THOMPSON ESTATE EASTERN SUBURBS ATHLETICS - December 2014/January 2015 News Roundup

Hi all, 

1st things 1st, the email below I'm forwarding is from Rachel Gerber who is now a TEA's member & regularly attends Thursday training, please read & consider.

Last Sunday monning when most people were having a ''Lay in'', John Roache & I went to Brisbane Roadrunners & had a bash at the distances offered. John did the 10km & I did the 15km. This is just another chance to test/challenge your fitness & race readiness. They have a Facebook page also if you were interested in following. While were on the subject, If you are a Facebook user why not ''like'' the Thompson Estate Facebook page. there is a link on the website.

Hope to see you all at training tomorrow, Steve Barraclough.

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From: Rachel Gerber <xxxxxxxxxxThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 10:17 AM
Subject: Children's Monthly 1 km time trial in Bulimba
To: Steve Barraclough <xxxxxxxxxxx.tees@gmail.com>

Dear Steve,

I run an informal 1 km time trial for children at the Vic Lucas Park in Bulimba once a month on a Sunday morning. It is totally informal (for ‘friends’ and family) and we take times which we record and then send out by email. As it is informal there is no cost or obligation associated with participating.

If anyone in the Thompson Estate Athletics Club has children (up to and including 16 years) who may be interested in joining us, please could they send me their email address and I can include them in future invitations.

The aim of the time trial is to provide children of fellow runners (r in some cases non-runners) with the opportunity to improve their 1 km time, regardless of their age and ability; and to have fun!

Thank-you for this.

Kind Regards,

Rachel Gerber

 

Hi all,

I must 1st of all say Thankyou to all our members who came along to Minnippi & helped me celebrate my 50th Parkrun. A special thanks to Carmel & Campbell for the balloons to help me celebrate & float through the run. Like a great deal of people, Minnippi was not my 1st Parkrun. I started doing them at New Farm Park & found they were very addictive, especially as they are so well run & leave the rest of the weekend to do all the other crazy things we do. Anyway, that's enough about me (boring!!)

Again we had another Great TEA's turnout, If the locals don't know us by now they must be in Hibernation !! Out of a total of 168 there were 27 TEA's members giving a calculated 16.07%, Well done guys.

A very well deserved Pb was achieved by Scott Mulholland with a time of 21.03 which is very impressive. I believe many Pb's will fall in the coming months as the Temp's start to drop & we continue to train hard, no-one will do it for us.
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As I said on Wednesdays Training reminder there is a 5, 10 & 15km run tomorrow at Brisbane Roadrunners starting at 6am. If you are a non member that's ok, its a special "Bring a Friend'' day with a great discount. Details are below so hope to see you there. Steve Barraclough.

All Events 
5k, 10k & 15k Races – “Bring a Friend” – 6:00am start

February 1 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am

Event Navigation
•« 2k Junior Race - 6:05am start
•5k, 10k & 15k Races - 6:00am start »

Please assist us by arriving early and registering well before the start time of 6.00am

Members, please remember to wear your timing chips

Visitors are welcome and will be issued with temporary timing chips when registering

Race Director: Andrew Leggett Ph: 0419 667 514

Race sponsor: Intraining

Random draw prizes supplied by sponsor

Light breakfast of fruit and sports drink available after the race

Prizes for male and female winners

BRING A FRIEND DAY:
Members can invite their friend(s) to come to BRRC and run in any of the 5k, 10k or 15k races. If a member brings one or more friends, the member runs for free and the friend(s) pay $5. If the friend(s) join BRRC on the day, they get to run for free as well.

Details
Date:February 1, 2015Time:6:00 am - 9:00 am

Venue
South Brisbane Sailing Club
70 Hill End Terrace, West End, QLD, 4101

 
 
Hi all,

Many of us will be looking forward to the QA Winter season & eventually the lower temperatures when we can really "Ramp up the Training''. As distance runners, most of us are aware that if you don't put in the Hard Yards in the off season (not that we ever really have one) the catch up is so much harder & fraught with peril of injury if the distance & intensity is increased too quickly. I am urging everyone to be very careful & build up at a steady rate. Patience really pays off in this area.

I was sent a Members Email from Brisbane Roadrunners yesterday. there is a run on this Sunday morning which may be of interest. Here is an extract copied & pasted. You don't have to register beforehand, just turn up. Hope to see you all at Training tomorrow. Steve Barraclough.


