On episode 13 of The RMA Podcast we talk to Olympian Debbi Schulstad (nee’ Edwards). Debbi is an an Australian woman, mother, writer, coach and remedial & sports massage therapist. Debbi is also an Olympian and competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games in the 100m Hurdles event, after previously competing at the 1998 Commonwealth [...]
The RMA Podcast. Episode 12. The power of connection. A mother and daughter story. With Mery Jones and Sandi Faddy.
On episode 12 of The RMA Podcast I talk to two amazing women, Mery Jones and Sandi Faddy. Mery and Sandi reside in Brisbane, Qld and are a mum and daughter duo! In this episode we talk about Sandi’s upbringing in a low socio-economic family home in country Moree in QLD, her meeting her husband [...]
Where to even begin? The conscious decision about doing 100 miles at Feral Pig here in WA wasn’t even really made this year to be honest... I’d signed up to do the miler last year but with the extreme heat and fire danger resulting in the cancelation of the 2019 event we were given the [...]
The RMA Podcast episode 11. Reflections on marathons, perseverance & entering motherhood with Jessica Stenson (Trengove).
On this episode of The RMA Podcast we speak to Jessica Stenson (Trengove). Jessica is one of Australia’s greatest runners, particularly over the marathon distance, having competed in many major competitions around the world since her debut Marathon in Nagoya Japan in March 2012 where she earned a spot on her first Olympic team. In [...]
The RMA Podcast episode 10. Cherishing life. Lessons and living with stage 4 melanoma with Sarah Terrill.
In 2018 Sarah Terrill had just run her 3rd half marathon at the Run Melbourne festival when she noticed a blister on the back of her shoulder. This blister was actually a mole and she showed showed her father who was a plastic surgeon for over 40 years. Sarah’s dad saw this mole and he was [...]
The RMA Podcast episode 9. A reason for your footsteps. Living after stillbirth and finding joy in the long run with Emma Luscombe.
Episode 9 of The RMA we talk to WA RMA Ambassador, mum of 5 and Ultra runner Emma Luscombe. We talk to Emma about the experience of losing fourth child, her baby girl Evie at 37 weeks due to stillbirth in 2009, and how this has shaped her journey moving forward as a mum and [...]
Sunday 20th September - 7.13am “Runners this is your two minute call”. As I neared the starting gates, I spotted my husband Dylan walking towards me with our ten and-a-half-month-old Billy bobbing up and down on his shoulders. His little legs were wrapped firmly around his Dad’s neck and he wore a cheeky grin. “Billy didn’t [...]
On this episode of The RMA Podcast we talk to mum of two and amateur trail runner Michelle Hooper. In the light of the recent lockdowns at the beginning of the year, and subsequently event after event being cancelled or changed to another time, Michelle decided to set herself a goal of running the fastest [...]
On episode 7 of The RMA podcast we chat to Run Against Violence co-founder Kirrily Dear about the beginnings of Run Against Violence, its impact and how we can be involved. This is an inspiring story how one women heard the call, acted, and now the catalyst for change has spread far and wide through the power of community [...]
I have always been athletic. I played basketball as a kid. I was pretty good at it and made it as far as training with the Melbourne Tigers women’s WNBL team and could have gone further, but I lost the hunger. I was 17 and the possibility of hanging out with friends and partying seemed to be a [...]
The RMA Podcast. Episode 6. Living a life empowered for change. One woman’s story of escaping family violence.
When Geraldine Bilston met her partner she was very much in love and thought that her relationship would end up being the fairy tale romance she always dreamed of. However flash forward a couple of years later with a young two year old daughter, Geraldine realised after enduring many experiences and changes in her partners [...]
The RMA Podcast. Episode 5. Performance & Balance. Olympics & motherhood and all the messy in between
Lisa Weightman is a household name of female distance running both on the international stage, and locally in Australia. Having spent half her life participating in Athletics, namely the marathon, some of Lisa’s achievements include participation at 3 Olympic games, Beijing (2008), London (2012) and Rio (2016), 2019 World championships (marathon), and two Commonwealth games [...]
It’s time to plan to Move4Dignity this October! Get your runners ready and get ready to get moving and help Share the Dignity end period poverty. It’s time to Move4Dignity 2020! Run4Dignity as we’ve known it is now included in the new Move4Dignity event, building up to a virtual exercise challenge that allows everyone to [...]