Don't overdrink an hour before the race unless you want to be running to the toilet... Carbo loading not necessary... Only more carbs than usual...
- Kristian cooper
You can do it
- Stephen Mullins
Ran 20 times...it's been all downhill from there!
- Rene Poullos
Visualize the time you want to run and don't take a watch... I trained for under 1 hour and ran a 59.58.
- Jonathan Milliron
My first ever fun run and I had to choose the city to surf! I weighed 118kg on the day.
- Adam Ellison
Train hard - Race even harder!
- John Hambleton
Run feeling light up the hills...
- Narelle Bardsley
Finished third behind Andrew Lloyd and Zef Ncube
- David Forbes
Only ran City to Surf twice in 85 (training thru' at high mileage with an achilles problem) & 87 (45:54) with a head cold. Tip - C2S too hard to race if not fresh & geared up 4 it.
- Mike Beisty
Do plenty of repetitions on a short steep hill
- John Maguire
Keep on training! Never give up!
- Thien Vuong
sprint at the start to get the lead for about 200m then start jogging.
Enjoy the run, it's a one of a kind!
- Michael J Mack
do the best u can
- nathan glarvey
definitely train on some hill prior.
- Mark Vasquez
Just keep out of my way throughout the race cos' it's my race!
- Steph Phonaghetti
- luke denny
I started doing "yasso 800s" once a week. It's speeding me up.
- Frank Zeichner
Great race, run as hard as you can from the off, don't go saving any energy for HBH, you can recover on the downhill bits after, the last few K are downhill so hammer it home.
- martin harris
More hill training BEFORE the event!
- Ben O'Leary
Could not even run 500 metres in February, lost 14 kgs training and now am hooked on running 5 days a week, and City to Surf girls weekend every year. Don't eat out at Doyles the day before do it the day after!!!
- Kelly Flemming
Don't Fly home to Perth immediately after the race. :-(
- Ashlee Arntzen
Don't Fly home to Perth immediately after the race. :-(
- Mike Arntzen
Does anyone know what time you need, or what place you need to come to start in the group just in front of the A group runners??
- Jonathan Forrest
If you intend to run don't start in the back pack
- Les King
Was very pleased with my result as it was my first fun run ever!
I followed the sun-herald training quide but wished I had started running more hills earlier than the program suggested. Do lots of hill work!
- angela mckeown
Train hard, eat well and recover well after a hard session, remain injury free.
- Stuart Chellis
- Peter Kenna
As I learnt to my detriment last year, the City 2 Surf is about hills - DON'T GO OUT TOO HARD TOO EARLY!
TRAIN CONSISTENTLY, HARD DAY, EASY DAY. INCREASE WEEKLY TRAINING DISTANCE GRADUALLY. RUN HILL'S FOR STRENGTH.
- ANDREW HALLAM
No Pain No Gain
- Steve O'Connor
The older you get the more consistent you have to be with the training, because you lose condition quicker and it's harder to come back. But it is always good to kick young butt!
- Bill Lloyd
Your body is a temple
- Peter Kenna
Keep it real
- Jayson Milliss
1st next yr
- Tomek Atanasow
Aim to run a negative split of between 1-1.5 minutes to acheive your best time ie. 25mins to 7K and between 23.5-24mins for the last 7K.
- michael mcintyre
run at a steady firm pace at the start untill you get to the top of hart brake hill then run as hard as you can!!!!!
- orazio cali
just keep the training relaxed, no stress, and it's much more fun!
- Elizabeth Oates
Do hill training (up and down). Most of all - have fun!!!!!
Don't push too hard till you pass the cemetery at the top of "heartbreak hill"
- Alistair Wallace
INCREASING AGE HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH THE JOYS OF RUNNING & COMPETING!! THESE 70+ YEARS ARE THE MOST EXCITING OF ALL OTHER CATEGORIES! WORLD MASTERS GAMES IN MELBOURNE, OCTOBER THIS YEAR; JUST LOOK AT US 'OLD GIRLS' NOW FELLAS!!!!
- NORMA WALLETT
take it slow at the start untill you get to hart brake hill then go for it..
- mark andrew griffin
There are too many slow runners in the A Group. 100 min cut-off is silly. Maybe use 80 or 75.
- Tom Osborn
Be consistent. Mix up the speed. Long Slow Distance just won't do if you want your times to come down.
- Anthony Wong
Plan to run at an even pace, your time will slow on the up-hills but this will more than compensated for by the down-hills and the adrenaline rush from running with 50,000 + other folks.
