The Puffing Billy Great Train Race

puffing billy great train raceThe 2014 Great Train Race took place on Sunday 4 May 2014, with Craig Appleby and Sarah Klein emerging as the male and female winners.

The Great Train Race isn't simply a race amongst the competitors - it's an exciting challenge competing against the steam locomotive, Puffing Billy!

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AV Jells Park XC Relays

Jells Park XC relaysVictoria's XCR Racing once again kicked off in the beautiful surrounds of Jells Park in Melbourne’s south east with the Victorian Cross Country Relay Championships. The challenging and undulating 3km course traversed both open grassland and dense pine forest, with open and overage competitors completing two laps per leg and junior competitors one lap per leg.

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Australian Mountain Running Championships

Australian Mountain Running ChampionshipsIn 2010 Scott McTaggart’s 54.40 Australian Championship winning time for the 11 km on Mt Tennent was such a scintillating performance that it was felt it would be many years before it would be bettered. Come 2014 and Alan Craigie proved the record was vulnerable when he clocked 55.06 to win the ACT Championship on a soft track after a deluge of rain in preceding days.

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Hilly Half Marathon

hilly half marathonRunners hit the long-distance running trail and were cheered on by the crowds at the annual Stamford Financial Hilly Half Marathon. Held each May, the challenging Stamford Financial Hilly Half Marathon follows road, fire trails and walking tracks through Hamilton Island’s undulating interior.

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Sydney:10

sydney:10Early rain cleared for some great tussles in the 2014 Sydney:10, Australian and NSW 10km Road Running Championships, held in Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday. The race seemed to have it all, talented new comers, athletes on the comeback trail, world class triathletes and state and national road running titles on the line.

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Wimmers King Of The Mountain Festival

Wimmers King of the MountainA new team of champions are training for this year's Wimmers King Of The Mountain Festival on Sunday 27 July 2014.

While serious competitors are lining up to take on the mountain, local businesses are invited and encouraged to enter a mixed team of five (including one girl) in a new event - the Raine & Horne Corporate Tug O War.

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Sydney Trail Series bound for Botany Bay

Sydney Trail Running SeriesThe stunning coastline of Botany Bay will host amateur and professional runners for a unique trail running event to be held on Saturday 10 May as part of the Sydney Trail Series.

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Dominant performances at the Noosa Half Marathon

Noosa half marathonApril 27, 2014: Pat Nispel and Melanie Panayiotou have been crowned as 2014 Run Noosa Half Marathon champions with dominant performances.

The Seven Local News Run Noosa events were part of the 2014 Noosa Ultimate Sports Fest line-up and comprised of the Noosa Half Marathon, Noosa 10km Run and the Noosa 5km Run/Walk with perfect course conditions this morning.

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Commonwealth Games destiny for Canberra athlete Emily Brichacek

Emily Brichacek

Minutes before the biggest race of her life, Emily Brichacek's coach, Ted McLean, took the Canberra athlete’s hand and placed an acorn in her palm.

In the lead-up to the Australian championships, doubling as the Commonwealth Games qualifier, McLean had tried to inspire the 23-year-old 5000m runner by showing her footage of Roger Bannister’s world-changing sub-four-minute mile in 1954.

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New trail marathon on Great Ocean Road

Surf coast trail marathonA new trail marathon will allow runners to put their ­endurance to the test while taking in the picturesque Surf Coast.

The Surf Coast Trail Marathon, on June 28, will start at Torquay and finish 42.2km west on the Fairhaven beaches.

Organiser Chris Ord, from Anglesea-based trail running company Tour de Trails, said he expected the event to attract trail and road running fraternities as well as ­ironmen/women and triathletes.

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Birmingham's thrilling showdown with USA

Penn relaysCollis Birmingham fought a thrilling duel with Olympic silver medallist Leonel Manzano to almost claim victory for Australia in a USA versus The World showdown.

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Geelong Half Marathon

Geelong half marathonThomas Payn’s whirlwind trip to Australia paid off yesterday with victory in the Geelong Half Marathon.

Just a fortnight after running in the London Marathon, Payn tore up the scenic riverside course to win the 21.1km event in one hour, six minutes and 16 seconds.

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