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City to Surf (Sydney)

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The Blue Smurfs - last post by Davinator

Melbourne Marathon

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2016 Melbourne Marathon - last post by MerryMegsy

Gold Coast Marathon, half etc

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Gold Coast Airport Marathon... - last post by  DESTINATION_43

Canberra Marathon and associated events

"Australian Running Festival" incorporating marathon, half marathon, ultra marathon, 10k and 5k.

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2016 Australian Running Fes... - last post by Eagle

Sydney Marathon, Half, Bridge run

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What's the elevation ga... - last post by TassiePenguin

Six Foot Track Marathon

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6 Foot Track Marathon 2016 - last post by nickpb

Trailwalker (Syd, Melb, Adl etc)

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TW Melbourne 2016 - last post by bingo01

SMH Half Marathon (Sydney)

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SMH Half Marathon 2016 - last post by Maffrew

Puffing Billy Train Race

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35th Great Train Race - add... - last post by GreatTrainRace

City to Surf (Perth)

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Perth City2Surf 2015 - 12km - last post by Andrew09

Other races (NSW)

Other races in NEW SOUTH WALES (includes Sydney)

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2016 Orange Colour City Run... - last post by Pom

Other races (VIC)

Other races in VICTORIA (includes Melbourne)

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Brimbank Park Running Festi... - last post by Robert W

Other races (QLD)

Other races in QUEENSLAND (includes Brisbane & Gold Coast)

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Caboolture Historical Villa... - last post by Kelvin

Other Races (ACT)

Other races in AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (mainly Canberra)

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Resolution Run Series, Lake... - last post by backofthepack

Other Races (SA)

Other races in SOUTH AUSTRALIA (includes Adelaide)

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McLaren Vale Half Marathon - last post by Option1

Other Races (WA)

Other races in WESTERN AUSTRALIA (includes Perth)

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Goldfields Pipeline marathon - last post by GrantWholey

Other Races (TAS)

Other races in TASMANIA (includes Hobart)

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Cadbury Hobart Marathon 2016 - last post by BeesKnees

Other Races (NT)

Other races in NORTHERN TERRITORY (includes Alice Springs & Darwin)

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Alice Springs Marathon 2015 - last post by Wedgetail

Other Australian races

Don't start new threads here- we are moving these threads to a new home and will then delete this section.

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Mothers Day Classic 2014 - last post by gemmaw

International Runs or Races

Note Ultramarathons eg Comrades are in Ultramarathon category, Hawaii Ironman in Triathlon category, Olympics/ Commonwealth/ Track races in Track & Field section

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2017 Dopey Run Run Disney O... - last post by twinkles76

Charity & Fund Raising Entries

Events for major races that are arranged through charities of fund-raising bodies. One thread per relevant body. Please keep discussions on the races themselves to the relevant race threads, this sub-forum is just for the charity or fund-raising entry objectives and process

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Fire and Rescue NSW Sydney... - last post by Professor


Parkrun 5k races are popping up all around Australia, in line with world trends. The threads have been categorised by state, but there are sufficient of them to group together.

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Panania parkrun - last post by Pom

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Everything related to the Olympic Games.

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Predictions for the 2016 Ol... - last post by IndigoWolf


Everything related to Ultra-Marathons (further than a marathon) including races, training, discussions etc

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GNW100s - 2016 - last post by Martin Dugdale

Track & Field

Everything about Track & Field & Cross country, Olympics, Commonwealth Games races, training, Athletics Australia, Little Athletics, the Running Australia program etc

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Peter Norman - last post by sunburnt

Trail & Mountain Running

Everything related to Trail and/or Mountain Running (if an Ultra post in the Ultra category)

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The Mt Coot-tha Thread - last post by chrisso

Fat Ass

Everything related to Fat Ass events (no fee runs)

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Megalong Mega 2015, 2016 - last post by Jogger

Triathlon, Cycling, Swimming, CrossTraining etc

Everything relating to Triathlon & MultiSport races & training - including duathalon, biathlon, aquathon, rogaining, cross-training & other cross-training incl swimming, gym etc

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Audax Alpine Classic - last post by frankie17


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Average marathon time- US T... - last post by mutk


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Curious? - last post by Simmo

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Beginner Training

People new to running training should start here.

