"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?
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
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
I’m one of those people who thinks self reflection is important. I’m often guilty of over analysing and sometimes over blaming myself for whatever has happened. If it was a good thing, a good result, then it was a team effort or a fluke, but if it was a less than ideal result then it … Continue reading Lessons Learnt: Cairns to Port Douglas DNF
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
“Not all crazy idea are great, but all great ideas are crazy” I’m not sure where I heard that, maybe the Free Trail podcast, I know Elon Musk has said something similar, but it really applies to ultra running. The Tarawera 100 mile race has been my A race for two years now, but a … Continue reading My 2022 (and 23) running goals
Hello folks! I feel like I have been completely awhol from this blog for a while. I could come up with a bunch of excuses but frankly my incomplete race reviews are either hanging out in draft or on a USB stick at work so they will be up eventually! With the new year now … Continue reading All the gear, no idea: My top gear wins of 2021
Are you a runner? Is your significant other a runner? Do you do Valentines Day or think it’s just another gimmick to get you to spend money on shit you don’t need? Either way, there are things you can do for your runner friend this Valentine’s Day that won’t fill your house will unnecessary shit … Continue reading Valentines Day for runners!
It’s the first week of January 2021 and the week I usually spend planning my year by writing out my goals and the steps to help make each happen. Last week, as 2020 came to a close, I set about taking an inventory of the year that had passed and pulling out that list from … Continue reading 2020- a running year in review
When I first started this blog around 3 or so years ago, I did an initial round up of the gear I use, both on the roads and on the trails. (You can find that initial wrap up here!) My advice with regards to buying gear that is best for you hasn’t changed. I still … Continue reading All the gear- 2020 update