Running Group Testimonials
See what the gang is saying about the Rejoov Running Group.
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".
Lisa Kent Sherman: “Having spent many many years running on my own, I finally decided it was time to join a group a couple of years ago to give my running a lift. I had always been daunted by the thought of running with a group but after joining Rejoov in May 2016, I haven’t looked back! Rejoov is a wonderfully supportive and encouraging team environment (whoever said running was a solo sport?!) and great to be able to run with so many like minded people and to achieve so many goals. Since joining Rejoov, I’ve hit PBs across 5km, 10km, half marathon and also achieved a long-time goal of running an ultra (the Great Ocean Road 60k in May 2018), very much thanks to Greta’s excellent coaching and never ending support not only with the weekly group program but an individual training program too. Seeing how much fun I was having with the Rejoov running family, my husband Grant also took the plunge and joined in December 2016. He loves the camaraderie and banter that goes on, getting amongst it and supporting everyone in their running. Grant’s also smashed PBs across 5km, 10km and half marathon since being with Rejoov. We can’t thank Greta, Chris and all that are part of Rejoov in making running such a fun team sport.”
Lesley Mason: “Since joining Rejoov Runners in September 2015, my running has come along in leaps and bounds due to both the fabulous coaching of Greta and the incredible support of my fellow Rejoovers. I was new to running at the time and it was the first run group I have been a part of. I was immediately made to feel extremely welcome. As a slower runner I have never felt out of place and all sessions are very inclusive. I have also taken my marathon time from 5:45 in 2015 to 4:29 in 2017, running my first 50k in 2018 – and I credit this to the fabulous support from Rejoov.”
Darren McGregor: “Greta and the Rejoov running crew has had a hugely positive impact on my running over the last few years. Having a structured and varied training programme and a coach that religiously followed up helped deliver a very satisfying 3:05 in the 2017 Melbourne marathon - an 11 min PB for me. Consistency is key in getting fitter and faster but just following a programme is only half of it – having a crew that encourages you and ensures you turn up each session is the real magic with Rejoov. The hard sessions are still hard but they are a lot easier when you can do them with a group of positively minded people that are up early getting more out of life. I knew no-one when I joined but the lasting and close friendships that have developed over the years have genuinely changed my life!”
Hamish McMaster 2018: “I met Greta through swim run training & events which we really enjoy. I started training with the rejoov groups (Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday) in Centennial Park in preparation for Sydney’s City to Surf 2018 to give last years time (49.10) a good shake! The specific speedwork was fantastic including longer tempos, fartleks, intervals & hill reps and a 14k tempo on the c2s course paced by coach Chris! G & CT encouraged me to do the Sydney Harbour 10k event for race prep (debut road 10k that wasn’t on the end of a triathlon) and was pleased with 34.45 PB. This helped refine the race plan for C2S, which came together on the day with 48.25 PB. Now I have the next few weeks to continue building speed endurance for a good 10k off the bike in Noosa triathlon!! I got into running in my 20s (I’m 30 now) after being sidelined with a bad hip through high school. Rejoov totally gets that I run, swim, ride because I love it & the experiences together with friends & family. Anything else is a bonus!”
"I have been running with Rejoov since 2016. Greta & Chris have created a fantastic running squad that caters for all runners. It has a fantastic vibe that is all about encouragement no matter what level you are at. The best runners support those slower than them and the slower team members always give a shout out to the fast guys. In 2017 Greta has helped me really knuckle down and improve my times from 5k to half marathon. I have set 7 pbs across these distances taking 1 minute 30 off my 10k PB and 5 full minutes of my half marathon time which is now at 82.15. I could not have done this without the enthusiasm and support of Greta and the Rejoov team. Anyone that wants to run with a relaxed squad that can help achieve your goals and have heaps of fun at the same time should contact Greta. Go Rejoov!" - Matt Wacher
Susan McCallum: “Running with Rejoov since Christmas 2014, achieving PBs across 5k, 10k, C2S, half marathon and this year 2018 has also taken me out of my comfort zone onto the trails, from Larapinta to Coastal Classic. Greta’s amazingly positive coaching and the friendship and support from the entire group has resulted in reaching running and fitness goals I would never have thought possible . There’s never any discussion when the alarm goes off at zero dark thirty- out the door and into the park!”