The achievements started small and early. After my last registration at Warby trail fest last year and subsequent tantrum, just showing up felt like something to be celebrated. I arrived the night before, registered, purchased a buff I didn’t need and headed back to my accommodation with a pizza a size bigger than I needed. … Continue reading Race Review- Warburton Trail Fest 50k
A weird hybrid of sports with the overall feel of a nervous teenager, unsure of their place in the world so trying to be everyone at once. The emo, the hippie, the nerd, all blended into one confusing mess.
I used to only sign up for races with medals. But that was in the before. As we start to move, hopefully, tentatively and kindly, into the after, now I run because I want to and because I can. Returning to races has been a bit of a struggle for me to say the least. … Continue reading I ran a race without a medal 😳- The Trail Running Series Race 5
I’ve heard of these unicorns they call a “good day out” but I never really understood what exactly people were talking about. I’ve heard comments like “it all just clicked” and felt my head titling to the side like a confused Labrador. You mean, it didn’t hurt, feel like torture, make you question every single … Continue reading Race review: Surf Coast Trail Marathon 2021
Note: This post was written pre-Melb Lockdown 4.0 Races are back. Ok they have been back for a little while, but I haven’t been. After bailing on my last 2 race entries (Warby trail fest and Brimbank park), I was nervous when I signed up for Maroondah Trail Run. I thought I was probably just … Continue reading Race recap: Maroondah Dam 50k
Race reviews are back! I can hardly believe it. I was lucky enough to race the Gold Rush COVID edition course in December but my race review disappeared into the interwebs so this is my first post COVID race review. After tip toeing around the edges of Two Bays and Warby trail fest earlier in … Continue reading Race review: Sharpy’s Beer Run 21k
“You will most likely loose the will to live”, were the comforting words provided by Old Ghost Race director Phil Rossiter, a mere 12 hours before the starting line count down of the Old Ghost Ultramarathon in Seddonville. I smiled, a nervous, excited smile. I remembered last year, I smiled. He was full of shit. … Continue reading Race recap- Old Ghost Ultra 2020
I have to run because I enjoy it. It's time to finally admit that even though my ego would love to say I ran a 3:30 marathon, my heart just doesn't enjoy it anymore and that's ok.
Sweet and endearing as it may sound, the Berry Long Run is more than just a play on words. Held every year in August for the past 5 years, the race that raises funds for children's charity, Berry Street is a favourite amongst Victorian runners but with only 40k and 70k distances is not at … Continue reading Race Review: Berry Long Run 70k
When you start running, a general Google search, forum interrogation or running magazine gives you the same standard advice. "Run your own race", "Don't get caught out in the rush at the start", "fuel early, fuel often", "don't try anything new on race day", etc, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah. There's nothing wrong with this … Continue reading The PB that shouldn’t have happened- The Gold Coast Marathon race review