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Joe to Kosciuszko, whaddaya know?

Because my crew had asked me earlier what the milestone was for my longest run ever, I took a moment coming out of Jindabyne to acknowledge that transition. From this point – 184kms – I was now in uncharted territory. Really,

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Let me in! – the race director quandry

Races have entry requirements for a reason, especially the longer or gnarlier ones. The criteria are not always black and white. At the most extreme end, the RDs can find themselves in the difficult position of being the gatekeeper of

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Ultra Trail Australia – getting it done

Skip the boring stuff below, here’s the video: I’m only 35kms in and I’m thinking quite seriously about quitting. In terms of training I’m as under-baked as a Donald Trump policy and even less convincing. On the flip side, I’m

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The Suspension of Disbelief

In theatre, the cast, director and crew can only succeed in their mission to take the audience on the desired journey if they can suspend their disbelief for the duration of the play. The terminology is deliberate, because it specifically

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Tor Des Géants 2015 – part 1 of 3 by Roger Hanney

Originally posted on run, eat, sleep, run.:
Tor Des Géants is a single-stage mountain run easily reduced to numbers – 330km, 24,000m D+, 200 miles, 80,000 feet, 850 starters, 6 life bases, time – but that is not the story…

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Runner profile: Donna Urquhart

Who STARTS running ultramarathons just after giving birth to their first child?…because it’s easier to train for than their previous sport? Who dabbles with ultra running and immediately scores a series of wins and places? Who breaks their arm 6

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Endurance Training for the Mountains

Great insights into disciplined, quantitative training

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