Connor and fellow Fortius runner Mirjana recently met up with 120,000 other spectators along Prater Park in Vienna to watch Eliud Kipchoge rip through a marathon in 1:59:40. We managed to snag a great spot near the finish line in amongst a big contingent of very excited Kenyans. Right next to where the Austrian hosts kept the crowd and runners amped by blasting Vanessa Amorssi tunes.
But in every other aspect the whole event was very slick and there wasn't a lot left to chance. The pacing convoy were as steady as a metronome and swapped in and out and just past where we were standing. The course was pancake flat and had been resealed in places and the morning was about 10°C and completely still (wearing shorts wasn't my best decision). And the crowd went nuts every time Eliud flew past. If the whole track was as loud as our little spot then it must have been a deafening run. It was great to see a crowd like that getting behind a running event with so much enthusiasm.
Connor went back later in the day for a run along the course – just a smidge off the 2:50 pace set that morning but only because he needed to save the legs for a marathon the next week. 😉
inspire health services westend
We are pleased to announce another great partnership for Fortius Running Club Members.
We would like to introduce Inspire Health Services West End to our list of affiliated providers.
Fortius Running Club members can get the following discounts;
As an additional sweetener to those members who renewed in the month of October or in November our new partner Inspire Health Services is offering a voucher which includes
To check out their website in more detail please click the below button or drop into their HQ at Montague road, Westend and speak to Zac.
Well that’s a wrap on our second season as an official incorporated QLD running club. Our AGM was held on Saturday 19 October at the conclusion of St Lucia parkrun
It was the time to reflect on our season and what was achieved as individuals and as a club.
Membership was slightly down from the previous year.
Fortius Running Club was established in 2017 and Our vision remains: BUILDING STRONGER RUNNERS
Many of our members benefited through the discounts we were able to receive through our partnerships with various races in and around the South East Queensland area and some achieved outstanding PB’s or reached their goals because of the hard work you put in. Congratulations to everyone.
I would like to pay special mention to the committee who work behind the scenes keeping this club running. I’d like to acknowledge the outgoing committee members from this season, specifically Pat and Aaron who had a big part in getting the club off the ground in 2017. Here’s to a bigger and better 2020 season!
The full report can be found in Team App.
President Fortius Running Club 2018/2019
new committee for 2020
We would like to thank the outgoing members of the committee who are not continuing on in 2020. Thank you Shona, Pat and Aaron.
In 2020 we have a smaller committee with the following persons being elected to roles for the 2020 season
President - Simon Brooker
Secretary - Jo Fack
Treasurer/Vice President - Atul Arora
Club Development & Membership Coordinator - Paul Clayton
Social / Events / Merchandise Coordinator - Sophie Kennedy
runner of the year awards
Congratulations to our runners of the year this year.
Female Runner of the Year was awarded to Sophie Kennedy, Runner up was Jo Fack and in 3rd place was Robyn Innes
Male Runner of the Year was tied between Franki Chan and President Simon Brooker this year, runner up was Aaron Breed and in 3rd place was Mike Garrett
Presidents Award 2020
Mirjana has only got into running in the last 12 months and after originally running 5km in just under an hour has challenged herself over and over this year to eventually get her 10km time down from around 2hours to just over 90mins now. Mirjana has benefited from our motto of building stronger runners and embodies the all-inclusive nature of our club.
Photo gallery from the agm
It has been a busy few weeks with events and back on Sunday 13 October was the Melbourne Marathon and the first round of the SEQ Trail Running Series.
Fortius Running Club was represented well at both events.
In the Marathon we had
Atul Aroa finish in 03:22:08 NET time and was 153rd in the M35-39 age category
Joe Garbellini finish in 03:37:29 NET time and was 112nd in the M50-54 age category
Rick Larkin finish in 03:49:54 NET time and was 238th in the M45-49 age category
It looks like Atul ran so fast he lost his shoes too
In the Half Marathon we had
Todd McLennan finish in 01:42:46 NET time and was 45th in the M50-54 age category
Nice work gentlemen!
SEQ Trail Running series - enoGgera
Mike Garrett finished in 1:13:02 and was 24th in the M30-39 age category
Fatima Castillo finished in 1:52:25 and was 44th in the F40-49 age category
John Carran finished in 53:46 and was 14th in the M50-59 age category
Erin Burns finished in 1:00:19 and was 16th in the F30-39 age category
Jo Fack finished in 1:02:17 and was 29th in the F40-49 age category
Well done team and thanks for putting in Fortius Running Club as your team to help us earn valuable club points.
Fortius Running Club is a volunteer run, not-for-profit organisation that offers a supportive and social environment for members to train, prepare and enjoy participation in road and trail running events across Queensland and overseas.