“As a newcomer last year to Australia, and to proper running, joining Rejoov has been a hugely positive experience. The club has a great spirit, really well organised training, lots of people to run with across the full range of ability / experience and a stack of opportunities to participate in races near and far. The passion that Greta and Chris put into it is impressive and infectious in equal measure - thanks both.” Mark Higgs - 33.35 PB Sydney 10k 2018 a 73.18 PB RUN NSW / ANSW Sydney Half
"I would like to take this opportunity to let you know what a great job Greta and Chris are doing in building such a great community of friendly and dedicated runners.
I firstly met Chris and Greta in 2015 when I moved to Sydney and started running with Hurts. Since my wife, Ash and I took regular part to the Rejoov activities including the racing events under the ‘fluro squad’ banner (for the traditional bright pink and orange Rejoov singlets) which provided for great running experiences and camaraderie. The 2018 running retreat in Uluru in particular was extremely well organised and a once in a lifetime opportunity to run the stunning Larapinta trails in great condition!
Early in 2018, I decided to target specific races and times I wanted to achieve and knew I needed support to doing so. I availed of Chris’s coaching services for 2 blocks of 3 months training where I was able to achieve numerous PBs including a sub34min 10k and a sub75min Half-marathon. For me Chris’s input in my daily training regime and his availability were fantastic. Also being able to do key / specific joint-sessions with him prior to big races and getting live feedback really made a positive difference on how I approached my races physically and mentally. Big kudos to the ever-smiling-always-running-never-tired-Truscotts and the Rejoov’ family, glad to be a part of it!" Jerome Depuy 2018 - Sydney 10k PB 33.58, City to Surf PB 49.09, 74.29 PB Run NSW-ANSW Sydney Half Marathon
"Greta provided a training program that prepared me for the 2017 Canberra Marathon – my first road marathon, which I finished in 3hr 04 mins. In addition to the program I also joined the rejoov crew for several midweek morning sessions in Centennial park.
Greta’s program was exactly what I was looking for – structured enough to provide a system for my training, but also flexible to deal with busy weeks, family and social events. Greta was super responsive to any queries and very supportive and positive the whole way through the campaign and past race day. In particular she tailored the program through an injury and recovery period perfectly, as well as through the holiday period when all the routines changed.
I really enjoyed the morning sessions with the rejoov crew (and wished I was able to attend more sessions!). The sessions themselves were suitable for all levels of runners but more importantly were fun, social and relaxed – a great way to start the day – running with people who enjoyed running". - Gidon Edinburg
Cathy Liu: "I began running with Rejoov in October 2017 as I was keen to try track running after only focussing on road running for the last 4 years. I was feeling quite nervous and intimidated at the thought of track racing but Greta was always such a calming, cheery and encouraging influence. The track training sessions were the perfect preparation both physically and mentally. Greta makes sure the environment is fun, relaxed and encouraging, while still pushing us to work hard and give our best. The other Rejoov runners were a joy to train with as everyone is so supportive of each other. These sessions quickly became the highlight of my training week. Following the track season, I began following training programs prescribed by Greta to work towards new road racing goals. These programs are great as they are tailored to my circumstances, including my goals, injuries (both previous and current), any injury-prone areas and schedule. Greta is a very attentive and personable coach, checks in every week without fail and adjusts the program as needed. She is also always open to discussing any ideas or thoughts I have (no matter how crazy they were!). During my time under Greta's tutelage, I always felt the belief she had in my ability to reach my goals (which was often more than the belief I had in myself) and I was always encouraged and cheered on every time we hit a hurdle. It's no surprise that in the few months that I've been coached by Greta, I got a 5k PB (18.15) and, ultimately, a 38 second 10k PB (37.39) despite a preparation that was hampered by a hip injury. In short, I can't thank Greta and Rejoov enough for the new running experiences I've gained, all that I've learnt and all the friends I've made in the last 8 months".
"I've been running with rejoov for the past year and I'm so pleased that I've joined the group! Greta is an amazing coach who has created a fun, social team of runners, of all abilities. I love training with the group, dragging myself out of bed in the dark, to train with likeminded people who inspire and encourage me to go that extra mile when the going gets tough! Her programs are flexible and when training for an event, it is great to have a personal program with weekly communication on how I'm progressing . I never could have expected to have run as quickly as I have in the past year on my own. My times continue to get quicker! The rejoov team has become my second family. Thanks Greta & Rejoov" - Rachael Honeywood 2017 - Boston marathon pb 3.24.40 & GC half pb 1.33.27
"The program was perfect for me! I am a strong advocate for Chris and Greta!" - John Clothier 2.52 Gold Coast Marathon 2016
“Thanks Chris for all the coaching and guidance this year! Another successful year of racing, with another PB (Melbourne marathon 2.59.13 in 2019).
This means that for the last ten years I have broken a PB in a race for either 10, half or full. This year I achieved strong 10k (36.30), half (80.20, close to Pb) and full (2.59.13).
Been great to have your programs guiding me, and having your motivation along the way.
I look forward now to JP Morgan Challenge and Husky Tri and then a good month off in November travelling and hiking around South America.
Bring on 2020!
Biggsy” (Anthony Biggs)