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About Pat

I was a relatively late bloomer. I made the school cross country team as a junior and basically left it at that until I was inspired and returned to the sport with a vengeance when I was twenty years old.

Twenty odd years later I am still running (retired from major competition 2001) and channel my energy into helping runners achieve their own goals via online coaching and PCRG.

Runners I’ve helped

Since hanging up my “fast” runners, I’ve helped hundreds of runners achieve their goals. Sub 3hrs for a Marathon – Sub 2hrs for a Half Marathon or to be able to run continuously for 5km. Feedback from runners I’ve helped achieve can be found here.

Memorable Achievements

  • 1st place – 1995 Beppu Marathon (2:09:39)
  • 4 time winner of the Gold Coast Marathon 83/84/88/97, where there was 14 years separating my first and fourth win
  • 2 time winner (94/96) Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon
  • current holder of the Australian all comers record for the Half Marathon: 61min 11sec
  • member of Silver Medal Australian Team @ 1993 World Half Marathon Championship
  • awarded Australian Sports Medal
  • one of Australia’s most versatile distance runners ever having run 3.39.03 for 1500metre’s (3.56 mile) and also a 2:09:39 Marathon
  • represented Australia 18 times
  • finished in the top 8 at three Commonwealth Games
  • 1988/1999 Australian Marathon Champion
  • 1991 Australian Cross Country Champion
  • twice runner up in Sydney’s City to Surf
  • Qld record holder: Half Marathon/Marathon

International Ranking

When I ran 2:09:39 for the Marathon (1995) and 61:11 for the Half Marathon (1994), both performances were 13th fastest & 12th fastest in the World for the respective years.

I’m ranked 4th on the Australian all-time list for the Marathon behind Rob De Castella, Steve Moneghetti and Derek Clayton.

I’m ranked 5th on the Australian all-time list for the Half Marathon behind Darren Wilson, Steve Moneghetti, Collis Birmingham and Lee Troop.

Marathon Rankings 1911 – 2011

Australian Representation

YEAR EVENT COUNTRY PLACE
       
87 WORLD MARATHON CUP KOREA 37
88 WORLD CROSS COUNTRY NZ 78
88 CHIBA ROAD RELAY JAPAN 3
90 COMMONWEALTH GAMES 5000M NZ 8
90 WORLD CROSS COUNTRY FRANCE 42
91 WORLD CROSS COUNTRY BELGIUM 80
92 WORLD CROSS COUNTRY BOSTON 44
92 CHIBA ROAD RELAY JAPAN 1
93 WORLD HALF MARATHON BELGIUM 27
94 COMMONWEALTH MARATHON CANADA 5
94 CHIBA ROAD RELAY JAPAN 1
97 WORLD HALF MARATHON SLOVAK REP 40
97 CHIBA ROAD RELAY JAPAN 3
98 COMMONWEALTH MARATHON KL 7
98 CHIBA ROAD RELAY JAPAN 2
99 WORLD CHAMPS MARATHON SPAIN 48
99 CHIBA ROAD RELAY JAPAN 3
00 WORLD HALF MARATHON MEXICO 66
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Personal Bests

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EVENT TIME DATE
     
1500 METRES 3.39.03 1990
3000 METRES 7.47.62 1990
5000 METRES 13.25.49 1991
10000 METRES 28.30 1988
HALF MARATHON 61.11 1994*
*(12TH FASTEST IN WORLD 1994)
MARATHON 2.09.39 1995**
**(12TH FASTEST IN WORLD 1995)
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Gold Coast Airport Marathon Ambassador

Lee Troop, Pat Carroll, Cameron Hart, Rob De Castella, Steve Moneghetti
2011 Gold Coast Airport Marathon
Lee Troop, Pat Carroll, Cameron Hart, Rob De Castella, Steve Moneghetti 2011 Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Pat Carroll has enjoyed a strong history with the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. Multiple wins have been honoured with a role as an official event ambassador.

Fellow ambassadors include Rob De Castella, Steve Moneghetti,  Lee Troop and Michael Shelley.

The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is Australia’s premier distance running festival and is staged on the first Saturday/Sunday in July. 

Pan Pacific Masters Games Ambassador

Pan Pacific Masters Games Ambassadors
Glynus Nunn-Cearns, Natalie Cook
Pan Pacific Masters Games Ambassadors Glynus Nunn-Cearns, Natalie Cook & Pat Carroll

The Pan Pacs are a celebration of master’s sport with both fierce and friendly competition on the sporting field and a fun-filled entertainment program at the Games Village each night. Track and field, cross country and a beach mile are part of the 39 sports. The Pan Pacific Masters Games continue to be held biennially in early November on the Gold Coast.