- Mike Caldwell
train through it!
- chris GOUGEON
- rob Doherty
Long Runs plus at least one Interval session a week.
- John W. Murray
Start training in February
- Adrian Leopardi
Go the jazz man running has finished for this man but i still live in memory and NGO rulz!
- Jarrod Williams
Gird your loins (not lions!) and put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Peter Gibson
Make sure you train on hills!
- Paul Adams
Train on hills, don't "Blow Up" in the first 2 kms & always aim for open space - usually at the sides of the course.
- Rob Marshall
Been there, done that!
- Mario Bonnici
Consistently build up your running times as you train, eg When I started I did 6 min , 6 min, 8 min, 8 min. IE add 2 min of running every 2 runs. Till you get to about 40 min at a time.
- Peter McKenzie
do a lot of mileage and training over the hills
- vic byrne
Run through the pain, and never give up! Just think, the end is near! :)
- Sami Williams
Go fast early, and then go faster!
- Bill Swan
Train on hills !!!!
- Keith Russell
'JUST DO IT!".....you will never experience an adrenalin rush like this through anything you might experience in marriage!
- Dawn Simpson
Resist the temptation to go too hard in the first 4-5km.
- Ian Thompson
Train minimum (real minimum) 8kms 3 times a week. Better, 4 times 10kms and 1 x 14kms, then track-work once a week for "Fractionne" to improve heart stamina.
- JL DiDomenico
When a winner fails - he trains harder - while a loser blames others
- Phillip Corlis
This race was the most exciting one I have ever ran. Being in Sydney, Austrailia was something I'll never forget and I would like to thank Mr. Lyle Neal for helping me achieve my goals.
- Malissa Ann Burge
Be hungry like the wolf and go hard!
- Andrew McLeod
That photo shows the back of my head and my father's. He is the guy with the pink T-shirt. I have the bald spot at the top.
- Terry Tsikleas
never stop training!!
- andrew atkinson-howatt
i should try harder next time and go Marcellin College
- Jarrod Williams
Hard dogs for hard roads, let the puppy dogs walk on the footpath.
- Paul Hoffman
Don't take it to hard at the start of the city to surf because you will tire yourself in the hot conditions. Take a cup of water at every drink station because it will give you that little boost up hills. If you want to write to me you know my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Richard White
Consistent training is the key to success. You can't "cram" for a race like you can for an exam.
- Peter Brown
This was my first C to S and my target for 1999 is to break 90 minutes. heres hoping .
- Adrian Sammons
We shall hammer and hammer until we can hammer no more.
- Michael Iverach
Get a good nights sleep before and don't let the crowds bother you
- Don York
Go hard all the time - If possible!!!
- Peter Martin Stephen CULLEN
don't get injured to run lot's of PB's
- Steve Evans
Uphill interval training 4x400m-500m once a week for a month prior to race. You will breeze uphill (sometimes)
- Alan Gowen
Don't drink the night before
- Rupert Finn
it was really good :)
- Sean McAleer
Work hard, never give up.
- David Hatley
Consistency in your training is the key to running a good city to surf.
- shaun clarke
don't overtrain but play hard and have fun
- Sian Jones
Looking forward to city-to-surf 1998 and the half marathon in May in Sydney
- Lorraine Case
Run, Forest, run!! -)
- Tim Benson
Start at the front!
- Justin Ganly
Choose your parents carefully.
- Andrew Gardner
Keep your balance and your head at the start.
- Gordon Nightingale
Put one foot in front of the other and keep doing it - quickly!
- Scott Lawrence
Plenty of training on down hills.
- Ben Scalley
Keep trying to improve.
- Ryan Schembri
Don't start off too fast. Have a drink at every drink station, because it is always hot compared to Canberra. Enjoy the atmosphere.
- Jim White
Smile when it hurts.
- Tammy Bennett
Go like hell from the start, then hang on for the next 13 km!
- Mark Purvis
Try and avoid going out too fast in the downhill opening kilometre.
- Chrisopher G. Smith
Don't worry if you're a little slow through 10k. Good downhills in the last 4k.
- Ewen Thompson
Never again, stick to the 10,000.
- Kevin Bonnett
Go hard then push when it hurts!
- Dawn Tiller
Do hill work. You need to be in marathon shape.
- David Gates
Start training in March, run one hour a day, once on track 10 by 400 at 80, and one race a week between 8 and 10km.
- Bruce Harrison
Include hill training in your workouts.
- Doug Fry