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This morning I laced up my runners and walked down the hallway to the gym of the private clinic that I am currently at. I stepped on the treadmill and ran 20 km. To put that in perspective I’ve been in hospital for just under four months and just...
Some readers may be familiar with The Goon Show, an inspired BBC radio comedy program of the day based on the vivid imaginings of Spike Milligan – the grandfather of modern British comedy - as interpreted by Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers. One episode concerns a mysterious epidemic of...
By Ben Green B.Sc (Hons) Exercise & Health Level 4 Distance Coach IAAF Know Your Aerobic Training Zones VO2 Max, Steady, Threshold….what does it all mean?  Knowing your individual aerobic training zones is crucial to ensuring you maximise the adaptations you can achieve from each planned workout or training run as well as...
By Thomas Do Canto, from Walker Street Podiatry So, we’ve had the ‘barefoot running’ hype that bred the minimalist running shoe boom. This boom lasted several years - from 2010 to 2013 there was a vast increase in the availability and market share of this segment of the running shoe...
By Matt Inglis Fox for Runner's Tribe Hello Nic, thanks very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk with the Runner's Tribe. You've just been up at Falls Creek with the MTC. Give us an MTC post Falls Creek report…. Nic Bideau: Well they will be...
I enjoy the majority of sports and not because I have a physical education background. For example, kicking or hitting a ball around can be quite a lot of fun and good to watch (and not to mention all the physical and psychological benefits that go with it). Why...

The Flack Spirit

Matt Dawson - Runner's Tribe vault Every year hundreds of young Australian track and field athletes put their lives on hold to venture overseas in the winter months, mainly to America and Europe, in search of the best competition and personal best performances. This is not a remarkable occurrence. Indeed,...
You recently clocked the A qualifier at the Payton Jordan invite. Were you expecting such a strong performance at this stage of the year? It was definitely my goal to get the A standard at Payton Jordan, and I was confident that I could get to the line in that...
Written by Lachlan Chisholm, Physiotherapist The Achilles tendon is a very common injury area in running and sport in general. Injury to the Achilles has a multitude of potential causes. The most common site of injury is an Achilles tendinopathy to the mid portion of the tendon, the other common site...
First of all, how are you enjoying your experience at Stanford? I love Stanford University! Combining both my academic and athletic endeavours in one beautiful location is such a blessing. Were you nervous about heading over to college in the US? And how are you coping with living on the other...
                   

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