Dear BRRC Members

Next BRRC Events:

Sunday 1stFebruary
6am start
Register from 5:05am. Registrations close at 5:55am
5k, 10k & 15k race “Bring a Friend Day”

Volunteer list: Please check website for updates/changes :http://brisbaneroadrunners.org/wp/volunteer-roster/
Peter Anderson, Bob Baker, Kevin Barratt, Clay Dawson, Tim Fenlon, Richard Galluzzo, James Hamilton, Peter Stelmach, John Shaw, Richard Heinz
Sponsor: Intraining
Race Director: Andrew Leggett Email contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Race Information


• Members can invite their friend(s) to come to BRRC and run in any of the 5k, 10k or 15k races


• If a member brings one or more friends, the member runs for free and the friend(s) pay $5


• If the friend(s) join BRRC on the day they get to run for free as well


• You and your friends can access the BRRC membership form and bring it with you on the day 


http://brisbaneroadrunners.org/wp/membership/


• Prizes for male and female winners

http://brisbaneroadrunners.org/wp/

 
 
Hi all,

What a surprise when I got to Ashgrove Rangers yesterday. There was a Sea of Red, White & Blue. Kevin warmed everyone up which looked impressive even before we raced (apart from me as I was trying to get changed out of cycling clothes in humidity) It was a tough race, very hot & ground was soft which made it hard going on the GPS playing field. The green water & oranges were definitely helpful afterwards !! I'm not sure how many Ribbons we won but it was quite a handful. The results should be up soon on their website. Thanks again to the folk at Ashgrove Rangers for organizing a great race.

Photo: Hi all,

What a surprise when I got to Ashgrove Rangers yesterday. There was a Sea of Red, White & Blue. Kevin warmed everyone up which looked impressive even before we raced (apart from me as I was trying to get changed out of cycling clothes in humidity) It was a tough race, very hot & ground was soft which made it hard going on the GPS playing field. The green water & oranges were definitely helpful afterwards !! I'm not sure how many Ribbons we won but it was quite a handful. The results should be up soon on their website. Thanks again to the folk at Ashgrove Rangers for organizing a great race.
 
 
Come and join us on a conversational pace Sunday club run. 

We are proposing to start Sunday Club Runs in February and the idea of these runs is to develop aerobic capacity. These runs (continuous, steady, conversational pace) would vary from 45min to 2 hours and during the warmer weather would suggest starting at 6am on a weekly basis. These runs will be restricted to 14 years and over. The general principle would be that athletes run in packs of similar paced runners and no one gets left on their own. These runs could be held at various agreed venues but initially would like to base them locally at Carindale, Minnippi and Murrarie Reserves but start from the TEES clubhouse at Stanley Road, Carina. Car keys, etc could be locked in the club house.

This type of training session would add another necessary component to our athletes training and could be extremely helpful to a lot of our athletes and potential athletes for personal safety reasons or simply providing the motivation to run with company. The first Club Run will start from the TEES clubhouse at Stanley Road, Carina at 6am on February 15. Meet there at 5:40am to discuss the direction and course we are running and some points about running etiquette and safety for our group.

As these runs are intended to be continuous for the entire time you will need to carry water so that you can re-hydrate on the run. For some athletes 45 minutes might be very easy and be assured intend progressively increasing the volume up to 90 minutes for most athletes and even extend up to 2 hours for athletes with marathon and half marathon goals. For athletes who think they would struggle to keep running for 45 minutes continuously then the run could be broken down to two parts eg 25min run 1 min walk and 20 min run. All TEES athletes over 14 years are welcome. To make these Sunday club runs work we will need lots of runners so that everyone can run in a pack of similar paced runners. I would expect we could have packs running at about sub 5min/km pace; 5min/km pace; 5:30min/km, 6min/km, 6:30min/km ; 7min/km pace and possibly 7min/km plus pace. It will be a case of working out who you can comfortably keep up with and it will be a great help if you can indicate to Kevin Christison if you would like to run on Feb 15 and the approximate pace per km you would expect to run remembering that it is not a race it is conversational pace.

Photo: Come and join us on a conversational pace Sunday club run. 

