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Hey fellow runners! I can’t believe it’s been nine months since I last wrote for Runner’s Tribe! I’ve definitely learnt a lot over the past nine months and I am feeling a lot more like an athlete. January The start of 2015 wasn’t too flash. I aggravated my hip flexor by...
This morning I laced up my runners and walked down the hallway to the gym of the private clinic that I am currently at. I stepped on the treadmill and ran 20 km. To put that in perspective I’ve been in hospital for just under four months and just...
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...
I enjoy the majority of sports and not because I have a physical education background. For example, kicking or hitting a ball around can be quite a lot of fun and good to watch (and not to mention all the physical and psychological benefits that go with it). Why...
Every year hundreds of young Australian track and field athletes put their lives on hold to venture overseas in the winter months, mainly to America and Europe, in search of the best competition and personal best performances. This is not a remarkable occurrence. Indeed, even in a sport with...
At 2,100-2,700m above sea level, there is a noticeable change in what can be managed and sustained in training. Whilst many athletes talk about undertaking a block of altitude training to improve performance, it can also have the opposite effect. Individuals respond in different ways and certain factors, such...
Every athlete dreams of making that elusive step and becoming a full-time athlete, for most it won’t become a reality. Independence, training and racing across Europe with two great mates from Adelaide; Jack Harvey (400mH) and Mick Heron (800m). 7 races, 6 competitions, 4 countries – 5 weeks. We were...
The 2013 Australian Junior Championships was full of excellent performances both on the track and the field. The Australian Junior title was something that I had always wanted to win but with this being my last year it just wasn’t meant to be. After my performances at both the Hunter...
I’m happy to say I’ve been up and running for a few months now and I’m feeling great! However, my return to training has been quite challenging, not realising taking a month off training would take such a big toll on my conditioning. As a result, it was important...
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...