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A column by Michael Beisty

Written by Michael Beisty Reflecting on my first running career one race that stands out is the Sydney Striders Half Marathon of 18 March 1984. The reasons are many, including the professionalism of the event organisation, and a unique combination of club officialdom with enthusiastic volunteers led by race director...
Written by Michael Beisty ‘I didn’t get any great pleasure out of beating Zola. Certainly, no more than if I were beating Yvonne Murray, but it is nice to show that she isn’t invincible.’ (Liz McColgan, 1986) 1  ‘Just because I’m not winning races it doesn’t mean I’m not running.’ (Jim...
Written by Michael Beisty Joanne Cowan’s story is one of persistence underpinned by a love of running that has never been extinguished. Though primarily a road runner, and specialising in the marathon, Jo competed in a range of distances on the track, road and cross country. A late bloomer, Jo...
Written by Michael Beisty “Some people simply aren’t motivated to train and don’t push themselves anywhere near their limits in a race.” (Joe Friel 2015) (1)  “Everything evolves from the enjoyment. The national titles, international successes, world records and gold medals are signposts along the way. They are not the end...
Written by Michael Beisty Distance running can be a sorrowful sport. While some of us maintain a durability in competitive performance over many years, others aren’t so fortunate. For the few who have extraordinary ability, there is only a small window of opportunity to scale the heights of athletic endeavour,...
Written by Michael Beisty “There are times when I run that the run is magic” (Herb Elliott 1981) (1)   “I plan to run right into the next life” (Harold Weiss 1978, a non-competitive Chicago runner) (2)  “The runner does not know how or why he runs. He only knows that he must...
Written by Michael Beisty - Runner's Tribe Part 1: An Introduction to Wisdom ‘I’ve run at varying distances and intensities almost all of my life, probably because the primal unadorned simplicity of running appeals to me.’ (1) Until now I haven’t thought much about the differences in outlook between adult young distance...
Written by Michael Beisty Disclaimer: Content herein does not constitute specific advice to the reader’s circumstance.  It is only an opinion based on my perspective that others may learn from.   Anyone of any age who engages in running and related exercise should be in tune with their body and seek medical...
A column by Michael Beisty Disclaimer: Content herein does not constitute specific advice to the reader’s circumstance.  It is only an opinion based on my perspective that others may learn from.   Anyone of any age who engages in running and related exercise should be in tune with their body and seek...
A column by Michael Beisty Part 4: Supplementary Exercises – Are you fit for purpose, flexible and strong? Disclaimer: Content herein does not constitute specific advice to the reader’s circumstance.  It is only an opinion based on my perspective that others may learn from.   Anyone of any age who engages in running...
                     

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