Thousands of dollars up for grabs with the revival of the Botany Bay Gift

BotanybayAustralia’s oldest foot race, which once attracted top athletes like Matt Shirvington, Patrick Johnson, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor and Nova Peris, is set to be revived.

The starting blocks of the Botany Bay Gift are being dusted off, after a hiatus of 12 years, by the NSW Professional Track League.


Athletics Australia report blames poor performance at 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games on lack of leadership

AaAn independent review commissioned by Athletics Australia (AA) has blamed a lack of leadership for its controversial campaign at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Australia's track-and-field performance was marred by a falling out between head coach Eric Hollingsworth and athlete Sally Pearson.

I am sure that the Athletics Australia Board of Directors will consider the recommendations of the report and utilise our findings in developing a framework for structures and processes moving forward," he said.


Balmain Fun Run

What a day!  Glorious weather, loads of runners, a group of fantastic volunteers – all made for a fantastic day out!


Issue 57 on sale December 4

Issue 57 of R4YL hits newsstands this Thursday and is once again jam packed with a host of great local content, including:


RunNSW 5k- Start Training Now!

Athletics NSW will be holding a number of community 5k races before the NSW 5000 meters championship on February 14, 2015. Similar to the recent successful 3k community races the events will be open to Athletics NSW Community Members and the general public. Click here to find out more information including training sessions and event entry.

Mottram glows at Surf Coast night trail half marathon

TourdetrailsOlympic and Commonwealth Games runner, Craig Mottram, blasted his afterburners on the weekend to win the inaugural Afterglow Twilight-Night Trail Half Marathon in an astonishing time of 1 hour 18 minutes 28 seconds.


David Byrne and Victoria Mitchell win inaugural Ryde Rollercoaster Run over 3.2km Putney road course

RyderunIt took David Byrne just 10 minutes and 42 seconds to burn up and down the 3.2km Ryde Rollercoaster course on Sunday morning.

He was chased across the line by a gorilla, inside of which was Olympian and 10,000m record holder Ben St Lawrence, covering the course from Bennelong Park, Putney, over the hills and back in 11 minutes 14 seconds.


Zatopek Countdown

AthsvicThursday 11th December 2014 will see the 54th running of Zatopek. The program will commence at 5.45pm with a myriad of exciting track and field events.


Chiba Ekiden

AA Australia has crossed the line in a gallant 8th (2:10:06) at the International Chiba Ekiden this afternoon, as host nation Japan ran away from Kenya (2nd, 2:06:29) and Japan University (3rd, 2:07:15) in the closing stages to take victory in a time of 2:05:52.


Runners battle the heat for inaugural Run for Your Lifeline Canberra Fun Run

RunforyourlifelineTackling a fun run or half marathon on a day when the temperature had reached 18 degrees by 7:30am may not sound like the best Sunday morning activity, but for at least 1500 people it was the perfect way to start the day.


Vale - Peter Waters

ValeLong serving coach and mentor Peter Waters has passed away after suffering a long term illness. His funeral service will be held on Thursday the 20th of November at our Lady of the Assumption Church,74 Underwood Road, Homebush.

Ryder Rollercoaster Run

RydeAthletics NSW will be supporting the upcoming Ryde Rollercoaster Run on Sunday 30th November 2014. The 3.2km rollercoaster run takes in a series of steep uphill and downhill sections that provide a short yet gruelling run or an energising walk!


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