Angela’s teaching by example
Full name: Angela Hoppe. Nickname: Ange. Birthplace: Brisbane.
Current residential suburb: Mountain Creek.
Occupation: Teacher at Mooloolaba State School.
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.