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Career Highlights

1984 – GOLD COAST MARATHON – 1ST – 2.23

1985 – GOLD COAST MARATHON – 1ST – 2.17

1986 – GOLD COAST MARATHON – 2ND – 2.14

1987 – BRISBANE ½ MARATHON – 1ST – 65.20

1987 – GOLD COAST ½ MARATHON – 1ST – 62.50

1987 – WORLD MARATHON CUP (KOREA) – 37TH – 2.17

1987 – BURNIE 10 – 1st – 28.57

1987 – FUKUOKA MARATHON – 14TH – 2.14

1988 – AUSTRALIAN 10000 METRE – 3RD – 28.30

1988 – AUSTRALIAN 15K – 2ND – 43.50

1988 – GOLD COAST MARATHON – 1ST – 2.10.44

1988 – WORLD CROSS COUNTRY (NZ) – 78th

1988 – CHIBA 5k – 4th – 14.06

1989 – GOLD COAST MARATHON – 2ND – 2.14

1990 – SYDNEY GRAND PRIX 3000M – 1ST – 7.47.62

1990 – CANBERRA GRAND PRIX 1500M – 1ST – 3.39.03

1990 – COMMONWEALTH GAMES 5000M – 8th

1990 – WORLD CROSS COUNTRY (FRANCE) – 42ND

1991 – MELBOURNE GRAND PRIX 5000M – 1ST – 13.25.49

1991 – AUSTRALIAN CROSS COUNTRY – 1ST

1991 – CITY TO SURF 2ND – 40.44

1991 – WORLD CROSS COUNTRY (BELGIUM) – 80TH

1992 – CITY TO SURF – 3RD

1992 – AUSTRALIAN 5000M – 2ND – 13.30

1992 – SAN FRANCISCO BAY TO BREAKERS – 6TH

1992 – AUSTRALIAN CROSS COUNTRY – 3rd

1992 – CHIBA 10K – 1ST – 28.00

1992 – WORLD CROSS COUNTRY (BOSTON) – 44th

1992 – GOLD COAST ½ MARATHON – 3RD – 62.58

1993 – BRISBANE ½ MARATHON – 1ST

1993 – OLYMPIC DREAM 10K – 2ND – 28.38

1993 – JAKARTA 10K – 6TH

1993 – GOLD COAST MARATHON – 3RD – 2.15

1993 – WORLD ½  MARATHON (BELGIUM) – 37TH – 62.50
member of Silver Medal Australian Team

1993 – OTTWAY CLASSIC – 1ST (raced 9 times in three days)

1993 – GOLD COAST MARATHON – 3RD – 2.15

1994 – BEPPU MARATHON – 4TH – 2.11.51

1994 – SYDNEY ½ MARATHON – 1ST – 61.11*

*12th fastest in the world 1994, fastest ever run in Australia. 2nd fastest ever by an Australian.

1994 – COMMONWEALTH GAMES MARATHON – 5TH – 2.16

1994 – NOOSA BOLT 5K – 2ND

1994 – OLYMPIC DREAM 10K – 2ND – 28.19

1994 – CHIBA 10K – 4th – 28.50

1995 – BEPPU MARATHON – 1ST – 2.09.39**

**12th fastest in the world 1995. 4th fastest Australian all-time.

1995 – CITY TO SURF – 2ND

1995 – SYDNEY HALF MARATHON – 2ND – 62.44

1995 – BURNIE 10K – 3RD

1996 – LAKE BIWA MARATHON – 4TH – 2.12.00

1996 – SYDNEY ½ MARATHON – 1ST – 63.28

1996 – SAN FRANCISCO BAY TO BREAKERS – 6TH

1996 – CITY TO SURF – 5TH

1996 – QLD 10000 M CHAMPS – 1ST

1997 – SYDNEY ½ MARATHON – 2ND – 62.55

1997 – GOLD COAST MARATHON – 1ST – 2.11.20

1997 – BRIDGE TO BAY – 1ST – 34.20

1997 – BURNIE 10K – 4TH – 29.11

1997 – CHIBA 10K – 4TH – 29.11

1997 – WORLD ½ MARATHON (SLOVAK REP) – 40TH – 64.00

1997 – HONG KONG MARATHON – 4TH – 2.14.32

1998 – SYDNEY ½ MARATHON – 5TH – 64.15

1998 – BRIDGE TO BAY – 1ST – 35.27

1999 – BRIDGE TO BRIDGE – 1ST – 29.03

1998 – CITY TO SURF – 4TH

1998 – COMMONWEALTH GAMES MARATHON – 7th

1998 – GOLD COAST 5K – 2ND – 14.07

1998 – CHIBA ROAD RELAY (12.2klm leg) – 2ND – 35.36

1999 – SHERWOOD 6K – 1ST – 16.26

1999 – BEPPU MARATHON – 7TH – 2.11.39

1999 – RIDGE TO BAY – 1ST – 36.07

1999 – SYDNEY ½ MARATHON – 4TH – 64.30

1999 – BRIDGE TO BRIDGE – 1ST – 29.00

1999 – AUSTRALIAN CROSS COUNTRY – 8TH

1999 – GOLD COAST 10K – 1st

1999 – JACOBS CREEK 10K – 3RD

1999 – GOLD COAST 5K – 1ST – 13.50

1999 – CHIBA ROAD RELAY (12.2klm leg) – 3RD – 36.50

2000 – TOKYO ½ MARATHON – 38TH – 63.50

2000 – BRISBANE GRAND PRIX 5000M – 11TH – 13.53

2000 – BRISBANE ½ MARATHON – 1ST – 67.30

2000 – BRIDGE TO BRISBANE – 2ND – 34.45

2000 – AUSTRALIAN ½ MARATHON CHAMP – 5TH – 65.40

2000 – BRIDGE TO BRIDGE – 1ST – 29.00

2001 – BRISBANE ½ MARATHON – 1st – 68.10

2001 – SYDNEY ½ MARATHON – 4TH – 66.17

2001 – QLD ½ MARATHON CHAMPS – 1ST – 68.57

2001 – 4MMM BRIDGE TO BRIDGE – 1ST

2001 – JP MORGAN/CHASE CORPORATE RUN – 1ST

2001 – PRICE WATERHOUSE CORPORATE RUN – 1ST

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