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By Daniel Wallis Brendon Blacklaws of Wellington is currently back in New Zealand after just completing his first year at the prestigious University of Michigan. Since leaving sunny Wellington for Ann Arbor, Blacklaws has run personal bests over both 1500m and 3000m, under recently ‘retired’ Ron Warhurst. The Runnerstribe caught...
Just as we all calm down from the obliteration of Simon Doyle’s 18 year old Australian 1500m record, we caught up with the man of the moment, and the new Australian 1500m record holder, Ryan Gregson.   RT: Ryan, thanks for your time. 3:31.06 !! Everyone was taking bets before the...
By Daniel Wallis Alex Parlane has just begun his first season as a senior in impressive fashion. At last weekends North Island cross-country champs, Parlane ran from the front and recorded the fastest time over the 9km course since World Mountain Running Champion Jonathan Wyatt won the event in 2003....
By Cindy King. I have been following the career of Eloise Wellings (nee Poppett) since the late 1990s. I remember in 1999 when, as a 16-year-old, she ran 15:18.60 for 5,000m in a mixed interclub race in Sydney. I remember being fascinated by her speed, her prodigious ability, and her...
Keith Bateman is one of the world's best masters athletes when it comes to distance running, and holds personal bests that would put most younger runners to shame. He has broken the Australian 3000m record in the 50-55 age group six times, and is about to enter the 55-60...
I am currently up at Charlottes Pass, NSW for a training camp. Charlottes Pass is the highest village in Australia at nearly 1800m above sea level. In the past I have used Falls Creek as a place to stage the annual summer training camp, however this year it was...
The season so far has been great, every time I get on the track I have been improving. Not just with times but with how I am racing, tactics and change of pace.   After World Youths I had a few weeks off, after that I began base work with lots...
By Sonia O'Sullivan. Australian World Cross Country team has final preparations in Bushy Park, London On a clear , crisp, sunny, spring morning the Australian team made there presence felt in the leafy quite suburban Bushy park. Located on the outskirts of London close to Hampton Court Palace, former residence of...
So Far this Track Season has gone well. My First race of the season was at the New Zealand Secondary Track and Field Champs Held on December 12th /13th. I ended up winning the senior boys 3000m in 8mins 19.54 and narrowly missed the New Zealand schools record of 8.18.53....
Ben Offereins is currently in career best form and was recently been tipped by Australian High Performance Manager, Eric Hollingsworth, as an athlete to watch leading up to the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi later in 2010. After running a Commonwealth Games A-Qualifying time and Personal Best of 45.53 in...