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Western States 100 Endurance Run 2024

Strava My incredible hosts in San Carlos had clearly planned years ahead of my arrival by having a blazing hot series of trails at the top of their road – therefore within an hour or so of landing on the Sunday before the race I was hitting a big climb in the mid afternoon heat […]

2019 World 24 hour champs – Albi, France

It is such a huge honour to represent your country, especially doing something you love. Add to that, running is such a solo sport that you rarely get to be a part of a team. And what a great team to be a part of. Fiona, Dawn, Emma, Wayne and Graeme were all familiar faces from Taiwan last year while Kim joined us for […]

UTMB 2019

Hold on to your walking poles… it’s time for another race report!! UTMB 2019!!! 30th – 31st August 2019Loop course, Chamonix, France171kms, 10,061 metre climb, 10,061 metre descent Strava GPS link: https://www.strava.com/activities/2669138482 Absolutely bananas. That’s what first kilometre of UTMB is like. it’s Friday and at 6pm on the dot we’re off – surprisingly smoothly considering […]

Tarawera 100 mile and Northburn 100 mile 2018 double

Tarawera 100 mile and Northburn 100 mile 2018 double When the brilliant team in charge of the Tarawera event announced (after much anticipation and badgering from all) that they were going to put on a 100 mile race around the lakes of Rotorua, I immediately put it on my list.  Great.  Unfortunately, I am also […]

Great Southern Endurance Run (GSER100)

Great Southern Endurance Run (a.k.a. GSER100)  17th – 18th November 2017 Mt Buller to Bright across the Victorian Alps, Australia 181kms, 10,000 metre climb, 11,000 metre descent Strava GPS link It made no sense on paper – why did they think the first 11kms would take the fast guys 2 hours? Really!?  Apart from the […]

C2K – coast2kosci – NSW, Australia, December 9th – 10th 2016

C2K – coast2kosci – 2016 – Race Report It sounds horrible…and boring … surely!??  240kms on road. Most of it bitumen.  Uphill, downhill then uphill some more repeat repeat repeat…… Boring? Horrible?  Nope.  Not for a second.  Extraordinary?  Yes. Most definitely.   Crew (roving car) (right to left) Emma (wife and organiser extraordinaire) Matt (our neighbour who […]

Northburn 100 – 2016 Race Report

2016 Northburn 100 mile Report – March 19, 2016 – Strava link WOAH! Where did he come from?  Hang on.  What was that about hallucinations?  Stop and watch.  Nope.  Definitely a real person.  Bugger.  You’ve got 10kms to go and somehow you’re in third place – but there’s someone dressed in black chasing you down – […]

The North Face 100 – 2015 Race Report

The North Face 100 – 2015 Race Report Let’s start by going back.  It’s just gone 8pm on Saturday the 17th of May, 2014.  I’m 88kms deep into my first attempt at TNF100 and I’ve just chucked my guts for the first time ever in a race.  I’m not gonna lie – I was completely […]