An­gela’s teach­ing by ex­am­ple

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Full name: An­gela Hoppe. Nick­name: Ange. Birth­place: Bris­bane.

Cur­rent res­i­den­tial sub­urb: Moun­tain Creek.

Oc­cu­pa­tion: Teacher at Mooloolaba State School.

Age: 33.

Sport: I don’t cur­rently play sport but en­joy a va­ri­ety of team and in­di­vid­ual sports. Favourite food: Cheese and choco­late. Favourite drink: Cof­fee. Pet hates: Peo­ple us­ing in­cor­rect spell­ing and gram­mar (it’s a teacher thing). Tell us about your in­volve­ment with the marathon team and

how it be­gan: I have par­tic­i­pated in the event since I moved here in 2013 and last year thought it would be a good idea to see if we could cre­ate a Mooloolaba State School Team. I knew a lot of kids and fam­i­lies ran in the event but wasn’t sure how suc­cess­ful a team en­try would be. We are the clos­est school to the event and are very com­mu­nity ori­en­tated so it seemed per­fect to show our sup­port at the event.

Last year we had 70 peo­ple regis­ter and we all had such a fan­tas­tic day cheer­ing each other on and be­ing there for sup­port at the end. This year we are back big­ger and bet­ter with 110 reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants and our very own ‘Mooloolaba State School Marathon Team’ sin­glets! We were lucky enough to get spon­sor­ship from The Good Guys (Kawana and Ma­roochy­dore) and Grove Res­i­den­tial Es­tates to help us pur­chase the sin­glets. What are your favourite shoes: Asics Nim­bus – I like the cush­ion­ing. Favourite run lo­ca­tion and why: Mooloolaba Spit to Cot­ton Tree, the view is just mag­i­cal at any time of day. Best or most mem­o­rable event: I set a PB for the 10km in the Jet­ty2Jetty this year which was a long time com­ing but hav­ing our first ever team at 7 Sun­shine Coast Marathon Fes­ti­val last year was pretty mem­o­rable. Bucket-list event: If I could ever see my­self run­ning a full marathon it would def­i­nitely be the New York Marathon. Favourite race: Half marathon for the 7 Sun­shine Coast Marathon and Caloun­dra Fore­shore 10km. What’s your favourite part of

rac­ing and train­ing: Just the thrill of com­plet­ing some­thing that you have trained so hard for. There is no bet­ter feel­ing than cross­ing that

fin­ish­ing line. What does a train­ing week look like for you in terms of vol­ume

and dis­ci­plines: Idoalotof dif­fer­ent things – I have one sprint and heavy weights ses­sion with my trainer, a few HIIT classes, RPM, box­ing, yoga and a run. What is you most dreaded ses­sions: The long runs lead­ing up to the half. I have to watch what I eat and drink be­fore­hand and pre­pare my­self men­tally. What train­ing have the chil­dren

un­der­taken: We of­fer run­ning clubs twice a week be­fore school which have been re­ally pop­u­lar and the kids have been run­ning with their parents on the week­ends. How do you man­age to fit in train­ing with work and life

com­mit­ments: I use my train­ing ses­sions as my “out” for the end of the day. I re­ally look for­ward to them. If you could have a celebrity live with you, who would it be and why: Pink – her con­fi­dence and strength is em­pow­er­ing. She has a wicked sense of hu­mour too! When you were lit­tle what job

did you want to do: I spent a lot of time in hos­pi­tal as a child so I think I first thought I wanted to be a doctor but other than that, I al­ways knew I wanted to be a


Best movie: Pretty Woman and Dirty Danc­ing.

Cur­rent car: Mit­subishi Lancer Sports. Dream car: Any­thing fast.


READY TO RUN: Emily Pre­ston, Monte Brown, teacher An­gela Hoppe, Eva Ni­col-Rann and Izacc Budd-St­in­ton of Mooloolaba State School are ready for the marathon this week­end.

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