On Sunday I ran my first ever marathon in Melbourne and most of it went really well, but at about 35k I was just done, I knew I was not going to achieve my goal pace (3:04:00) and I was pretty sure that my Boston marathon qualifying time (3:15:00) was out of the window too. [...]
From Chris Truscott
Oct 12th 2014
2014 has been a busy year for the HuRT squad and for a few of us, culminated in the trip south to run the Melbourne Marathon festival. After many months of early morning long runs, marathon pace tempo runs, midweek speed sessions, niggles, parties, kids & colds – we [...]
A near perfect autumn morning greeted the HuRTS team for the S.M.H Half Marathon what has become the unofficial ‘championship’ race that draws huge numbers and is only bettered perhaps by the City to Surf.
Meeting place was the popular Stone Gates and after the usual photos, banter, and 8 toilet stops to settle [...]
Great experience being part of the England team, course was a tough little circuit, 2.08k per lap with plenty of undulations. Weather was cool and clear and felt good so set out at a good pace and held 4.15-4.20 per k for about 65k. Was fairly lonely as the runners spread out around the course [...]
A very well written article on the importance of having a strong aerobic base before you engage in fast anaerobic sessions to avoid injuries and systemic acidosis.
Max Cherry, Barry Magee, Arthur Lydiard, Dick Telford and Hanny probably know what they are talking about!
Australian distance running legend died on Sunday:
Hardly a month goes by without yet another jaw-dropping performance from Laura James. As if last month’s win at the Sydney Half Marathon wasn’t enough for Laura, it actually just turned out to be just a training run for the main event in melbourne where Laura ran amazingly consistent splits to smash all predictions with [...]
Some highs and some lows from the squad running Berlin Marathon. That’s marathon running for you:
John Bartlett: 2:36:05 (PB)
Enda Stankard: 2:44:11 (PB)
David Williams: 2:45:48
Chris Truscott: 2:46:26
Renaud Herington: 2:47:17 (PB)
Mark Milligan: 2:49:13 (PB?)
James Highnam (Tom’s brother): 2:49:36 (PB)
Dr Skins: 2:54:24 (PB)
Charlie Dalziell: 3:03:01 (PB)
Greta Truscott: 3:04:19 [...]
Great read from Tucks. Showed real guts and determination.
The 2nd weekend in August with the Sun shining, Clear skies, 85’000 people towing the start line and Enda out with his 1001 excuses it could only mean one thing? Yep, the annual pilgrimage to Bondi and the City to Surf was on again.
No surprise to see a massive turnout from the HuRTS boys [...]