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Julian trains and then plays cat and mouse at Run For The Kids, coming 4th overall and 2nd best again to the Norwich Nemesis. Running power couple Liam Adams & Charlotte Wilson each take out the win on the hilly 15km Super Course.

Brad’s on the comeback trail, catching up with Chris Hamer resolving post marathon blues, meeting musician Benny Walker, before a hot and windy long run. Make sure to listen for a live rendition of Undercover performed by Benny before the guest interview.

Brady focuses on getting his sessions back up and takes a leaf out of Julian’s book on building mileage for the season ahead.

A lot of excitement from the Sydney Grand Prix with Rio Gold Medalist Matt Centrowitz, with Jeff Riseley & James Hansen in hot pursuit, while Jarryd Clifford & Michael Roeger set new World Records in their respective para-athlete classes. Meanwhile Linden Hall places first in a tune up 3000m while Joel Tobin White takes the men’s race.

World Records for Clifford, Roeger, as Day posts a 100m PB in Sydney


There were tight races at the pointy end of the NYC Half, as Ben True edges Dathan Ritzenhein & Great Britain’s Chris Thompson in the men’s race as Buze Diriba does likewise to Emily Sisson

Diriba, True Kick to United Airlines NYC Half Titles

This week’s listener question asks about mental preparation and strategies for dealing with the tough moments in races, ticking boxes for confidence and distraction techniques, and then announce the Rundies Competition Winners.

Julian debuts a new segment with the Moose Shoe Chat as the Adidas adizero sub2 shoe arrives with no fanfare, and Brad contemplates whether shoes make the runner.

The article about Mo Farah to which the boys allude to:

This Saturday will see the @iaaf.athletics World Half Marathon Championships take place in Valencia, Spain. A team of 5 Australians will take their place in what is shaping to be one of the highest quality distance championships in many years. Athletics Victoria are proud to have our members Sinead Diver (SME), Collis Birmingham (EKA), Ellie Pashley (DKN) & Dejen Gebreselassie (MEN), join with 2016 Melbourne Marathon winner Tom Do Canto (NSW) in the green and gold. The race starts at 5pm for the women, followed by the men at 5:25pm, which is 3am and 3:25am on Sunday Victorian time. @athleticsaustralia @southmelbourneathletics @deakinaths @mentoneaths @melbtrackclub #iaafworldhalfmarathon #iaafvalencia2018

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Julian appears as the guest on Episode 16 of the Hidden Athlete Podcast


This week’s guest is the prolific Trevor Vincent, 1962 Commonwealth Games Steeplechase Gold Medallist, competitor at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and Australian National Champion for the 1500m and 5000m.

Trevor talks with Brady about his origins in the sport and following the sub-4 minute mile exploits of John Landy, Roger Bannister & László Tábori, training with Glenhuntly at Ferny Creek, racing in fun runs of yesteryear and how Ron Clarke influenced his pursuit of the steeplechase.

This then progresses to running a 4 minute mile, the Perth Commonwealth Games and 1964 Tokyo Olympics, as well as how he almost ended up running an Olympic Marathon. There’s reflection on the progression of athletics from when he competed to now, and thoughts on the current state of Australian Marathon runners before closing with what he’s doing now, cataloguing athletics memorabilia and continuing his involvement in athletics as an historian.