Monthly Track Time Trials ES Marks, Sydney

Rejoov Runners started ES Marks Track Time Trials back in March 2018 and these morphed into a popular monthly occurrence with many clubs taking part to test themselves against the clock in an encouraging environment. Nicks Run Club now also helps with hosting and timing to share writing up the results which is a big job as numbers are growing.

17/7/19 Record turn out, well done everyone at our Rejoov hosted interclub track TT last night. Awesome club camaraderie . Next big one Sept 4th to be hosted by Nicks Run Club. We’ll have a smaller one on Wed 21st August. Also to shout out it was Alice, Craig and Monica’s debuts, we love it when newbies come along. Josh Arthur sub 17, Gus Pb 18.05 with Ben Feld and Neil a Pb 19 heading towards sub 19. Josh’ brother Joe visiting from Scotland did 15.45 fastest time of the night and coach Chris chasing him in 16.22.

Full results thanks to Nick, Danny, Greta & all the coaches for collecting times and Nicks Run Club for video & pics :

Joe Arthur rejoov / Josh’s bro 15:45
Chris Truscott rejoov 16:22
Charl van reinsbeeg Imove 16:48
Josh Arthur rejoov 16:57
Gareth Howitt Moore Performance 17.55
Eduardo Bilek BRATs 17:56 Pb
Keith broadfoot Moore Performance 17:58
Gus Rutherford rejoov 18:05 PB
Ben feld rejoov 18:05
Dave Hurdle rejoov 18.25
David barmettler Moore Performance 18:28
James Crethar Nicks Run Club 18:38
Suzy Wilkinson Moore Performance 18:47
Simon Hermann Nicks Run Club 18:54
Greta Truscott rejoov 19:10
Wissam Salama BRATs 19:10
Jim O’Reagan Nick’s Run Club 19:11
Kevin witzenberger BRATs 19:15
Neil rosenbaum rejoov 19:30 PB
Daniel Eberle Tuesday Tracks 19:33
Daniel Mueller Nick’s Run Club 19.33
Bipro Das rejoov / hurts 19:39
Chris quirk Moore Perf 19:40
Derek Wang rejoov 19:40 PB
Wissam aka Camel Moore Perf / BRATs 19.41
Gino Koh Nicks Run Club 19:52
Luke Johnson Tuesday Tracks 19:53
Rowan Gibson Nicks Run club / Tuesday Tracks 19:58
Harriet Beavis rejoov 20:40
Lucy Terrell BRATs 20:44
Dannii eberle 20:45
Meg Walling Nick’s Run Club 20.50
John Fallon Tuesday Tracks 20:51
Kelvin Lim BRATs 21:04
Nathan Sameuls Nick’s Run Club 21.34
Laura Quickfall Moore Perf 21.37
Glenn Parrott Nicks Run Club 21:39
Paraic Moore Perf 21.40
Tom picherit Moore Performance 21.45
Craig Lee rejoov 21:46
Zoe Moore Performance 21:50
Paul Wilson Tuesday Tracks / Nicks Run club 21:55
Grumpy Moore Performance 21:59
Catherine Laws Tuesday Tracks 22:00
Xanthe Spindler Nicks Run Club 22.32
Monica Clarke rejoov 22:36 Pb
Dermot Goodwin BRATs 22:43
Taso frantzis BRATs 22:48
Maaike veenkamp Nicks Run Club 23:13
Viviana Moxham hall 23:29
Danny Moore Moore Performance 23.37
Amy Lin Tuesday Tracks / Nicks Run Club 23:57
Emma Cameron Moore Perf 23.43
Steve garamy rejoov / Woodstock 24:28
Alice kellehear rejoov 25:08
Emma Bathurst Moore Perf 25.34
Mariana 26:08
Fern Moore Perf 26.40
Fran Kay Moore Perf 27.07
Sarah Lynch Nick’s Run Club 27:10
Alicia Scanlon Moore Perf 28.42
Kirsty Graham Moore Perf

Interclub track TT 17/7/19 some missing from this pic. Record turn out. Well done clubs!

Interclub track TT 17/7/19 some missing from this pic. Record turn out. Well done clubs!

