Protein: Is All The Hype Warranted?

ProteinFrom Issue 6 of R4YL, June/July 2006.

Earlier in my career as a sports dietitian, education of athletes focused heavily on the importance of consuming an adequate amount of carbohydrate in the diet to promote exercise performance, particularly among endurance athletes such as runners. The delivery of information by sports nutrition educators combined with the public dietary recommendations at that time meant that athletes often focused exclusively on carbohydrate at the expense of considering other important nutrients such as protein. Remember the days when you thought that bread and jam, bread and jam, bread and jam was a great post-exercise recovery snack?!


North Pole Marathon Warms Hearts

impHe endured the searing summer heat of Broome, WA, with temperatures reaching 40°C – to prepare himself for one of the world’s toughest marathons; the North Pole Marathon.

In April 2015, 2014 IMP Graduate, Adrian Dodson-Shaw, became the first Aboriginal man to land at the North Pole. He was also the first Aboriginal man to run the North Pole Marathon, a near 90 degree turn-around in weather conditions on top of the world.


Samuels second as Robinson qualifies for Beijing

Athletics AustraliaAustralian athlete Dani Samuels (NSW) has continued to stake her claim as a potential medallist at the upcoming IAAF World Championships by recording her second consecutive second-place finish in the women’s discus throw in the fifth round of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League in Birmingham (GBR) overnight.


POGO Physio Founder's Book Is Now An Amazon Bestseller

Mermaid Waters, QLD., May 11, 2015 – Author, speaker, champion tri-athlete and physiotherapist Brad Beer's book called You CAN Run Pain Free! A Physio’s 5 Step Guide to Enjoying Injury-Free and Faster Running is now being featured strongly on AMAZON's Running and Jogging charts and has even ranked #1 on the site’s bestseller and new releases lists.


Prefontaine Classic: Buckman qualifies for Beijing

Athletics AustraliaZoe Buckman (Vic) has staked her maiden claim for selection to the Australian Flame team that will compete at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing (CHN).

Taking to the start line in an impressive women’s 1500m on day two of the Prefontaine Classic, the 26-year-old showed no signs of the calf strain that forced her withdrawal from the IAAF World Relays, crossing the line in 4:06.30 as Jenny Simpson (USA) set a world lead of 4:00.98 to win.


Leonora Golden Gift: Favourite wins golden run

Leonora Golden GiftLondon Olympian Eloise Wellings is setting set her sights on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a golden run at Australia's richest mile race in Leonora yesterday.

The 32-year-old from Sydney pocketed $6000 and a gold ingot for her victory in the Elite Mile event, joining fellow London Olympians Zoe Buckman and Kaila McKnight as former winners in the outback town.


Prefontaine Classic: World record for Ballard, Birmingham qualifies for Beijing

Athletics AustraliaThe Commonwealth champion Angela Ballard (NSW) has stolen the show on day one of competition at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil (SUI), with the five-time Paralympic medallist smashing the world record for the women’s T53 wheelchair 400m.


Diver to make Australian debut

Athletics AustraliaSinead Diver (Vic), a 38-year-old mother-of-two, will make her debut for the Australian Flame at this year’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing (CHN).

One of three women named to compete in the marathon, the Athletics Victoria XCR (cross-country) champion will be joined on the start line for arguably the toughest of all athletics pursuits by Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games representatives Sarah Klein (Vic) and Melanie Panayiotou (Qld).


Barossa Marathon: Staeher's breakthrough victory

Barossa MarathonDavid Staehr has run over 30 marathons, with his winning time in the Barossa Running Festival on Sunday, of 2:38.53, a personal best (PB).

He has competed in the Barossa event for four years, always finishing on the podium, with two thirds and a second. his 2015 success a first win in a marathon.


Great Ocean Road Marathon

APOLLO BAY (Sunday 17 May, 2015) – Australia’s most stunning marathon delivered clear blue skies and glistening waters for over 6,000 competitors who tackled the Great Ocean Road in pristine Autumn conditions.

The two day weekend festival of running based at the seaside coastal town of Apollo Bay offered five distances ranging from the 1.5km Great Ocean Road Real Estate Kids’ Gallop to the 44 km GMHBA Marathon from Lorne to Apollo Bay.


City to Casino: David Thomas claims record in fun run

City2casinkTasmanian runner David Thomas has improved on second place in last year's City to Casino fun run, setting a record time in this year's event.

Thomas finished the 11-kilometre race in 32 minutes, 43 seconds, smashing the previous record by 45 seconds.


SMH Half Marathon

SmhLacing up for the Sydney Morning Herald Half-Marathon was a last-minute decision for Liam Adams, but you wouldn't know it from his result.

The 28-year-old Melburnian, who is gearing up for a tilt at qualifying for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, completed the half-marathon in an impressive 64 minutes, 25 seconds to cross the finish line in first place.


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