Latest News

Social Runnering update
Keep up with the latest news from our social running group who meet up every Thurday evening at 6:20pm at the clubhouse.
James Palethorpe at the Novice X-Country Champs
James had a blistering run at the States Novice X-County Champs, completing the muddy, 10km course in 36:46, finishing 7th in hi…
Epping City2Surf team
Epping DAC is entering a team in the City2Surf. See below for information for joining our team.
Australian Masters Championships
More medal success for Eppings master athletes at the Australian Championships in Canberra last weekend.
New Committee
Thanks for everyone who came to the AGM last week to approve the new committee. Results listed below
3 State Champions
Epping DAC saw 3 of its athletes win gold at this weekends state masters championships
Latest Newsletter
Here is the latest newsletter, including: full results results from October through to December 2013; New coaches; How to keep a…

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.