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RT has asked top Aussie distance runner and Osteopath, Stephen Dinneen to answer some of the most common questions runners have along their journey. Click the link bellow to read more about Steve and the Doncaster Osteopathic Clinic & Wellness Centre. Here is the first question for Steve- Steve I've got...
Barely a minute after the start of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games women’s 400 metres, Cathy Freeman was sitting in a crumpled heap on the track. This was scarcely the pose you would expect of a gold medallist, but it was all Freeman had left after defying one of the...
MAUDIE SKYRING: My Story, from the beginning When asked to write my first blog, about anything in my running life, I was a little stuck. Where would I begin? So I thought, why not start as the beginning, especially since it wasn’t too long ago. I began training almost 3 years...
Reflection on 2015? 2015 had a bit of everything for me, due to injury I wasn't running for most of January and February, so by the time March came around I was getting back into it and looking to be ready for Penn Relays in April. Preparation for my last...
CAS is the one athletics event that, as a school boy, you look forward to all year. The crowd is like nothing you will experience in any other school sports event. I’ve previously run the 800m and 1500m events but, following some recent encouraging results during the cross country season,...
I had another great 2014/15 summer track season and by the end, had taken 23s off my 10k, 14s off my 5k and 16s off my 3k PB. Although my times are getting down there, I knew I needed another big winter if I wanted to be mixing it...

Marathon Musings

Maybe it’s because I’m from Melbourne where the AFL media bubble is such a humungous beast that it makes the elephant in the room look miniscule. Or maybe it’s because we are only a couple of weeks on from a ‘local’ world championships in Beijing. Then again, maybe it’s because...
  You had a dominant Australian season finishing as the 400m National Champion, and 3rd in the 200m. Before nationals you’d won the 400m’s at three major meets in a row. How strong was your confidence going into the Nationals and what did the victory mean to you? Going into...
Dane, you just finished 8th in the World Championships. What did this amazing performance mean to you? Finishing 8th in Beijing was an awesome way to top off a great year. I started the season slowly with illness forcing me to withdraw from the national titles, but throughout the year...
In writing last time about the Melbourne-Echuca marathon relay and the toughness of the distance runners of that era I wondered about the training they used to do. I made the observation: “These men may not have done the high training mileages of today, but they certainly were tough when...
                   

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