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Strength training for runners

Weight training. For some people, these two words conjure up images of ginormous, muscly blokes working on their biceps with oversized dumbbells in a stinky, chalk-dusted gym. There’s nothing wrong with this of course, but more and more, the broader […]

Posted on June 19, 2018

Stretches for runners

These are the best stretches for your back, hips and legs after a tiring run. Butterfly Half Pancake Kneeling Hamstring Stretch Piriformis Stretch 90/90 Hip Stretch Side Lunge Wide-Legged Forward Bend Forward Fold With a Twist 1. Butterfly   Sit […]

Posted on June 12, 2018

5 ways your body changes by running

One of the hidden benefits of running is how your muscles adapt to improve your performance, burn energy more efficiently and have improved recovery. 1. Slow is the way to go Many thousands of muscle fibre cells are bundled together […]

Posted on June 1, 2018

Remembering Spartan Legend ‘Manny Karageorgiou’ 1956-2018

Many of you will be aware that the title off Spartan Legend is bestowed upon a select few who have completed every Melbourne Marathon since its beginnings in 1978. The youngest of this group, Manny Karageorgiou, has been battling multiple myeloma […]

Posted on February 1, 2018

Celia Sullohern and Isaac Birir Come Out On Top

More than 32,000 participants who took part in the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival woke to perfect running conditions on Sunday, October 15 with Australian, Celia Sullohern and Kenyan, Isaac Birir taking out first place in the Medibank Melbourne Marathon. Grafton […]

Posted on October 15, 2017

The Benefits of Yoga for Runners

As we head into peak running season we need to remember to nurture our bodies to avoid injury and ensure optimal performance. The benefits of incorporating yoga into your routine are great and span from improved muscle function during performance, […]

Posted on September 21, 2017

5 Things A Champion Marathon Runner Wants You To Know

Running is tough. Whether you’re a newbie trying to crack their first 5K or a veteran sprinter gunning for the medal, you’re bound to encounter a few bumps (and blisters) along the way. It can be tricky to know which […]

Posted on September 11, 2017

10 Ways To Reach Your Running Goals

This article is brought to you by Medibank’s Be.Magazine. Click here for more running and health and wellbeing tips. Go the distance and seamlessly achieve your running goals – while protecting your body from injury. With plenty of running events coming […]

Posted on September 11, 2017

Reasons to run…

A word from some of our charities participating in this year’s Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival… RUN FOR THOSE THAT CAN’T Fundraise for JMB and help us to help young people living with Acquired Brain Injury. Even a small amount can […]

Posted on September 7, 2017

Discover Melbourne

Melbourne is a vibrant city that pulses year-round. Quickly emerging as one of the great culinary cities of the world, here you will discover cutting edge restaurants, hip bars, trendy cafés and vibrant inner city neighbourhoods. It is also a […]

Posted on August 31, 2017

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