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A column by Michael Beisty

Written by Michael Beisty ‘I have to remind myself not just to stick to my side of the road and grind it out, but to go leap ditches and climb hillocks, to bushwhack, to break out of that rigid plodding that is good for the coronary arteries but not necessarily...
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Tarkine (takayna) (@tarkinerunning) Main Training Principles for Mature Runners Part 3B: Strength - An Uphill Battle? 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...
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...
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 should be in tune with their body and seek medical advice before...
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...
A column by Michael Beisty I started running on 20 December 1970, six days prior to my 12th birthday. On the same day, my mother started jogging to lose weight.  I joined Glenhuntly Athletics Club, my father's club.  At that time Trevor Vincent (club captain) was on a recruitment drive. ...
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 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 - 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...
A column by Michael Beisty Distance running is full of untold stories borne out of connections between people, between countries, between competitors, and built on effort.  This is one such story, steeped in the 1960s.  Retold and written from the perspective of a loving son it is undeniably biased by...
                     

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