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A Column By Amity Delaney

Travelling Abroad on a College Scholarship | The Pros and Cons By Amity Delaney (c) Runner's Tribe Being offered a college scholarship to travel abroad is a dream for many athletes. I myself completed three semesters on a college scholarship for athletics and cross country at McNeese State University in Louisiana....
How Important is Your Coach? Written by Amity Delaney - Runner's Tribe Coaches are an essential part of any athlete’s journey. Under their guidance and leadership, athletes can either flourish or flounder. But how important are they? Are coaches what determines an athlete’s success, or is it the internal motivation and...
Runner's Tribe Opinion Piece - It’s Time to Equalise the Distance in XC | Written by Amity Delaney  The question remains “why do men and women not race the same distances?” From ages 16 and upwards, men consistently race at least 2km further than women do. The argument that shorter...
Written by Amity Delaney - Runner's Tribe Cathy Freeman is one of Australia’s most successful runners. She was also one of Australia’s most decorated Indigenous athletes. She was significant, both in terms of her athletic accomplishments, and also for the achievements she garnered as an Indigenous athlete. I watched her...
Written by Amity Delaney - Runner's Tribe Runners go through cycles in their training and racing. Sometimes, running feels like the most effortless thing in the world; and this is reflected in results from racing and training. However, other times running seems extraordinarily difficult, and motivation stoops to a low. This...
By Amity Delaney with Runner's Tribe Balancing an elite-level training program with a job that enables athletes to support themselves and their running career is a difficult task. Most regular full-time workers who aren’t even athletes find it difficult to fit in an exercise regime, let alone elite athletes who...
The Impact of Doping in Our Sport | A Column by Amity Delaney (c) RT As a former competitive athlete, when I would step up onto the starting line of the race, I knew that I had trained hard and prepared as best as I could. As an athlete, I also assumed...
Depression and Running: Written by Amity Delaney Mental illnesses do not discriminate. They can affect anyone at any time and athletes are no exception. Depression and running work together in two ways. On the one hand, certain aspects about being an elite athlete and training for running can potentially increase...
The Importance of Taking Breaks from Training: A Column By Amity Delaney As athletes, our love for running and our desire to succeed can often cause us to keep pushing our body and training when we should perhaps be taking a break to let our bodies and minds properly recover....
                             
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