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Cert 4 Personal Training Reg. Fitness Aust.
Dip: Remedial Massage Reg. Assoc. Mass Ther.
B.App.Sc. (Occupational Therapy)
Senior first aid
Austswim instructor NSW
Senior First Aid St John's
Greta has broad qualifications in health and fitness and has been strongly involved in competitive sport for 20 years. She sustains a holistic focus and utilises best practice methods in sports medicine on how to get the most out of your running performance. Methods such as sports massage, strength and stretch techniques, running training and programs and referral where appropriate.
Greta is a national level distance runner in the 10km distance and is proudly sponsored by New Balance (they have fantastic running apparel).
Greta know's all too well the importance of good trainers / coaches / therapists. After serious knee and back injuries - knee surgery at 17 y.o., and tremendous physio rehab & core stability work - Greta was able to commence competitive running in her twenties.
Alice Springs running coach Noel Harris helped her get started in 2001. Noel taught her the importance of good technique, building up gradually and how to prevent injury including his infamous sports massage.
Greta moved to Sydney in 2003 when she joined Sean Williams elite squad. She has thrived on the comraderie and intense training.
From Greta's experience and qualifications she together with husband Chris, have developed their own business Rejoov Fitness to assist other runners to enhance their performance and enjoyment of running.
Greta's Personal Bests:
- 3000m 10.04
- 5000m 17.42
- 10000m 37.16
- 10k road 36:46
- City to Surf 54:47 - 23rd female
- SMH half marathon debut 1.23.24
- NSW Sprint Triathlon Champs 2009 - 6th outright female 1:08:32
- ITU World Age Group Championships Olympic Distance Triathlon 2009: 2:17:02
19th out of 84 internationals
- Australian Championships Olympic Distance Triathlon 2010: 2:15:22 - Aus bronze age group
- Australian Championships Long Course Triathlon 2010: 4:34:38 Aus bronze age group, 2k swim / 83k bike / 20k run - qualified for World Long Course Champs
- 1st female in 4k Bondi soft sand classic 2009 & 2011
- 2nd 26-34 age gp 10.47 Triple M Centrepoint Tower stair run up 2010
- NSW Endurance Champs Ocean Swim Palm Beach 2010 - 2nd 30-34 age group
- 1st female Andrew Boy Charlton biathlon final March 2011
Chris began running at the tender age of 6yrs old with his first trophy coming in the under 7's Hornsby Cross Country carnival. Throughout his school life, Chris competed in many State championship events.
It wasn't until his late teens did he start training a harder and more consistently taking up long distance running. His brother Pete and he would run the 27k's from their Normanhurst family home to their father's factory in Surry Hills where Chris worked during his Uni years.
Chris's first marathon was in the 1993 Big M - Melbourne marathon. At the age of 18, he was happy to finish in 3:13.26
Chris has gone on to compete in marathons' Berlin, Chicago, Rotterdam, London, Tokyo and local ones - Sydney, Melbourne & Canberra.
Chris has managed to maintain his longetivity in running via a balanced approach to life and to the sport. In 2007, he along with wife Greta, represented NSW at the National Cross Country titles in Perth before travelling to the lovely Margaret River wine region. The real enjoyment for him lies in the social bonding that running creates and the thrill of the challenge in the many races & training sessions throughout each year.
Chris has also enjoyed (whether by choice or not), many strong rivalries over the years. Sergio Carvalho, Robin Whitely, Dean Degan, Nick Bennett, Lazar Hamadi, to name just a few.
Chris is currently training for the Gold Coast marathon where he will strive to break his pb of 2:29:44 set in Berlin in 2002. after that, he will compete in his 23rd City to Surf and from there on........?
3000m: 8:42:2 (State 3k Dec 2007)
5000m: 15:06 (State 5k 2004)
10000m:31:22 Track (Zatopek Classic B Grade 1998)
10km: 31:36 Road (June 2008 - Northhead, Sydney)
14km City to surf: 45:44 (2006)
21.1km: 68:58 (Gold Coast 1999)
42.2km: 2:29:44 (Berlin 2002)
45km: 3:33:30 (Six Foot Track 2005)
Long Course Triathlon Huskisson 4.19 (2011)
Sydney Olympic Distance Triathlon 2.12 (2011)
Cairns Half Ironman 4.37 (2011)
NSW Duathlon Champs - Silver age group medal & 11th overall
This pic was taken at the 2006 Berlin Marathon Expo. My brother Pete, & I were walking along when Pete became quite animated in trying to gain my attention. Soon I saw why. None other than the running king himself - Haile Gebrselassie, walked on by.
He walked, his entourage walked, we chased and when the group missed a crucial turn to exit the expo, we pounced.
Haile was very approachable actually, especially when we told him we saw him claim the gold in the Sydney Olympics 10000m. After this pic was takenm and a few brief words of goodluck both ways, we went our separate ways until again I bumped into him after stumbling over the line. Haile was on his way to the winner's podium so I stopped him and congratulated him. I didn't need to ask if he had won the race, I simply knew.
Haile has gone on to record the two fastest marathon times in history - all within a few months of each other.
Through running, I have met many top former and current Australian legends. I have been on both sides of the organisation of fun runs and corporate events and I know that running creates many opportunities to explore the immediate area of wherever you may find yourself on this planet.
Rejoov running travel will begin taking running excursions around Australia in 2008 so make your way over to that page for a squizz. I hope to see you all out there.