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Julian gets into feasting before remembering to do his double runs. Brad comes down with illness before he can test the new watch. Brady is still coming off school camp before running home from the pub.

European Cross Country Open Championship races were won by Yann Shrub of France and Karoline Grovdal of Norway over the muddy Laeker Park in Brussels, Belgium. Host nation Belgium were the winning men’s team over France and Norway, while Great Britain were the winning women’s team ahead of Spain and Belgium.

Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal

Athletics Australia bestowed Member Federation Award for recognition in its endeavours in fostering the sport of athletics domestically and internationally for 2023.

Letesenbet Gidey was awarded the International Fair Play Award, for her act of sportsmanship and compassion for Sifan Hassan falling at Budapest 10000m.

The boys discuss the Nominations and likely winners for the World Athletics Female & Male Athlete of the Year. Since the time of recording the awards have been given to pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and triple jumper Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela. Faith Kipyegon was awarded Track Athlete of the Year, marathon world record holders Tigist Assefa and Kelvin Kiptum were awarded Athletes of the Year for Out of Stadia events.

Listener Question asks the boys to reflect on a time of their life when running just went so well, then Moose is confused why challenge runners don’t aim towards times then goes fully on the Loose over the “full send” mentality and the low quality information from highly viewed influencers. Whispers then wonders if and why the podcast is in the bad books.