A motivational talk: normal humans, try-hards & fear

The following is a transcript and related slides & material from a motivational talk I gave to participants of a 12 Week Challenge across the four gyms of Pinnacle Fitness, a few days before this year’s 24 Hour Championships… Firstly

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Runner profile: Katherine Macmillan

The consummate ‘quiet achiever’, Katherine Macmillan is one of those reassuring faces you see at the start line of an ultra, calmly stretching her quads, confirming your belief that there is order in the universe. Asking Kathy what her target

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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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Runner Profile: Caroline Pivetta

Caroline Pivetta isn’t one of those names you see repeatedly cropping up in race previews from the go-to resources like Ultra168 (where ultra-obsessed folk like me go in the morning before checking the actual news on TheGuardian). This is mainly because

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Endurance Training for the Mountains

Great insights into disciplined, quantitative training

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Double wow!

This won’t be a race report of the Cradle Mountain Run (last Saturday’s little day out). I have just finished editing the GoPro footage, some of which does it justice, so I’ll mostly defer to that…bar a short summary: Wow!

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Gear review: WAA Ultra Bag

In a rare display of restraint, I managed to contain my premature urges to review this pack based only on prep runs, and instead waited until after my goal race. This was necessary, as a pack of this nature is not required

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