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

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

A year in people #41 – Susie Sue

"Here you go Paps." Sue handed me a pile of envelopes. "What's this?" I asked. "There's one for each day. Open them when you need to." A few days later I sat on the floor in a dusty tent in the middle of the Jordanian desert, items strewn around my feet . I was trying … Continue reading A year in people #41 – Susie Sue

Race time – Mount Cook Half Marathon

Last weekend I did the Mount Cook Half Marathon. I've lost count of how many races I've done now; too many to count in the 7 years I've been running. But I might never have done any at all if it weren't for a friend all those years ago. I never wanted to run in … Continue reading Race time – Mount Cook Half Marathon