Whether you have a crew or not, drop bags can be a useful tool in planning and executing your next trail ultramarathon. For me, I love drop bags. I love the convenience of them and the control I have over most parts of the situation. The fun with ultramarathoning is you never know what is … Continue reading Drop bags 101
If ever the was a race that was the most apply named it is the Rollercoaster Run. Coined as 'Melbourne's Mountain Run', it takes place in the Dandenong Ranges, one of only a few 'hills' in Melbourne that could be called (and are actually named) mountains. Mt Dandenong sits at around 633 metres above sea … Continue reading Race recap: Rollercoaster Run 46k 2023
I love Courtney Dewaulter. I mean, of course I do, what's not to love, who doesn't love Courtney? I love that she has been so open about her struggles and her path to improvement. I love that she wears whatever the hell she wants and no doubt had fights with sponsors over it. I love … Continue reading Get out of the pain cave, all aboard the struggle bus
Trail ultra running is a weird sport. By definition, it’s an individual sport, only you can get yourself from the start line to the finish line under the speed of your own two feet. But for some races, it’s starting to become a team sport and that gets me all up in my “but I … Continue reading You’re on your own kid
If there would be a theme for this July and August, FOMO (the fear of missing out for those not up with internet acronyms). Western States, Hard Rock, my husband going on a massive holiday without me, UTMB, oh my! Those UTMB FOMO vibes And it’s really bloody hard to not throw your own pity … Continue reading How it’s going: September 2023
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 hate the phrase “stress is stress”. It’s like one of those annoying quotes that used to be reserved for being stitched on a pillow or depicted in embossed pink ribbon script handwriting on women’s health journals that now are plastered on every influencers instagram page. And like it’s equally annoying siblings “you can’t outrun … Continue reading The unplanned rest week
This time last week, I was once again loading up the car with all the snacks and all the gear as I headed into the mountains. This time to the Southern Grampians for the Peaks and Trails 50k. The lead up to this years Peaks and Trails couldn’t be more different to last year. Last … Continue reading Race recap: Peaks and Trails 50k 2023
When I started running events I didn’t know trail running or mountain running existed. I knew of marathons of course but that was pretty much the extent of my knowledge. I had started running around the block near my house, I didn’t even have an accurate distance for the loop. I thought it was about … Continue reading The indecisive runner- but I want it all?
There is a good reason that there are hundreds of quotes stitched on pillows, plastering Instagram feeds and tattooed in script on various body parts warning of the dangers of comparison. Comparison my friends, is a bitch. The kicker is that when used correctly comparison can make you feel like you have your shit sorted … Continue reading How it’s going: June ‘23 in Review