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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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2015 In Review

2015 In Review

It doesn't seem that long ago that I wrote up my 2014 list - but it's obviously far enough in the past that I don't really remember what I was trying to achieve this year, but it's worth a review - even if we are already six weeks ...

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Run Melbourne 2015 - My First Half Marathon

Run Melbourne 2015 - My First Half Marathon

Half Marathon is a pretty stupid name for an event. Those in the know are suitably impressed at the ability of the athlete1 to run for 21.1km (13.1 freedom kilometers2), but everyone else wants to know why you're only running half a race.

I started ...

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Nice UX Touch from Dropbox

Nice UX Touch from Dropbox

This afternoon I tidied up my Dropbox account a little bit - I removed a folder with 80gb of photos I no longer needed stored there (they're backed up in a few other locations) and disconnected some old computers and phones that should no longer have access to my Dropbox ...

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