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How was your run today? - last post by mutk

Speed Training

Intervals, Repetitions, Fartlek etc

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Let's run 5K in sub 20min! - last post by mutk

Marathon Training

How to train for a marathon, or run a particular time

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Sub 3 and beyond... 2016 - last post by Tiddischer

Half Marathon Training

How to run a half marathon, or run a specific time

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Long distance training tips. - last post by speedmeup

10Km Training

How to run a 10km or run a specific time

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How do I get faster? - last post by HillsAths1

Competitive Edge & Elite

All about competing at the highest levels, plus discussion of the international competitive running scene. Appropriate for advanced and elite runners.

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Kenyans May Be Genetically... - last post by Colin

Places & Clubs

Topics relating to places - places to run, places to train. Topics about Running Clubs and running partners are to be included here.

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Melbourne Sunday Morning Ru... - last post by luckyguy

Other training topics

Other training topics that don't appear to fit into the above categories

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Hornsby Quarry Trail Closure? - last post by besty

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Shoes & Socks

Discussion on Running Shoes, Socks, Insoles & Orthotics

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New Balance 860V6 - last post by Drewster

Barefoot & related

Discussions on running barefoot (incl minimalist shoes) and clubs, tactics, news articles etc - your one stop for all barefoot info!

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Transitioning To Barefoot - last post by sportsphysio

Electronic Hardware & Software

Hardware includes Watches, MP3 players, GPS. Software includes race pace calculators, training logs, diaries etc - generally anything "electronic".

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Need to replace Garmin 405... - last post by Tiddischer


Ask about running-related items you are looking to buy or sell here - can include questions on WHERE to buy/sell (ONLY if you are Australian/NZ-based or item is Australian/NZ-related - NO TRADER ADS)

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Wanting to buy:  Mens Casca... - last post by wojie24

Other running gear

Other running gear topics that don't appear to fit into the above categories

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Salomon Hydration Pack - last post by Bert

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Toes & Feet

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Plantar Fascitis - last post by Davo

Ankles, Knees & Legs

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achilles treatment - Heel C... - last post by Steve01

Hips, Backs, Chest

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Si Joint Dysfunction, Pirif... - last post by Colin

Inside the body

Colds, Flu, Digestion & other conditions or diseases

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When Do You Start Running A... - last post by dadagain

Other body topics

Other body topics that don't appear to fit into the above categories

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Training for a marathon wit... - last post by David C

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Food & Diet

Food/Diet topics that relate to running/training only - random discussions on food/diet in "very off-topic chatter" please.

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Slurpee after run - last post by Drewster

Sports drinks, gels, vitamins & supplements etc

Nutrition for when running - sports drinks, gels, vitamins, supplements & the like

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Pre-workout - last post by StuartAUS

Other nutrition topics

Other nutrition topics that relate to running that don't appear to fit into the above categories

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Help! Smoking Neighbour Cau... - last post by iRonnie

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Runners' Soapbox

This section is for runners to gain feedback on other articles published elsewhere on the 'net or to discuss issues they feel are important.

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S**t non-runners say - last post by toolittletoolate


Topics about people - generally athletes past or present.

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Vale John Bannon, former SA... - last post by crowpower

Books, Mags, Vids, TV, Websites etc

Topics about running books, magazines, videos, newspaper & media in general, (including other websites)

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Read Any Good Running Books... - last post by Martin Dugdale

Misc Other

Questions & topics that don't appear to fit into any other category

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Biblical running quotes? - last post by Quinkin

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About CoolRunning

A good place to discuss CoolRunning, likes, dislikes and "constructive criticism"

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What Pisses me off about Co... - last post by mutk

CoolRunning Community

Less-serious discussions about CoolRunning, or members, social events and other CoolRunning-related topics. Possibly not a lot of running talk.

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