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A Column By Ryan Gregson

When the Olympics were postponed at the end of March, my wife Genevieve and I packed our bags and headed North to spend some quality time with both of our families. First, we headed to the NSW beachside town of Forster to see my family, spending 7 weeks there...
NIKE FOOTWEAR I have been wearing Nike footwear for 14 years, and for me they have the perfect range of shoes for all types of running. I have always worn the Pegasus, but what I am super impressed by is the new Pegasus 37. There is more to them, they’re...
Throughout the year I train in many different locations. Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan, Forster, Falls Creek, Hoyos del Espino, Mount Laguna, Nijmegen, and London. This is partly because as an Australian we have to spend a considerable amount of time overseas for competitions, which means we also...
Whether to go to college or stay in Australia is a toss-up that many young runners in Australia face. There are pros and cons to both options, and there have been successful runners that have come from either path. These days, it seems that heading overseas is the norm...
By Ryan Gregson Post the 2020 European athletics season, the MTC athletes who were in Europe competing needed to get home after what was overall a successful campaign. This wasn’t as easy as it seemed though. We were trying to come home in October, however when we were looking at flights in September, news reports mentioned that there were 25,000 other Australians who were also trying to come home. This number, on top of the fact that there were limited flights going to Australia that had limited seats available due to each city having a passenger entry quota, it took us a couple of weeks to be able to get a flight home.
Since 2007, I have started every year with a training camp at Falls Creek, with the only exception being the start of 2020 where I wasn’t able to make it up there due to the bushfires. The start of 2021 was back to normal operations however, and I was...
There are many different ways to approach race tactics. No two races are the same, and depending on the type of runner you are, there will be a certain style of race execution that is best suited to you. They key is to try a range of different tactics and work out what feels right. There are front runners who like to lead the whole way or be close to the front, kickers who like to be at the back and finish hard late, runners who like to sit mid pack, and versatile athletes who who can do it all. Working out what is best for you is the key.
In our sport, recovery is very important as we put so much pressure on our body and we demand so much from it day after day. To be able to get what we want from our body, it’s important to care for ourselves, especially after doing a hard race or session that can leave the body feeling stiff and sore. Below are 5 recovery tips, as well as some convenient alternatives to have you feeling more ready for your next race or session.