Monthly Archives: March 2014

What are YOU doing with your time?!

“This is what 5am at the trailhead looks like. Excuses about not having enough time to reach the goals we have for ourselves is BS! Make time! We all have 24hrs in a day, what are you doing with yours?” This Facebook

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Whose shoes do you use?

The big question. One of the main subjects of conversation between runners. I now have more pairs of shoes in active use than I could ever have imagined. The strong Australian dollar coupled with the excellent supply in the UK,

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The Darkness Within: Pre-Race Meltdowns

I signed up for this race knowing I would not have the opportunity to prepare well for it. “Even if I have to walk half of it, I don’t care. I’m in it for the sightseeing anyway,” I confidently announced.

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Running It Out: can you avoid sickness by running?

It is usually said with the tongue firmly pressed against the cheek, but I believe there’s perhaps more validity in the concept of staving off sickness by “Running it out” than most people credit. In fact – touch wood –

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Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest

A Review of Ultimate Direction’s Signature ‘Scott Jurek’ Ultra Vest Firstly a caveat: before obtaining this pack I didn’t use one at all in races. My only personal comparison is to the Deuter Race pack I wear on most of

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Selfraising

What I wanted to talk about when I thought about writing my first blog post, was the phenomenon I like to call ‘Selfraising’. It’s unlikely I can claim this term as my own, although I’ve not heard it used before,

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Blogs. Yay. Blogs.

The mild popularity of my handful of blogs on the Oxfam Trailwalker website over the last few months led me to reconsider my instinctive distaste for the medium. What was my big malfunction (among many)? It’s hard to say…perhaps some

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