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
I've been a little slack with the old blog lately, so as part of my 2020 New Years Resolutions, you can now expect something from me each Sunday. It could be a weekly training recap, a race review or just some random thoughts on food, running, trails or whatever takes my fancy to be honest! … Continue reading Training diary- less than 50 days to go until Old Ghost
Religion, politics, diet and now the requirement for race medals has been added to the list of things you don't talk about at a dinner table filled with runners. It's a hot topic that gets just as many passionate opinions on the Facebook groups as the carbs v fats debate. On one hand are the … Continue reading From medals to tattoos, Permanently commemorating your run
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
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
Wow where to begin? The Shotover Moonlight Marathon. I got a helicopter to the start line. Not a tram or a bus, a helicopter! I'm not usually a fan of helicopters, I don't see what all the fuss is about, but the air inside this chopper was rife with nervous excitement. You could almost here … Continue reading Race review: Shotover Moonlight Marathon
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!
New Years Resolutions. Love them or hate them, it's that time of year and I'm choosing to embrace the concept. The extent of my embrace is the subject of another post, but one of my 2019 goals is to "EXPLORE". So get ready for a bunch of 'Get out there' posts with new trails, new … Continue reading Get out there- Werribee Gorge circuit track
There was a discussion on an ultra running Facebook group recently that sparked my attention. With the Surf Coast Century 100k trail run coming up in a little under two weeks, virgins to the distance are starting to freak out. Nothing new here, I've been a freaking out virgin on numerous occasions myself, it's part … Continue reading Don’t plan to DNF!