176: Rowan Walker
176: Rowan Walker
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Brady’s dodging goannas in the dark and draws nearer to some races on the horizon.
Brad sorts out his Mulligan’s Flat Track Club uniforms before setting out to pace a 3K.
Julian gets healthier as he enforces a no dogs rule before celebrating his anniversary.
At Sydney Track Classic Andrea Seccafien won the Women’s A Race of the 5000m while Jenny Blundell won the National 5000m Title over a deep field, while Matt Ramsden 5000m took out the National Title leading a Melbourne Track Club sweep. Michael Roeger sets T46 5000m World Record of 14:00.25.
In the 800m Linden Hall ran 2:01.2 staying with the pacer, while Peter Bol backed up his performance in Canberra.
The Canberra Track Classic saw Jarryd Clifford set another T12 1500m World Record while Linden Hall secured the 1500m Olympic Qualifier time running 4:02.02.
Catriona Bisset clocked a season best of 2:00.19 in the 800m while Peter Bol narrowly misses Olympic Qualifier in 1:45.23
Deon Kenzie broke the T38 1500m Oceania Record and near the world record mark
Ben Chamberlain & Sinead Noonan both set State All Comers Records at the Western Australian 10000m Championship
Six Foot Track Marathon, Ben Dufus takes his trail prowess over Olympian Ben St. Lawrence over the 45km race in the Blue Mountains. Joasia Zakrzewski won the women's race in 4:20.
Six Foot Track Marathon Results
Charlie Hunter wins 800m NCAA Indoor Title by the barest of margins.
Athletics Australia Report
Cole Hocker’s Kick
Answering this week’s listener question goes into planning long runs in terms of surface, time and location and Moose on the Loose goes into being held to standards after their special on the Top 10 Greatest Australian Female Distance Runners of All Time.
Rowan Walker, stalwart of the Geelong and Canberra running scene chats with Julian about his personal bests before a bit of backstory finding his way post high school by pursuing a career in the military, where it becomes the continuing thread throughout his life. Balancing his service in the Navy and deployments to Afghanistan, Rowan still managed to maintain a level of training to be a consistent winner around the domestic marathon scene, while lining up on the starting line looking tired. A chance leave of absence saw Rowan under the mentorship of Lee Troop and Rowan Perrett, where he gained a lot under their tutelage. Rowan looks back at the highlight of winning the 2007 Melbourne Marathon and why it was such a chaotic episode while assessing what gave him the longevity to perform well into his Masters, before pivoting into his ultrarunning and Ironman career going into some of the mishaps and commitment required of them. Rowan and Julian close out with the perspective on priorities to get most of yourself, most memorable moments in his running career, and what his current endeavours are.
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