Steve Moneghetti The Inspiration of a Generation © 2020 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved “I ran as many days as I could. No idea how many in a row, but over 15 years I missed very few days.” – Steve Moneghetti Profile Coach: Chris Wardlaw Date of birth: 26/9/1962 Hometown: Ballarat Date of...
By Matt Lynch This is going to be a full-on, comprehensive, top to bottom deep dive of the 2019 Australian/New Zealand sprinting season. Or not. I don’t know. You can decide at the end. Either way, I’ll attempt to review, evaluate and calculate the season of every track event that doesn’t have a bell.
Matt Beckenham is the coach of Melissa Breen, Lauren Boden, Sarah Walsh, Tom Agnew, Jordan Shelley and a bunch of other past and present elite athletes. Visit his website at www.mattbdept.com
In April 2019, Irish-born Australian Sinead Diver, moved to third on the Aussie women’s all-time list after finishing seventh at the London Marathon with a time of 2:24:11. This time was also a 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifier and the fastest time by an Australian in 12 years. The only Australian women to have run quicker are Benita Willis and Lisa Ondieki. We caught up with Sinead for a flash interview.
It is part and parcel of an athlete's career that they are judged purely on their results, and quite often the journey behind the results is ignored. Rohan Browning has lived both the extreme highs and lows of this journey, since he began his athletics career in 2014. Browning was discovered by his current (and only) coach, Andrew Murphy, whilst attending Trinity Grammar School in Sydney. The path towards becoming Australia's equal third fastest 100m sprinter of all-time has been filled with setbacks. However, despite this, Browning is without a doubt one of the top sprinters this country has produced. And he is just 21 years of age.
Elite athletes are like everyone else and contend with numerous day-to-day life challenges. Balancing these issues with what is required to be an elite athlete is something Brooke Stratton knows all too well.
By Julian Spence The 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships were hosted by the city of Doha, Qatar. In 2014, when the announcement of the host city was made, I paid very little notice. My five-year-old marathon PR of 2:27 was as underwhelming as my training diary.
Before I delve into my theories on 800m training, I think it must be noted that I’m very new to coaching elite athletes. I only started coaching junior athletes in 2012, when Luke was still a schoolboy. And I only became an ‘elite’ senior coach when I took over Luke’s training again after the 2017 world championships. I am still learning my craft. I am forever devouring any information I can get from other coaches I speak with, as well as books, online coaching articles and any training logs that I can find.
The 2004 world cross country (WXC) in Brussels was certainly the highlight of my career. It was my 4th world cross country (my first time in the 8km race) and without a doubt, going into it, I was in my best shape of my career to date.
I think it’s appropriate that each sporting calendar is called a season, because truth be told, sport can be so seasonal at times. For me this ‘season’ I can truly say I experienced some of the highest highs and lowest lows sport can offer, and I’m all the better for it. Nothing I did this year went according to plan, but.....