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Comrades Marathon 2016

Wow. Wow. Wow. Comrades done! Down run complete and back to back medal in hand. This run has turned into more of an epic adventure than I would of thought. Just a quick recap for those first reading this. Comrades Marathon is 89.13km if you are a speedy runner who wins or comes in the … Continue reading

HBF 3 Waters Running Festival – the 50Km Option

The HBF 3 Waters Running Festival, Bunbury WA, 10 April 2016. Offering race options from 5 – 50km. Each of us as a runner have certain key events we like, that we train for and or plan for. This event was planned for as part of a training run for my primary event of the … Continue reading

Ultra Running in Luna Sandals.

Australia Day Ultra , the Long Run of 100km. Another race under the belt, another ultra. 100km’s. Run in Luna sandals. Initially thought I could do it barefoot. A quick recce of the course the night before assured me this would not be possible. Thank goodness for that recce. The stretch from Aid 2 to … Continue reading

Barefoot running naturally

Hello, Well things have been a little on the quiet side here as I recover from my ankle injury.   9 weeks later.  Today was my first run post minor surgery, and all feeling good.  Just in time.  I have a 50km trail Ultra to run in Saturday (3 days away..yikes!) then a steady 20km … Continue reading

sleep deprivation, blisters, ankles, knees and uggg…

Wow, this week past has been slack..yet I feel like I have worked hard… My ankle has given me so much grief that my running has been seriously reduced, and what running I have been doing has been at a much slower pace, to be gentle on my ankle. Then Tuesday I went down for … Continue reading

Pull Back week – Phew

Well on my last blog I advised just how many hills I had been doing.. The above are some of my regular battles.  All in training for this:  All 87.3 km of it… Thank goodness this last weeks training was a “pull back week”:  So thank fully went from well over 100kms the previous week … Continue reading

Hills, Hills and more Hills!

Okay, me and my technology woes.  Missed a blog due to volunteering, and then my pc was virus infected for a couple of weeks that got into my internet explorer and google chrome, took IT 3 days to resolve, and finally back in action. I recently volunteered at the Australia Day Ultra, which was an … Continue reading

Dusty, dirty, weary and loving it.

Comrades training has now commenced in earnest.  Lots of long hill runs every weekend.  Have a look at the profile for the course! Yes that is 42km going uphill..all the way! The next big thing is that the KEP ultra (50km, 75km and 100km) ballot entry has been awarded, run in our area on the … Continue reading

Bad shoe choices, Trails, New Years Eve Run

Wow!  I have been off line for a bit.  Apologies.   I had network connection problems for 2 weeks, then went overseas on a family holiday, ran an ultra, bad flu, Christmas and chaos, and time has just flown! There is to much water under the bridge to catch up, so I will have a … Continue reading

Another effect of barefoot running..

Whilst in my search for a new pair of trail shoes..I am very specific.. I am failing to find the same pair that I have. Tomorrow I will be trialling a pair of Inov8’s…let see. However as one does when surfing the web, I got distracted and saw a post on “should you run in … Continue reading

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6 Inch Trail Marathon

Trail marathon in the SouthDecember 21st, 2014
And here comes another one

Comrades Marathon

Up run Comrades Marathon in Durban South Africa 89kmMay 31st, 2015
The big day is here.