100 Days to Rio

Follow Scott's journey to the 2016 Rio Olympics Men's Marathon, from selection to the start line.

100 Days to Rio

Follow Scott's journey to the 2016 Olympic Men's Marathon.

Down to the last few 2 days to go

The athletics team is a little unconventional to most teams. There are 61 athletes on the team for Rio taking part in dramatically different disciplines. During the course of the year most of my contact with other distance runners or track and field athletes from...

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The Fernleigh 29 days to Rio

The Fernleigh Track stretches 15km from Adamstown in Newcastle to Belmont on the shores of Lake Macquarie. It is a pedestrian and cycle track converted from an old railway line linking the two jurisdictions together along with some coal mines in the early and mid-20th...

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10 of the best 33 days to Rio

Sometimes I am not sure how a workout is going to go until I mid way through. Today was one of those days. Having set a standard 8 times 1km session with short recoveries I wasn't being greedy. Thankfully with Guy Walters hitting some form I had company and was able...

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Hitting the spot 42 days to Rio

Today's long run was a solo effort in the afternoon around the spectacular Lake Macquarie. It's a rare treat to run long in the afternoon. As a kid and a single man this was my usual training time but family life has created a more efficient use of time and making the...

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Getting over it 46days to Rio

It has been three days still since the Gold Coast Half Marathon which is 21 km of hard running. This week has devoted to recovering well before hitting a final block of training leading up to Rio. Shaun Creighton once told me that he thought a runner needed one week...

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Racing times 50 days to Rio

  It's no wonder the Gold Coast Marathon attracts so many runners from the southern states; its warm, bright, colourful and the event itself truly world class. This year the Gold Coast Half Marathon is doubling as the Australian Half Marathon Championships and...

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