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Ellie Pashley guest hosts this week’s show and shares how she’s been post-London Marathon and her plans for the year ahead, including this current lead up to Launceston.
Julian checks in from Noosa after some time on the paddle board.
Brad continues his training towards pacing for the Gold Coast Marathon and looks at the elite field.

Bankstown Men claimed the title at the Athletics NSW XC Relays, helped in part by Josh Johnson who ran the fastest leg of the day in 11:54. Run Crew took home their third consecutive victory, with Aynslee Van Graan running the fastest time of the day in 13:19.
Athletics NSW Report Men’s XC Relay
Athletics NSW Report Women’s XC Relay

Leonora Golden Gift, men’s elite won by Cameron Myers in 4:08.17 with James Hansen second and Luke Burrows in third. Women’s Elite Mile won by Madeline Murray in 4:43.83 ahead of Zoe Buckman and Rachel McCormick out on the podium.
Men’s Elite Mile Results
Women’s Elite Mile Results’

Faith Kipyegon broke the 1500m World Record, running 3:49.11 at the Florence Diamond League. In the same race, Jessica Hull ran 3:57.29 to break her own 1500m National & Oceania Record, while Abbey Caldwell ran 4:01.34 and Linden Hall 4:02.43.
In a race that saw 13 men break 13 minutes lead by winner Mohamed Katir in 12:52.09 just edging Yomif Kejelcha, Stewy McSweyn managed a 13:23.81 with Jack Rayner on pacemaker duties.
Florence Diamond League Results

Sifan Hassan posted an impressive double performance at the FBK Games in Hengelo, Netherlands first winning the 10000m in 29:37.80 then winning the 1500m in 3:58.12 just a month after her victory at the London Marathon. Linden Hall also made an appearance, running 4:03.66 for 7th place. Jye Edwards ran 3:38.24 in the Men’s 1500m while Matt Ramsden ran 3:40.21
World Athletics Results

Jonathan Peters and Kathryn Parkinson were the winners at this year’s Brisbane Marathon, while Cassie Fien and Jason Hunt were first across the line in the Half Marathon. Ryan Gregson and Tennille Ellis
Brisbane Marathon Results

Rose Davies took the win in the 5000m in 15:23.25 at the Trond Mohn Games, Norway while  Joseph Deng posted a season opener of 1:46.70 in the 800m.
Trond Mohn Games Results

Listener Question training talk sponsored by Gold Coast Marathon asks the when and how hard should your final long run be in the lead up to a marathon campaign, then Moose on the Loose critiques the fashion choices of suburban Queenslanders when they’re caught in the rain.