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Equip yourself to run better at the Athletics NSW Running Symposium

Equip yourself to run better at the Athletics NSW Running Symposium

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Friday, 27 July 2018/Categories: News

Now is the time to take a moment out of your training schedule! Take time out to think about the dynamics around you and your running, to think about the recreational running landscape, the way that you train, the way that you prepare and the way that you reduce injuries. Take time out to learn from others, talk to others and share with others.

RUNNING BETTER - the inaugural Athletics NSW & RunNSW Running Symposium will give you the opportunity to do just that! Aimed at all recreational runners and coaches, we have invited several profile industry specialists who will provide informative sessions in key areas including injury prevention, wearable technology, nutrition and the application of high performance practices to rec running. There will be question and answer sessions, opportunities to network with like-minded runners, and information about the latest developments in recreational running.

The symposium will be held on Sunday 26th August at the Australian College of Physical Education at Sydney Olympic Park. Staged on the same day as the RunNSW Sydney Half Marathon and starting at 10:30am, participants are welcome to either head to the symposium itself or to complete either the half marathon or 7k race first and then head to the symposium at a discounted price.

We are delighted that we will be joined by Scott Wescott (2016 Rio Olympian and Level 2 Recreational Running Coach Educator) and Celia Sullohern (winner 2017 Melbourne marathon, winner 2017 City 2 Surf, 10,000m Australian Champion, 2018 Commonwealth Games representative) who will provide us with some great insights into the journey of the runner and will share some insights into their own experiences.

One of the key sessions of the day will be brought to you in conjunction with the New South Wales Institute of Sport and Athletics Australia. With speakers including Ned Brophy Williams and Adam Bishop, the session will look to draw upon the practices of High Performance Sport and consider the applications in recreational running, covering areas such as training intensity distribution and mapping out a training plan.

Injury prevention will be a further area of focus during the day. In partnership with Sports Medicine Australia and Sports Chiropractic Australia, experts such as Luke Nelson, David Abi-Arrage and Brent Kirkbride will delve into areas such as biomechanical screening to identify causes contributing to recurrent injuries, what are the beneficial and detrimental effects of stretching, patellofemoral pain, load management and how pelvic stability can decrease injury and improve running efficiency.

Working with the Australian College of Physical Education, there will be sessions on sports psychology, providing practical advice in developing strategies to enable you to train, race and run better, and sports nutrition which will consider the trends in 2018 and whether they will work for you.

In an industry that is constantly evolving there will be a session that looks to all of the technological developments in recreational running. From the latest in compression technology, brought to you by the founder of 2XU, Jamie Hunt, to the explosion in wearable technology including presentations from Garmin and BioConnected, this will be a session not to be missed!

This promises to be a highly informative day, providing practical information for runners at all levels, and anyone with a keen interest in running is invited to attend!

Kids have fun - while you run

Athletics NSW is committed to breaking down the barriers to getting you involved in running.  So, as a part of our Sydney Half Marathon event at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday 26 August, we’ll be partnering with Quaycentre to provide kids activity programs.

Drop off the kids, run your race, (grab a cup of coffee, relax for a while) then pick them up again by 11:15am.


Australian College of Physical Education, 10 Parkview Dr, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127


Attendance to the Symposium is $75, however if you have already entered either the half, 7k or 4k or if you are a RunNSW member, the entrance fee will be reduced to $40.

Kids activity program is $30 per child, ages 4-12 and runs from 6:30am until 11:15am.

Registration Link          

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