ES Marks Track Interclub Time Trial 5k: Debut hosting by Nicks Run Club, big turn out on a rainy night for Global Running Day. Plus we had a big Track CLOCK organised by Nick Daniels & James Constantine. Thanks guys for all your support and everyone for going & cheering each other on. Results written by Romaine Peton. More pbs & great times congrats everyone👏🏻
Rejoov back to hosting the next one Wed 17th July 6pm w-up, starting 6.30pm the main wave for great pacings & 6.50pm for anyone running later. 📷Nicks Run Club

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INTERCLUB TRACK TIME TRIAL 24/4/19, ES Marks Track, created and hosted by Rejoov Runners. Well done everyone and thanks so much for coming. Awesome night! Big shout out to Jamie Broome’s Pb tonight, Sam Cornell another Pb, and Rosy her quickest 5k in 10years. Next time trial will be Wed night 5th June.
James Constantine 16.20 delta
Chris Truscott 16:21 rejoov 
Dean Veragoo 16:51 Tuesday tracks
Dom Bullock 17:13 (recovering from Canberra 2.40 mara) rejoov 
Sam Cornell 17:25 (10sec Pb) rejoov  
Anthony Biggs 17:37 (15sec Pb) hurts
Keith Bateman 17:39 sweat 
Hamish Mountford 17:46 hurts 
Romain 18:23 (pb) nicks 
Colin Dunn 18:30 (nicks) (1:20) 
Jamie Broome 18:34 (36 pb) rejoov 
Rosy Cooper 18:48 (10yr pb) rejoov 
Ben 18:53 kings cross track club 
Jacob 19:02 rejoov 
Gino koh 19.04 debut nicks 
Simon Daly 19:05 nicks 
Greta Truscott 19:09 rejoov 
Junta Sekimori 19:19 (1sec) nicks
Simon 19:23 nicks
Will 19:29 nicks 
Patrick 19:30 
Gus Rutherford 19:35 (tempo post Breca Swim Run) rejoov 
John fallon 19:49 Tuesday tracks
James 19:54 nicks 
Jenny Doak 20:11 rejoov 
Derek Wang 20:15 (25sec Pb) rejoov 
Anne Marie 20:44 (pb) nicks
Luke Johnson 20.46 Tuesday tracks 
Nathan samuels 20.56 nicks 
Paul Birch 21:35 (2yr SB) hurts 
Tanya 22:27 nicks 
Lex van Santen 22.38 rejoov
Bec Dracula 22.58 nicks

Track time trial 24th april 2019 awesome turn out and results

Track time trial 24th april 2019 awesome turn out and results

28/3/19 Fantastic results & vibe at the track! Congrats on the pbs and well done on massive efforts everyone. Zac Smith what a blinder! Rob Kolbe ran a Pb after feeling crap beforehand, see you never know unless you have a go. Lex van Santen awesome Pb thanks Jo Jo Hadley for setting a great pace. Thanks everyone for going. Thanks Jenny Doak for your daughters high fives each lap.

Charl van Rensburg 16:22

Brendan fink 16.24 Pb

Daren Lake 17:13 pb

Sam Cornell 17.35 Pb

Nico Roth: 18:35. Pb

Zac Smith 18.39 Pb

Gus Rutherford 18,46 (track Pb)

Steve Mardlin 1856 Pb

Rosy Cooper 19.03 (close to Pb shape)

Rob Kolbe 19.06 Pb

Marty Doak 19.08

Greta 19.28

Neil Rosenbaum 19.58

Anthony Johnson 20.00

Jen Doak 20.20

Lisa Sherman 21.22 Pb

Derek Wang 21.49

Gareth Beddoes 21.55 Pb

Jo Hadley 22.21

Lex van Santen 22.36 Pb

Track TT 28/3/19 what a gang!

Track TT 28/3/19 what a gang!

21/2/19 Great, cooler conditions for the 5km ES Marks track hit out. Well done to the Rejoovers and the Hurts crew.
Chris Truscott 16:17
James Constantine 16:29 (2nd fastest ever time) 
Chris Robinson 19:04 (pb)
Zac Smith 19:07 (pb)
Rob Kolbe 19:43
Jamie Broome 19:17 
Darren Bagnall 21:45
John Clothier 20:02
Neil Rosenbaum 20:02
Derek Wang 20:40
Hayley 24:33

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Thursday 15th Nov 2018, windy, drizzly conditions: Elle 18.31, Erika 18.42, Greta 19.13, Maya 19.24, Rachel 19.58, Sammie 20.02 (42sec pb). Thanks 20min pacer Jerome, Ash 20.04, Michael Quinn 23.46, Lesley 26.30, Robin 3k 16.56 then 800m great session, Zac 5 x 1k reps on a 5min cycle.

