Master of none

2016 World Masters Athletics Championships Marathon Marathon #16 Sunday 06 November 2016 I never intended to run this event, but Tracy convinced me to sign up by asking, “When will you ever get the opportunity to represent your country by running in your home city?” This made too much sense at the time, so I […]

Closer to Catastrophe

WAMC Perth Marathon 2016 Marathon #14 Sunday 12 June 2016 I looked back through some personal history to remember this event in 2013 was my first ever marathon, and that I’ve done it two more times since that first effort. I was shitting myself then, but running a marathon now has become a bit more […]

Pounding the pavement

WAMC Perth Marathon 2015 Marathon #10 Sunday 14 June 2015 A few weeks ago, I ran the HBF Run for a Reason Half Marathon and despite not feeling well I ran a PB! I finished in less than 100 minutes, I’m finally into double digits. That run didn’t feel like it took too much out […]

What’s in a name?

“An ultramarathon, also called ultra distance, is any sporting event involving running and walking longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi).”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultramarathon In theory, if I ran just a millimetre further than 42.195km then I would have run an ultra. This idea doesn’t sit well with me, nor a lot of “true” […]