It's now a few weeks into June and writing about a "pro-police" virtual running festival that took place over the month of May might be a bit on the nose for some. But before anyone reading this starts sending me hate mail, let me first start by saying that I am in Melbourne, Australia. That … Continue reading A month in review: May 2020 #Run4Blue
I came away from the 2019 Old Ghost Ultra feeling like I had let myself down. Finish line with Phil Rossiter -2019 Strange, since I had no expectations and it had been a long time since I had any desire or drive to go fast or faster in my case. But nonetheless I was not … Continue reading The (Old Ghost) road to improvement- Lessons from 2020
“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
2019. Well it wasn't as bad as 2018. 2018 was about rediscovering my love of running, of the process as David Roche would say, after being injured and sidelined for three months and attending my goal race on crutches. 2019 was about rebuilding my body for running. I started the year as I usually do … Continue reading 2019- A year of running in review
Australia is burning. There isn't a pretty or polite way to say it. Animals were all know, koalas, kangaroos, possums and those we don't like dunnarts and black cockatoos, are literally burning alive and the ones that survive have no where to live to and nothing to eat. I'm not interested in getting political and … Continue reading How runners can help the Australian bush fire crisis?
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.
Running is often praised as such a simple sport, all you need is a pair of shoes and you're off, anywhere, anytime. Even if you aren't a gear nerd or active wear aficionado, there is more to consider when taking up running than just the running part. For years, I focused on just the running … Continue reading Why DIY didn’t work for me- I got a PT
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
The forecast said showers. Anyone who lives in or around Melbourne knows the weather forecast should always be taken with enough salt to induce heart failure. Grains need not apply. "Showers" could mean 5 seconds of rain followed by a glorious sunny day and it could also mean flash flooding, winds that feel like they … Continue reading Race review: Surf Coast Trail Marathon
Oh Mount Macedon, you beautiful, complicated, soul destroying bitch. Last weekend, I returned to the scene of the crime, my first ever run back at the mountain that was my first foray into the bush and the kilometres past the marathon. To provide some perspective, my first experience was so traumatic that I waited 5 … Continue reading Race review: Mt Macedon 50k trail race