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City to Surf (Sydney)

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MAYBE! - next year. - last post by clanrunner

Melbourne Marathon

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2014 Melb Marathon - last post by jmem

Gold Coast Marathon, half etc

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

Canberra Marathon and associated events

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

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Australian Running Festival... - last post by MD85

Sydney Marathon, Half, Bridge run

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2014 Sydney Running Festival - last post by Robbo78

Six Foot Track Marathon

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The Sixfoot 100 Day Challenge - last post by NJMS

Trailwalker (Syd, Melb, Adl etc)

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Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney 2014 - last post by RunnaMukk

SMH Half Marathon (Sydney)

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SMH Half Marathon 2014 - last post by saffron

Puffing Billy Train Race

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33rd Great Train Race - Sun... - last post by katiepot

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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Central Coast Half Marathon... - last post by C2H3

Other races (VIC)

Other races in VICTORIA (includes Melbourne)

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RACV MARYSVILLE MARATHON FE... - last post by runner1729

Other races (QLD)

Other races in QUEENSLAND (includes Brisbane & Gold Coast)

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Sri Chinmoy Green Bridge... - last post by frankdogg

Other Races (ACT)

Other races in AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (mainly Canberra)

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2014 Stromlo Running Festival - last post by alilypad

Other Races (SA)

Other races in SOUTH AUSTRALIA (includes Adelaide)

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2014 Black Hill Challenge - last post by jasonfarmer

Other Races (WA)

Other races in WESTERN AUSTRALIA (includes Perth)

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Goldfields marathon - last post by trailblazer777

Other Races (TAS)

Other races in TASMANIA (includes Hobart)

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Hobart Marathon 2015 - last post by McNick

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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Comrades Marathon - last post by jjgst5g

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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Ks 4 Kids Australia - last post by Ks4KidsAustralia


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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parkrun Parramatta - last post by twinkles76

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Everything related to the Olympic Games.

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ausie's - last post by Mal O


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

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2014 Ned Kelly Chase 100km - last post by gemmaw

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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sprint help - last post by HillsAths1

Trail & Mountain Running

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

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ROLLER COASTER RUN March 21... - last post by rohan

Fat Ass

Everything related to Fat Ass events (no fee runs)

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42k round the Bay - last post by Pom

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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Nepean Triathlon 2014 - last post by thomo


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A Royal Flush in Marathons... - last post by Peterhorse


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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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I'm new to running and... - last post by GreenConsort

Speed Training

Intervals, Repetitions, Fartlek etc

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Km repeats for 5k - last post by unicron

Marathon Training

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

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The Phil Maffetone Method - last post by RunningSurfer

Half Marathon Training

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

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Running slower and shorter... - last post by iangallagher16

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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Road Rankings for Australians - last post by Orr

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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Syd Eastern Suburbs - dog r... - last post by agauja

Other training topics

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

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Step Into Life - last post by oldmate

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Shoes & Socks

Discussion on Running Shoes, Socks, Insoles & Orthotics

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Running shoe nightmare advi... - last post by PutPut

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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Barefoot Runners In Wa - last post by threebagsfull

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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Aldi heart rate monitor wat... - last post by HillsAths1


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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Auckland Marathon 2014 - Bi... - last post by twodogs100

Other running gear

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

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Offer-Bob Ironman Running Pram - last post by meaobh

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Toes & Feet

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Burning Feet - last post by runwithdogs

Ankles, Knees & Legs

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Tibia stress reaction question - last post by sportsphysio

Hips, Backs, Chest

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hip flexor aches - now lowe... - last post by WetWeek

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Colds, Flu, Digestion & other conditions or diseases

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Nausea for whole week after... - last post by riffraff

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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 loubee

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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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Research Study: Carbohydrat... - last post by positiveSplit

Sports drinks, gels, vitamins & supplements etc

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

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Cramping and Sodium - last post by Lotsahare

Other nutrition topics

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

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How to drink water - last post by coolwalking

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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 unicron


Topics about people - generally athletes past or present.

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Roger Guard - last post by Chaserchasing

Books, Mags, Vids, TV, Websites etc

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

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Hal Koerner's Field Gui... - last post by churchie11

Misc Other

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

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Running - an ideal sport fo... - last post by SkyChariot

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About CoolRunning

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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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