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RT Interview with Madeline Heiner: 2015 Thus Far

After an exceptional domestic season full of terrific accomplishments, what was the major highlight for you? The 2015 domestic season was an exciting one for me and I found myself with two highlights. Claiming my first 5000m national title at Sydney Track Classic in a PB was the first... this was a big goal of mine this season. One week later I ran a PB and scored the win in the 3000m steeplechase at Melbourne World challenge. As expected I was nervous on the startline given Glasgow (July 2014) had been my most recent steeple, so I was wrapped...

RT Journal by Jordan Gusman: Break on through Part 2

Thinking back to my previous blog “break on through”, the season was somewhat of a break through. Maybe not onto the world stage but I did make a slight impact on the Domestic season, although bombing out at nationals I managed to sneak my way up to 4th on the rankings so far this year and chop 11sec off my PB within the two months racing. Throughout this blog I will be referring back to the prior written early January (before track season began for me) so if you haven't read that I suggest you give it a quick look over. Kicking of...

Emily Augustine RT Journal: A look back at the 2014 season

As I look back on the last 12 months, it's been a year of amazing highs combined with some challenging lows.  The highest point was heading overseas to China for the Youth Olympics and later in the season, a low,  having time off to reboot my immune system.    Part 1 From August 12 -29 August, I embarked on my first international trip for athletics. Being a part of the Nanjing Youth Olympics held in China was educational and at the same time tonnes of fun. It helped me grow in confidence and gain life experience that is inv...

World Cross Country 2015: By Bryce Anderson

World Cross Country 2015 By Bryce Anderson   Last week I was lucky enough to represent Australia at the World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China. I had made the Australian Mountain Running Team before but making the Australian Cross Country Team was something that I had dreamed of and strived for since I began running. Since my last blog and the Australian Cross Country Trials it was a few very solid, hard weeks of hard training, university and getting ready for the biggest race of my life to date. My coach Dick Telford and I h...

We're not like the rest, we live in the West: By Marc See

We’re not like the rest, we live in the West: RT Journal By Marc See Generally WA is seldom mentioned in any national running news. Which is pretty fair, as not much really happens over here. We have a small population and even fewer who think of running as a serious pastime or heaven forbid, passion. However we’re starting to change that. The running culture in Perth is picking up steam. Our Juniors are winning national medals and making Aussie teams, we have a few being picked up by US Colleges and some well-cemented state record...

No Pain, No Gain?  Pushing through the Barrier: By Jessica Trengove

No Pain, No Gain?  Pushing through the Barrier. Jessica Trengove, April 2nd 2015   The airport scene has become a little too familiar in recent months. This time I am homeward bound for the Easter long weekend and rather than make the same old mistake of draining my phone battery, I opted to put my laptop to use. One week ago today, a small group of Aussies including myself ventured out of our Guiyang hotel in an attempt to find the one-and-only coffee spot that showed up on Nipper’s Coffee Bean App. Unfortunately the result lo...

Clare Geraghty RT Journal: Irish dancer to top runner

This is my first time writing a blog so not sure how I’ll go but RT has kindly asked me to share my latest running experiences with you so I thought I would embrace the opportunity and give it a go.   Before I begin here’s a bit about me “Clare Geraghty”. I started distance running in 2006. I was an Irish Dancer for 10years prior. I was always an active kid wanting to do everything from horse riding, (wanted to be a famous jockey) to bush walking, climbing mountains, netball, diving, gymnastics… the lis...

Keeping an even keel: A Column By David McNeill

Keeping an Even Keel | Riding the Waves of Success and Disappointment Over two consecutive weekends in February, I won two races. It’s been a while since I experienced back-to-back success like that. The successes I had over the previous four years were fewer and farther apart. And even now, there are no guarantees that I won’t have to wait another few races before I taste that winning feeling again – whether that’s a PB, a perfectly executed race plan, or breasting the tape first (take “winning” to mean wha...

Percy Cerutty: A Journal By Mark Tucker

When I first started to take running seriously, I read a book (borrowed from my school library), which would have a profound effect on my running and life during my formative years. The book: ‘How to become a Champion’ by Percy Cerutty, was truly inspirational and uplifting – if I trained hard, was stronger than others (physically and mentally) and believed in myself, success in running, and life, would be mine! If levels of motivation equalled your results, I might have been a World champion by the age of 20. Alas, I found o...

Peter Bol RT Journal: The Power of Consistency

The Power of Consistency.   This season has kicked of with a lot of surprises, with so many juniors flying through the finish line to produce some quality times so early in the season. How about the outstanding results from across all fields during the early stages of the Australian Athletics Tour Meets from the seniors though? Let’s get things straight: This season is only about to get a whole lot bigger, with both the Australian Junior Championships and senior championships taking place next month to conclude the season, it’...