We are proposing to start Sunday Club Runs in February and the idea of these runs is to develop aerobic capacity. These runs (continuous, steady, conversational pace) would vary from 45min to 2 hours and during the warmer weather would suggest starting at 6am on a weekly basis. These runs will be restricted to 14 years and over. The general principle would be that athletes run in packs of similar paced runners and no one gets left on their own. These runs could be held at various agreed venues but initially would like to base them locally at Carindale, Minnippi and Murrarie Reserves but start from the TEES clubhouse at Stanley Road, Carina. Car keys, etc could be locked in the club house.

This type of training session would add another necessary component to our athletes training and could be extremely helpful to a lot of our athletes and potential athletes for personal safety reasons or simply providing the motivation to run with company. The first Club Run will start from the TEES clubhouse at Stanley Road, Carina at 6am on February 15. Meet there at 5:40am to discuss the direction and course we are running and some points about running etiquette and safety for our group.

As these runs are intended to be continuous for the entire time you will need to carry water so that you can re-hydrate on the run. For some athletes 45 minutes might be very easy and be assured intend progressively increasing the volume up to 90 minutes for most athletes and even extend up to 2 hours for athletes with marathon and half marathon goals. For athletes who think they would struggle to keep running for 45 minutes continuously then the run could be broken down to two parts eg 25min run 1 min walk and 20 min run. All TEES athletes over 14 years are welcome. To make these Sunday club runs work we will need lots of runners so that everyone can run in a pack of similar paced runners. I would expect we could have packs running at about sub 5min/km pace; 5min/km pace; 5:30min/km, 6min/km, 6:30min/km ; 7min/km pace and possibly 7min/km plus pace. It will be a case of working out who you can comfortably keep up with and it will be a great help if you can indicate to Kevin Christison if you would like to run on Feb 15 and the approximate pace per km you would expect to run remembering that it is not a race it is conversational pace.
 
 
Congratulations to our QLD Open Women's 3000m Championships medal winners- 1st Jackie Areson 9.34.39, 2nd Olivia Burdon 9.36.35, 3rd Katrina Robinson (Thompson Estate) 9.39.52.
Photo: Congratulations to our QLD Open Women's 3000m Championships medal winners- 1st Jackie Areson 9.34.39, 2nd Olivia Burdon 9.36.35, 3rd Katrina Robinson (Thompson Estate) 9.39.52.
 
 
Hi all,

My Nosyness got the better of me so I've been Snooping around the other local Parkruns to see how many of us couldn't resist while Minnippi is under water.

Wynnum seemed to be the most obvious place to look 1st & I was not disappointed.

Thompson Estate were the most well represented club there with a total of 11 of our members choosing this run as a replacement for today. Out of the 11, 6 were 1st timers at Wynnum. Michelle Degenhardt even managed a Pb on Wynnums course, well done Michelle !!!

Hmm...... Where next? I knew Wishart had been given the "All Clear'' so worth a look. Here we had 3 members enjoying the Parkrun there. JP gave it a nudge & pulled a 1st position, Can't hold him back.
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Carolynn Taylor also went to Capalaba Parkrun & enjoyed a run with her Daughter, Great run Carolynn.

This Crazy weather certainly has not broke our spirit. I would imagine many of us would have been out running on our own as our chosen Sport/Pastime can take place anywhere at any time, such is the beauty of Running.

Have a great weekend, Steve Barraclough.

 
 
 
Update. Minnippi parkrun is canceled for Saturday 24th. We have a problem…the path is now part of the creek. Can you help spread the word to friends who might not see this on Facebook?
Photo: Update. Minnippi parkrun is canceled for Saturday 24th. We have a problem…the path is now part of the creek. Can you help spread the word to friends who might not see this on Facebook?
 
 
The Annual General Meeting and Trophy Presentation night has been set for Monday 23 March at 6.30pm at the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome. RSVP here or to admin@thompsonestateathletics if you can come. Supper provided. Should be a fun night.
Photo: The Annual General Meeting and Trophy Presentation night has been set for Monday 23 March at 6.30pm at the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome. RSVP here or to <a href=admin@thompsonestateathletics if you can come. Supper provided. Should be a fun night." style="border-style: none; height: auto; min-height: 100%; position: relative; width: 504px; top: 0px;" height="494" width="504">

 
 
Hi all,

Looking forward to the long weekend ? You'll enjoy it more if you come to training & feel like you've earned it.  As mentioned last email the intention is to do a ''Beep test'' tomorrow as long as the ground is not wet & slippery. Your score will be recorded & then we will do another one in a few weeks to see if your fitness has gone up or down in comparison. Please don't take this too serious as we are all here to enjoy the Training & getting together.

