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 Tuesday, March 27, 2007 

AIS Study at Canberra Half Marathon

The Australian Institute of Sport are still going ahead with the Difflam throat spray study in conjunction with the Canberra Half Marathon on Sunday 13-May.

We would really like to increase the number of runners who are willing to participate and while still looking for male runners (planning on running under 1:40 for the half marathon, or with a 10k time under 45min) we would like to now include female runners who may be interested (planning on running under 1:50 for the half, or with a 10k time under 50min). In exchange for your efforts we are able to reimburse your entry feel.

Please contact myself (Amanda Cox) or Philo Saunders if you would like further information or are willing to participate.

amanda.cox@ausport.gov.au
philo.saunders@ausport.gov.au

Posted at 23:50     [Perma-Link]

Walk the Walk: Trailwalker Corporate Results

SOME good results were posted by the corporate team competing in the Oxfam Trailwalker charity event — the last outing for sacked Tabcorp boss Matthew Slatter with his old employer.
Slatter's Tabcorp-backed Team Mamarudo finished 53rd in a time of 17 hours 9 minutes — under the team's aim of 18 hours.

Team Mamarudo led the fundraising stakes, too, with $42,965 raised for charity.

The Trailwalker event raised $1.22 million for Oxfam.

The PriceWaterhouseCoopers entry, Team Spirit, took 13 hours, 41 minutes to be the first corporate entry to finish with all four members, and came sixth overall.

Complete article at The Age

Posted at 11:50     [Perma-Link]
 Saturday, March 24, 2007 

All female team wins Melbourne Trailwalker

Team # 591 the Dashing Divas are the first team to finish TRAILWALKER Melbourne with extreme heat on their side!

Alice Kemp, Alison Smith, Anne Ziogos and Nelly Conus (representing Melbourne University Athletics Club and the Richmond Harriers) finished the TRAILWALKER with the time of 10 hours and 44 minutes and lucky for them, it was a 36 degree day. Alice is on a challenge to undertake Vikram yoga , a type of yoga practiced in extreme heat twice daily. And all this excrutiating training was rewarded with first place.

Congratulations to the winning team, who enjoyed a well deserved glass of COLD champagne at the finish!

Article from Oxfam Australia

Posted at 10:27     [Perma-Link]
 Thursday, March 22, 2007 

World Record for Running Marathons On Seven Continents is now 35 Days

On 18 March 2007, "Marathon" Don Kern completed his attempt to break the Guinness World Record "Marathon on each continent - Shortest duration to complete (Men)" by running in organized marathons on each of the seven continents in 35 days. The attempt began on 11 February 2007 in Birmingham, Alabama.

The marathons included in the "world tour" were: Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham Alabama (North America), Egyptian International Marathon in Luxor, Egypt (Africa), Maraton Popular de Valencia in Valencia, Spain (Europe), The Antarctic Marathon on King George Island (Antarctica), Fin del Mundo Marathon in Ushuaia, Argentina (South America), Six Foot Track Marathon in Katomba (Australia), and the Donga Seoul International Marathon in Seoul, South Korea (Asia)

All of the above marathons are officially organized events, recognized by the Association of International Marathons and Road Races (AIMS) or other international running bodies. None are contrived just for the purpose of this world record attempt.

Affiliated charities 1) Alternatives in Motion, a local Grand Rapids charity provides new made-to-order wheelchairs and other mobility devices to people who need them. 2) City to City Run to Defeat Malaria, Donating Bti (bacillus thurengiensis var israelensis) to Equator Belt Countries. This bacteria naturally kills mosquitoes without disrupting personal health or environment, as opposed to spraying DDT.

Kern is an IT Consultant, freelance writer, and the Race Director of the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. He has now run 140 marathon or longer races, in all fifty states, in sixteen countries, and at the North Pole.

For additional information on all races and official results, contact Don Kern, or visit www.cooladventures.net/sevencontinents.htm

Posted at 11:08     [Perma-Link]
 Thursday, March 01, 2007 

Sarah Jamieson aiming to break one mile record at Melbourne A Series on Friday

To coincide with her attack on the Australian Outdoor Mile record this Friday night at the Telstra A Series in Melbourne, Sarah Jamieson has announced the launch of www.sarahjamieson.com

After her breakthrough season in 2006, which featured victories in five global athletics meets, a Commonwealth Games Silver Medal over 1500m and the Australian 1500m record, Sarah has become one of Australia’s top medal chances for the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Osaka and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Sarah has already started 2007 in grand style, smashing the old Australian Indoor Mile record en route to victory in the Reebok Boston Indoor Games. This weekend, she will be looking to add Margaret Crowley’s Australian Outdoor Mile record of 4.25.84 to her list of achievements.

The launch of the site reflects the increased profile and public interest in Sarah as she aims for even greater success in her athletic career. Now media, sponsors and sports fans can keep abreast of Sarah’s latest performances, view media releases, check out her race schedule and even book Sarah for a speaking engagement or public appearance.

For more information check out www.sarahjamieson.com

Posted at 09:54     [Perma-Link]


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