Stromlo 2015 – a personal view

Stromlo 2015 – a personal view

By Andrew Webb I’ve been injured since about April and finally turned the last corner on the rehab circuit six-odd weeks ago. The physio said I could probably manage a half-marathon if it was flat. Hmmph. I don’t particularly like flat races. Plus, I’ve been trying to run Six Foot for about three years but never managed to be uninjured twice in one year, which you need for both...

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The rundown on members – February 2016

Happy 2016 Woodies! Since our last Rundown, we have been running here, there and everywhere; travelling to far flung places; and generally enjoying the summer months. Way back in December our efforts at the Balmain Fun Run were recognised. Woodies ran also at Mt Stromlo, Central Coast, Cronulla parkrun launch and Louise in Budapest. Peter O’Sullivan (5.10) and my daughter, Ellen (5.25) both...

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Minute with a member – Rita Kazzi

Why did you join Woodstock? I joined Woodstock for three main reasons. The first main reason is to be with likeminded souls. Secondly to gain direction in completing a marathon in my desired time. Thirdly to build new friendships. Which session to you run at? I run Tuesdays and Thursdays but initially I also ran Saturday mornings before joining park runs. How long have you been...

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Minute with a Member – Jeevan Hariharan

Minute with a Member – Jeevan Hariharan

Why did you join Woodstock? I ran a half marathon early in the year and didn’t go too well pacing myself so thought I could improve by training with some more experienced runners. That and I was getting a bit bored of my own company. Do you run on Tues, MNT, TNT or Sat morning? MNT and Sat morning. How long have you been running? For about 2 years now. I started to see if I could get...

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The rundown on members – November 2015

Woodies have been running everywhere of late. In Japan, Emma, Bridget and Sarah competed in the Osaka Half Marathon and stayed on for a holiday. Miriam visited 7 cities in the US for work and while not competing, she had the opportunity to sight-see by donning her runners and pounding the pavements. Kath and Frank flew down to Portland, Victoria where they ran parkrun, followed the next day...

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10 Highlights from our trip to the Melbourne Marathon weekend

10 Highlights from our trip to the Melbourne Marathon weekend

Andre Agassi being on our flight What, is this a joke?! That was my reaction when the pilot announced a special welcome to the tennis star when we were descending into Melbourne. It took a few moments to realise that there were actually about 10 “Andre Agassis” on our flight – anyone need a costume idea?? Albert Park parkrun On the Saturday morning, we headed to Albert Park for...

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Minute with a member – Tegan Kocijan

Minute with a member – Tegan Kocijan

Why did you join Woodstock? I found Woodstock through the website ‘Meetup.com’. As I’m relatively new to Sydney, I was looking to meet a few people with similar interests. So searching through the possible ‘Meetup groups’ in my area, Monday night training with the Woodies came up so I thought I’d come down and try it out. Needless to say I loved it straight...

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The rundown on members – October 2015

With daylight saving upon us and our new Tuesday night venue, Croydon Park Club, we required new courses and maps.  Thank you to Joe who spent many hours designing and printing up a large number of interesting routes.  We trust all Woodies will enjoy these and appreciate Joe’s contribution. We continue to support the Croydon Park Club with many availing themselves of the excellent food from...

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From the president.. Awards Night 2015

As part of Woodstock’s rich history, each year since, a long time ago, members have been eligible to win awards that are based on performances during the year. Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony Mark your calendar now for the Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony to be held on the night of Sat 5 Dec 15. This is where winners will be announced and trophies given out. It’s a fun night...

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Minute with a member – Naomi Boyd

Minute with a member – Naomi Boyd

Why did you join Woodstock? To add some variety and to meet some new people to run with regularly. I’ve really enjoyed meeting everyone so far and it’s been much more motivating to run on a cold evening when you know other Woodies are running too. Do you run on Tues, MNT, TNT or Sat morning? MNT and TNT Why do you enjoy running? For its simplicity and its ability to clear your head after a...

