Eureka Climb helps build a better future for young people

EurekaThe race to the top of Melbourne’s tallest building is on again, with participants from all over Australia set to raise much needed funds for two charities and earn the ultimate view from the top of the Eureka Tower on Sunday 16 November, 2014.

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Balmain Fun Run announces new naming right partner

BalmainfunrunNow in its 6th year Balmain Fun Run is proud to announce it has strengthened its long association with Belle Property and has renamed the race, Belle Property Balmain Fun Run in an agreement that runs to 2016.

The deal is further proof of the progress the race has made over the last 6 years. Commencing as a low key affair, the run had grown to become one of Sydney’s best community races and this year will attract close to 2000 entrants.

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Race Report: Lamington Eco Challenge 2014

LECThis event originally caught my attention because of where it is. I used to do a bit of bushwalking in and around O’Reilly’s. It’s an awesome part of the world that I really wanted to get back.

 

The other thing that attracted me to this trail run is the concept: two marathons in two days. I had never run that far on two consecutive days and this would be a great test just over a month out from my first 100km race in September.

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Mudgee Running Festival exceeds expectations with over 600 taking part

MudgeeThe Mudgee Running Festival exceeded all expectations yesterday as more than 650 runners set out to finish one of the four races on the program.

As of Wednesday, more than 500 participants were going to take a run and by Saturday afternoon the numbers had grown beyond 600.

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Wardlaw heads Review

AA Athletics Australia has released the Terms of Reference for its review of the athletics team’s campaign at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, with former Olympian Chris Wardlawappointed as an independent Chair of the Review Panel.

Wardlaw, the former Head Coach of the Australian Athletics Team at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and a respected athletics identity, will be joined on the Review Panel by Athletics Australia Board Members Anne LordPeter Bromley and Jan Swinhoe.

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Victoria Sweeps National Cross Country

AaIt was a Victorian sweep at the 2014 'Go For 2 & 5' Australian Cross Country Championships at Albany, Western Australia as Courtney Powell took out the women’s Open 8km race and Duey Yoa winning the men’s 12km national title.

Running on the Great Southern Grammar School course, Courtney Powell crossed the line first to claim the women’s Open cross country title in the time of 28:02.60.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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