Down to the last few  2 days to go

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...
Hot weather workout  10 days to Rio

Hot weather workout 10 days to Rio

One of the purposes of having the Australian team camp in a warm environment like Florida is so athletes have time to adjust to the conditions. Coming from Australia I am grateful to have the week here and have a chance to run in some warmth as it’s been a...
Planes, trams and Aussie kit  12 days to Rio

Planes, trams and Aussie kit 12 days to Rio

Tuesday represents 12 days to Rio and my first day in the Australian Track and Field Team Camp in Florida. The camp venue, IMG Academy, is a secondary sports college equipped with facilities to envy the Australian Institute of Sport; a top class gym, American football...
Glad to be part of a crowd  16 days to Rio

Glad to be part of a crowd 16 days to Rio

Today was special as it was my last hard ’workout’ in Newy and what better place than to get amongst it with a few hundred locals at Newy parkrun. Newy parkrun has been the site of my week before hitout for my previous three marathons including Melbourne...
A bit about belief  19 days to Rio

A bit about belief 19 days to Rio

Picture: Dad’s cross on ‘Glenbrook’, the family farm. The accompanying verse is; “So I lift up my eyes towards the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord who made heavens and earth.” Psalm 121 Tuesday’s...