Articles on running
Next year’s London marathon will mark the 10th anniversary of the previous occasion on which an Australian man broke two hours 10 minutes for the marathon. That’s unless someone does it in the meantime, of course, which would be welcome, but seems unlikely. More here…
The man whose name fronts the Pat Carroll Running Group needs little introduction to the running community. “Coach Pat” represented Australia 18 times, competing in three Commonwealth Games, and is currently the fourth fastest Australian marathoner and half-marathoner of all time. Also the holder of the Australian all-comers half marathon record for his amazing 61.11 [...]
There’s no denying that jogging is good for you. A study from Stanford University School of Medicine tracked 500 older runners for more than 20 years. It found the now-elderly runners had fewer disabilities, a longer span of active life and were half as likely as ageing non-runners to die early deaths. Read more:
Former Olympic athlete Steve Moneghetti always felt like running was something he was born to do. But the 50-year-old long distance runner has also helped drive a nationwide interest in marathons and fun runs, that are part of what he calls a ‘running revolution’.
Collis Birmingham’s clear win in the Marugame half-marathon in Japan has created a confusing situation around the Australian record. Ostensibly, Birmingham’s win in one hour 56 seconds took four seconds off the mark previously held by Lee Troop, supplanting Troop’s performance as both the Australian and Oceania men’s record for the distance. More here….
Ever since the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games which was held at an altitude of 2300 m, the use of altitude to improve performance has been widely used by endurance athletes. Since then there has been a wide range of research that has investigated the use of altitude training to improve competition performance in elite [...]
Lisa Scholfield put together this great article and yours truly gets a word in: In a perfect world, each training run would be perfect, the sun would be shining, you’d be strong and motivated and you’d feel the wind beneath your feet. But we all know that life isn’t perfect and there are days when [...]
The science of sport: Barefoot running article
Great article from Inside Haton: 80 year old runs 3.15 for a Marathon