National Record

AAThe 14-year-old Australian and Oceania 1000m record of Grant Cremer is no longer, with Glasgow 2014 bound Jeff Riseley (Vic) clocking 2:16.09 to improve the previous mark by half a second at the 53rd Golden Spike in Ostrava (CZE).

Delivering third place in the race, the performance launched the European campaign of the two-time Olympian and provides insight into his form ahead of competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games next month.

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Haddins Run for a Cause

run2cure''Team Mia' took to the picturesque Sydney running course this morning for the 'Run 2 Cure Neuroblastoma' fundraiser.

Mia, daughter of Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin and his wife Karina, is one of many toddlers bravely fighting the number one form of cancer death in children under five.

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Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Running Festival 20th July 2014

whitsundayBased on the success of the 2013 Airlie Beach Running Festival and the support of our local community, plus a beautiful time of the year to be running in Airlie Beach (when it is cold in our southern states) we bring this event back again for all to enjoy.

This year we are very proud to welcome on board the major tour company in the Whitsundays – CRUISE WHITSUNDAYS - as our event sponsor. www.cruisewhitsundays.com

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Australian Marathon Champion to be crowned on the Gold Coast

gcamA male and female Australian marathon champion, along with a state or territory based teams champion will be crowned in less than three weeks time when the nation’s best marathoners go head-to-head at the Australian Marathon Championships as part of the 2014 Gold Coast Airport Marathon on Sunday 6 July.

The Australian Marathon Championships is set to ignite a friendly rivalry between states and territories as each team vie for the title of Australian marathon champion on one of the flattest and fastest courses in the country.

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COMMONWEALTH GAMES ATHLETES TAKE OUT MINI-MOS 10KM RACE

MINIMOSCOMMONWEALTH Games athlete Harry Summers took out this year’s 10km race with a time of 32:00 minutes. Mr Summers said it was his third time running the Mini-Mos and great preparation for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games where he will compete in the 10km run this July.


“It’s one of the toughest 10k road courses in Australia and a good lead up race to the Commonwealth Games,” Mr Summers said. “It was a great run.” Mr Summers said he was honoured to meet Olympic gold medal winner Herb Elliott who congratulated him on his win. “It was the first time I met him.I’m a massive fan of his,” he said.

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Commonwealth Runners Win Launceston 10

launceston10COMMONWEALTH Games bound-runners Liam Adams and Madeline Heiner were this morning crowned the Oceania 10km champions after taking out the Launceston Ten.

Adams, from Victoria, got home in a time of 29.25, with New South Wales's Heiner winning in a time of 32.49.

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Lee Troop to finish Australian running career on the Gold Coast

gcam2006 Gold Coast Airport Marathon winner, 2014 event ambassador, sub-2:10 marathoner, three-time Olympian and Commonwealth Games representative Lee Troop will bring down the curtain on one of the most celebrated and decorated Australian marathon careers at this year’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon on Sunday 6 July.

Troop will finish on a sentimental note by representing his home state of Victoria in the marathon one last time with the Gold Coast Airport Marathon doubling as the Australian Marathon Championships for the first time since 2006 which also happened to be the last time Troop took the national title on the Gold Coast.

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MINI-MOS FUN RUN – SUNDAY JUNE 15

MINIMOSOLYMPIC rower and world champion Dan Noonan will swap his sculling oars for running shoes this month at The Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair.Mr Noonan has come on board this year as the Mini-Mos ambassador, inspiring runners of all ages to take part.


The Mini-Mos is Mosman Public School’s annual fundraising event, which sees around 3,000 runners take part in either the 2km, 5km or 10km race.

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Wimmers King of the Mountain Festival - Fun for all the Family

wimmerskingofthemountainLooking for a great day out with something for all the family? Then make yourway to the historic township of Pomona in the stunning Noosa Hinterland for the Wimmers King of the Mountain Festival on Sunday 27th July.


The day starts buzzing at 7.00am which is when the Heritage Markets at Stan Topper Park come alive. Apart from fantastic finds and wonderful bargains there will be plenty of great entertainment: live music with The Whiskey Mountain Boys; buskers performing throughout the day and Keith Gail –champion woodcarver & Australian Entertainer – watch him in action with a chainsaw!

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ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

wimmerskingofthemountainOne of the toughest mountain climb challenges in Australiawill take place in Pomona, in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland On Sunday 27th July.


Arrive at Pomona from any direction and the first thing you see before you get to the town is the impressive backdrop ofMount Cooroora rising to a peak of 439m. An ancient volcanic plug with rocky outcrops, covered in part by dense trees, the mountain looks formidable and inaccessible.

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Manza and Kawauchi to set the course record straight

gcamThe greatest head-to-head clash in Gold Coast Airport Marathon history will steal the spotlight in the men’s elite field this year with equal course record holders, Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi and Kenya’s Nicholas Manza, headlining the race with both men aiming to defend their record and claim a podium finish on Sunday 6 July.

It’s been three years since Manza broke the long-standing 22-year-old men’s marathon course record previously held by Olympian Brad Camp. In this race Manza executed an exceptional run that resulted in him breasting the tape in 2:10:01, lowering Camp’s course record by 10 seconds.

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Athletics Australia sends biggest track team to Glasgow

AAAustralia will send its biggest-ever track and field team to a championships outside its shores at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games next month.

The 103-strong squad, headlined by Olympic and world 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson, includes 44 athletes making their major championships debut and 12 para-athletes.

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