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Hi, my name is Ava Honore. I’m 17 years old and am a middle-distance runner from Sydney, New South Wales. My running journey began in the humble streets of Sydney’s inner west, tagging along with my Mum on her weekly run around the block. My parents soon realised that this wasn’t...
My name is Riley. I’m a twenty-year-old 800/1500 m runner from Melbourne coached by Mark Hipworth. Having only taken to the sport back in year 8 I’m still pretty new to it and am still learning a lot. As a junior I have had a little bit of success...
My earliest memories of running are with my Dad when he helped me train for my primary school cross country race in year 7.  A 2km run along the roads near my home, where Dad would let me sprint off at the end.  Ever since, running has been a...
In this edition of 4 Key Sessions, I want to talk about the kind of sessions I was doing to prepare for school championships and U/18 events – way back, last century. These sessions – particularly the track sessions – are ideal for the schoolboy athlete, who is around 16/17,...
Perseverance - persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success (Oxford Languages Definition). Perseverance is a great character strength to develop as an athlete. No one succeeds without failing, so perseverance is crucial. This is especially true in long-distance running, where you consistently test your physical...
My name is Annabelle Eastman, I am 21 years old from Melbourne. I have just concluded my 3rd year in the US where I run and study at George Mason University in Virginia. The past year has probably been the most significant of my overall time in the sport...
Firstly a big thank you to Runner’s Tribe for giving me the opportunity to write this article, and share a little bit about myself and my training. Hey everyone, my name is Sarah Schiffmann, I am 18 years old and I am currently coached by Scott Westcott, who is based...
My name’s Jhye Hadfield, I’m a junior distance runner from Victoria, having competed nationally for the past 4 years and winning medals in both the 1500m and 3000m on the national stage. I have PBs of 3:49 over the 1500m distance, 8:27 over the 3000m and 14:42 over the...
My name is Amy Bunnage, I am 16 years old from Victoria and compete over the 1500m and 3000m distances.  I’ve always participated in a range of sports; soccer, swimming, triathlon, gymnastics, but my brother got me into running when I was 8, by persuading me to join Mentone Little...
Only over the past two years have I started racing the 800m, training with my squad coached by Peter Fortune. I didn’t come from the typical little athletics background, I mostly just played team sports until I got halfway through high school and found my love for running. I’m...