A year in moments #7 – the last kilometre

My legs ached with every step. Every time my feet touched the ground, the pressure shot up into my hips, making it feel like my hip joints were grinding, bone on bone, in their sockets. The soles of my feet were sore, I could feel each small pebble through the bottom of my trainers. One … Continue reading A year in moments #7 – the last kilometre

A year in people #57 – Scott Watkins

You know when enough time passes and you can't remember how you first got chatting to someone? That's what I'm like with Scott. I *think* it was on Twitter, and then at parkrun, but it could have been the other way around. He's the run director/top dog/organiser person at Albert Park parkrun in Melbourne, and I … Continue reading A year in people #57 – Scott Watkins

A year in people #47 – the Down Under Crew

Sydney, 2014. I was at a winery out in the Hunter Valley somewhere, with 3 women I'd not long met. We'd done some wine tasting and decided it was time for a little picnic. Pans had already been out and bought picnic stuff. Actual adult picnic stuff. Like meat and cheese and olives and crackers … Continue reading A year in people #47 – the Down Under Crew

Ultra-Trail Australia: 50km and 2500m of sheer joy

Or should that be sheer hell? One of the hardest races I've done, but one of the most satisfying and one of the best weekends for fun. Each year in May the town of Katoomba is descended upon by thousands of runners keen to take on the quad-busting ascents and descents of the trails in … Continue reading Ultra-Trail Australia: 50km and 2500m of sheer joy

Touring Tasmania….on a pushbike.

Well, I said I wanted a challenge. And f*ck me, did I get that. With bells on. Just a few things for you to consider before I start. 1) Tasmania is Australia’s hilliest state. 2) There was a record-high heatwave the first week I was there. 3) I’ve not biked anywhere near these kind of … Continue reading Touring Tasmania….on a pushbike.