SRF Summit 2024

SRF Summit 2024

15th SRF, November 16-17, 2024
SRF is a fun and inclusive event that is proudly supported by the ACT Government

Building a Resilient Running Body

Wednesday 24 July, 2024 5.30-7.00pm
University of Canberra Inspire Centre, Building 25

Stromlo Running Festival and the University of Canberra, our official education partner, invite you to join us for an evening of celebrating resilience and sport. Come and hear insights from experts in the field and check out the latest evidence-based research on:

  1. Beyond the wall
    Listen and learn from “Deeks”, one of Australia’s greatest marathon champions about his experience with hitting the wall and the methods he used to overcome it.
  2. Fuel for performance
    Discover optimal nutrition strategies to fuel your body for peak performance.
  3. Keeping your cool
    Explore the benefits and methods for adapting to heat. Learn how to improve your endurance, reduce the risk of heat-related ailments.
  4. Injury Prevention
    Techniques to prevent injuries and enhance your training, ensuring you stay healthy and perform at your best.

Event Highlights:

  • Keynote presentations
  • Q&A panel with presenters and Rob de Castella
  • Light refreshments provided

Date: Wednesday, 24 July
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Inspire Centre, Building 25, UC

Free! Limited places – registration essential

Register now to secure your spot!

Note: This event will be captured for promotional and record purposes. Attendees grant full permission to the event organisers to use any photographs, videos, recordings, and other records of the event.

Guest Speakers


Robert de Castella

Considered to be one of Australia’s greatest marathon runners, “Deeks” dominated the 1980s with world records and wins in the World Championships and Commonwealth Games. In 2009, he co-founded SRF alongside the Indigenous Marathon Foundation in 2010. Together, this signature event and charity champion health and resilience through running. Follow: @deek207


Dr Michelle Minehan

An Accredited Practicing and Advanced Sports Dietician, Michelle has provided nutrition advice in elite sports for over 25 years. Moving from the AIS to an academic position at the UC, she also consults to several groups including the Brumbies Super Rugby Club and the RAAF. Michelle co-authored the Survival series of cookbooks and was co-editor of Clinical Sports Nutrition, 6th Edition.


Professor Julian Périard

Research Professor and Deputy Director of UCRISE, Julien leads the Environmental Physiology Research Laboratory. He has worked with amateur and professional athletes from a wide range of sports. Julien’s research examines the way human physiology influences health and performance during exercise in adverse environments, such as heat and altitude, and the effects of long-term exposure.
Follow: @DrJPeriard


Dr Jaquelin Bousie

A physiotherapist, and educator and researcher at UC, Jaqi has over 20 years’ clinical experience in private practice as well as elite sports. Her research focuses on musculoskeletal injuries, injury prevention, and human performance. Jaqi is especially passionate about running research and improving the health of women and girls. She is also a keen but mediocre runner.
Follow: @jaqibousie