Category: Running

Whose feet are those?!?!

I recall one Saturday morning when I was out running with James, he said something along the lines of “you only have one speed” .. He didn’t mean it in a derogatory way, he...

Fastpacking

Fastpacking; a combination of trail running, tramping and camping. I’ve never been a fan of camping – I just don’t get why people would lug what these days are basically huge nylon houses (complete...

Trail Running Solo

A few weeks back I was following a thread on Facebook asking women how comfortable they felt running trails alone and I was quite surprised by the number of woman who won’t, even in...

Beating the sun

I watched this amazing documentary today about a relay race where teams circumnavigate the 150km around Mont Blac on the longest day each year. The event is called “Beat the Sun” and the first...

When is a half marathon not a half marathon?

I came across the Marathon Investigation blog a few months back, I’m guessing via a Facebook link posted in one of the numerous online running groups I belong too. The intention of this particular...

Trail Running – Getting Started

How do you become a trail runner? Find a trail and run along it .. How do you find trails? The simplest way is to check your local council website – In Auckland our Regional...

Facebook made me do it

The other day as I was bemoaning climbing a big arse hill out on the trail I thought about how random it was that I even started trail running in the first place. You see,...