The Blogger…

Hi, thanks for stopping by. Feel free to spend hours doing everything you can to send this awesome blog viral – you have the power  : )

Hopefully you’ll find some interesting info and entertaining writing here. Some of it might even be mine. I’ve written for a number of publications and websites including The Big Issue, and – favourite by a glossy 2,000-word margin – Outer Edge magazine. For several years I have been Environment Editor at Sydney’s longstanding free and indignant City Hub, but now my faith in the planet’s ability to recover is so strong that I’ve joined the movement to prepare for the day when the trees and dolphins hunt the last surviving humans.

I run ultramarathons, mostly on trail. Fastest 100km (not on trail) sat at just over 11:20. Like every run, it should have been faster! 92min half-marathon p.b., targeting 3:10 marathon p.b. Ran 100km and over 5 times in the last year and a bit and am stepping up to my first miler shortly.

That covers a lot fof what you’ll find here. You will also catch the occasional article on shiatsu, yoga, Type 1 Diabetes in endurance sports, and what it is to be a type 1 diabetic shiatsu-practising ultramarathon-running writer who practises yoga. Not very good at it though. *generic polite laughter*

Oh yeah, Hoka One One.


7 Responses to The Blogger…

  1. Brandon Baker says:

    Greetings! I am a bit pressed for time this morning, so I have only scanned your sight, but I drew an immediate connection as I am also a type 1 diabetic trail runner! I was wondering if we could possibly trade some emails, i would love to pick your brain about insulin and food habits in Ultra’s, as well as (if you know it) the history of various type 1 diabetics competing in the big races [UTMB, western states, Leadville, etc.])- Thank you and can’t wait to read more of your articles!!

    • trailfiend says:

      I am a bit in the dark about T1D history in big races too. Most impressive thing I have seen lately is Jarral Ryter’s MTB 6th place in the Tour Divide in 18 days – AMAZING!!! Marcus Grimm’s Sweet Victory is a great T1 runner blog, Missy Foy is the only T1 to reach Olympic Trials for US Olympic level marathon, is an excellent resource run here in Australia by Allan Bolton, who has been a T1 endurance athlete for over 25 years. Always happy to hear more.
      Food in ultras – I think simpler the better, that’s why I use eLoad Fly in my water. 100% highly refined maltodextrin with no discernible flavour at concentrations below 10%. No nausea from flavour or gut irritation as a result. Expensive but worth using for at least 50% of race day carbs. Just make sure the bags you carry it in are sealed because if it leaks and soaks up sweat it gets sticky then hard really fast.
      Potatos with salt and herbs are great real food on a run, halva is an awesome race food, Science in Sport isotonic gels are brilliant and digest easily but a bit bulky to carry, used to hate Clif Bloks but am now a big fan and each tube is worth two gels, Red Bull for the last 20-30km is hard to beat.

  2. From: Darin Armstrong #TeamLIVESTRONG

    Hello Roger,
    Just a quick email to ask if you would be interested in a ‘mutual’ following on twitter. I am currently following you now and am awaiting for your follow-back. (#FYI I do RT’s ‘ANYTIME’ for all #Triathletes #Cyclists #UltraRunners #Marathoners #FitnessProfessionals who follow me on Twitter and have something important they want mentioned for support…Over 41K folks at your access.)

    All the very best for the rest of 2013 & beyond Roger. Look forward to hearing from you…


  3. Jen says:

    Hi! I am a mom of a type 1 diabetic. My daughter is only 9.5, but has already run four 5ks, with me. One of our favorite runs was a trail run for JDRF.
    I can’t wait to read more about your events and how you handle your blood sugars during the endurance runs. Thank you for writing about this (please include lots of details). You are an inspiration! Good luck with all your 2014 goals.

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