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Husband and wife coaching team: Caroline Yarnell and Tony Wong

Husband and wife coaching team: Caroline Yarnell and Tony Wong

Sydney Striders is one of Australia original and most successful running clubs. A key pair in the development of this running institution has been the husband and wife coaching team of Run C&T - Caroline Yarnell and Tony Wong.

Monday, 26 February 2018/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (2555)/Comments (0)/
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Lindsay Watson - what an impact

Lindsay Watson - what an impact

Over the last couple of decades, Lindsay Watson has been one of the most curial coaches in the development of athletics, athletes and coaches in NSW.

Sunday, 3 December 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (3904)/Comments (0)/
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Mel’s move into coaching

Mel’s move into coaching

It is fascinating to learn how coaches started their careers. In this article with South Coast coach, Mel Mustapic we learn how she always had a passion for the sport and assisting and encouraging others. After a few years it became more formal when she started a squad. As a country coach she highlights the need to be able to coach across events. Mel’s coaching is a legacy and tribute to great NSW John Atterton, who passed away in 2016.

Sunday, 3 December 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (2740)/Comments (0)/
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Sporting Schools coaching with Andrew Byrne

Sporting Schools coaching with Andrew Byrne

Andrew Byrne is one of our NSW’s coaches helping deliver athletics to a different group of school children. He is one of our valued coaches in the Australian Sports Commission funded Sporting Schools Program. In this article he provides an understanding of this program and recalls a couple of rewarding moments for him as a coach which highlight the power of sport on wellbeing and confidence. Read more about this program here and his journey. Thanks Andrew for making a difference in the lives of these athletes.

Sunday, 5 November 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (2860)/Comments (0)/
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Spark for Sarkies

Spark for Sarkies

An interest to help people was all the spark RICHARD SARKIES needed to graduate from regular runner into coaching. A small group of athletes grew into a squad and club called ‘Hooked on Running’. Read about Richard’s development, motivation and philosophies as a coach and some practical advice to coaching colleagues.

Sunday, 17 September 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (4386)/Comments (0)/
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Fasttrack400 induction launch

Fasttrack400 induction launch

In a rare reunion both NSW Open 400m record holders, Darren Clark and Maree Holland, came together to share their knowledge at the “meet & greet” induction of invitees to the Athletics NSW Fasttrack400 coaching and mentoring program on Sunday 20 May.
Wednesday, 23 May 2018/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (840)/Comments (0)/
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Track training for the recreational runner

Track training for the recreational runner

We asked two of our leading coaches, Bronwyn Hager and Gary Howard who work closely with recreational and Park runners to give their expert advice on ‘track training for the rec runner’.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (4171)/Comments (0)/
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Coach Profile – Angus McEntyre

Coach Profile – Angus McEntyre

Aged just 25, northern Sydney coach Angus McEntyre is making an impact on throwing in NSW. At the recent 2XU NSW All Schools Championships, his 10 athletes won 10 medals, including six gold and in one event, the 14-years boy’s discus, they sweep the medals. But as we find out in this interview, despite his young age, McEntyre is not new to coaching, being involved for 10 years.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (4501)/Comments (0)/
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4 Week Training Program For 5k Running

Training program created by Scott Westcott to give you some tips to complete a 5k at your local parkrun.

 

Tuesday, 26 April 2016/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (5344)/Comments (0)/
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Stress Fractures among Athletes

It is common-sense that in order to improve your performance you must train. However what happens when training causes problems which restrict your further training and hence your performance? 

Friday, 26 February 2016/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (4361)/Comments (0)/
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