As I sit here reflecting on the year that has been it is hard to not have an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Yes, 2020 was a difficult year, and its' affect and its' uncertainty still remains with us, however it was a year that brought much clarity and reflection to what I do here at [...]
The RMA Podcast. Episode 16. Veronika will walk. A mother & daughter journey living with disABILITY.
Kylee Davie and her husband Marcus live in Tasmania, and have 3 children Jordan, Jakob and Veronika. In 2008 when Kylee was 36 weeks pregnant with Veronika, her OBGYN noticed her yet to be born baby had a severe brain abnormality. Kylee shares parts of their families journey with Veronika who lives with complex multiple [...]
The RMA podcast episode 14. Finding my feet & how to be wilder, play wilder and perform wilder With Hanny Allston.
Episode 14 of The RMA podcast welcomes Hanny Allston. Hanny is a well known Australian trail, sky runner and ultra runner, orienteer world Champion, coach, tour guide, author, podcaster, speaker, business woman and owner of Find Your feet trail store in Tasmania. In this podcast we share some of her story from growing up on [...]
Thanks to our unwelcome virus friend, COVID-19, 2020 has been like Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard for running event options. This year has taught me to run for nature, adventure, friendship and peace rather than big finish lines, PBs and medals; but when Summit Shoalhaven entries opened, I registered immediately. The chance to run in an actual, REAL [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]