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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[…]

Melbourne Track Classic

Back in Australia and Athletics Championship competition

Following the overseas trip to the SEA games in the Philippines and a January training camp in KL Malaysia it was back to Australia for the athlete, and a fast turn around of focus, straight into 2020’s first major track meet of the year at the Melbourne Track Classic. In the mens 200m it was Read more about Back in Australia and Athletics Championship competition[…]

A solid debut for Russel at the Philippines 2019 Southeast Asian Games

As a debutant, it was Russel’s first experience of the SEA Games and despite the early media reports of teething problems and the tragic results of powerful typhoon Kammuri, TeamTaib’s experience has been one of colour, culture, and an incredible celebration of the variety of sports on show. For those unfamiliar with the competition, they Read more about A solid debut for Russel at the Philippines 2019 Southeast Asian Games[…]

Joanna Stone Shield event – Last domestic competition for the SEA Games buildup

Another good competition opportunity was on offer today as Russel was able to compete in the men’s open 200m event at the Joanna Stone Shield event. And all went to plan as the perfect sendoff before heading to Malaysia to meet up with Team Malaysia and travel across to the Philippines for the SEA Games Read more about Joanna Stone Shield event – Last domestic competition for the SEA Games buildup[…]

New personal best for 100m at the Benita Willis Shield 2019

New personal best for 100m and double gold at the Benita Willis Shield 2019

It was touch and go as to whether the Benita Willis Shield event 2019 would even be held this year as Queensland Athletics issued an air quality advisory warning due to the poor air quality levels as a result of bush fires. However fortunately for TeamTaib the event was able to go ahead on the day Read more about New personal best for 100m and double gold at the Benita Willis Shield 2019[…]

Back in competition at the Alana Boyd Shield event

After three months of intensive training it was good to commence with some competition again at the Alana Boyd Shield, QSAC, Brisbane 9/11/2019. The competition is named after Russel coach Denise Boyd’s daughter, Alana, an Australian Olympic pole vaulter, and was an ideal event to initiate the warm up schedule for the upcoming SEA games Read more about Back in competition at the Alana Boyd Shield event[…]

Statue honouring Australian Olympian Peter Norman unveiled in Melbourne

In celebration of Peter Norman Day, Athletics Australia, in partnership with the Victorian Government, unveiled a statue in honour of the 1968 Olympic sprinter in Melbourne today, and Russel Taib was delighted to be invited and able to attend the event. Norman raced to the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Mexico City Olympics Read more about Statue honouring Australian Olympian Peter Norman unveiled in Melbourne[…]

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