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Damon Bray

Damon Bray is an Athletics Australia Accredited running coach and elite runner. Born into a family of runners (luckily for him) Damon has been a successful runner and triathlete for many years. Damon has represented on the world stage in Triathlon and Dualthlon and continues to run at a high level now. He has stable of runners he coaches each week and has a passion to help runners of all abilities not only to become better runners but enjoy running. Follow him on Instagram: @damonbray

Why do we run?

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According to Wikipedia, “It is assumed that the ancestors of mankind developed the ability to run for long distances about 2.6 million years ago, probably in order to hunt animals. Now those animals were no doubt used as a source of food.” Isn’t it ironic then, that now a large number of people run in […]

The do’s and don’ts post-race  

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You did the training, you made it to the start line, the nerves didn’t get the better of you and you’re now the proud owner of new race bling…what now? Here’s a few post-race do’s and don’ts to help your recovery after you hit the Finish Line. Do: Grab yourself a couple of cups of water […]

Dealing with the post-race blues

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I reached my goal – What’s next? The post-race blues are so common these days, given most of us are goal driven and make some pretty big sacrifices to hit that personal best time or complete that first run. The morning and afternoon after the race, you spend time swapping stories about your run with […]

How can I make running feel easier?

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Let’s face it, you know running’s good for you and you’ve tried all sorts of methods to stick with it, but no matter what you try it just feels hard! Here’s a few tips on how you can make that run feel just a little bit easier. Tip 1: Be prepared Have the clothes ready […]

What type of runner are you?

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Some of us love the road and just getting out there and running as fast as possible, others have taken to the trails and love the technical challenges of running on trails. Then there’s the Tough Mudders, the Colour Runs, the Spartan Races, the Ultra Runs and so much more. Different varieties of running bring […]

Tips on getting out from under the doona

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We all love our doonas on a cold winter’s morning; however, winter also means ‘Fun Run Time’. For those of you in Perth it could be the Swan River Run, If you’re a Sydneysider the Sydney Harbour 10k & 5K is just over a month away and then it’s the big one – The City […]

When is the best time to run?

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When is the best time to run? The short answer – Anytime! As long as you’re moving you’re improving. The majority of us love to get out in the mornings. Taking in your favourite run, whether it’s along the beach or your favourite trail gets the endorphins going and sets you up for a positive day. […]

How to become a better runner

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I’m committed to being a better person today than I was yesterday. Better Thoughts…better decisions…better actions… When learning to play tennis, you sign up for tennis lessons, or if you’d like to lose some weight or even put on some muscle you see a personal trainer. If you want to become a better runner, why […]

How to overcome race day nerves

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It’s okay to be nervous before a run. If you’re nervous it shows that you care! Whether you’re an Olympian lining for that one race every four years or you’re about to run your first fun run, we all get nervous. You may have also been nervous before some of your key run sessions, especially […]