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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.
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...
With an 800m PB of 2:00.81, and gold medals from the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics and at the 2019 Pacific Games, Keely Small is one of Australia's brightest middle distance prospects. Fresh off a huge winter of training, we caught up with Keely as she heads into what just may well be, a career defining year....
If you have spent any time in the Australian running scene, the name Nic Bideau has more than likely crept into countless conversations. A coach and manager to stars; his no BS attitude, persistence, and pure ambition, has helped generations of Australia’s most talented, reach for their dreams. His training methodology is no secret, but just how he polishes his athletes’ speedwork, conjecture remains.  We caught up with Nic, and asked the stuff that many want to know……
Regular readers will know that this column loves the annual rankings lists. If there’s one thing better than watching a year’s athletics unfold around the world, it’s reading about how respected observers of the sport rate the way things have gone. Whether it is done by popular vote or detailed...
Australia is currently witnessing a new era of world beaters on the track, with Tiernan, McSweyn, Hull, McDonald and others set to take down more records and medals than we have seen in recent times. RT caught up with the new Aussie 10,000m record holder, Patrick Tiernan, for a quick...
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.
We’ve all done some strange things for training from time to time. But you would have to go some to match the training Ron Clarke put in one weekend in 1966. Granted, most of us would have trouble matching anything Ron Clarke did (other than, perhaps, the three years he...
There is plenty of articles and interviews floating around about the Melbourne Track Club that may give you a little insight about the group. For me, it is my second family and spending so much time on the road with a handful of athletes makes our life very nomadic and unique. Various professional groups spend a lot of time together on training camps and traveling to races but as a group based in the southern hemisphere, it means we have to spend even more time away from home, constantly jumping around to new destinations to follow the competition schedule. Traveling around with MTC seems like a standard way of life for me, however I have realised that a lot of people are intrigued at how we go about each year and spend so much time training and traveling with each other. I am going to give a little more insight about the Melbourne Track Club and try to explain a few things you may not already know.
Like Kurt Fearnley before him, Jaryd Clifford is on his way to becoming a household name. At 21 years-of-age, the vision impaired middle-distance runner won two gold medals at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships (1500m and 5000m).  We caught up with Jaryd as he continues his intense preparation for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.