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Arthur Lydiard - Quotes

On Saturday 3 June, 1998, on the evening before the Christchurch Marathon, Ian Kemp of Cool Running New Zealand attended a seminar addressed by Arthur Lydiard, now aged 82. Here are some of the notes Ian made. Read more...

Hallmarks of the Champion Parent

Behind every athlete dreaming of being a champion is a parent who wants to assist them to that goal but despite the numbers of athletes that have gone through the Australian school and club system over recent years only about 100 men have represented Australia in all the middle/long distance events (800m, 1500m, 5000m, 3000m SC, 10,000m or marathon) in all the Olympics held since 1896 and about 33 women since the inception of a full program in 1984 Read more...

Hallmarks of the Potential Champion Athlete

Have you read 'Hallmarks of the Great Athlete"? If not go to General Coaching. I have never known a junior athlete who did not dream of being a champion and virtually every athlete a coach will meet wants to be successful but only a few will achieve true success. Why? Read more...

The EPS Specialized Junior Run Programme

Running is the basis of so many sports it would be impossible to list them all. It is also part of the conditioning process for many athletes Read more...

The Famous Five

There are many paths to endurance sports success. Each individual will follow a different path, but each path to success has the Famous Five as its foundation - - - An athlete who cannot find a good coach, who cannot separate those who ‘know’ from those who are ‘guessing’ can never hope to achieve their potential. Likewise it is unlikely the athlete who repeatedly makes the wrong decisions with regards to other areas of their life, neglecting balance, will realise their potential. Read more...

The Man Behind Mottram

A distance runner stands at the start line of a major event. He looks across, sees Kenenisa Bekele and thinks 'I can’t win this'. Unless that runner is someone like Craig Mottram, the winner of the World Cup 3k. ‘Can’t win’ is not a phrase that goes down well with Nic and his athletes. Read more...