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Trail Run
June 9, 2016

Me runnin’ shoes

Picture yourself as a kid, a younger less freckled (I’m a ginger and can map the years of dots like rings of a tree) version wearing your then favourite t-shirt. This t-shirt was rumoured to be worn by Zeus, or the Fonz, or both. It would get you the girls,…
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JournalTrail Run
February 12, 2015

The fox, the Aldi and the brown lands.

I’m following a fox. A crafty little creature that seems to like single track just as much as me. Such dainty marks. Then I’m not, all alone again on the trail. Whippy oak branches crack me across the chest and an unseen fur branch, clogged in snow, fills my ear…
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JournalTrail Run
April 6, 2011

Continuing AAWT washup

Today marks three weeks since I left the track. Flatly, I miss it. I still remember the lost trails, jungle thick re-growth, a shin twice as large as its opposite, driving rain, dusty heat- like yesterday. But it's waning, the vivid livingness of it - both good and bad. I…
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JournalTrail Run
March 19, 2011

The simple life of the track

The simple life is over. Consider ultra running; the principle concerns of life are a broken down version of necessity. On any given day, the guiding forces of existence are; how the feet feel, how the body feels, how hydrated you are, how your fuel supply is, where you are…
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JournalTrail Run
March 18, 2011

Finish of Alpine Run!!

Yesterday afternoon at 4:45pm I ran into Walhalla, close to 700kms after leaving the fringe of Canberra, having left 14 days earlier. It feels good to be able to stop, to take a break from the headfirst drive, to sit. I am reflecting on the run now, drinking tea, watching…
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JournalTrail Run
February 23, 2011

Final week before the run

A box of magnificent Icebreaker arrived via courier. The merino clothing is fine grained, smells natural and is brilliant in the heat or cold. Whilst they are indeed my leading brand supporter for the run, I'd advocate the stuff regardless- its simply the best active clothing on the planet. In…
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JournalTrail Run
February 1, 2011

Alps training grind

In any given day, you have to face your demons; when to run. If it's first thing in the morning, the first 5 minutes of groggyness is a complete con. You have to gee-yourself into action. It's a hard sell. Coffee, crap breakfast tv and a heaped bowl of museli…
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