Shane Thiele

D.O.B: 14 Aug 1976

Place of Birth: Whyalla, SA
Personal Bests:

800m: 1:53.3

1500m: 3:51.90

3km Steeple: 9:11

5km: 14:42

10km 30:34

Half Mara 1:07.52

Most loved Pair of Running Shoes: Yellow Fila running spikes, from Bretty, many many years ago

Fondest Memory of Flinders AC: Toby Schreier! And many of my best mates.

What Flinders AC taught you as an athlete: that one more hill rep is never enough

Career Highlights:

  • 6 x Open State Steeple titles

  • 4 x Open State titles in other events (3 x 10km, 1 x 1500m)

  • 3 x Open Winter State titles

  • 4 x wins at Stawell Pro meet

  • 3 x wins at Bay Sheff Pro meet.

  • Multiple winner of Flinders Running Man Triathlon.

Where are you now: 
Still competing a bit, but AFL Boundary Umpiring has become the focus. As of Rd 21 2015, have done 128 AFL games to date.Living in Melbourne (temporarily). Will be back at Flinders AC real soon.Work in Sports Admin, for IGSSA (in SA) and Melbourne Grammar School (in Vic)Married to another Flinders AC athlete, Claire (Ashman), and have a (future Flinders AC member) daughter, Mackenzie.

Brett Cartwright

Name: Brett Cartwright
D.O.B: 25 Jan 1973
Place of Birth: Adelaide
Personal Bests:

1,500m: 3.48

3,000m: 7.57

5,000m: 13.38

10,000m: 27.54

Half Marathon: 63.02

Marathon: 2.15.02
Most loved Pair of Running Shoes: Asics piranha

Fondest Memory of Flinders AC:I have many fond memories of Flinders AC – too many to mention just one.  Club trips and training camps to Stawell, the AIS and the Coorong certainly come to mind, as well as competing at national championships with Flinders team mates.  I’ll always fondly remember Toby’s passion and love for the sport, and his pre-training pep talks. 

What Flinders AC taught you as an athlete:  That winning races is great, but the thing that really lasts is the memories and lifetime friendship you make on the way.

Career Highlights:

  • Breaking the South Australian records at 10, 000m and Half Marathon
  • Representing Australia at Commonwealth Games, World Cross Country Championships, World Half Marathon Championships and International Ekiden Relay
  • Winning Australian Championships at 10, 000m, Half Marathon and Marathon
  • Becoming the first athlete to win both the men's Zatopek 10, 000m (2005) and Jnr De Castella 3, 000m (1991)
  • AIS Scholarship holder

Where are you now:I’m currently living in Canberra with my wife Stefani and two children, Sebastian (6yrs) and Sasha (4yrs), and two dogs, Hicham and Pepe.I work at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in the Performance Investment branch – the section of the AIS which determines dAIS funding to athletes and funding to National Sporting Organisations (NSOs), such as Athletics Australia.  Additionally, we provide oversight on the use of those funds and monitor the ongoing financial viability of NSOs.I have recently resumed running and cycling again after an almost three year hiatus from training.  I hope to commence racing again in late 2015.  I’d, also like to do some coaching at some stage.

Paul Sutcliffe

D.O.B: 20/3/1960

Place of Birth: England

Personal Bests:

800m: 1.53.6

1500m: 3.51.8

3000m: 8.35.0

5000m: 14.26.0

10,000m: 31.18.0

10,000m Road: 31.06.0

Half Marathon: 1.11.15

Marathon: 2.52.55

Most Loved Pair of Shoes: Nike Zoom 1980 Olympic Spikes

Fondest Flinders Memory: 

What did FlindersAC teach you? Work hard, train hard, you get results.

Career Highlights: 

- Representing SA & ACT

- 2nd place in the South Australian State 5000m Championships

Where are you now?

Current President and Statistician of Flinders AC. Running when I can. Sit back and enjoy part 2 of the Paul Sutcliffe ride. 

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