Quick reminder for the Ashgrove Rangers Flying 4 & optional 1500m for 14 & under.

http://ashgroverangers.org/flying4/index.html

I will be going so hope to see as many of you there as possible, please wear your club singlet if possible as it always looks great for a photo.

I better get some work done now, so hope to see you all tomorrow.

 
 
Hi all,

Great to feel the weather has cooled down, NOT !!!!!! Don't know what the temp was but I was reliably told it hit 80% humidity. There was also a Snake spotted somewhere unless it was a scare tactic to a certain TEA's member (Hi Kerrie ).
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Many of our regulars were off being Parkrun ''Tourists'' today so I was very impressed when I did the figures. 

We had 27 TEA's members in attendance out if a total of 162. this gave us a score of 16.666666666666666666666666666666666666 (you get the picture) %

Please correct me if I'm wrong but I didn't see any Pb's, they were very slim pickings through the whole attendance.

Please check your profile to see if you have Thompson Estate as your club, this can easily be changed or added through your latest results email.

Next Sunday will be Ashgrove Rangers Flying 4 & optional 1500m for under 14's. They always appreciate our attendance being a fellow QA club. here is the link.

http://ashgroverangers.org/flying4/index.html

Just while I remember, Next training session will include a ''Beep Test''. This will be run by your friend & mine, Bastien Vincent. He will give instruction of how best to do the test & how it works. Please give him your support. This will be a great tool to judge your fitness gains. See you all at training, Steve Barraclough.

 
 
Hi all,

Great to see so many return to training after the festive season. I counted 43 which shows many things including the fact that TEA's runners enjoy getting together for training & to share each others company & experiences.

Just as well we weren't doing Cross Country at Minnippi today as the long grass would have made it very tough. I'm sure the guys who do the mowing will be right onto it, I guess they need holidays too !!

Out of a total field of 173 which is a good number for Minnippi Parkrun, we had 32 TEA's runner in attendance. This gave us a percentage of total of 18.4971098%

We must look very impressive to the Parkrun ''Tourists'' as a club.

The next Ashgrove Rangers flying 4 is on 25th January. Please add this to your running calendar. Ashgrove Rangers & TEA's have historically been friendly rivals for al long time. This will be more apparent when the Cross Country season starts.

Hope to see you all at Training, Steve Barraclough.

Photo: Hi all,

Great to see so many return to training after the festive season. I counted 43 which shows many things including the fact that TEA's runners enjoy getting together for training & to share each others company & experiences.

Just as well we weren't doing Cross Country at Minnippi today as the long grass would have made it very tough. I'm sure the guys who do the mowing will be right onto it, I guess they need holidays too !!

Out of a total field of 173 which is a good number for Minnippi Parkrun, we had 32 TEA's runner in attendance. This gave us a percentage of total of 18.4971098%

We must look very impressive to the Parkrun ''Tourists'' as a club.

The next Ashgrove Rangers flying 4 is on 25th January. Please add this to your running calendar. Ashgrove Rangers & TEA's have historically been friendly rivals for al long time. This will be more apparent when the Cross Country season starts.

Hope to see you all at Training, Steve Barraclough.
 
 
Hi all,

Yes it's me, the person who manages to create a Weather Storm every Thursday evening when it's time for Training. Hopefully I don't manage it this week !!!

As you've heard me say many times before, training & perseverance will eventually give us all the results we are striving to achieve (or something like that) This is why I'd like to share with you these results for Jean Hampson, A member of TEA, a great competitor & good friend to all. Hope to see you all at Training tomorrow.


Hi Dean, and coaches

I thought you might be interested in the recently published W65 2014 Masters World Rankings for the Heptathlon and Pentathlon – I ranked much higher than I expected to be, so a good year. My 2013 points were higher but obviously other girls’ were too because my ranking were not as high then. 

