In our RT Snap Q&A series, we’ve had the privilege of interviewing some of the world’s best runners, delving into their extraordinary journeys, celebrating their achievements, and exploring the unwavering dedication that defines their careers.

Georgia Griffith

  • Georgia Helen Griffith, born on December 5, 1996, is a notable Australian middle-distance runner with a distinguished international career.

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She has represented Australia at several prestigious events:

  • 2014 World Junior Championships in Eugene (USA), competing in the 800m and 4 × 400m relay, achieving 4th place in the 800m and reaching the relay finals.
  • 2017 World Championships in London (UK), competing in both the 800m and 1500m events.
  • 2017 World University Games in Taipei (Taiwan), achieving 4th place in the 800m.
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast (Australia), competing in the 800m and 1500m events, achieving 5th place in the 1500m.
  • 2019 World University Games in Naples (Italy), achieving 2nd place in the 1500m.
  • 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha (Qatar), reaching the semi-finals in the 1500m.
  • In 2021, she represented Australia at the Tokyo (Japan) Olympics in the 1500m, finishing 14th in her heat with a time of 4:14.43.
  • 2024, Oslo Diamond League 2024 in Norway, 1st place in the women’s 3000m
Photo:© Georgia Griffith_instagram

RT : Can you describe your typical weekly training regimen, including mileage, workouts, and rest days?

  • Monday:

AM – Easy run & gym

PM – Elliptical

  • Tuesday:

AM – Track session

e.g. 4x800m, 3 sets of 3x300m (1min rest between reps, 3 min between sets)

PM – Elliptical

  • Wednesday:

AM – Gym

  • Thursday:

AM – Threshold

E.g 5x5min with 1 min easy

PM – Elliptical

  • Friday:

AM – Elliptical  & gym

PM – Easy run + strides

  • Saturday: Hills

E.g. 2 sets of 3x 300m hill + 2km threshold

  • Sunday: 70min run
Photo:© Georgia Griffith_instagram

RT : What motivates you to keep pushing yourself in your training and races?

Georgia: I really enjoy the feeling of pushing myself in a workout or race and seeing what I can get out of myself. Whether I run well or not, I like how it sets a benchmark and find that a big motivator to keep pushing myself throughout training.

I also have a really supportive and positive training group which makes turning up to training easier.

RT : How do you approach setbacks or challenges in your running journey?

Georgia: It definitely sucks having setbacks or injuries, and unfortunately athletics seems to be a sport where there can be a lot of them. I think what has helped me has been trying to find things that I can learn from each obstacle.

For example, when I tore my Achilles in my first overseas race last year (and struggled throughout the season before eventually having to take 12 weeks off running) I tried my best to find things that I could take away from it. From that, I found I needed to work on improving my calf strength in the gym and subsequently made that a key focus over the back half of last year.

I also have kept cross training in my program this year after I found it quite beneficial when I wasn’t able to run as much last year. Both these tweaks I think have definitely helped me be more resilient this year.

But whilst staying that, sometimes the best thing to do can be to take a step back completely from the running bubble and put my energy into things that make me happy.

Photo:© Georgia Griffith_instagram

RT: Could you share a memorable race experience and what you learned from it?

Georgia: I feel like I have learnt more from a culmination of races rather than any standalone race. The biggest thing for me is to make sure I really appreciate the feeling of being on a start line fit, healthy and knowing I have the potential to run a PB. Athletics can be a bit of a slog at times so I think it’s really important to enjoy the moments when it’s going well, whilst also appreciating that it’s thanks to the slog that makes the good results possible and more exciting.

RT: Looking ahead, what are your goals and aspirations in running for the coming year?

Georgia: This year a massive focus has been trying to do everything I can to make the Olympic 1500m team. I also want to finish the year knowing that I gave it my all but also enjoyed the process along the way.