Rotterdam Marathon Review

There are many ways to skin the marathon cat. Since joining the Richmond Harriers in 2018, I have been exposed to a training plan which values high weekly mileage. The main coach is Neil Ryan who ran a 2:17 marathon in ...

Running, always

There is a joke about amateur runners who are training for a marathon, it goes something like this:  “How do you know if a friend of yours is doing a marathon?” The answer: “Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.” 

It is as if ...

Sporting the River

The Yarra River is one of Melbourne’s iconic geographical features. It is also largely the reason for its founding as ‘British settlement’. Or rather, it was part of the hostile invasion of the continent started in Botany Bay. The founding of the ...

Climbing on Country

Nature based sporting activities intersect with geography and geology. The landscape is not only a physical formation, but something which is informed with applications of value and meaning. Humankind shapes the landscape and apparently natural formations.

The landscapes of western Victoria were ...

Leading with Tears

Integrity is one of the key terms of the contemporary sporting landscape. It is applied to the management of teams, sports and leagues. Integrity is to do with the consistency of the implementation of values across a team and management of a ...

Sport and Protest in the City

Sport in the City:

Sporting events are deeply strategic opportunities for regenerating urban space and for attracting tourists – whether domestic or international. The football World Cup and the Olympics are the world’s biggest sporting events and the rights to host them are ...

Commonwealth Complicity

Elsewhere:

I had been in Indonesia during most of 2005, and then, I came back to Melbourne in February 2006. Not long afterwards, my father invited me to watch some of the table tennis as part of the Commonwealth Games. I was ...

With van Marwijk

The choice of Bert van Marwijk as coach of the Socceroos was a selection based on pragmatism and short-term goals. This does not necessarily make it a bad one; but rather merely being the most viable option based on circumstances in the ...

Writing Richmond Together

Footy fans cheer together, barrack together, shout at the umpire together, and sometimes, cry together. During the third and fourth quarters of the 2017 Grand Final, when it became clear Richmond would be Premiers, many Richmond fans in the crowd – and ...