‘A Body Built on Pain’ – The Training of Herb Elliott

‘A Body Built on Pain’ The Training of Herb Elliott © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “I find that orthodox training is drudgery because it’s so unnatural to run for hours on end on a circular track.”   - Herb Elliott Sources The Golden Mile, by...

The Key Elements of my Pre-race & Session Preparation | By 2 x Olympic Finalist Genevieve Gregson

My whole athletic career I have always been interested in how other athletes prepare themselves for a big session or race. This is definitely an aspect to training a lot of people don’t focus on much, however, growing up and moving through the different...

Gold medal, world record, doesn’t get much better than that

Sixty years ago, on 6 September, 1960, Herb Elliott won a gold medal in the 1500 metres at the Rome Olympic Games in a world record three minutes 35.6 seconds. Sounds a little mundane when you write it like that, doesn’t it. There was nothing...

5 Things I Couldn’t Train Without | A Column By Ryan Gregson

NIKE FOOTWEAR I have been wearing Nike footwear for 14 years, and for me they have the perfect range of shoes for all types of running. I have always worn the Pegasus, but what I am super impressed by is the new Pegasus 37. There...

Let’s hope they’ve got somewhere to go | A column by Len Johnson

First, let’s have the good news. And, yes, even in these bad times there is still some good news. Five Australian athletes – world champion javelinist Kelsey-Lee Barber, walkers Dane Bird-Smith and Jemima Montag, and runners Jessica Hull and Stewart McSweyn – have been nominated...

‘My 5 Greatest Moments of All-Time in Athletics’ | By Genevieve Gregson

Being an athlete of this sport for so many years, I grew up drawing my inspiration from results I would read about in the news. I can’t say I always thought I would be an Olympic or World Champs representative but I can say...

5 Key Points to Being a Top Athlete | By Genevieve Gregson

There is a lot that goes into being a top athlete in your chosen sport. Aside from the obvious ones like talent, persistence, a supportive training environment, and a knowledgeable coach, I have learnt over the years that there are some key factors that...

I don’t need a drip. I am a drip | A Column by Len Johnson

Twenty years ago, I ran the Host City Marathon, the selection ‘trial’ race over the Sydney Olympic course. It was a decision which sits near the top of my ‘why on earth did I do that?’ list. In fact, it was added before the marathon...

The Past Few Months | A column by Ryan Gregson

When the Olympics were postponed at the end of March, my wife Genevieve and I packed our bags and headed North to spend some quality time with both of our families. First, we headed to the NSW beachside town of Forster to see my...

40-year curses | A column by Len Johnson

Round about the time the coronavirus pandemic went truly global, and was seen to be ‘a thing’ which might adversely impact the Tokyo Olympic Games, a Japanese government minister lamented that the Games were afflicted with a 40-year-curse. “It’s a problem that’s happened every 40...