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Written by Chloe Tighe - PB’S: 1500M: 4.11 - 3000M: 9:09 The New Year has brought some unexpected but very welcomed results with my return to the running scene in Australia. I've spent the last few years in London, working and traveling. Whilst there, I joined a running club, which enabled...
With the Commonwealth Games completed and the track season coming to an end, it is now time to look forward and embrace the winter cross-country and road-racing season with open arms. If you have been searching for your next event, look no further! We have set out below our favourite...
A column by Len Johnson reporting from the Gold Coast Championship marathons seem to attract more than their fair share of brutal weather. Put on any championship, pick any day for the marathons and it’s a better than even-money bet that the day will dawn warm and sunny. Indeed, that it...
Don’t bring a knife to a gun-fight By Len Johnson reporting from the Gold Coast In the movie The Untouchables, the Sean Connery character offers the memorable line to one of his victims: “Never bring a knife to a gun-fight.” It took a while for Kenya to cotton on to this logic,...
Happiness and heartbreak on Day Six at Carrara Stadium Written by Grace Kalac – Runner’s Tribe – Reporting from the Gold Coast It was a tumultuous day of athletics on day six of the Commonwealth Games, which left the track and field team with an abundance of mixed emotions. The men’s 4x100m...
Gregson, Mathews, Williamsz - Aussie trinity of 1500m runners make it to the big dance Written by Grace Kalac – Runner’s Tribe – Reporting from the Gold Coast For the first time since 2006, three Australians will don the green and gold in the men’s 1500m final at the Commonwealth Games. This...
Dreams fulfilled on field A column by Len Johnson - Reporting from the Gold Coast It might be stretching things too far to call Carrara Stadium a field of dreams – the so-far-hapless Gold Coast Suns might object, for a start. But it has been on the field that Australian dreams have...
Family ties – Parent-child coaching partnerships thrive on the Gold Coast Written by Grace Kalac – Runner’s Tribe – Reporting from the Gold Coast When an athlete wins a medal at a major championships, they often take the time to thank both their coach and their parents for their ongoing support...
By Len Johnson reporting from the Gold Coast Standing on the runway for her last throw of the Commonwealth Games javelin competition at Carrara Stadium on Wednesday night, Kathryn Mitchell dissolved into tears. These were tears of joy, however, not those born of the frustration at having to wait so long...
When the stories mean more than the medals - LaCaze and Mitchell overcome adversity to run before a home crowd Written by Grace Kalac – Runner’s Tribe – Reporting from the Gold Coast There was no way a foot injury and a gangrenous appendix was going to stand in the way...
                         
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