Love it!! November 2018

Love it!! November 2018

A cosy time trial 25th October with fabulous results!! Special shout out to Elle Goldrick 18.30 PB & debut on a tartan track!! Dean Mannix PB 21:08, Bruce Lambert strong run 17:15, Renee Everett 20:28, Lex Van Santen 23:12, Anna White 12:20 3k then paced Elle the last couple of laps of her 5k thank you Anna, Cathy Rowney 15:50 3km (over 50yrs), Emma Trehy 25:54, Susan McCallum (over 50yrs) 3km 13:56. We are so proud of our newbies and older age groups and everyone giving the track a crack to further improve and have a great workout!

October 2018!! Well done gang!!

October 2018!! Well done gang!!

Rejoov Bondifit time trial - all various clubs / session 25th September 2018: 
Geordie Bundock 17.15 (first time back on track in ten years!)
Dan de Zilva 17.19 1sec Pb
Sheng Bosco Huang 17.20 
Kieran O’Connor 18.18 7sec Pb 
Greta Truscott 18.31 
Jakub Mlynarczyk 19.00 5sec Pb 
Anna White 19.38
Neil Rosenbaum 19.39 14sec Pb 
Zac Vereker 19.50 Pb 
Bron Armytage 19.58 Pb & CT pacer
Deb Ford 21.41 debut at the track 
Spot Anderson 22.35
Emma Starritt 22.41
Ben Wright 22.48
Trent Carroll 22.55
Beth Stewart 23.06
Karen Lake 24.21
Kimberly Hill 24.35
Emma Trehy 25.35 3rd fastest time 

Keith Bateman 3k 10.20
Niki Hale 3k 14.24
Katherine Christian 3k 16.00 

Cheer squad Strommie & Rolo
Photographer terrific pics & support Zac Smith, thanks guys. 

Well done everyone!

ES Marks track timetrial rejoov bondifit and all clubs 25th sept 2018

ES Marks track timetrial rejoov bondifit and all clubs 25th sept 2018

Thursday evening 14/6/18 Great conditions, thanks everyone for going along, well done on the PBs too: 

Jerome Dupuy 16:40

Eoin Reville 17:20

Tim Mathas 18:47

Simon Hermann 19:25 PB 

Neil Rosenbaum 19:53 PB

Darren Bagnall 20:28 (fastest time in 15 yrs) 

Tanya Tan 20:35 (1min pb) 

Emma Trehy 25:16 PB 

Tania farmer 27:10

Steve Garamy 14:51 (3k) 

Chris Truscott 9:40 (3k)

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24/5/18 Another perfect night at ES Marks for our latest 3/5km TT. Up from Nowra for the day, long term Rejoover Robin Vonk ran off the front all by himself and smashed in a pb of 16:01. Well done mate. Neil Pearson and Chris Truscott paced Maya Borthwick to a well earned 18:43. Another great run as was Rob Kolbe’s in 19:33 (first time on the track since 1990!), Zack in 20:20 and sis Jenny Doak (nee Truscott) 3km - 11min. We had a couple of Kembla Joggers thanks for jumping in.

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26/4/18 Terrific atmosphere & fabulous runs 🙌🏼 Es marks monthly Track Time Trial: 

Andy Heyden 44yrs young 15:53 PB quickest time in 20+ years of running
Chris Truscott 16:11
Mark Higgs 16.41
Cathy Liu 18.37 last track sesh before going to Denmark 🇩🇰😭
Jakub Mlynarczyk 19.05 congrats 35sec PB
Jenny Doak 19.19
Nicol Roth 19:45 from France, BRATS  
Neil Rosenbaum 19.59
Karl Hayes 20.37 Bondifit
Spot Anderson 22:20 Bondifit coach
Cathy Rowney 26.07 1st time on track since 12yrs old now 54 💪🏻

Jack Maxwell 9.35
Fred Marlton 12:49 also leaving for 🇩🇰 
Jacob Mueller 13.24 11yrs old fantastic 🙌🏼
Steve Garamy 14.54
Louise Brooks 21:50 Woodstock all clubs welcome

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Thursday 22nd March 2018. We really enjoyed seeing everyone at the 3k/5k track TT at ES marks in almost perfect conditions (slight breeze on the home straight). 

