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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 ...

Davina Smith RT Journal: Don't think, just run

It wasn’t until I was in my mid-teens that I joined a running group and began training and competing in athletics. After a promising season of track in my final year of high school the next four years did not go as expected.  I got sucked into what seemed like a black hole of injury. My lower legs were giving me the most grief, with fractures, surgeries and stubborn soft tissue injuries in both feet. It was a testing time, but dealing with some adversity turned out to be my biggest blessing. Setbacks provide a great opportunity for ...

Russ Dessaix-Chin RT Journal: Kudos is Kudos

Time for another blog, they (Ross) said…give the people what they want, they (Ross) said. So here we go, with another bunch of stories from the past few months of the journey through an elite runner’s life. I’m assuming that most of those who read these RunnersTribe blogs are runners of some description, so it surely would be fair to assume that you empathise with many of the situations I detail. Running is one of those few sports that are a great leveller, I believe. From the elite athlete, to the humble weekend warrior, to...

Jordan Gusman RT Journal: Tough lessons & sessions

Its been a year of tough lessons, great experiences and a whole lot of firsts, and I don’t mean first place finishes, since I last blogged for RT. I raced my first national cross this time last year, I made the pilgrimage to falls creek for the first time in January and made my debut at open national in April. I highlight these three events as they are the ones that really got me thinking “what are these guys doing to make them so much better than me” and left me searching for answers (usually on flotrack during class time). ...

Emily Augustine RT Journal: The Rundown

I’ve been asked to write about any aspect of running so far in my life for Runners Tribe, which is my first time, so bare with me! I’ve decided to write since the start of cross country season in August last year. From this time onwards, the time went from lows to highs, which I’ve become accustomed to in training and in many other aspects of athletics and that you sign up to from the beginning. I’m sure you have heard that there are plenty more good things to come and far worse situations! The best thing to do is, stay...

Emma Kraft RT Journal: From Alice Springs to Colorado Springs, USA

From Alice Springs to Colorado Springs, USA Mt SAC 5km Road Race Start (took out the females division 2 days after my 10km PB) Welcome back! I’m sure we are all inspired by watching the Commonwealth Games especially with a Gold Medal performance by Michael Shelley and a Bronze Medal from my Team Tempo Team mate Jessica Trengove in the Marathon! And of course all the other great performance in Athletics!   As you know running can take you to the most amazing places in the world!! There are no limits and it's up to your imagination of...