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 [...]
The RMA Podcast Episode 4. Connecting and serving community miles apart. With Natalee Cunningham and Tammy Watson.
On Episode 4 of The RMA Podcast I talk to two amazing women, Tammy Watson from QLD and Natalee Cunningham from Perth. We discuss how connection, passion and purpose brought these women together to form Run4Blue, a virtual event sweeping our nation which aims to provide funds, awareness and support to our past and present [...]
This week on the RMA podcast, I talk to Luisa Bianchi about the beginnings of RMA, the scaffold of support that saw it materialise, and the experience of entering single parenthood, yet kicking goals in the process. We discuss how not losing our identity and dreams helps us build the resilience and strength to move [...]
In this episode of the RMA podcast I talk to RMA Ambassador, Brisbane mum of 3, runner, lawyer and sporting executive Ana Croger. We chat about all things motherhood, finding running, being a role model for our kids, women in leadership in sport, and how Ana went from her first steps to running the world [...]
In this first episode of the RMA podcast founder of Running Mums Australia, Nicole Bunyon shares this new exciting chapter of starting a podcast to highlight the many amazing stories in the RMA network of women who have an inspiring story to tell. We are excited to have you on this journey with us. To [...]
Age is no barrier. My first Marathon at 61 Years Old! by Heather Rickard of the Many Beach Running Club
In August 2017, I took part in my very first Parkrun. I was nervous, as I was stepping right out of my comfort zone as you will see by the video I have attached. I can hardly believe that in under three years, I am now a marathon runner! There are many parts to this [...]