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Sunday, 25 August 2019
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Mona Vale Vets help provide more canine carers – August 15, 2019

For thousands of years, dogs and humans have looked after each other physically and emotionally. We’ve benefited from each other’s existence and become best mates in the process. Each and every year, Mona Vale Vets participates in the Pub2Pub to support the amazing work done by Assistance Dogs Australia. This week, a caring canine named CeeJay came to visit the practice with her owner Sonya, to say thanks. Assistance Dogs Australia trains and places unique dogs like CeeJay with Australians in unique situations. They train dogs that specialise in providing support for people with a physical disability, autism or PTSD and also provide a range of additional services to these individuals and their families. “Having a trained canine friend byRead more…


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Avalon Public School uses Pub2Pub to help students lead a healthier lifestyle – August 15, 2019

Nathan Casey – ‘Football Convener’ at Avalon Public School – has been a long time supporter of the Pub2Pub. In fact, he remembers running in it as a youngster himself “… when it still started at the Pub, or ‘The Jet Club’ as I knew it”. (Now that is going back Nathan!) Until this year, Nathan had the same role at Narrabeen Lakes P.S., moving to Avalon to start the new school year this January. He always made sure his old school had a Team entered in the Pub2Pub and he’s now kept the tradition going. “As did Narrabeen Lakes, Avalon Public has a great community spirit”, said Nathan. “And here at the tip of the northern beaches, there’s evenRead more…


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Manly Waratahs add Pub2Pub to the Club’s Community Program – August 9, 2019

This year the Manly Warringah District Cricket Club (the Waratahs) announced a new association with local youth homeless organisation, The Burdekin Association. The Foundation is now one of the Club’s official community partners as it looks to strengthen ties with the local area through their ‘Manly for Manly’ community program. The Foundation is seen as an ideal community partner for Manly Cricket and the Club’s first activity as a partner is to register a Team in the 2019 Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run & Festival to raise funds for one of Burdekin’s initiatives, the Avalon Youth Hub. ‘Manly for Manly’ is an internal community program launched five years ago that will continue for the 2019/’20 season and beyond. It’s a programRead more…


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It’s Locals v Internationals in this year’s Pub2Pub – August 1, 2019

German entrant Eltje Wehrlin-Schmidt and her kids – all running in this year’s Pub2Pub.   Locals know and love the iconic annual northern beaches Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run & Festival organised by Rotary Club of Brookvale, now in its 27th year… but the profile of the event is also growing exponentially overseas. Last year the event attracted entrants from the U.S., U.K., Wales and Japan. This year we can add Germany, Singapore and Indonesia to the list! Eltje completing the Tokyo Marathon in March this year. Eltje Wehrlin-Schmidt is an enthusiastic runner from the Efringen-Kirchen municipality in the southwest of Germany. It’s about 179km from Stuttgart and quite close to the Swiss border.  This year Eltje has competed in twoRead more…


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Tips to Improve Your Running – PART 3 What to Eat and Drink and When to Do So – July 31, 2019

Hydration – leading into any run, especially on the day of the event, it is important that you go into the run well-hydrated. And throughout the run, make sure you use the water-stations to re-hydrate. Nutrition Before A Run– it’s important that you plan the timing of your meals to ensure each meal can be digested prior to your run and won’t affect your ability to run. And don’t eat or drink anything new before or during a race. Stick to what you know works best for you. If you have a light, high-carb meal, you can probably run 90 minutes after you eat. However if you have a heavier, larger meal that’s high in protein and fat, it generally takesRead more…


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Tips to Improve Your Running – PART 2 How to Increase Duration and Speed – July 31, 2019

Building a Base of Aerobic Fitness – so important as it allows you to continue running further without increasing your heart rate too much, which is what places an increasing demand on the body and slows down your recovery during a long distance run. Work on pacing yourself each run and start slowly. Building a Base of Strength – will protect your body from potential overuse injuries and the stress that running places on the human body. By participating in strength/resistance training, you can specifically target the muscles used in running, which can help facilitate recovery and reduce your susceptibility to injury. Exercises that can benefit include: squats, deadlifts, lunges, bench press, pull-ups and the shoulder press. All of theseRead more…


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Tips to Improve Your Running – PART 1 Where to Start – July 31, 2019

No matter what your goal distance is, if you are looking to improve your running it is important to understand that there are no quick fixes. Consistency is key – be patient and gradually build up your speed and distance. The more often you run, the sooner you’ll see an improvement in your fitness and you’ll be able to run faster and for longer periods. Race-Specific Training – once you’ve selected the distance you’re running, you can design a training plan to be race-specific, so that on the day of the event you will be able to comfortably cover the distance. During your planned running sessions, the total distance covered in any run should be less than the distance toRead more…


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Surf Clubs volunteer to help AND run in this year’s Pub2Pub – July 24, 2019

Members of the 2019 Long Reef SLSC Pub2Pub Team Surf Life Saving Club members right along the northern beaches, always volunteer their time to help out as Marshalls at our big event each year. But in 2019, two clubs are also taking on the challenge of competing. Long Reef SLSC is aiming for a team of around 25 runners. They’re participating in this year’s Pub2Pub as a team-building effort, but also for a cause close to their hearts. The Long Reef Team will be raising funds for the family of Port Campbell Lifesavers Ross and Andrew Powell who tragically died while rescuing a swimmer at the mouth of the Sherbrook River in Victoria in April this year. Their six-metre rigidRead more…


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New Female Pub2Pub Ambassador announced – July 24, 2019

2019 Pub2Pub Ambassador Jenny Wickham training with children Holly and Josh   Local northern beaches mum, Jenny Wickham, has been appointed as the final Ambassador for the 2019 Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run & Festival. Jenny has always been a runner… well at least since the age of 18. In fact, she’s always loved all sports. “At school I played every sport on offer”, says Jen who has now been a P.E. Teacher at Stella Maris College in Manly for some 17 years. She’s also married to a P.E. Teacher. Jenny is a member of the renowned Sydney Striders running group and has run distances in competition ranging from 3,000 metres to full marathons. She and her husband have four childrenRead more…


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A Personnel Mission – June 26, 2019

Peninsula Personnel is a classic example of why local businesses should use the Pub2Pub for team bonding with fellow staff members, catching up outside the office and for promoting fitness and a healthy lifestyle. The company was launched by Lisa Bousfield in 1995, after she identified a need for a Northern Beaches-based job agency that matched local talent with local businesses. “Part of the company philosophy as the business has grown is to give back to the community”, says Lisa. “One way we do that is to support local organisations and institutions, among which is the iconic community fundraising event that is the Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run & Festival. “In fact, a Peninsula Personnel Team has taken part in theRead more…


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