W65 HEPTATHLON 

1

5244

Ingeborg Zorzi (66)

ITA http://reblincorp.com/flags/ITA.gif

Izmir, TUR on 22 Aug 14 - 31 Aug 14


2

4784

Margaritha Daehler-stettler (67)

SUI http://reblincorp.com/flags/SUI.gif

Izmir, TUR on 22 Aug 14 - 31 Aug 14


3

3884

Jean Hampson (69)

AUS http://reblincorp.com/flags/AUS.gif

Bendigo, AU-VI, AUS on 4 Jan 14 - 12 Jan 14


4

3206

Eleni Gkouzia (69)

GRE http://reblincorp.com/flags/GRE.gif

Izmir, TUR on 22 Aug 14 - 31 Aug 14


5

2982

Patricia Oakes (68)

GBR http://reblincorp.com/flags/GBR.gif

Neosho, MO, USA on 5 Jul 14


W65 PENTATHLON 


1

2916

Jean Hampson (68)

AUS http://reblincorp.com/flags/AUS.gif

Sippy Downs, AU-QL, AUS on 16 Feb 14


2

2451

Joy Oakey (66)

USA http://reblincorp.com/flags/USA.gif

Winston-salem, NC, USA on 17 Jul 14 - 20 Jul 14


3

2066

Hazel Mcdonnell (66)

AUS http://reblincorp.com/flags/AUS.gif

Sippy Downs, AU-QL, AUS on 16 Feb 14


4

1987

Beverley Learmont (65)

AUS http://reblincorp.com/flags/AUS.gif

Bendigo, AU-VI, AUS on 4 Jan 14 - 12 Jan 14


5

1905

Irene Davey (66)

AUS http://reblincorp.com/flags/AUS.gif

Bendigo, AU-VI, AUS on 4 Jan 14 - 12 Jan 14


6

1228

Amely Derksen (66)

BEL http://reblincorp.com/flags/BEL.gif

Brussels, BEL on 27 Sep 14


7

1077

Mary Trotto (67)

USA http://reblincorp.com/flags/USA.gif

Winston-salem, NC, USA on 17 Jul 14 - 20 Jul 14

 
 
Hi all,

Great to see the results for Minnippi Parkrun today, so many of you out there shaking off the festive cobwebs & cheering in the running New Year.

Today I decided to be a Parkrun ''Tourist'' & went with 5 other TEA runners to Rocks Riverside Parkrun for their 1st anniversary. It rained heavily on the startline & then stopped half way into race so the humidity climbed, weather can be so cruel & interesting at the same time.

Back to Minnippi, Thankyou to Serena Martin for stepping in & doing the warmup that is now an expected part of Minnippi Parkrun. I caught up with the Minnippi Parkrun team afterwards for a coffee & they told me you were so good that I can now retire!! (just kidding) 

Out of a total of 115, TEA had 26 members running which gave us 22.6%. Who would have thought that this time last year we would have such a high Participation as a club in one event. I'd like to thank Carmel & Campbell for allowing us to promote our club to the local running community through Minnippi Parkrun, Word of mouth works better than any advertising if the intention is true.

Tomorrow Brisbane Roadrunners is holding a 5 & 10km no watches race at West End if your looking for a run.

The next Ashgrove Rangers Flying 4 is on 25th January.

Early Sunday mornings is also a great time for all Distance Runners to do a ''Long Slow'' run while the traffic is quiet. May see you out there !!!

See you all at Training on Thursday, Steve Barraclough.

Photo: Hi all,

Great to see the results for Minnippi Parkrun today, so many of you out there shaking off the festive cobwebs & cheering in the running New Year.

Today I decided to be a Parkrun ''Tourist'' & went with 5 other TEA runners to Rocks Riverside Parkrun for their 1st anniversary. It rained heavily on the startline & then stopped half way into race so the humidity climbed, weather can be so cruel & interesting at the same time.

Back to Minnippi, Thankyou to Serena Martin for stepping in & doing the warmup that is now an expected part of Minnippi Parkrun. I caught up with the Minnippi Parkrun team afterwards for a coffee & they told me you were so good that I can now retire!! (just kidding) 

Out of a total of 115, TEA had 26 members running which gave us 22.6%. Who would have thought that this time last year we would have such a high Participation as a club in one event. I'd like to thank Carmel & Campbell for allowing us to promote our club to the local running community through Minnippi Parkrun, Word of mouth works better than any advertising if the intention is true.

Tomorrow Brisbane Roadrunners is holding a 5 & 10km no watches race at West End if your looking for a run.

The next Ashgrove Rangers Flying 4 is on 25th January.

Early Sunday mornings is also a great time for all Distance Runners to do a ''Long Slow'' run while the traffic is quiet. May see you out there !!!

See you all at Training on Thursday, Steve Barraclough.
 
 
Happy New Year to everyone !!!

