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Meet Elderene Brostrom

The Townsville Marathon next month will be radiation therapist Elderene Brostrom’s 23rd. It will form part of her preparation for the London Marathon next year; something she will give her all to in the name ...

Meet Dave Hampton

Starting jogging to lose weight and build his fitness in 2005, 63-year-old Dave Hampton has happily caught the running bug, competing in every distance from 5km fun runs to three marathons (42.2km). Battling through a ...

65km for Cystic Fibrosis

Rachael Griebenow had never heard of ‘Cystic Fibrosis’ when a nurse told her that her perfect two-week-old daughter, Skyla, would have to endure the life-shortening chronic illness that affects the lungs and the digestive system. ...

Meet Danny Miles

This year is shaping up to be a big one for ex-gymnast Danny Miles as he sets his sights on Ironman Port Macquarie in May, Ironman 70.3 in Cairns in June, and Ironman 70.3 Sunshine ...

Tender tendons

This article is supplied by Shannon Chown, senior physiotherapist at Livewell Pain Management Centre Townsville. I had a client in the clinic recently with an all-too-familiar pain picture: a three-month history of gradual onset Achilles ...

Meet Ross Johnston

Thanks to Ross Johnston for supplying this article. We met Ross and his wife at the Outer Limits’ Pallarenda Trail Run in November and were inspired by their attitudes. In their 60s, Ross and Jenni ...
International Adventure Games Team Safety First

An amazing race through paradise

Thanks to Rebecca Hall from Adventurethon for supplying this article. Adventurethon’s organisers put together this adventure event. The International Adventure Games sent families, friends and corporate teams on an ‘Amazing Race’ around the tropical Magnetic Island on ...
Kids getting ready

Double Trouble Aquathon

Thanks to Graham Pemberton from Free Radicals Tri-be Family Triathlon Club for supplying this article. Swim, run, swim, run – there’s no doubt that this was a hard way to end the Tribe’s season: Get the heart ...

Meet Fred Leonardi

Fred Leonardi had no idea his quest to lose weight would result in far bigger gains. Falling in love with running and triathlons, he completed his first Ultra Marathon this year and now the 55-year-old ...

Overcoming shin splints

This article is supplied by Shannon Chown, senior physiotherapist at Livewell Pain Management Centre Townsville. How often have you or a friend pulled up sore after or during a run because of ‘shin splints’? That nagging and sometimes ...

Let the adventure begin!

It’s perhaps not the usual mix you’d expect in a group training session — there are parents with prams, dogs waiting with chatting owners, lean triathletes, boisterous kids from the scouts, and bemused-looking first timers. ...

Running Pains

This article is supplied by Shannon Chown, senior physiotherapist at Livewell Pain Management Centre Townsville. The problem There is nothing worse than an injury when you’re out there on the go or preparing for an event. ...
Toni Jumping

Run for more than fun

They are all doing different distances for different reasons; but on Sunday Geoff Stanton, Quona Young, Stacey Rush, Kieran and Lachlan Hood, and Toni Scanlan will join thousands of runners for the 16th annual Townsville ...

Meet Linda Pinker

Thriving off exercise, Mum to four-month-old Ruby and two-year-old Archie, Linda Pinker has needed to rethink her training strategy and goals over recent years. Even if that means making the kids part of her routine. ...