Category: Running News
Get your blue on and run along the Mooloolaba Esplanade at twilight Friday 15 March will see the Mooloolaba Esplanade painted in a sea of blue, as the ASICS Mooloolaba Twilight 5km Run kicks off the 3-day Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, in support of Make-A-Wish. The ASICS Twilight 5km Run is widely regarded as one of [...]
This year Melbournians will have the chance to battle it out for line honours well before the Formula One drivers when the inaugural Australian Grand Prix Run takes place at the Albert Park track on Sunday 10 March, 2013. Complete with course barriers, grandstands, overpasses and marquees, it is expected over 2,000 participants of all [...]
Global sports brand ASICS announced that Ironman triathlete and 2011 Ironman World Championship runner up, Pete Jacobs, has signed on as an ambassador. Renowned for being one of the world’s leading high performance footwear and apparel brands, ASICS will support Jacobs in a multiyear deal as he trains and races in his quest for his [...]
The Brooks Forster running festival held on the 11th September proved to be an amazing success with over 700 competitors experiencing a beautiful spring day to come and run around the amazing water ways of Forster Tuncurry. After such a successful event the Hastings council have now welcomed the inaugural Brooks Port Macquarie running festival [...]
More than 4,000 entrants took part in the inaugural Australian Running Festival, with 2012 set to build on this success. Incorporating The Canberra Times Canberra Marathon along with a Half Marathon and fun runs, the Australian Running Festival offers an event for all abilities, from serious runners to joggers, wheelchairs, pushers and walkers. The following [...]
Gebrselassie was the sport’s brightest light for close to 20 years. Usain Bolt is now the name that everyone recognizes, inside and outside the sport, and Gebrselassie probably didn’t achieve such wide appeal (such is the nature of 100m running compared to distance running). However, within athletics, he was transcendent. His star first shone in 1991, when he won the 5000m-10000m double at the World Junior championships. This was followed up by 10,000m gold in Stuttgart, the first of four such titles. And then in 1994, the world record feast began.
We’ve all been told about the benefits of having a quality pair of shoes when we are out running, training at the gym, or exercising. But how do we know how long these things are supposed to last?? With the answer dependent on a number of factors including a runner’s weight, running style and type of use, there is no clear cut answer. The following guidelines though can help as reasonably accurate ways to gauge how many more runs might be left in your beloved trainers!
The big running news of the weekend was that Zersenay Tadese, the Eritrean former World Cross-country champion and multiple world half-marathon champion, delivered on his promise to break the half-marathon world record in Lisbon. He ran an amazing time of 58:23. Full story…
If Australian Jeffrey Hunt hadn’t been in Sunday’s Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon the results would not have been especially surprising or noteworthy. On the surface Hunt’s 2:11:00 3rd place mark may not appear to add much to the equation, but what made him the defining element of this year’s Beppu-Oita was the way he ran the race.
The 2010 Canberra marathon has been scrapped because of a legal dispute over who owns the race. The ACT Government has axed the event because the Cross Country Club and the management company Cundy Spots Marketing (CSM) cannot agree who owns the event.