What a great way to start the year, hot & humid . Many of us ventured out to the available NY day Parkruns, I gave Cleveland a bash with other TEA menbers, very undulating & winding but another great challenge & friendly organisers & volunteers. Many went to Stones Corner & I believe had an equally enjoyable time.

Tomorrow I'll be trying out Rocks River so Serena will be doing Minnippi warmup. If your there please give her plenty of support.

Training restarts this week so plug into your "Running Mojo'' & lets give this year a real go. I'm guessing many of you have already set your 2015 goals.

Have a great weekend, Steve Barraclough

Photo: Happy New Year to everyone !!!

 

What a great way to start the year, hot & humid . Many of us ventured out to the available NY day Parkruns, I gave Cleveland a bash with other TEA menbers, very undulating & winding but another great challenge & friendly organisers & volunteers. Many went to Stones Corner & I believe had an equally enjoyable time.

Tomorrow I'll be trying out Rocks River so Serena will be doing Minnippi warmup. If your there please give her plenty of support.

Training restarts this week so plug into your "Running Mojo'' & lets give this year a real go. I'm guessing many of you have already set your 2015 goals.

Have a great weekend, Steve Barraclough
 
 
Ok, where was everyone last Thursday for Training!!!!!!!, Christmas day you say ? Well I guess that's a valid excuse. I hope everyone had a Very Happy Christmas & didn't even think about exercise other than testing your stomach muscles & in some cases the ability to balance.
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There were however some Craazzee TEA members that attended the Christmas Day Parkrun at Southbank. I did this event last year & can remember how much fun we all had. We had at least 6 members attending this time, no I'm not going to work out the % but I do know that as a club we were well represented & even managed to get in the photo of the Startline, Well done guys !!!

Todays Minnippi Parkrun was a rather soggy affair which reminded me of the initial launch day of this Great event. Quite an apt way of finishing off the year. Understandably the numbers were down for 2 obvious reasons but this did not deter the " Tough as they come" TEA runners. Out of a total of 54 in attendance there were 17 TEA runners which gave us a total of 31.481481% This is by a long way, the highest percentage we have had. Makes me feel very Proud !!!

I never expected to find one today, but we had one PB. Mark Brittan brought home the goods without even a sign of sweat (was probably there but couldn't see it for raindrops)

Well Done Mark, what a way to finish up the year !!!

Just a bit of Housework, as you have noticed I've started calling us TEA for Thompson Estate Athletics. Others have been doing this for a while but I just keep forgetting so watch out for the occasional slip up.

Also if your profile for Parkrun does not show you as a member of Thompson Estate could you please add it to your profile, It makes you easier to spot when I'm doing this report. Easiest way is to do it through your results email & click on "manage my profïle".

Last of all, If you no longer wish to receive these emails from me or have no further need for them please let me know & I will remove your contact details, I have to manage the contact list for my own sanity 

Everybody have a Safe & Happy New Years Celebration, Training will resume on 8th January, Steve Barraclough.

Photo: Ok, where was everyone last Thursday for Training!!!!!!!, Christmas day you say ? Well I guess that's a valid excuse :) I hope everyone had a Very Happy Christmas & didn't even think about exercise other than testing your stomach muscles & in some cases the ability to balance :)

There were however some Craazzee TEA members that attended the Christmas Day Parkrun at Southbank. I did this event last year & can remember how much fun we all had. We had at least 6 members attending this time, no I'm not going to work out the % but I do know that as a club we were well represented & even managed to get in the photo of the Startline, Well done guys !!!

Todays Minnippi Parkrun was a rather soggy affair which reminded me of the initial launch day of this Great event. Quite an apt way of finishing off the year. Understandably the numbers were down for 2 obvious reasons but this did not deter the " Tough as they come" TEA runners. Out of a total of 54 in attendance there were 17 TEA runners which gave us a total of 31.481481% This is by a long way, the highest percentage we have had. Makes me feel very Proud !!!

I never expected to find one today, but we had one PB. Mark Brittan brought home the goods without even a sign of sweat (was probably there but couldn't see it for raindrops)

Well Done Mark, what a way to finish up the year !!!

Just a bit of Housework, as you have noticed I've started calling us TEA for Thompson Estate Athletics. Others have been doing this for a while but I just keep forgetting so watch out for the occasional slip up.

Also if your profile for Parkrun does not show you as a member of Thompson Estate could you please add it to your profile, It makes you easier to spot when I'm doing this report. Easiest way is to do it through your results email & click on "manage my profïle".

