‘My Staple Running Sessions’ | By Genevieve Gregson

There are so many ways to train as a distance runner and I don’t believe there is necessarily one right way. Since I started this sport and grew as an athlete, I feel I have tried many different methods of training. In the junior...

Starting all over again | A column by Len Johnson

This time last year – 12 March, 2020, to be precise - Georgia Griffiths ran 2:01.43 for 800 metres to beat national record holder Catriona Bisset, 2:01.54, by less than a step, with Linden Hall a further step back in third in 2:01.73. Madeleine Murray...

Misleading figures and shattered expectations | A column by Len Johnson

How do you set an Australian record when 15 athletes – yourself, and the previous record-holder, included – have a superior legal performance. Simple, as it turns out. You just put a timer at the 100-yard point of a 100 metres race. That’s what happened in...

‘Weight Training’ | By 1500m Olympic Finalist, Ryan Gregson

Weight training has been a key component of my training program for the majority of my career. I can’t say that I enjoy the gym, as I much prefer the running components to my training, however I believe it has been a key ingredient...

‘He Made Running Cool’– the Training of Steve Prefontaine

Forty-two years after his death, Steve Prefontaine continues to inspire countless runners around the world who aim to emulate his fierce competitiveness, toughness and fearless front running racing style. The charismatic Oregonian was such an enigma he was sometimes classed the ‘James Dean of track and field.’ Like his Hollywood counterpart, Pre died in a car crash at just 24 years of age. All these years later,  Pre still remains the most celebrated runner in American history. As Alberto Salazar put it - “He made running cool.” Runner’s Tribe spent countless hours researching the training behind this American idol, spoke to inside sources, old training partners and those who actually knew Pre, in real life.  Below is the most detailed account of Pre’s training ever published.

Mcsweyn’s 13:05 shows how good Mottram’s 12:55 was | A column by Len Johnson

Sometimes you’ve got to see how hard it is to run 13:05 for 5000 metres to appreciate how good a 12:55 is. That was certainly the case at this week’s (2 March) Box Hill Burn, when man-of-the-moment Stewart McSweyn had a red-hot crack at man-of-the-recent-past...

The winners is . . . Brisbane? | A column by Len Johnson

So; there it is. A third Australian city will host a summer Olympics with the news that Brisbane is the likely host for the 2032 Olympic Games. Brisbane is not yet the designated host. Rather, the Queensland capital has been granted (checks notes) “preferred bidder...

3:29 Man Jake Wightman’s Pre-Monaco Training

What’s up guys, I’m Jake Wightman and for those who don’t know me, I’m a British 1500m runner (and occasional 800m dabbler). I wanted to start sharing some stuff on here, and to begin with I’m going to give you a look at my 3 weeks of training in the build-up to running a 3:29 1500m in Monaco last Summer. This was a big PB for me and put me number 2 on the British all-time list for the event and helped me achieve a career goal of going under the 3:30 barrier. Hopefully the training data will speak for itself, but I’ll give you a bit of context around some of the stuff.

Echoes From Echo Summit | A Column By Len Johnson

Indoor middle-distance records and all-time lists are under assault, you may have noticed. Not just under assault, actually; more getting smashed – particularly the all-time lists. Pleasingly, Australians have also been involved. Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay set a world record 3:53.09 in France on 9 February. Then...

Doesn’t anyone want to win this race | A column by Len Johnson

One night back in the late-1970s, the announcer at Melbourne’s Olympic Park finally gave vent to his exasperation at the cat-and-mouse battle between two of Australia’s leading distance athletes on the track below for the Victorian men’s 5000 metres title. “Doesn’t anyone want to win...