I’ve only run a couple of 100km races and I can’t say any one them have gone perfect or according to plan. But that being said, I’ve learnt a few things along the way, mostly as a result of stuffing it up! 3 days before the race…. 1. Cut your toenails 2. Get out your … Continue reading Are you ready for Surf Coast Century? My tips for the weekend ahead!
I’ve worn the same brand of running shoe since 2019. I’ve been a loyal customer. At one point, even an ambassador. But the shoes changed and not for the better. It was frustrating and confusing. (See my rant here!) I wanted to shop around and look for something else but I was scared. I was … Continue reading I’m in my shoe slut era!
I bought a new pair of shoes this week. Hardly newsworthy or revolutionary I admit. "Runner buys new shoes" is hardly the stuff of Pulitzer Prizes. There was nothing fancy about them. They weren't a brand new make or model, a limited edition or anything with the word 'carbon' in the title (or the price). … Continue reading WTF! They ruined my favourite shoe!
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
With a long run on the calendar, it seemed like the logical thing to sign up for a run at the You Yangs Trail Festival and treat it as a practice run for Cairns to Port Douglas in only a month or so. The You Yangs are my local trails so paying money (to a … Continue reading Race recap: 2022 You Yangs 30k
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