Last of all, If you no longer wish to receive these emails from me or have no further need for them please let me know & I will remove your contact details, I have to manage the contact list for my own sanity 

Everybody have a Safe & Happy New Years Celebration, Training will resume on 8th January, Steve Barraclough.
 
 
Hi all,

Before my normal report I have a great urge to say how proud I was to attend the Thompson Estate Christmas Picnic yesterday. Thankyou to Kayti, Craig, Heather & Jean for each doing their part in coming up with the idea, Promoting, saving the undercover area & decorating it in out special Red, White & Blue Superhero Team Colours. 

I got to taste some wonderful food that I definitely couldn't cook & the Adults got to act more like Kids than the Kids. Thankyou to everyone who attended & many great memories made, this is what being part of a club is really about.

I also got to meet Barry Dobson & his wife. Barry is a lifetime member of TEES, he made the Guitar that was raffled & was also a sub 3 hour marathon runner in his prime.

The Minnippi Parkrun this morning was a very festive affair with many people dressed to the Christmas occasion & some nutter dressed as an Elf on a Unicycle (no idea who that was). There were a total of 148 runners & walkers braving the heat & humidity. We had a total of 23 TEES runners which gave us an attendance of 15.54% of total (not including the 2 TEES dogs but we should find a way of getting them barcodes) .
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We had 1 PB today from Leo Ching, I know Leo has been working hard & the results are beginning to show, well done Leo !!!

If anyone gets the urge there is a Parkrun at Southbank on Christmas day & one at Cleveland on New Years Day. Last year they had parking at Southbank for $2 for early birds which Parkrunners can use. I believe its the same this year, check 1st.

I'd like to wish everyone a very Happy & Safe Christmas & New Year. See you all at Training on Thursday 8th 2015, Steve Barraclough.

Photo: Hi all,

Before my normal report I have a great urge to say how proud I was to attend the Thompson Estate Christmas Picnic yesterday. Thankyou to Kayti, Craig, Heather & Jean for each doing their part in coming up with the idea, Promoting, saving the undercover area & decorating it in out special Red, White & Blue Superhero Team Colours. 

I got to taste some wonderful food that I definitely couldn't cook & the Adults got to act more like Kids than the Kids. Thankyou to everyone who attended & many great memories made, this is what being part of a club is really about.

I also got to meet Barry Dobson & his wife. Barry is a lifetime member of TEES, he made the Guitar that was raffled & was also a sub 3 hour marathon runner in his prime.

The Minnippi Parkrun this morning was a very festive affair with many people dressed to the Christmas occasion & some nutter dressed as an Elf on a Unicycle (no idea who that was). There were a total of 148 runners & walkers braving the heat & humidity. We had a total of 23 TEES runners which gave us an attendance of 15.54% of total (not including the 2 TEES dogs but we should find a way of getting them barcodes) :)

We had 1 PB today from Leo Ching, I know Leo has been working hard & the results are beginning to show, well done Leo !!!

If anyone gets the urge there is a Parkrun at Southbank on Christmas day & one at Cleveland on New Years Day. Last year they had parking at Southbank for $2 for early birds which Parkrunners can use. I believe its the same this year, check 1st.

I'd like to wish everyone a very Happy & Safe Christmas & New Year. See you all at Training on Thursday 8th 2015, Steve Barraclough.
 
 
Hi all,

What a great weekend we had, we must be the most well represented athletics clubs around. Sunday at the SAF QSAC facility was an absolute ocean of TEES representatives, wether competing in the QA Relays or QMA events or both. Back tracking also to the previous weekend where we had 12 TEES runners attacked the Ashgrove Rangers flying 4km & 1500m races. It took a while for the results to appear on their website but when it did the news was all good for TEES.

Jean-Paul Churchward took out 1st position & Natasha Yates 1st Female in the 4km. Grace Foreman came 1st & her younger brother Micah a very well deserved 3rd & all other runners well placed in the results. Thank you all for getting out there & really showing the competition what were about, community runners striving to do our best. 

My intention at present is to provide Thursday training continually except on 25th December (xmas day) & 1st January (NY day). Of course there's nothing stopping you getting in some running to keep the legs & lungs in check. The track can be accessed through the playground when the gates are locked. Don't forget the TEES Xmas picnic on Saturday, see you there.

Hope to see you all at training Tomorrow, Steve Barraclough.

