IMP Runners Conquer Heartbreak Hill

ImpThe team's first trip to Sydney was extremely successful!  They were fortunate to meet and spend time with marathon champions Steve Moneghetti and Michael Shelley, as well as hear from dual City2Surf champion and IMP ambassador, Lara Tamsett. The team drew strength from these elite runners, as well as 2010 IMP graduate and the first Australian Indigenous man to finish the New York marathon, Charlie Maher, and 2012 runner, Kieren de Santis.


City2Surf: Olympic runner Craig Mottram wins race, SA's Casey Wood first female to cross the line

10 Aug 2014, 1:53pmOlympic long-distance runner Craig Mottram has won this year's City2Surf running race from Central Sydney to Bondi Beach.

Sun 10 Aug 2014, 1:53pmThe bronze medallist in the 2005 Helsinki World Championships said he did not find the run very easy.

C2sOlympic long-distance runner Craig Mottram has won this year's City2Surf running race from Central Sydney to Bondi Beach.

Mottram crossed the finish line in 41 minutes and 56 seconds in his first city run to the beach event.

The bronze medallist in the 2005 Helsinki World Championships said he did not find the run very easy.


Vale John Bromley 1927-2014

AnswFormer state distance running champion John Bromley, who competed in a golden period in our sport, died last week aged 87. Bromley competed in an era when cross country races meant negotiating barbwire fences and small creeks, the state championships included a march past and athletes competed on the hallowed turf of the Sydney Cricket Ground. Bromley competed with and beat the best in the country including Olympic and Commonwealth Games representatives Keith Ollerenshaw, Al Lawrence, John Plummerand Graham Thomas.


The ANSW road show is coming to you!

ANSW By now many of you will have heard of the ANSW Road Show. However, some may still be scratching their heads about some of the details. The answers to frequently asked questions are below.

Q1.  What exactly is the Road Show?

A)     The ANSW Road Show is a series of presentations and clinics designed to improve club capacity and expertise across all levels of participants.


Anyrun for Golf?

IrunSurf and Turf Night Trail Series, Sydney’s Northern Beaches,

In an era when organisers are diverging from pure fun run themes into  Mud Runs and Color Runs and Stair Challenges, a new “golf” tangent will take place on Sydney’s northern beaches this spring.

The Surf and Turf Night Trail Series will be held on four Thursday evening at three of Sydney’s most scenic public golf courses – Wakehurst (twice), Long Reef and Mona Vale Golf Clubs.


Hollingsworth Statement

AAAthletics Australia is bitterly disappointed that Eric Hollingsworth has chosen to make a statement to the media at a time when our focus as a group should be wholly on supporting our athletes’ performances.

He acted without the authority of Athletics Australia and in contravention of the specific instructions of the Chief Executive Officer.


Wrap Up: McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival

townsville2,303 runners lined Townsville’s Strand as they took part in the Festival’s six events – the Tony Ireland Holden Townsville Marathon, the Queensland Country Health Fun Half Marathon, The Athlete’s Foot 10K Classic, The Townsville Bulletin Adult 5K Fun Run, McDonald’s Junior 5K Fun Run and the Townsville Airport 2.5K Hero Run.


Shelley Marathon Gold

AAThe Australian athletics team has kicked into action at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (SCO) in spectacular fashion, with Michael Shelley (Qld) running a superb race to win gold in the men’s race in a new personal best time of 2:11:15 and Jess Trengove (SA) clinching the bronze medal in the women’s marathon, also in a new lifetime best time of 2:30:12.



AAAlthough they might have different approaches to their pre-race preparation, Australian marathoners Jess Trengove and Michael Shelley agree on one thing – both will be ready to handle whatever the Glasgow weather throws at them when they run at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Glasgow has been unseasonably warm in recent weeks, which led journalists at the official Australian athletics team media conference on Wednesday to ask the pair about how they would handle the potential heat.


Calendar night raises large funds for Olympic athletes

sweatA fantastic dinner evening on July 17th kick started a calendar launch and not-for-profit running association.

On the eve of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games the running community held a fundraising dinner at Twin Reception Centre to assist international athletes. Sean Williams coach of Ben St Lawrence (Australian 10,000m record holder) and Olympian Victoria Mitchell as well as Commonwealth Games 10,000m runner Harry Summers opened proceedings in style with the launch of a tasteful black and white calendar featuring members of his elite squad.


Rowe Record

AAVictorian middle-distance runner Alex Rowe has equalled the Australian men’s 800m national record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco, matching the time of 1:44.40 set byRalph Doubell when he won the gold medal at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games.

It had been 45 years and 276 days since Doubell’s run on 15 October 1968 when Rowe stepped out onto the Stade Louis II track in Monaco (MON).


Matthews Crowned king of the Mountain

KOTMIT was runner against runner, mate against mate at over 160 competitors competed in the 40th Shoalhaven King of the Mountain on Sunday.

Dubbo’s Alex Matthews took top honours in 1:58.35.

Matthews ran in the 2009, 2011 and 2012 Kings, but was unable to compete last year after a shoulder accident that left him in hospital for six weeks.


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