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Mt Macedon Trail Runs 2012 - Report

The second running of the Mt Macedon Trail Run, organised by Trails+, was run this Sunday the 3rd of June 2012. This year we saw the introduction of a shorter distance, to encourage those new to trail running.

Unlike last year, the weather was with us when we woke up to a misty mountain. Read more

Maroondah Dam Trail Runs 50KM 2012 - Report

So you think it is normal progress to ‘up the ante’ after having completed the last year’s 30 kilometer version of this race (30km report 2011) by signing up for the 50 kilometer version? In theory you would be correct, unless of course we are talking about the Maroondah Dam Trail Run, organized by Trails+. Read more

Marysville Ultra Marathon Festival 2011 - Report

This is my third running of the Marysville Marathon Festival, and without any doubt the best and most memorable race yet. On the previous two races I competed (if I may call it that) in the half marathons, but year I decided it was time for the Ultra (50 kilometer, well 51 and a bit according to the Garmin). So why the most memorable running so far?

Easy. This year the weather made for an absolute spectacle. True to Melbourne tradition the weather had it’s own saying this weekend, by ensuring to dump the area with a splashy 100mm of rain on the Saturday before the race. The result, I am sure you can imagine, were super duper muddy trails! Read more

A day on the trails : GOW100 2011

I was too late with registering for this years 3rd time running of the GOW100 Trail Run. But since this run is held at one of Victoria’s most stunning national parks I came down to volunteer and to try to capture the action on ‘film’. The images below I hope gives you an idea of what it takes to run a 100 kilometers ultra marathon over muddy trails. Walkers, so we were told by Parks Victoria, normally take 8 days to complete the full Great Ocean Walk! It is tough to do it in a single day, but it provides the runners the opportunity to see some of Australia’s best. Many places you can only reach on foot. Read more

The Tan Ultra Marathon - 50KM - 2011 - Report

I am still not sure why I ended up in this race. I love to go out for runs in the bush on the trails, but here was that event from Trails+, that organizes the best of trail runs, to come and run around the well known Tan Track in the hart if Melbourne. Read more

Gold Coast Marathon - 2011 - Report

It is always a delight to come to the Gold Coast during the winter time, especially if you live in cold Melbourne. The weather is great around this time of the year with temperatures hovering around the 21 degrees. This year was no different, in fact during the days leading into the race the skies were blue, were as during race day, the weather gods decided to tread us on plenty of cloud cover. Cloud cover makes all the difference here, as when the sun is out it has a decimate impact on your performance.

We normally arrive a couple of days in advance, technically to get used to the weather, but in reality it is a great little holiday, and a few days away from work. There is also an excellent Expo in the Convention Centre, which is the place to go to pick up your BIB and have a browse around in the many stalls, looking for the latest apparel and gadgets. In fact I have never been able to walk across the Expo and not pick something up.

As we stayed in Surfers Paradise we decided to drive to the start this year. The organization puts up an excellent bus service which starts as early as 4:00 in the morning, allowing plenty of time getting to the start. However, unless you take the bus at the beginning of the line (first stop), you might get a bit stressed watching the number of runners waiting for the same bus you wish to take, and most busses arriving being rather full. But it works, and it is included in the ticket, so take advantage. Read more

Mt Macedon Trail Runs - 2011 - Report

This night we camped in a little motel in Macedon, at the foot of the hills, and were more than a bit surprised to find the car in the dark early morning with the windscreens frozen over. I can’t remember having seen that for a long time, other than back in Europe. Frozen windscreens? We scratched the ice of the screen, and I started wondering how cold it was going to be on top of Mt Macedon. One thing for sure, it wasn’t going to be any warmer!! Read more

Razorback Run 38KM (Not the Prom Run) - 2011 - Report

Event Razorkback Run 38km (Not the Prom Run)
Date 30 April 2011
Distance 38 / 58 / 64 km
Location Harrietville, Victoria, Australia
Weather Sunny, 10 Degrees Celsius
Site Razorback Run 2011 – Site
GPX Razorkback Run 38km


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Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne 2011

Event Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne 2011
Date 1 April 2011
Distance 100 km
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Weather Sunny, 20 Degrees Celsius
Site Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne 2011 – Site [/dcs_link]
GPX Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne 2011 100KM


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Maroondah Dam Trail Runs 2011

Event Maroondah Dam Trail Run 2011
Date 20 February 2011
Distance 30 & 50km
Location Healesville, Victoria, Australia
Weather Cloudy, 17 Degrees Celsius
Site Maroondah Dam Trail Run 2011 – Site
GPX Maroondah Dam Trail Run 30K
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