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Friday March 18th – Sunday March 20th, 2022 “… a backyard ultra with Phil Gore is everybody runs as far as they can and then Phil does one more lap and wins!” – Kevin Matthews The start corral before lap 1. Photo credit: noeko.film The pressure was on to do well at...
"If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole." -Raylan Givens, Justified In today's modern society, many factors come into play when saying 'hello' to strangers, while out running. Firstly, let me say, I don't...
A Column By Michael Beisty Part 1: Consistency Disclaimer: Content herein does not constitute specific advice to the reader’s circumstance.  It is only an opinion based on my perspective that others may learn from.   Anyone of any age who engages in running should be in tune with their body and seek medical...
By Michael Beisty Mature distance runners could be excused for thinking you only have to concentrate on high quality speed work to offset the impacts of aging on distance running performance. Certainly, a lot of the contemporary literature supports regular fast running as a means to reduce the impact of...
Hi everyone, my name is Abbie Butler I’m 17 years old, and a steeplechaser/ middle distance runner from Launceston Tasmania. It’s a privilege to be asked to share my story on Runner’s tribe. I’m hoping my story and training tips can inspire a number of people to improve and...
I’m Nicola Hogg and I’m a Sydney-based middle-distance athlete who has been competing in the sport since I was 8 years old. Although I still may not be able to effectively answer the famous non-runner question: “but why would you do that to yourself?!”, I am so grateful for...
A column by Michael Beisty An Introductory Dialogue I am 63 years of age, still running and racing, and retired from employment.   I enjoy writing and running. Combined, they bring together an ideal mix of two creative processes, the mental and the physical. I’m no Kenny Moore but I think I have...
Unlike a lot of the girls, I race against who have transitioned as juniors into seniors I didn’t start competing in athletics until I was about 23. I grew up playing basketball but had a break from sport altogether for a few years through uni, until a friend asked...
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...