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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’...

RT Journal by Jordan Gusman: Break on through

G,Day It's been a while since I last checked in with RT, But recently there have been a few changes which suggest my breakthrough may be on the way. When you are not going as well as you had hoped for an athlete will occasionally spend some time reflecting, may that be on the race itself, training or something completely different. Over the past two seasons I have had my fair share of moments like these, which have helped me learn and mature as both an athlete and a person. I think this shows nowadays in both my running and my personality off t...

Tom Fawthorpe RT Journal: Onwards and upwards

I am Tom Fawthorpe. A 24yr old middle distance runner from Victoria. The events I compete in are 800m and 1500m. I have been running since I was 13 for Ringwood Athletics club and am coached by John Walker. Firstly I would like to thank Ross at Runnerstribe for giving me the opportunity to blog for the website. I have always enjoyed reading what other athletes have been up to and gaining an insight into their training and racing schedules. 2014 was a good year for me. It was the first year I had been completely injury free. In 2012 I was diagno...

Rising Star RT Journal 2K15: Peter Bol

2015 is here, and unless it’s drastically different from other years, a great number of athletes will have spent the first days of January full of excitement and hunger to simply be the best they can this year, cheers to all the New Year’s resolutions that get us back on our feet after a rather interesting Christmas break. Let’s face it: PRACTICALLY EVERY ATHLETE is full of hope and determination after a successful season, and more excited for the next one to come, but the work and hours that are invested for that one race so...

A finish is a finish: RT Journal by Emma Kraft

A Finish is a finish: By Emma Kraft I want to share a story with you all; however some of you may already be aware through Facebook of what happened during my race at the World Mountain Running Championships in Italy on the 14th September 2014. I think sharing my story and getting it down on paper will also help me realize what I really went through…..so here it is: Wow. Where do I start. I could have sooo easily quit, took the easy option and gone down in the ambulance. I mean, I was clearly in a state where my body was fighting agains...

Robinson and Wellings take Australian 10,000m titles at Zatopek:10

Brett Robinson (ACT) and Eloise Wellings (NSW) have taken out the Australian men’s and women’s 10,000m national championships respectively at the Zatopek:10 athletics meet at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium this evening.   Running in windy conditions, Robinson battled Eureka Athletics Club teammate Duer Yoa (Vic.) and international runner Samson Gebreyohannes of Eritrea over the last few laps before Robinson was ultimately able to pull away for the win in a new personal best time of 28:45.36.  Yoa crossed second in 28:...

Courtney Powell RT Journal: A Memorable Year

Hi fellow runners! As I believe it’s important to live a balanced life, I’ll begin my giving you a few random facts about me before I blab on about running for the remainder of my first blog post! I am the eldest of six children, study Engineering/ Law at Monash, am known for my love of ice-cream, peanut butter (and the combination of the two…), tutor maths and love to spend my little free-time being adventurous and trying new things with friends and family, particularly burger joints around Melbourne! Now for the important ...