I had plans. Grand plans. The sort of plans that your brain runs away with when you are stuck in traffic or overstaying your welcome in the shower. The sort of plans that come with a soundtrack, slow motion and a slow clap. 2021 at Surf Coast Trail Marathon was a unicorn year. Even though … Continue reading Race review: Surf Coast Trail Marathon 2022
Over the weekend, my friend and coach Kerry Suter had an epic crash on his mountain bike, resulting in a trip in the helicopter and a really serious neck injury. Our trail running friends have set up places to donate to Kerry for his ongoing medical needs, rehab and to help relieve the financial burden. … Continue reading For Kerry
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.
“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
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
“Remember when you wanted what you currently have?” I heard this quote recently and it sat on my chest for the rest of the day. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. At first, I felt extremely guilty that I didn’t feel grateful. I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. Nothing major just feeling … Continue reading Goals: Remember when you wanted what you currently have?
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!
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
About 12 months ago now I received a phone call out of the blue from a work colleague of mine who basically said “Wanna come and do Everast Base camp with us?” Obviously the answer was “hell yes” with many exclamation points but it was a question that I didn’t know at the time would … Continue reading Like a girl: I’m off the pill & training with my cycle