"Trail and ultra running is inclusive". There are few things at the moment that get my blood boiling as much as this sentence, especially when it comes from a middle aged white man. "Ultra marathon running attracts a certain type of person", they say when questioned about the fact that there are a significant amount … Continue reading How much does it cost to run 100 miles?
Month: December 2022
2022: A year in running
Every year at Christmas I sit down and watch the movie version of the Broadway musical 'Rent'. It's my end of year tradition. "How do you measure, measure a year?" they ask and each holiday season I asked myself the same thing. Luckily for runners, Strava has that in the bag, publishing their 2022 Recap … Continue reading 2022: A year in running
Race recap: Ultra trail Kosciusko 100k
It had been a while. Quite a while actually, since I had run 100km. It seemed like something that had become part of my identity, running long distances, of how people saw me, but I wasn’t actually doing it. The last time I completed a 100km race was September 2017, the Surf Coast Century, over … Continue reading Race recap: Ultra trail Kosciusko 100k
Pre-game: Ultra Trail Kosciusko
If there is one thing that runners embarking on the Ultra Trail Kosciusko are worried about ahead of the big dance next weekend it’s snow.Australia’s highest peak still has a dusting after getting unseasonal snow a few weeks ago. That snow has now mostly melted down to sludge and mud, a trail runners wet dream, … Continue reading Pre-game: Ultra Trail Kosciusko