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Early Bird ending soon

Winter is certainly here, and the countdown to this year’s festival is well and truly underway. We are excited to offer an Early Bird discount to all of our prospective runners. Make sure you sign up before Early Bird ends at […]

Posted on June 27, 2018

How to become a runner (even if you’ve never run before)

Yes, you can do it! Here’s how to get started on your new running plan. A common fear for most people planning to start a running routine is that they’re not fit enough. That they’ll be left red-faced, coughing and […]

Posted on June 27, 2018

Meet some of our 2018 participants

I’m taking part because……..  We celebrate the journey together, but the drive to reach the finish line on 14 October is personal.  Meet some of our amazing 2018 participants: Robyn Sutcliffe, 33, Full Marathon “At 30 I was diagnosed with breast […]

Posted on June 25, 2018

6 ways to sneak exercise into your work day

We all know that regular exercise has a range of benefits, from reducing the risk of heart disease, to improving your mood and mental health. But between work, family and social commitments it’s not always easy to fit it in. […]

Posted on June 25, 2018

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

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