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Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe Whenever my gaze is drawn to what, in the circumstances, might be called the ‘wrong’ side of our microwave, I find John Stanley, Chris Wardlaw and Dave Fitzsimons looking back at me. Surprisingly, perhaps, the images of these three distinguished Australian distance runners of the 1970-80s...
4 Key workouts from Catherine van der Walt My name is Catherine, and I am a South African running around in Australia! I run middle distance, and have since the age of seven. I was an elite junior having represented Australia at the Youth Olympic Games, however at the age of...
4 Key Sessions from Jack Curran My name is Jack Curran and run with a group located in Queensland called Gold Coast Run Co, founded and led by Jackson Elliott and Andrew Stalling. This group is massive and consists of our Whippets (6-12years), Junior Squad (12-18years), Social Run Club groups...
A column by Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe Down here in Melbourne we’re yet to get our feet wet, but winter season’s already here. Rain is falling as I write, so the first muddy cross-country race can’t be too far away – maybe as close as the 12km cross-country next weekend...
Written by Grace Kalac - Runner's Tribe The Leonora Golden Gift, Australia’s richest outback mile, returns in 2018 bigger than ever. Each year, the event draws middle distance stars from all over Australia to Leonora, a regional mining town in Western Australia. National champions, junior sensations, and Australian representatives alike...
Written by Caitlin Murdock - Runner's Tribe Over 100 Australian athletes have recently returned from Port Vila, Vanuatu where they competed in the Melanesian Championships conducted by the Oceania Athletics Association.  These championships doubled as the official trials for the Youth Olympics to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in...
Original post by Dane Verwey of RunCulture (Visit the site here) Interview with Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist Lisa Weightman Lisa Weightman is a 39yo mother of two who recently got a silver medal in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Woman’s Marathon. Lisa, what a run! 2:33:23 in 29 degree heat, now...
A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe Dreams and nightmares are conflicting phenomena. One is what we endeavour for, the reason for the toil; the other is simply what we hope never takes place, the dreaded disaster. In running, they are untamed beasts, bestowed with unbridled power, wilfully determining the...
A column by Len Johnson – Runner’s Tribe Next year’s world championships in Doha will feature another Breaking 2 event. Not two hours this time, but two days. To ameliorate the brutally hot conditions of a Persian Gulf summer, the two marathons will start at midnight. OK, that’s actually not two separate...
Aussie Athletes Q and A Series featuring Rising Middle Distance Super Talent, Matthew Ramsden - Ready for Leonora Profile: DATE OF BIRTH - 23 JUL 1997 DISCIPLINE PERFORMANCE WIND PLACE DATE 800 Metres 1:51.56 Perth (AUS) 26 FEB 2017 1500 Metres 3:39.39 Los Angeles, CA (USA) 18 MAY 2017 One Mile 3:59.80 Eugene (USA) 27 MAY 2017 3000 Metres 8:09.07 Melbourne (AUS) 05 DEC 2015 5000 Metres 13:36.9h Perth (AUS) 22 JAN 2015 You're currently training...
                             
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