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City to Surf (Sydney)

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MAYBE! - next year. - last post by loubee

Melbourne Marathon

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2015 MELBOURNE MARATHON - last post by melsydade

Gold Coast Marathon, half etc

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

Canberra Marathon and associated events

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

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2015 Australian Running Fes... - last post by BogFrog

Sydney Marathon, Half, Bridge run

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Any running Group in Sydney... - last post by runninghot

Six Foot Track Marathon

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The Sixfoot 100 Day Challenge - last post by trailblazer777

Trailwalker (Syd, Melb, Adl etc)

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Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney 2015 - last post by Oxfam_Trailwalker_Sydney

SMH Half Marathon (Sydney)

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SMH Half Marathon 2015 - last post by Andrew09

Puffing Billy Train Race

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34th Great Train Race - Sun... - last post by RunningJoey

City to Surf (Perth)

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2014 Perth City to Surf Hal... - last post by Taeliesyn

Other races (NSW)

Other races in NEW SOUTH WALES (includes Sydney)

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2015 Orange Colour City Run... - last post by MD85

Other races (VIC)

Other races in VICTORIA (includes Melbourne)

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2015 Great Ocean Road Marathon - last post by Madzruns

Other races (QLD)

Other races in QUEENSLAND (includes Brisbane & Gold Coast)

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Twilight Running Festival 2015 - last post by esjay

Other Races (ACT)

Other races in AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (mainly Canberra)

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2015 Woman & Girls Fun Run - last post by Amanda_HugnKiss

Other Races (SA)

Other races in SOUTH AUSTRALIA (includes Adelaide)

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Paws for a Run - Virtual Ru... - last post by crowpower

Other Races (WA)

Other races in WESTERN AUSTRALIA (includes Perth)

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The Great Western Sand Stor... - last post by Greatwesternsandstorm

Other Races (TAS)

Other races in TASMANIA (includes Hobart)

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Hobart Marathon 2015 - last post by victor

Other Races (NT)

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

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running in the territory - last post by barramundiboy

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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CHICAGO MARATHON 2014 - last post by riffraff

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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Sams Run Sydeny to Melbourn... - last post by barramundiboy


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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Tuggeranong parkrun - last post by MD85

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Everything related to the Olympic Games.

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Could the 10,00m be lost fr... - last post by Perses


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

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Canberra 100 Challenge Marc... - last post by besty

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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Broad-Jump WR - 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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educational trail running v... - last post by heartless

Fat Ass

Everything related to Fat Ass events (no fee runs)

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"cliff 2 Cliff" Fat... - last post by redbackrun

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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Ironman Melbourne 2015 - last post by frankie17


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Marathon Training + Push-Up... - last post by WetWeek


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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 Stej

Speed Training

Intervals, Repetitions, Fartlek etc

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Let's run 5K in sub 20min! - last post by SteveH72

Marathon Training

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

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Sub 3 hours and beyond in 2015 - last post by Rilla

Half Marathon Training

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

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Training for first half mar... - last post by zaggor

10Km Training

How to run a 10km or run a specific time

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Sub 50 min 10k - last post by Steve247

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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Looking for improvement - last post by MG4R

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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Sunday Melbourne Training R... - last post by Tiger Boy

Other training topics

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

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Running without a race goal? - last post by starved

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Shoes & Socks

Discussion on Running Shoes, Socks, Insoles & Orthotics

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Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 - last post by Keithh

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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Minimalism as a fad and inc... - last post by Taeliesyn

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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Oregon Scientific ssmart watch - last post by Ymac


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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For Sale: Altra Olympus and... - last post by RIC330

Other running gear

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

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Extra wide brim visor - last post by Ultramouse

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Toes & Feet

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PLANTAR FASCIITIS HELP! - last post by WhyNot

Ankles, Knees & Legs

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Stitched up knee - return t... - last post by allrounder

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tendonopathy question - last post by nathaniel2518

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Colds, Flu, Digestion & other conditions or diseases

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

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Eagle and prostate cancer - last post by vat

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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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Skim vs whole milk - last post by barramundiboy

Sports drinks, gels, vitamins & supplements etc

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

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Jelly Snakes during a marathon - last post by StuC

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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'Seeing Things' in... - last post by jww


Topics about people - generally athletes past or present.

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RIP Sammy Wanjiru - last post by Colin

Books, Mags, Vids, TV, Websites etc

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

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A short running movie I made - last post by Zakaria_80

Misc Other

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

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Wilsons Prom - last post by Dash

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About CoolRunning

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

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SSL - https://coolrunning.c... - last post by Perses

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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