Cathy Liu 18:15 PB
Neil Rosenbaum 20:19
Mark Higgs: 16:54 - PB
Jack Maxwell: 16:21 / PB
Andy Heyden 16:08
Jeet 17:32
Oliver Gissing: 18:14
Ash Ruane: 19:50 PB
Georgina Eden: 20:58 PB
Niki Hale 13:57 SB - 3k
Aoife Yofi 23:41
Natalia Veinberg 15:04 PB - 3k

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Whitsunday rejoov camp 2019

Airlie beach view from our mantra boathouse accommodation

Airlie beach view from our mantra boathouse accommodation

Fantastic start to our Whitsunday Rejoov running camp with fabulous runs along the coast and hitting the hills and trails. 

Staying at the majestic Mantra Boathouse apartments right on the water. Plenty of restaurants to choose from with hot breakfasts cooked up in house by Chris and Greta. 

Beautiful sunshine for swimming in the pool & beach and for a swim run session in Airlie beach lagoon. Awesome core strength session by Juny using special techniques and our body weight. 

Hitting up the Airlie beach park run by the water on a tricky course with 4 park run newbies, a Pb by Andrew and a course record by Chris 16.34. 

#rejoovrunnerscamp #whitsundays #running #swimming #corestrength#parkrun

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Congrats to the winning trivia team Neil, Anne-Maree and Monty 👏🏻 in our signature camp trivia comp with 5 rounds of 8 challenging questions. Thanks @runnersshoprandwick for the gift vouchers. A fun, relaxing night before tomorrow’s Whitehaven beach run event. #rejoovrunnerscamp #whitsundays #trivianight #triviafun

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The pinnacle of our Whitsunday rejoov camp was the @whitehavenbeachrun with gorgeous sunshine, luxurious white sand and crystal clear water. The stage was breathtaking for the half, 10k, 5k and kids running events. Chris and Greta won the half, Jaden the 500m, Juny 2nd in the 10k, @emmastarritt @missnadine_xoxo @jdarulova podiums age groups in the half / 10k. 

Results & highlights:

Half marathon: 
- CT 77mins win and course record by 7mins, backing up after a hard 5k the day before 
- G 92mins win and feeling strong, glad to hold up in heat, delighted for the whole experience  
- Neil the high fives, nearly taking coaches arm off 💪🏻
- Emma 3rd 40-49 AG happy with time, loved the scenery 
- Nadine 3rd in 30-39 AG, the race vibe, high fives, running collaterally past each other on the 5k+ beach 

- Juny 2nd female overall 45.46 jumping in the water post race 
- Jana 2nd AG, loved the clear blue water and swimming post run 
- Sarah loved running as a team & the swim afterwards 
- Mitch getting son Monty to do the 10k and seeing the Truscott’s get the hat trick 
- Monty finishing and understands why everyone loves this sport and it’s great to see everyone’s compassion 
- Amo happy to run, longest in 6months cheering everyone, bum slap from Chris  
- Isabelle getting to the 8k mark and feeling great 
- Janine enjoying the whole experience 
- Suzi finishing, not able to run away so have to be present, being uncomfortable 

- Michaela soaking up the view and champagne post run 
- Saorla the swim afterwards and the trip together with the girls 

- Jaden winning his first race, going out fast and leaving mum and dad in the dust after their half

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It hurts now but one day.. by Jamie Broome

“It hurts now but one day it will be your warm-up.” Anon.

Blog by Jamie Broom

2018 was my inaugural year with Rejoov, and even though I’ve run races before, it was the first year when I grew to thoroughly relish my running. The gratification after a tough session on Paddo Hill, the community spirit of a Parkrun, or the mindfulness of a long Sunday effort have become perennial parts of my week.

I was delighted to make a shift from running a half marathon in the 5min/kms to well into the 4min/kms. 2018 taught me that I could convert those runs that hurt into my warm-up pace!

After taking an extended holiday through March, I embarked upon 2019’s running ambitions which included transforming the 2018 ‘hurts’ pace into a 2019 warm-up pace. The May line-up included a pass at a 5k, 10k and 21k.

My first focus was the Rejoov track 5k time trial. With only around 5 weeks from my holiday, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to better my 19:11 5k track debut in February. Arriving at ES Marks with the lights shining down like a Broadway theatre stage, there was a great Rejoov-hosted contingent ready to give it all for twelve and a half loops. My track experience is limited but Greta’s instruction of “90 seconds a lap” seemed simple enough. First lap. 83 seconds. Oops. Second lap. 83 seconds. Oops. I’ve gone too quick. Third lap. 89 seconds. Ok, I’m getting the hang of this. And for the following laps I managed to keep it steady at just under 90 seconds until the final straight where the magnetic force of the finish line gave me one big final pull. 18:34! A PB by 37 seconds!

