Testimonials

There are two guaranteed things that always happen at Jock Athletic’s sessions, a laugh and hard work! The sessions are a very positive place to be that always bring out your best with an encouraging team atmosphere!

- Brennan Wilton

I love the positive nature and friendliness of Jock Athletic’s sessions. Everyone is made to feel so welcome no matter what your fitness level and through the sessions I have achieved levels I never thought possible!

- Angela Stevens

What I really love about Jock Athletic is it's professionalism. I really enjoyed this morning. Everyone was very encouraging and it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. Being around positive people is such an amazing energy booster, especially when you think you can't go any further.

- Stephanie Kavagnah

This event was the toughest, most painful thing I have ever done in my life- physically and mentally. I pushed through pain barriers I didn't even know existed and I had to find levels of mental toughness that I have never called on before.

There is also no doubt in my mind that I couldn't have done it without the help of you two. The training program you did for us got the kilometres under the belt. The Friday morning training sessions we did with you helped even more... but it was the advice I got from Jock at my low point at 75km that got me going again - even though I was probably sobbing while I was listening to what he was telling me to do, it snapped me out of wanting to stop. Finishing took a lot longer than I had planned, but at the end of the day (well, at the end of two days..!), we finished and that's what is important.

Jock sent me a message saying that he was happy I'd finished - I think I nearly cried then knowing that if it wasn't for Jock's advice at 75km, I probably wouldn't have finished. Then when Paul sent a text saying he was proud of me I think I nearly cried again - here is a guy who has trained world class athletes and the toughest rugby league players in the world saying he was proud of me... getting these messages from you made it all worthwhile. You've made me realise that if I set myself a challenge - no matter how hard and how painful - I can do it. For that I thank you with all my heart. Thanks guys - you're truly awesome! 

- Cassandra Govan, OXFAM Trailwalker 2007

I wanted to say thanks to Jock Athletic for the 8 week challenge. Thanks for all the effort you put into organising the classes. It is so fun. Every week is different so we keep being challenged. Even this morning with the sprints - brilliant fun (OK it hurt during but felt great afterwards). No one would do sprints on their own. I am so much fitter than I was. I can't begin to tell you how much I am enjoying myself. To have me happily getting out of bed at 5.30am - you must be doing something right. Thanks for everything you do.

- Larissa Ricco

I was absolutely blown away when I was announced me as the Member of the Year. It came as a shock -so many people have been training so hard this year! I have been grinning from ear to ear all day! If it wasn't for the trainers and all the people I have trained with, the last 12 months would not have been such an amazing journey! The new friendships have not only made the sessions more enjoyable, but the coffee afterwards all the more rewarding! Thank you for a spectacular year! 

- Dee McCarthy

On the Wanda X-treme 6, great event today & so much better that it is on 100% sand rather than trails. My second time participating in this event, enjoyed very much. Well done. 

- Milka Trifunovic

I have just returned home from the Australia Day Running Festival (Jane McGrath Classic) and wanted to extend my congratulations to your Team for such a well run and professional Event. I understand that these activities don't just happen and can imagine there was an enormous amount of work for everyone involved- thanks to all.

Today's 2.5km run was my first fun run and I had a blast whilst supporting such a great cause. To the Jock representative who was at the finish line and gave all participants a smile and encouragement-and the lovely ladies at the sign in desk- thank you. Look forward to supporting your future events.

- Amanda Bush

If it wasn't for Jock I would never have won a world title! He makes training very hard, but also heaps of fun and has helped take my running to a new level.

- Dearne Cooper, World Champion 2km Beach Runner & Australian Football Representative

I have been training with Jock Athletic for over six years – over half my life.  In that time I have achieved at levels I never even dreamed I could. All the time, the groups have been fun and supportive.  Something you really need at sandhills on a Saturday morning!

- Lachlan Crawford