RT Journals

Catch all the latest from all our track and field stars as they discuss everything from their personal training sessions to updates on their athletic journey.

Never did I think that I would be going to university , let alone university in America! But somehow, with thanks to my coach Des Proctor I ended up at a community college in 'good' old Fort Dodge Iowa. Where is it? In the middle of nowhere in the...
On Saturday the 25th of August the South Australian Senior Men won their first national title in the long history of the Australian Cross Country Championships. A significant accomplishment for four good mates from a traditionally small distance running state. However, an ever more special day for us as...
Right now – 27 November, as this is written – it is exactly 64 years past the mid-point of the athletics’ program at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. Sixty-four is not an anniversary we usually celebrate, I’ll grant you, but consider two points of mitigation in that regard. Firstly, the four-year Olympic cycle does not lend itself to the five-year rhythm of most anniversary celebrations: the two waves only coincide once every 20 years, which is way too long between drinks.
The biopsy resulted in a diagnosis of melanoma. Fortunately for me, it was a very early one, meaning it hadn’t spread beyond the skin.  However, if it had not been for the extraordinary circumstances that led to my Dad finding this mole, I may have not been so lucky.
Runner's Tribe blog BY TYSON POPPLESTONE Having spent over 10 years as a middle distance runner, Tyson Popplestone has represented Australia at the World University Cross Country Championships (2010) , has a 3000m PR of 8mins 10 seconds, won the 2011 Melbourne Marathon 10km and took out the 2011 Victorian Mile...
Returning from Canada, I arrived straight into the heart of the school athletic season. Fira decided that although ideally she’d prefer for me to have one or two weeks off, we would use the school season to build speed. Hence I never participated in a 400m until CAS. CAS night...
Life’s challenges are not suppose to paralyse you, they’re suppose to help discover who you are.” Bonjour! The 7th IAAF World Youth Championships in Lille, France 6th-10th July 2011 was a marvellous experience! I went with a great group of talented athletes and managers; we bonded so well as a team....
Saucony Love: Pleased to announce that I resigned with Saucony this past month to embark on my fourth successive year as a Saucony ambassador. Each of those years has been a massive step forward for me and I’m excited to have a crack at some major 2014 goals with their...
By Milly Jane Clark When I first started taking long distance running seriously 4 years ago, I kept a very detailed and meticulous training log. I was dedicated in keeping it up-to-date and found myself spending hours ensuring it had a complete recount of every single rep split or distance...
Simple yet vital lessons that running in the States taught me | By Abigail Regan Thank you to Runner’s Tribe for allowing me to share the lessons I learnt from my recent running endeavors in the States. I was given the amazing opportunity to complete a 3 year Masters degree...