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Mount Buller Skyrun 45km, 2019

What goes down, must come back up.

Mount Buller Skyrun 45km, 2019

"Who is running the 45km course tomorrow?" asked Paul Ashton, Running Wild race director. From our dinner table in the corner of the Abom bistro our hands nervously went up. "It's a brutal course!" he continued agrin. Paul's mandatory gear lists are known for being overy thorough (or ...

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Two Bays Trail Run 2019 - a few KM too far

I raced to sign up then didn't respect the ultramarathon distance. It didn't turn out too well.

Two Bays Trail Run 2019 - a few KM too far

The first race I had on my 2019 running calendar was the Two Bays Trail Race, a 56km ultramarathon across the Mornington Peninsula in the peak of the Melbourne summer. In 2017 and 2018 I ran the 28km version of the race, from Dromana to Cape Schanck Lighthouse, and I ...

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2018 - My Year in Running

Farther, longer, and with silly injuries - my best running year yet.

2018 - My Year in Running

As far as running goes, 2018 was my biggest and best year yet.

Earlier this year I set myself some goals so now that we've survived another trip around the sun it's time to check in and see how I'm progressing. Just as in earlier years this ...

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Ultra-Trail Australia 50km - My First Ultramarathon

We had beers and pizza then signed up for an ultramarathon. What's the worst that could happen?

Ultra-Trail Australia 50km - My First Ultramarathon

As the hot water hit my sweaty and salt-crusted hair, I started sobbing. I had no idea finishing my first 50k run would be so emotional, but as the warmth of the shower reached my neck, my back, and finally my tired legs, I realised I was no longer in ...

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Netlify and Netlify CMS

To reduce the number of VMs I pay for each month I've shifted this blog over to Netlify, powered by Pelican and Netlify CMS. After getting a sample blog up and running using an existing template, I exported my existing posts as .md files with some frontmatter and commited ...

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2017 - My Year in Running

2017 - My Year in Running

As is now customary, I'm reviewing last year by waiting until I'm a third of the way through this year. This time in 2017 I set myself some goals and it's worth revisiting the list and setting some new ones.

2017 was a really good year for ...

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The Long Way Round - The Plane that Accidentally Circumnavigated the World

The Long Way Round - The Plane that Accidentally Circumnavigated the World

During World War II, a Pan Am flying boat found itself stranded in Auckland, New Zealand, unable to return to San Francisco due to Pearl Harbour's bombing turning the Pacific into a theatre of war.

From John Bull, The Lapsed Historian:

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, the ...

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2016 - My Year in Running

At the start of 2016, I set ...

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Why I Hate Running (Hint... it's pizza)

Why I Hate Running by Brendan Leonard at Semi-Rad.com:

I hate running, three to four times a week if I have time. I hated it yesterday for a little over an hour.

Maybe the sickest thing about the whole idea of running is when you sign up for an ...

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Using Strava to plan your trail run, and hopefully not get too lost

Using Strava to plan your trail run, and hopefully not get too lost

Since starting to run a few years ago, nearly all of my mileage has been on paved roads. My local parkrun course is on concrete, and most big running races are on the road.

A few months ago, on a whim, I ventured out to Plenty Gorge Park and had ...

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