Next up was the Sydney:10. Last year I managed 44:53 at the Sydney:10 and then went on to a 43:05 PB at the Sydney Harbour 10k. However, based on the recent 5k experience, I was aspiring for a sub-40 time.

My race effort started the night before with a good deal of self-control at the work end of year party! Race morning was perfect with the elegant blue Sydney autumn sky overhead. My plan was to go out at just under 4min/km and see if I could persist. As I made my way along Olympic Boulevard at the 2-3km mark I was feeling strong and spotting many other Rejoovers. The second lap began with the slight slope down from the stadium and being well on course in 18:53 at half way. I generally prefer out and back courses versus laps but I was feeling ready to attack the last few kms. At around 8-9km I saw Greta on course and was given a shout of encouragement to push for the end as we reversed back up the slight slope. A final, painful lap around the track and I crossed in 38:36. A 4:29 PB. I’d clearly made it look easy at the end as Chris’s post-race comment of “you looked like you were running with an injury on the final straight” shows! Note to self: save a bit more for the end next time.

The final part of my PB hat-trick attempt was the SMH half-marathon. In 2018 I managed a 98:05 time. This year my ambitious aim was sub-90. As luck would have it, we were blessed with another perfect blue Sydney morning. Fresh from Saturday’s news of the astonishing Rejoov UTA performances, I felt inspired. The 6:45am start made pre-race fuelling tricky and a 3:45am alarm the necessary investment for what was hopefully to come. As the excitement bubbled away in the start pen, and the legendary race announcer reminded everybody of his long-standing race record (again), I was visualising my race and the hills to come. We set off on Macquarie Street with the pack gliding down like a school of fish before the turn at Circular Quay where the first of around 15 hills began.

As we wiggled through the CBD, arced around Darling Harbour, and undulated in Pyrmont, I was sticking with the 85 min pacing group. I didn’t think it possible that I’d finish in this kind of time but I felt comfortable enough being pulled around with this pack so just held on. A wave from Grant and Michael just before 12km and I was still feeling ready for what was to come. As we were delivered back into the CBD by the Western Distributor, I started feeling the onset of a dreaded stomach cramp. I’d not had this for many months but it has ruined a couple of prior races. I tried some big breaths and after a few hundred metres it disappeared, just in time for the ascent to the Sydney Observatory. Phew! Why the cruel race planners ever thought it a good idea to take the participants from sea level to one of the highest points in Sydney around two-thirds into the run I’ll never know! However, it’s also the hill I’ve used with work colleagues (including one half of Team Zammie) many times. So I powered on up and picked 3 different runners to chase down until the top. After the oddly quiet journey over Circular Quay, I turned onto Macquarie Street again. In a moment of de ja vu I saw Greta on course and near the end, just like in the Sydney:10. Another big shout of encouragement and it was time for the smarting slingshot around Mrs Macquarie’s Chair before running only a few metres into Hyde Park and over the line. 87:36. A 21k PB by 3:36 and 10:29 quicker than last year. That’ll do.

So May went pretty well as far as converting running times which used to hurt into warm-up times. However, this is hopefully just the start as I aim to push on towards a 21k in the 3 min/kms (and I’m not getting ahead of myself, 3:59 will do!), get a sub-18min 5k and conquer the missing marathon distance at Sydney Blackmore in September. From Greta setting my program to the whole crew supporting all the way, running with Rejoov continues to be fulfilling and fun. For anyone who dislikes running and thinks it hurts, I will now be telling them to never give up and it may hurt now but one day it will be your warm-up.


Jamie Broom

Jamie 38.36 PB by 4.29 mins since last year, Sydney 10k 2019. Training paying off!!

Jamie 38.36 PB by 4.29 mins since last year, Sydney 10k 2019. Training paying off!!

Jamie (pb 87.36, 10.29mins quicker than last year) from far right with Neil, Steve, Greta & Hamish. smh half marathon 2019

Jamie (pb 87.36, 10.29mins quicker than last year) from far right with Neil, Steve, Greta & Hamish. smh half marathon 2019

Sydney 10k 2019 the gang!!

Sydney 10k 2019 the gang!!