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city2surf recaps 2015

city2surf recaps 2015

Tym Blackwell Up at 5 for a bite to eat and the weather as always for city2surf looked perfect. Leaving the house at 6 and meeting a couple of friends on route we jogged slowly over the Anzac bridge to Hyde Park as a warm up, dropped off bags and headed to the red area to see how far down the front of the group I could get. With the gun and the usual dodging up William Street my pace was kept...

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2015 city2surf estimated time results

2015 city2surf estimated time results

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2015 city2surf. The annual Woodstock teams competition was hotly contested, with many runners achieving times close to their estimates. The winning team is: Hal Pawson, Paul Whiteway & Murray Clarke with a combined time only 8 seconds off their estimate! The winning individual is: Bridget Akers who was 10 seconds quicker than her...

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The rundown on members… September 2015

We celebrate 35 years of Woodstock Runners by being forced out of our original premises, the Woodstock Community Centre, at the hands of Burwood Council. Due to extensive renovations to the old mansion, we were offered alternative “accommodation” at more than twice the rent we had been paying, thus creating for us a financial crisis. To the rescue came Burwood RSL Club giving us room at...

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From the president… September 2015

From the president… September 2015

Dear Members, As you know we are relocating our Tuesday night meeting point to Croydon Park Club from Tues 1 September 2015.  I’d like to share with you some background to this move as Kerry Bray, Joe Ayoub and Scott Mitchelmore have put a lot of work in behind the scenes and the decision to move was not made lightly.  Thanks to this trio for their efforts. New address for Tuesday runs...

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Ran away from Winter looking Summer: A Woodstocker trip to Europe

Ran away from Winter looking Summer: A Woodstocker trip to Europe

By: Chaia Patacsil I started my journey on my plan to visit Europe, a visit to my Parents in the Philippines. As expected, I have indulged in food, as it is a part of the culture as I catch up with my family and friends. I was a bit anxious of the extra rolls and weight that has been gained, but I knew that I will be walking a lot on my trip to Europe. And as always, I bring my running shoes and...

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The rundown on members – August 2015

Welcome home to both Di Green and John Dawlings. We trust you enjoyed your time in Europe and the Philippines respectively. Now it’s back to some serious running as we head to the C2S, Mudgee, Newcastle, Blackmores etc. We continue to enjoy Chaia’s stunning photos from the Philippines, Vietnam, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal, so far. Are you coming home, Chaia??? Congratulations to Tami...

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The Blacktown M7 marathon……

The Blacktown M7 marathon……

……..a tale of ribs, runs, personal bests and pickle juice By Tym Blackwell The lead up It had been a couple of years since I ran a marathon and I decided that I would give it another go in 2015. The run up to the M7 Blacktown marathon had just as many ups and downs as the race itself. The original plan was to run the Canberra marathon earlier in the year and training had been going well right...

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Minute with a member – Bruce Flaherty

Minute with a member – Bruce Flaherty

Why did you join Woodstock? I think it was because of the neat uniforms. Maybe the fact that training is close to my home helped my decision a little. Which sessions do you attend? I try to attend TNT regularly and also participate in some of the Saturday Woodstock events; although I mostly reserve Saturday mornings for parkrun, as I am a keen parkrun tourist. How long have you been running?...

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From the president.. August 2015

From the president.. August 2015

Hey Woodies, if you are looking to get more involved in our great club, here are some ideas that may pique your interest. No experience necessary and full support and training provided. If any of these sounds like you, give me a call to know more. Angela 0419 444 010. Positions Vacant Uniforms Extraordinaire We are looking at a new uniform/inventory system which will make coordinating uniforms...

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Perspective.. From the President – July 2015

Perspective.. From the President – July 2015

Perspective… How are community fun runs and other weekend runs (such as our Woodstock Runners Saturday Morning Run from Brett Park) faring now that Park Run has hit our shores? During June there were two really great community fun runs held in Sydney metro area so we will look at these as a bit of a case study for community fun running. The first was the Festival of the Feet hosted by...

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