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It’s been just under 2 years since my last blog entry…why has it taken so long to put something together? Well honestly I’ve been waiting for that break through run to happen so I’d have a bit more to talk about. Sadly that’s not been the case, but I...
The hands of time keep ticking at their backs: A Column By Len Johnson Among a slew of recent interviews with Usain Bolt one revelatory comment leapt out. Paraphrasing here, but Bolt acknowledged there had been a moment in training this year when he wondered why he was still doing it,...
Editors Note: Please note that Athletics Australia were not approached for comment about the contents of this article. Runners Tribe advise that these opinions are of Tamsyn Manou only. There was a time when outspoken athlete Tamsyn Manou (nee Lewis) was better known for her cat fights with Jana Rawlinson (nee...
Last Sunday the 18th of October 2015, Josh placed 7th at the Australian Half Marathon Champs in Melbourne with a time of 1:07:06. He is only 16. RT Interview with Joshua Torley Was Sundays result in Melbourne a surprise at all in regards to target times? It was a little quicker than expected but that’s...
Best marathon ever (except for the others) | A Column By Len Johnson If you think that the quickest marathon is automatically the best marathon, then don’t bother to read further. Save yourself some time. Eliud Kipchoge won the elite men’s division of the London Marathon last Sunday in two hours...
Who are you choosing to look after your strength and conditioning? By Mark Blomeley for RT's Run School Strength and conditioning is a continual growth area within the running industry, which I believe is a very positive sign for runners on the whole. There are direct performance benefits to running when...
My name is Jackson Sharp, I'm a 17 year old middle distance runner from the Upper Blue Mountains. I've been coached online for roughly 2.5 years by Gary Howard and Ben St Lawrence of Run Crew. In that time my 1500m has improved from 4:05 to 3:46 as well as...
Key Workouts from Aussie Elites: Part 2 Athlete: Maudie Skyring Personal Bests Event Result Venue Date 400m 58.22 Canberra (AUS) 17.02.2017 800m 2:09.35 Glendale (AUS) 28.01.2017 1500m 4:22.16 Sydney (AUS) 04.02.2017 Mile 4:53.93 Sydney (AUS) 04.03.2017 3000m 9:45.54 Melbourne (AUS) 08.12.2016 The Session: Freeman (200s) This session was part of Cathy Freeman’s training program and is great for 400m and 800m runners, to build speed and a tolerance to lactic acid build up. This session consists of...
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...
As a child I was never a particularly talented athlete. I was the fittest in my soccer team (which I thought was impressive at the time) but when it came to competing against other runners I was out of my depth. The achievement I was proudest of was making...