Inside Running 29: Great Ocean Road Marathon Recap

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From the low lows to the highest of highs, Julian takes his fourth consecutive at the Great Ocean Road Marathon victory. With a very tense lead up and constant testing of his foot all the way to the starting line, Julian gives play-by-play recount of the tactics, climbs
and surges of the race that lead to a thrilling duel with Pete Kerr.

It was an even closer Women’s Marathon coming down to the wire when Rhiannon Snipe played tactics to take over Kirstin Bull

Other Results of the Festival:

14km Winners – Sinead Diver / Jack Rayner

23km Winners – Ellie Pashley / Stephen Dineen

60km Winners – Tash Fraser 1st Overall

Record-breaking attendance for iconic Great Ocean Road Running Festival

Julian debriefs and gives feedback on this years event which leads to the segue into Moose on the Loose, taking aim at with the lack of availability of on course and post race facilities. He then examines relationship between himself and the GOR Running Festival,
before going into the post race rituals.

Meanwhile, Brad gets locked out of Mulligans before finding a side gate and feels good working on his kickdowns, looking ahead to Christchurch Half Marathon in the next 2 weeks setting his goals and expectations for the race.

Brady steps his easy pace back down and continues his treadmill experiment with Monash to sort his nutrition, and vainly chases a Strava segment before his coach Richard strips things back to simplify his tempo workouts.

It was an even bigger weekend in racing with the Ultra Trail Australia also taking place on the weekend, and Dave ‘Robbo’ Robertson interviews 22km winners and course record holders Lucy Bartholomew and Ben St Lawrence, before setting off into the 50km race the
next day.

Australian Trail Running stalwarts Brendan Davies and Kellie Emmerson were the winners of 100km trail run.

HOKA ONE ONE dominates podium at Ultra-Trail Australia 100 

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The tough Sydney Morning Half was also on, won by Eloise Wellings & Joel Tobin-White taking some notable scalps along the way.


This week’s listener question asks whether charity fun runners are suitable for taking on a marathon in light of a recent death at London Marathon and the notorious origin story around the distance.

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