Latest News

New coach !
EDAC has engaged a new athletics coach, who will commence in December 2017. More details to follow soon.
Thursday Social Run
Our Thursday social runs have resumed. For those interested, we meet at the Epping Track at 6.20 for a 6.30 departure. Hope to s…
West Metropolitan Cross Country
The winter season is well and truly underway. West Met #7 is on this weekend at Bella Vista. This course is tricky and an excell…
ANSW Summer Calendar 2015-2016
The summer calendar for the upcoming season has been released.
World Masters Athletics Championships
Best wishes to EDAC's Ellena Cubban who will be competing in Lyon, France.
Fred O'Connor Awarded OAM
Our esteemed coach Fred O'Connor has recently been awarded an OAM at Government House!
Matthew Hicks wins West Met handicaps.
What a day at the west met! Matthew Hicks storms to a huge win at this years west met 4km handicap.
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Latest Blog

— Jul 9, 2017

Winter Cross Country

Racing can be an excellent way to maintain a focused effort with your training.

Epping District Ahletics Club Blog archive.

Check out our News page as well.

Race reports are included in News. But for a comprehensive list of race results involving Epping members, see our results archive


Winter Cross Country
Racing can be an excellent way to maintain a focused effort with your training.

Over winter, there is an excellent series of cross country races organised by the West Met Cross Country. Click here for more information.


Routine Running
Build some races into your training programme and use them as tempo sessions.

A big part of the runner's discipline is to build a good running routine. The Park Run events are held around Australia every Saturday morning (usually beginning at 8am). These 5km races are a great if you want to include a tempo run in your weekly sessions. The atmosphere is very friendly at these runs and there should be at least a few other runners running at your pace. See the website for more information.


David Rudisha's Tactical Triumph
Usain Bolt has been gaining many headlines for his amazing performances in the Beijing World Athletics Championships. A little under the radar though, David Rudisha has come through with a remarkable performance in the final of the men's 800m.

After gaining the lead in the final, Rudisha ran a controlled first lap in 54 seconds (slow by his standards) before blasting the field from 550m. Len Johnson has written a terrific description of the race which can be found here. Len's reference to Elliot is significant. Elliot and Rudisha are certainly two of the greatest middle distance runners


Lacing up... interesting findings on running shoe selection
Since the publication of the book, "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall, debate of the role of running shoes for athletes has raged. A recent study uncovers some interesting findings...

This article appeared recently in the New York Times. Consideration of which shoe is most comfortable appears to be an important factor in determing which shoe will reduce the chance of injury. The elephant in the room is the question of running without shoes. Barefoot running on sand or grass is certainly very comfortable. Of course, any transition to barefoot running should be done mindfully.