What Is Your Best Distance

WHAT IS YOUR BEST DISTANCE? by Sean Williams When trying to figure out what event or distance is best for runners I coach to target, I look at a number of variables. Those variables include pb performances, the runner’s body and how it responds to training and racing loads, top end speed, running technique and personality. Percentage off the world record: The variable I would like to discuss first of all is the percentage that a runner is off the […]

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IAU 100K World and European Championships

Last night HuRTs marathon and Ultra marathon machine, Andy Heyden (once known as “English” Andy but now known as “True Blue Aussie” Andy) pulled on the green and gold for his country (again) and ran in the 100k World Championships in Seregno Italy. In overcast conditions, and perfect 12 degree running temperatures, Andy and his team-mate Brendan Davis took on 220 runners from 36 nations for 5 laps of a 20k course. The race was won in convincing fashion by […]

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London Marathon 2012

The Science of Sport boys have written an excellent run down on the weekend’s race with Mary Keitany running the fastest womens marathon this year and Wilson Kipsang coming agonisingly close to the course record while taking out the mens race. http://www.sportsscientists.com/2012/04/london-2012-kipsang-keitany-conquer.html Well done to HuRTs runner “Big” Sam who ran very consistent 5k splits to sneak in under 2:47 by the smallest of margins.

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Enda’s Melbourne Ironman Race Report

Melbourne Ironman Race Report: I’d planned to keep this short as race reports on IM are for first-timers only, but got a bit carried away once I start typing.. So if you don’t have time or don’t work for the Gov’t or CBA then here is the summary: “IM Melbourne is a great race, exceptionally well organised with only a few teething problems which should be gone next year. It is a super-fast bike course mainly due to the surface […]

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