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
I was asked recently by a well-intentioned stranger why and how I decided to get into ultra trail running. I gave her the stock standard reply of "I started small, got to the marathon, couldn't get any faster, so went longer". She seemed happy with that and we both went about the business. It wasn't … Continue reading My thank you to Samantha Gash
Mother’s Day, Easter, Anzac Day, Gold Coast Marathon, all cancelled due to COVID-19. It might seem a little strange for some to include Gold Coast Marathon into this list of yearly events but for 41 years, the Gold Coast marathon has been on the calendar of almost 10,000 people. For the past 6 years, I’ve … Continue reading A different Gold Coast marathon
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