ASICS Half Marathon Wins to Robinson and Wellings After Twin Breakaways
Huge kicks four kilometres from home delivered pre-race favourites Brett Robinson and Eloise Wellings decisive victories in the 2022 ASICS Half Marathon on the Gold Coast this morning. The heaviest of the pre-dawn rain eased to a sprinkle as over 8200 runners faced the 6:00am starting gun.
Pompeani and Gusman throw down gauntlet in Southern Cross University 10km Run
The 2022 Southern Cross University 10km Run presents a typically open field of runners hungry to make their impression on one of Australia’s premier 10km road running events. Such is the sprint-like dynamic of the distance that any of the top ranked men or women could find themselves in the 2022 winner’s circle.
On the front foot with South Australia’s Riley Cocks … Junior Dash record holder, RunAsOne coach, athlete and 2022 ASICS Half Marathon contender
Winner of the 2010 Junior Dash and current record holder, Riley Cocks (12:29) has run his way through the ranks and will make his first half marathon assault on the Gold Coast this year. We caught up with Riley to talk running, his inspiration, motivation and how he’s stuck at the sport for so long to now coach more than 300 athletes, with almost 80 heading to the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon to compete.
Australia’s greatest wheelchair marathoners race for gold on the Gold Coast
Australian wheelchair marathon racer and Paralympian, Madison de Rozario will return to the Gold Coast this year aiming to resume her gold medal-winning streak and with her sights set on taking out the CPL Wheelchair Marathon event for the third time. The star wheelchair marathon racer who rose to glory after winning the women’s T54 1500m and T54 marathon at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will race on the Gold Coast again after a famous three-medal haul at last year’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, including T54 marathon gold in the stunning time of 1:38:11.
Stenson, Wellings and Miller to set cracking pace in ASICS Women’s Half Marathon
The 2022 ASICS Half Marathon women’s field will host one its most open fields ever with little separating the top 10 runners on paper. The Saturday 2nd July event also doubles as the Oceania Half Marathon Championships. Leading the charge will be the trio of Jess Stenson and Eloise Wellings who have both made indelible impressions on the various Gold Coast Marathon weekend events in recent years and New Zealander Hannah Miller.
Robinson and Adams have 30-year-old ASICS Half Marathon record in their sights
If recent results are any true indicator of form, the judges will be able to throw a blanket over the finishers of the 2022 ASICS Half Marathon men’s race in its new timeslot on Saturday 2 July. That’s how close they could be with several eastern seaboard runners lining up with little to separate them after stoushing in the freezing cold at the Launceston Half Marathon in mid-June.
Race Day/Week Plans From Our Running Greats
Running legends Benita and Pat share their best tips for all of us heading towards the start line of a race. Do make sure you check into the checklist and quick video for some invaluable so you can get to the start line and be ready to have your best race yet.
Weightman sets herself for women’s record treble at the 2022 Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon
Diminutive four-time Olympian and dual Commonwealth Games marathon medallist, Victorian Lisa Weightman, has won the ASICS Half Marathon on three occasions and the Southern Cross University 10km Run but this year she is toeing the line for the first time in the headline 42.195km Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon.
Japanese runners dominate front row of men’s marathon
After a worldwide pandemic and scant opportunity to race over the past two years the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast men’s marathon is back with vengeance. And so are the overseas competitors who have shaken off their covid blues and wasted no time in getting back to the Gold Coast to again shine a light on the 42-year-old event’s undeniable credentials as an international road race magnet.
Cramps and Running – Things to Keep in Mind Before Race Weekend
A key part of training is learning how to properly pace yourself, take care of your body and mind, and prevent muscle cramps that could quickly break your stride in the race. Leg cramps are extremely common among runners and non-athletes alike. But for anyone who intends to run a marathon, being able to stop cramps and prevent them as much as possible is important.