241: Launceston Running Festival | Jess Stenson
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Brad changes plans in response to his body and runs a solid workout in the Launceston Half Marathon.
Brady has deja vu with his watch as he sets a 10k PB at Launceston as he recaps his race.
Julian recovers from the previous week and gets some runs out with Surf Coast Track Club.
There were fast times at the Launceston Running Festival, with Brett Robinson taking the win in the half marathon in 1:01:56 despite some less than ideal weather conditions at the start, ahead of Liam Adams and Joel Tobin-White. Sinead Diver won the half marathon in 1:11:14, clear of Abigail Nordberg and Vanessa Wilson
Jess Stenson took out the 10km setting a Course Record of 31:49, and joined the show to chat about the race, her current training and plans moving ahead. Leanne Pompeani and Eloise Wellings rounded out the podium. Launceston local James Hansen won the men’s 10k race in 28:49 over Kieren Perkins and Riley Cocks.
Catriona Bisset posted a 1:59.73 for a season’s best in a deep field at the Roma Diamond League 800m. Jack Rayner paced the 5000m, taking the field through 3000m in 7:42.
Rome Diamond League Results
Ed Trippas set a qualifier and new personal best of 8:20.29 in the Men’s Steeplechase at the NCAA Track & Field Finals in Oregon.
NCAA Men’s Steeplechase Final Results
Portland Track Festival featured Amy Cashin taking out the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase in 9:27.91, while Pat Tiernan also took out a win in the Men’s 5000m in 13:19.14. Charlie Hunter of Union Athletic Club ran 1:45.58 in the 800m.
Portland Track Festival Results
Joseph Deng returns to form starting with a 3rd place at the 800m in 1:46.77 at Trond Mohn Games, Norway then posts his 4th fastest time ever with a 1:44.69 at the Meeting National de l’Est Lyonnais in France, while teammate Peter Bol posts a huge 7 second PB of 3:35.89 to win the 1500m.
This week’s listener question also doubles as this week’s edition of Training Talk presented by Lululemon, this time discussing which surfaces are ideal for training, in particular for road marathons.
As Gold Coast Marathon looms near, Moose goes Loose on would-be chasers of Strava kudos wanting to flaunt their form.
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