Beijing 2015

AAAthletics Australia has today published the Selection Policy for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing (CHN) on 22-30 August 2015.

With the aim of nominating the most competitive possible team to compete for Australia, the Selection Policy (download here) details the implications of the new IAAF entry process, which includes a single qualification standard and the delivery of desired field sizes.


ANSW Chairmans Message

AnswYesterday, I attended the launch of the 2015 Hunter Track Classic.  It reminded me that we are now well into the summer athletics season and looking into the New Year with State Championships, the Sydney and Hunter Track Classics and other pinnacle events of the track and field season. This weekend will feature the final round of the 2014 Treloar Shield at SOPAC.


Memories of a Winner

C2sHere is a small sample of the type of content to expect from Begin With The End In Mind: The Untold Story of the City2Surf - an inspirational 276 page coffee table book which details the history of Australia’s greatest community fitness event as told by the people who know it best, the City2Surf Legends.


The Perfect Xmas Gift

c2sXmas offer 7 Days Only: Get the City2Surf Book PLUS A 12 Month Subscription to Run 4 Your Life


Zatopek 10: Winners

AaBrett Robinson (ACT) and Eloise Wellings (NSW) have taken out the Australian men’s and women’s 10,000m national championships respectively at the Zatopek:10 athletics meet at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium on Thursday evening.


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.


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