of the GOW 100km Trail Run for my mate Andy Hewat in 2016 and 2017, I decided 2018 was the year that I would run the whole thing and run my first 100km trail race in the process. So, in late March, I took a deep breath and pressed the entry button. Now, I am a fairly prolific runner, but I rarely enter events preferring to spend my time volunteering, as I am not a competitive person and actually have an overwhelming an
I can't believe that on Saturday 30 June 2018 I ran 42km (plus some) in my first ever marathon!
I first started running on the road 3 years ago. With several half marathons under my belt, I wasn't interested nor motivated to run further. Actually, I didn't even really enjoy running and often had to force myself out the door. It was all in the pursuit to stay healthy. That all changed when I was introduced to trail running.
At the end of last year Nadine was training for T
PTR’s second AGM was a great success with another fabulous turn out, thank you to everybody that attended or submitted proxy nomination forms. We would like to announce and welcome our new Committee for 2018-19: President – Johnny Horrocks Vice President – Christopher Adams Secretary – Justine Horrocks Treasurer – Mark Carmody Ordinary Members: Jayne Carmody, Kathy Porter, Klara Strangis and Gus Strangis We would like to thank the outgoing Committee Members for their help and