Thursday, 26 May 2016

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Anna Fitzgerald – the reason I run: social connection, achievement, health, relaxation and independent time..

Anna Fitzgerald – the reason I run: social connection, achievement, health, relaxation and independent time..

Last month Randwick Botany’s Anna Fitzgerald won her first NSW title, aged 39. As a kid she competed in various sports, including jogging, but then quit. After a 15 year break she returned four years ago and has been making a mark, including just missing the top-10 in the City to Surf.

She explains about her return:

“The reasons I run now are different and I have discovered that I actually enjoy it! At first, my goal was to get fit post baby and to set a meaningful goal for myself and so I joined a gym.  After more than 15 years of relative inactivity, establishing new routines, getting strong and fit, became the focus. Indeed, it was friends at the local gym who encouraged me to reluctantly enter my first running event-the 9km Bridge Run in Sydney.  These days, it is the: social connection; sense of achievement; health benefits; positive parental modelling; and sense of relaxation or independent time that keep me running.  I am also highly competitive and am driven by trying to get the most out of myself.  Athletics provides a great platform for all of this.”

Thursday, 26 May 2016/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (469)/Comments (0)/
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Washburn qualifies for his second US team

Washburn qualifies for his second US team

Just off the plane from the IAAF Race Walking Cup held in Rome two weeks earlier, Tyler Jones and Steve Washburn were winners at the NSW Team Walk Championships held last Sunday at Chipping Norton.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (551)/Comments (0)/
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COACH PROFILE: Bronwyn Hager

COACH PROFILE: Bronwyn Hager

Last summer during the NSW 5000 metres community race, there was great sportsmanship shown by one of the leading competitors Bronwyn Hager who was encouraging all her opposition throughout the event. After the race we learned that Hager is a coach at the inner west Sydney community club Woodstock Runners where she combines coaching with her own competitive running career.

Saturday, 21 May 2016/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (174)/Comments (0)/
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Gregson and Blundell record Rio qualifiers

Gregson and Blundell record Rio qualifiers

Overnight in China and Europe, two NSW athletes clocked Rio Olympic qualifiers over 1500 metres. National 1500m record holder Ryan Gregson was competing in Nijmegen, Holland, while Jenny Blundell (SYU) competed in Beijing.

Thursday, 19 May 2016/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (1059)/Comments (0)/
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Olympic debut for Westcott

Olympic debut for Westcott

Today, Scott Westcott was named in the Australian Olympic team for the Rio Olympics. Westcott, from Newcastle, has been selected in the marathon to be held on August 21.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (1700)/Comments (0)/
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