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The ever evolving runner: RT Journal by Stephen Dinneen: Top read returned When I decided in 2009 to persist with running after major surgery at the age of 30, I knew my lifestyle needed to change. If I was to achieve my goals, there were certain sacrifices I would have...
'You'll never be able to run harder' - Robert Lister 4 Key Sessions - Coached by Michael Dooley As before most races, the day preceding Herb Elliott winning the 1500m at the 1960 Olympics his eccentric 65 year old coach Percy Cerutty ran himself to exhaustion. Prior to collapsing he managed...
By Bryan Green   Chris Solinsky made the most memorable leap of 2010. In the world of distance running, every year is a leap year. For a few people at least. One way we can define a year is by who made "the leap." For example, if you ask me about 2007,...
There is plenty of articles and interviews floating around about the Melbourne Track Club that may give you a little insight about the group. For me, it is my second family and spending so much time on the road with a handful of athletes makes our life very nomadic and unique. Various professional groups spend a lot of time together on training camps and traveling to races but as a group based in the southern hemisphere, it means we have to spend even more time away from home, constantly jumping around to new destinations to follow the competition schedule. Traveling around with MTC seems like a standard way of life for me, however I have realised that a lot of people are intrigued at how we go about each year and spend so much time training and traveling with each other. I am going to give a little more insight about the Melbourne Track Club and try to explain a few things you may not already know.
Happy New Year to everyone!! This is a time when a lot of Australian’s find themselves eating and drinking a little too much over this festive period while a large group of runner’s from all over Australia make their way up to the mountains and other training camps around...
Hello everyone, I’m always unsure what to write about in blogs, so I think I will just update brett robinsoneveryone on my last few months and what I will be doing over the next few months, hopefully it won’t be too boring. My season was pretty long but it was kind...
Throughout the year I train in many different locations. Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan, Forster, Falls Creek, Hoyos del Espino, Mount Laguna, Nijmegen, and London. This is partly because as an Australian we have to spend a considerable amount of time overseas for competitions, which means we also...
As prominent Australian 400m hurdler Jack Harvey (@_jackharvey) states on his Twitter Bio “any fool can run in circles, but it takes a wise man to hurdle”, this cannot be more relevant to the event I like to dabble in. Mentally, physically and emotionally it is a nightmare for...
2013 so far has been a year of trying new things. As some of you might know athletics NSW added a few new events to the winter premiership this year, one of which was the state mountain running championships. This event was held in Orange as part of the...
What’s up guys, I’m Jake Wightman and for those who don’t know me, I’m a British 1500m runner (and occasional 800m dabbler). I wanted to start sharing some stuff on here, and to begin with I’m going to give you a look at my 3 weeks of training in the build-up to running a 3:29 1500m in Monaco last Summer. This was a big PB for me and put me number 2 on the British all-time list for the event and helped me achieve a career goal of going under the 3:30 barrier. Hopefully the training data will speak for itself, but I’ll give you a bit of context around some of the stuff.