TEES athletes won a fair few medals at today's QA relays. If you have other photos, feel free to post them here or send to me.
Thompson Estate Eastern Suburbs Athletics and Cross Country's photo.
Thompson Estate Eastern Suburbs Athletics and Cross Country's photo.
 

Hi all,

There was a welcome drop in temperature today unlike the torturous previous weeks, something I believe we all appreciated. There were noticeable remainders of the recent storms such as a very interesting mud strip that had to be safely navigated twice on both laps of the pond, all adds to the fun!!!

TEES numbers were down today as many understandably are saving themselves for tomorrows QA Relays.

We had a pretty unfortunate week for storms this week as far as training concerned causing both Monday & Thursday training to be cancelled. Hopefully we will be ok next week.

Today at Minnippi there were 124 in total, 15 were TEES superheroes which gave us a score of 12.0967742%. Coming up to Christmas that's pretty good as we have so many other commitments & priorities to attend & work parties to sleep off.

Only one Pb was from some bloke called Steve Barraclough, I've never met him but I'm sure he'll say Hi one day.
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Good luck to all TEES runners competing tomorrow as QA relays, GO TEES!!!

Have a great weekend to all, Steve Barraclough.

 
 

Welcome back to Brisbane to Callum, Katrina and Hannah. All three competed over the weekend at the Australia Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships in Adelaide. They all did well competing against the best secondary school athletes in the country. Callum placed 8th in his U16 boys' 800m race, Hannah came 6th in the final of the Women's U18 400m race, while still recovering from an injury, and Katrina 2nd in the women's U16 3000m race, and was the first 14 year old. A great year of running from them all.
 
 
Congratulations to Amanda Rose who came 3rd in the 12 year girls' Shot Put at the Australian Primary Track and Field Championships being held in Tasmania this weekend. Also competing there was 12 year old Ellie Ryan, who came 7th in the finals of the 800m race, after doing a big PB the day before in the 800m heats.
 
 
Hi all, 

only a day late with report, Became a very proud Ballet dad after run.

I hope you all got some cake, I did !! What a great turnout by all our locals & plenty of Parkrun tourists. I caught up with many people I hadn't seen for a while, Parkrun is a place to make friends & catch up with friends.

How about all those costumes, my favourite was ?......., you'll have to guess.

Great thanks to Carmel & Campbell for providing such an enjoying running resource 

that is right on our doorstep, the Minnippi/TEES partnership is really paying dividends for all involved.

As expected the total attendance of yesterday was a high 263. TEES had a very proud 32 which gave us a percentage of 12.16730038022814 roughly.
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Pb's for today from:-

Scott Mulholland, powering ahead !!

Liam Wyatt, overtook about 5 people in last km.

Great work guys !!

Next Sunday is Ashgrove rangers Flying 4, hope to see you there, Steve Barraclough.

 

 
 
TEES athletes competing at today's QA Jai Taurima Shield at the State Athletics Facility; Kristen Witt, Benjamin Guse, Liam Wyatt, Katrina Robinson, Aimee Kernot and Ellie Ryan. Great running in very difficult windy conditions. Great to see the club so well represented so early in the track season. (7 photos)
Thompson Estate Eastern Suburbs Athletics and Cross Country's photo.
Thompson Estate Eastern Suburbs Athletics and Cross Country's photo.
Thompson Estate Eastern Suburbs Athletics and Cross Country's photo.
Thompson Estate Eastern Suburbs Athletics and Cross Country's photo.
 
 
Hi all, 

Doesn't time fly, only seems like a week since I sent out the last training reminder

The track is freshly marked due to Tony Frampton late yesterday evening under floodlights, Cheers Tony!!!

Qld Athletics have an Athletics Shield competition this weekend, this is an interclub competition & some TEES members I believe are already signed up. Here is some info on dates. If your interested go to the Qld Athletics Website & enter making sure you nominate TEES as your club.

http://qldathletics.org.au/ Here are the dates attached.

Hope to see you all at training, Steve Barraclough.

 
 
Hi all,

I'm hoping the weather will be kind tomorrow unlike last Thursday, We do need the rain but not on Thursday afternoon/evenings. I'm really happy with the sessions are going & we are all showing high levels of commitment. We should all be very proud of giving ourselves this time to push to new heights of health & fitness through running. Running is the ''Grass Roots'' of almost all sports & should never be underestimated as a way of adding balance to our lives.

See you all at training tomorrow, Steve Barraclough.

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