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Australian Track & Field Champs

Sydney, 12/04/2021 – 19/04/2021 This year’s championships feels to have special significance for athletes and administrators alike following the turbulence of 2020. For the athletes National Aussies and overseas athletes residing in Australia, and overseas participants alike it’s usually the final showdown of the Australian domestic season and coming 13 months after the domestic competition Read more about Australian Track & Field Champs[…]

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124th Queensland Athletics Championships

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s top track-and-field athletes were provided a way to safely compete against each other in not just one but two separate competitions over the weekend with the Sydney Track Classic and the 124th Queensland Athletics Championships held at the same time. Given the dearth of competitions last year and prevailing difficult Read more about 124th Queensland Athletics Championships[…]

Australian competition hiatus potentially looks to ease early 2021

Normally at this time its pre-season preparation for Russel Taib, with the Australian domestic competition selection process becoming the targeted focus for training. However understandably this year continues to require further adaptation. Athletics Australia confirmed in September that eight National Championship events that were due to be held in 2020 have been cancelled due to Read more about Australian competition hiatus potentially looks to ease early 2021[…]

Squad and track training returns for Russel

In May the Australian Prime Minister released a three-stage road map to guide Australia out of COVID-19 lockdowns across the state and territories, with a view to re-opening Australia. These stages to be instituted by each state and territory at a pace they deem relevant for their jurisdiction’s circumstance. For Russel Taib it was good Read more about Squad and track training returns for Russel[…]

Reflection: The importance of grassroots in sport

Despite the deprivations of normal life activity under the current pandemic conditions we are all coping with – the changes in everyone’s normal routines and time demands has provided many with the chance to reflect on the past and the journey to the present. Russel Taib is pleased to be recently recognised in Athletics South’s Read more about Reflection: The importance of grassroots in sport[…]

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Training continues under lockdown rules in Australia

As “lockdown” training continues we took some time to catch up with Russel’s strength and conditioning coach to talk about this particular aspect of the training regime and what effects the pandemic has had and the adaptations that have had to be made. Interview with TeamTaib and Aaron Turner Name: Aaron Turner Profession: Strength and Read more about Training continues under lockdown rules in Australia[…]

Update: Australian Competitions officially cancelled for 2020

Given the global coronavirus pandemic which has claimed the lives of almost 17,000 people worldwide and counting and this week’s news that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed until 2021 it’s perhaps inevitable that all Australian competitions have now moved from a postponed status to officially cancelled and all potential international competition for Russel Read more about Update: Australian Competitions officially cancelled for 2020[…]

All Competition Suspended or Postponed

With the current threat of COVID-19 impacting the health and welfare of all humanity, athletic competitions, as with most sporting industry events, have seen a postponement of all competitions and events for Russel Taib until May 1st 2020 at the earliest. This will includes the imminent Brisbane Track Classic (our home base favourite) and the Read more about All Competition Suspended or Postponed[…]

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