Before I start this, I will own up to the fact that this story doesn't contain any great feats of heroism or overcoming insurmountable odds. It's merely a lesson that I learnt a couple of weeks ago during my first half marathon. In terms of where I fit in the whole sporting classification (if there [...]
There I was in Gold Coast at 5am on a Sunday morning (as usual for us runners) it was cold and dark and I probably didn’t need to be there that early but hey my nerves were all over the place. It is the day for a Half Marathon sub 2hr and speed doesn't come natural [...]
Two Oceans Ultramarathon Saturday 4th April 2015 Distance: 56km History The first race was held in 1970 and saw 26 runners line up to face the unknown challenge. Since then, the race has become a favourite with local and international athletes. Participants choose from the scenic 56km ultra marathon or 21km half marathon. The event attracts [...]
Sonia Worsley How did you know your coach was the right one? I Met my coach at a race. I had heard about his achievements in Ultra running and at the time I actually had a coach already, however because I wanted to focus on ultra running, I wanted someone who knew ultra running inside [...]
Since starting Running Mums Australia I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing people both in person and in our online community. I am touched by each and every story I hear and humbled and moved by people's courage and hope and how running helps them get through the worst of life's trials. When [...]
Tasmania is a beautiful destination and the January Cadbury half or full marathon is the ideal way to combine an event for mum and a school holiday trip for the family. Before I get to race day I should explain the events of how I came to enter this race. It started back in October [...]
2014. New beginnings, running for the Royal, fit families and smashing goals By Kassandra Reynolds (Sunshine Coast RMA admin).
To be honest, 2014 started pretty awfully! As a result of playing mixed touch football, and coming off second-best, my collarbone was completely snapped in half and I required surgery! After two surgeries, pins and plates, my shoulder was back together and I had to heal. With a loving husband who works very long hours [...]
This month member Jodie Oborne took on the 100km world championships in Doha. Of the four women representing Australia at this championships 3 of them were mothers, Jodie Oborne, Nikki Wynd and Kerry Otto De Grancy, and the other woman of the team was Marita Eisler....... All of them performed exceptionally well and all of them finished [...]
For those who have followed my story this year know that it has been an amazing 6 months. From being selected for the Indigenous Marathon Project to completing my first marathon within 5 months of training. It has been an exhilarating 6 months meeting amazing people, running in the most beautiful places in the world [...]
The running journey for me has been a long one. I have always been a runner and I clearly remember the day I decided to run my first half marathon. The aim was to just finish and finish I did.... Then I decided, being a distance runner, that a half marathon just wasn't enough for me and I [...]
How running has given me hope and strength – A story of one mothers journey through the stillbirth of her baby daughter. by Emma Luscombe.
A few months ago I decided that I wanted to create a limited edition singlet for Running Mums Australia. Not only did I want this singlet to be gorgeous, and something that our members would want to wear, but the reason behind the singlet was that I wanted to make a difference in the life of [...]
I decided to treat myself and my daughter (6yo Miss G) to a European holiday to celebrate turning 40. During the planning stages a friend told me he was going to run the Berlin marathon to celebrate his 50th birthday, and as I’d never been to Germany I told him we’d come as his support [...]
My admiration for marathoners, and the ability to run a full 42.2 km began in 1990. I was 8 years old, and I watched my Dad run his first marathon (in a time of 3 hours, 22 minutes). I was so proud, and completely in awe of my Dad; father of 5 children, running his [...]