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We are proud to announce our new Corporate Sponsor

On Running.

Swiss Running Shoe and Apparel brand 'On Running' have come onboard to support our  runners and coaches.

On Running shoes make you feel like you are running on clouds. They are light, fast and stylish. 

On shoes can be purchased through our good friends at Running Science Rozelle at special prices to all squad members.

Check out https://www.on-running.com/en-au/ to see all the great On_Running products available.

Here We Are Day 1 - August 6, 2019

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GREAT RACING IN APRIL

April has kick off with plenty of enthusiasm for racing again. 

We all hit the Centennial Parkrun for the first time in a while with some awesome PB results and Gerber smashing the field to take the win.

At the Sri Chinmoy our Junior and Senior runners took several Podium finishes in their Age Groups with Max and Natasha breaking the Junior U16 male and female course records. Gerber also backed up to with the Half Marathon in blistering time.

In Hobart there was plenty of great running in the Cadbury Marathon Festival.

Highlights included Eva's great 2nd place finish in the 10km and Steve's big Sub 3 hour in the Marathon event.

In Canberra we saw runners covering all four race distances. Some big PBs were run and Horrie completed the 50km adding to his incredible list of Ultra achievements.

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MIA and GERBER On RUNNING Ambassadors

Congratulations to Mia Farrow and Gerber Koster on becoming Australasia Ambassadors for the On Running shoe brand.

Mia and Gerber will join Coach Woz and Junior Squad Coach Jordan on the On Run Crew Team for 2021.

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BLUE MOUNTAINS TRAINING CAMP - FEBRUARY 2021

It was great to get back to the mountains and to the Fairmont Resort for our first camp of 2021. 73 runners including some top level juniors from the Up And Running Squad were treated to a weekend of incredible trail running, swimming, strength and yoga sessions.

Thanks to our sponsors On Running, Running Science, Impi Sportswear and Kinesys Sunscreen for the great prizes and sample products.

SRI CHINMOY CROSS COUNTRY, CENTENNIAL PARK - BACK TO RACING

 

Finally we found a RACE in this year of disruption and uncertainty, and this is obviously what we'all were waiting for with some amazing running coming from all members of THE RUN SQUAD and our Junior Group UP AND RUNNING.

The morning started with the Half Marathon and we had 8 runners brave the 3 lap Cross Country Course around the trails of the Centennial Park. Our best result was from Nathan Tucker who finished in 3rd place in 1:26.38. Peter Craig wasn't far behind in his newly branded TRS kit finishing in 6th place in 1:31.58. Our first lady was Tania Drahonchuk (5th female 1:37.17) who paced with Julla La who finished just behind in 1:38.00. There was a family battle between Spencer Yuen (1:46.59) and Morgan Yuen who chased him to the finish to run 1:47.28. Rachel Craig in training for her big debut in Stromlo ran 1:51.07 and our mighty inspirational septuagenarian Paul Feain got through another Half Marathon distance in 2:36.18.

 

We were all guns blazing in the 14km Event with Gerber Koster in first place in a blistering 50:46. It's hard to imagine he will be running 100 miles in just 5 days. Matt Dawson always impressive ran 51:38 to take second place. Young Laura Roderick took out her first ever female number 1 spot and finished 5th overall in 58:41 paced by her good mate Ollie Freeman (58:42). Sarah Whitley (1:03.50) and Sophia Annette (1:03.55)demonstrated the effect of our Wednesday Night Track Sessions to finish 2nd and 3rd female, both top 10 overall. Tim McKinnon ran well to secure 9th place with 1:04.05. Brydan Lenne (1:13.21) and Ranu Harrison (1:15.45) also showed great form to earn top 20 positions and Millie Smith took her hubby for a run to finish in 1:18.14.

 

The 7km Race saw a number of our Juniors line up against the TRS adults. Lachlan Stanfield showed no respect to his elders by smashing the field by more than 3 minutes in a time of 24:17. Audrey Hall (27:37) is back in great shape finishing 2nd Overall and first female just ahead of Eva Laverty second female in (28:08). Amy Lam is also hitting some great form finishing in 10th place overall in a very quick 30:00. George Cooney had a great run to finish 11th in 30:53. There was a battle of the girls with Isabella Grace (32:18) holding out Kelsey Walton (33:13) in a race to the finish. Same for Larissa Williams (33:31) and Manal Garcia (34:31) who challenged each other throughout the course, and Rachelle McCue completed the course in a great time of 36:57.

 

Fresh from the NSW Cross Country Championships the Up And Running Juniors took on the fast and furious 4km Race with track veteran Brad Sharpe throwing himself into the mix as part of his 1500m preparation. In this event we took out all Top 10 places with Max Russell breaking the Junior Course Record in a time of 13:36, that's a cracking 3:24/km on a trail course. NSW Cross Country representative Natasha Ward was 2nd overall in 14:31. George Verco also on the NSW CC Team is back in great shape cruising around the course in 14:42 with a podium finish. In 4th NSW Junior Triathlon Champion Gracie Henry looked comfortable with 15:15. Little Piers Galvin shocked Brad Sharpe as he cruised by to take 5th place in 15:22 leaving Brad in 6th with 15:55. 10 year old Thomas Althundag was super fast with 16:21 in 7th. Lily Cooney was delighted with her 1st place U12 Female Age Group win (16:58). Zara Trantalis and Nancy Newton dead heated for 9th and 10th spot with 17:02. There were a couple of family battles on the track with Portia Palmerlee (17:54) holding out her sister Scarlett (21:03), but the challenge of the day was between little Tara Williams (18:56) who put her mother Bec Gee Williams (20:53) to the sword opening up a big gap in the early stages of the race.

It was great to get back out there and finally do an official race particularly in our favourite park. Well done everybody, bring on the next one!

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LISA BUSTS A BOSTON VIRTUAL

What do you do when Covid-19 cancels your favourite marathon race but you still want the medal and merch??? You do it virtual of course!

There has been a lot of virtual racing happening recently and Lisa used her favourite loop around Centennial Park to run the marathon distance in tribute to her favourite event. She can now proudly wear the medal and rock the merch.

Next up for Lisa is a virtual London Marathon. What will you be doing???

THE RUN SQUAD hits the Mountain Trails

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August 16 saw a big group of Squaders heading out on the trails of the Blue Mountains running some of the most technical sections that the Wentworth Falls area can serve up.

We are planning plenty more squad adventures in the coming months to make up for the races we have lost due to Covid-19.

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BIG JIM takes NSW Medal

One of our favourite sons Big Jim Dawes took an Age Group Silver Medal at the NSW Short Course Cross Country Championships in Dapto.

The veteran athlete is a powerhouse competitor and a highly respected member of the Athletics community.

As President of the Randwick Botany Harriers Athletics Club he is a tireless worker for his sport.

Well done Jim!

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RUN BACK TO NORMALITY JULY 4 2020

To celebrate the reopening of Community Sport after 6 months of Covid-19 restrictions we held our own mini running festival with 5 and 10km, Half and Full Marathon distances along the beautiful foreshores of Botany Bay.

With more than 120 runners across all distances we saw some outstanding running and personal best performances across all distances and age groups.

It was so good to be back as a squad after months of solo and small group training.

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THE RUN SQUAD - RELAY FOR HOPE

On May 16 and 17, 97 runners from the run squad rallied together in a two day relay of more than 180km covering all areas of Sydney to raise more than $18,000 for the Frontline Workers of the Sydney Children's Hospital and St. Vincent's Hospital Darlinghurst.

See more including some great video highlights on the "Relay for HOPE" Page.