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
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
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
“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 had originally written this post whilst sitting in the terminal at Melbourne Airport patiently waiting for my 11:55PM Jetstar flight to Christchurch to begin our 4th New Zealand trail running adventure. But for some reason the internet ate it, so here we are again! With the NZ trail running season kicking of in Rotorua … Continue reading Trail running in NZ? Tips for Navigating NZ customs
Anyone know who knows me or follows me on socials knows there are two very special pooches in my life, 6 year old lab x kelpie Freddo and his slightly OCD adopted younger sister, 4 year old kelpie Charlie. Freddo is just like any other lab, he loves people and food, in no particular order. … Continue reading Running with dogs
"Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” - Otto Von Bismarck It's been almost four weeks since my trot on the Old Ghost Road. My feet have healed, my ego callused and the paint has dried enough on my post race emotions to begin to dissect and rebuild. Here's some … Continue reading The 5 things you can learn from my Old Ghost Ultra
If you are a trail runner in Australia, NZ or Europe you have inevitably faced the list of mandatory gear required for some of the longer trail runs. From just a water bottle to a full set of thermals and wet weather gear, the amount of gear varies greatly across races. The amount and type … Continue reading Holy mandatory gear Batman!
When I talk to my non running friends about running a common theme bubbles to the surface; ‘don’t you get bored?’, ‘how do you keep going?’ I certainly didn’t wake up one morning and say to myself, ‘I’m going to run for 3 hours this morning’, it’s been a slow and gradual process over about … Continue reading What I listen to on a run
When people find out you are a runner, there are usually two things they want to talk about, why you don't have a car (which I do by the way) and gear. It starts with shoes and usually ends in the deep dark hole of GPS watches. I've been experimenting with gear for a little … Continue reading All the gear- What do I use?