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Australia’s best running events for the remainder of 2019

Are you keen to tick off some personal running goals by completing your first half marathon or full marathon? Or are you a runner needing an event for some extra motivation during your weekly kilometres? Luckily for you, there are plenty of cracking running events around Australia for the back half this year.


Here are our picks for the coming months:



1. Australian Outback Marathon


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Now this is one of the more uniquely Australian runs you could go on – running while experiencing the stunning views of Uluru and Kata Tjutu. A once in a lifetime experience. With the event options including a 6km and 11km run, plus a half marathon and marathon, there’s something for everyone. Be quick though, limited spaces left!


2. Gold Coast Marathon

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From the outback, to the iconic holiday destination of The Gold Coast. This is one of the bigger running events on the QLD calendar which include a host of events such as the marathon and half marathons, as well as fun runs, junior runs, and wheelchair races. Enjoy some of the best beaches in Australia when you are done and dusted!


3. Winery Running Festival

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Yes, this is as good as it sounds! Experience the Hunter Valley on foot before enjoying by the glass. For those looking at the full 42km, it is a special night time run on a 10.5km loop through the exclusive Vintage golf resort and spa, with a post event party in the wineries of the Hunter Valley. Where do I sign up (*hint: here)? Also includes a 6km and 10km run, half marathon, and 2km kids run.


4. City2Surf

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Now to Sydney with the famous City2Surf; a breathtakingly beautiful course which runs from Hyde Park (CBD) to Bondi Beach. At 14km, it’s a good mid range distance to work towards for less experienced runners, and long enough for a decent hit out for the experienced runners.


5. Run Melbourne

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Experience Melbourne’s city streets on foot while passing through sites such as the Botanic Gardens and the MCG. Run Melbourne’s mission is to empower the city to be active run but also for participants to raise money for a charity of their choice. Events include a 5km and 10km fun run, as well as a half marathon.


February 13, 2019. Filed: Recipes, Uncategorized

Recipe: Rosemary lamb with lentils and roasted tomatoes

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Rosemary lamb with lentils and roasted tomatoes + a nice glass of red

A delicious lamb recipe thanks to Coles magazine!



  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch oregano
  • 1 bunch rosemary
  • 1/2 extra virgin olive oil
  • 500g lamb steaks
  • 500g vine ripened tomatoes
  • 400g can lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 200g baby spinach
  • 200g coles tzatziki dip




1. Preheat oven to 220˚C. Line a roasting pan with baking paper

2. Process the onion, garlic, oregano, rosemary and oil in a food processor until a smooth paste forms. Transfer 1/2 cup of the onion mixture to a shallow glass or ceramic dish. Add the lamb and turn to coat.

3. Heat a BBQ grill or chargrill on high. Cook lamb for 2mins each side or until charred. Transfer to the lined pan with tomatoes. Spoon remaining onion mixture onto lamb. Roast for 8 mins for medium or to your liking. Transfer lamb and tomatoes to a plate. Cover. Set aside for 5 mins to rest.

4. Meanwhile, stir the lentils into the juices of the pan. Roast for 5 mins or until heated through. Stir in spinach. Transfer to serving dish.

5. Thinly slice the lamb. Arrange the lamb over the lentil mixture in the dish with the tomatoes. Serve with Tzatziki.