by Roger Hanney – with thanks as always to my workplace and insanity-enabler Hoka OneOne Australia – Hoka One One is the only running shoe with enough crazy genius for my liking. Having already run for over 10 hours, thoughts turned to evening and the night, cold, and distance ahead. We had long put the city […]Read More Sakura Michi International Nature Run 2014 pt.2
In April this year, Jess Baker and I travelled to Japan for a three and a half week visit that took us everywhere, from Hiroshima to most of the way up Mt Fuji, to a sumo stable in Tokyo and the temples of Kyoto, but the inspiration and purpose of our visit was an incredibly […]Read More Sakura Michi International Nature Run 2014
If you’re in Sydney and have a family member with type 1 or maybe you’re living with type 1 diabetes yourself, I’d like to invite you to an evening that I’ll be part of on Wednesday November 6 at 6PM, Rydges Parramatta, in Rosehill. The main speaker for the evening is American guest Joe Solowiejczyk. […]Read More Speaking about Type 1 for newly diagnosed kids and young adults
Hope you enjoy this write up of last month’s Big Red Run for The Blister, the internal magazine of Sydney Striders. All pics by tog legend Jason Malouin. I’ll also be posting this at type1ultra.com, a new site that’s under development as a resource specifically for endurance-focused type 1 diabetics. Any links you might want […]Read More My Big Red Run Race Report, sort of – by Roger Hanney
Before reading any further, if you are living with type 1 diabetes, please know that you aren’t allowed to use it as an excuse – for anything. Hitting the ‘Quit’ button because you have type 1 is the biggest mistake you can make. Regardless of what health practitioners might try to tell you, the risks […]Read More Big Red Run, what a brilliant week in the desert by Roger Hanney
Stoked! This is it! 4am alarm clock kicked us out the door in Sydney, early flight to Brisbane, and now we’re in the minivan and taking turns at the steering wheel on the way to Birdsville. After a year of amazing alpine, sub-polar, forest, and desert running around the world in 2012, it’s exciting to […]Read More Simpson Desert, bring it on!
So, you’ve got type 1 diabetes and you’re going to run 250km in a remote desert location. Most people have no idea what the potentially dire, life-affirming, and exciting consequences of that choice might be. Never mind them, though, this is about you. And the spectacularly creative and personable thing about diabetes is that it’s […]Read More How to: Doing a multiday desert race with type 1 diabetes
Over the weekend I had an eye-opening experience, thanks especially to diabetes educators, young kids with type 1, and their families and supporters in and around Toowoomba, a large country town just north of the Queensland border and a couple of hours inland. – Anybody wishing to donate toward the Born to Run Foundation, please […]Read More Toowoomba, diabetes, running, and the Dark Ages
Just a brilliant day yesterday. I’ll be writing more this week to try to convey and capture some of the stories I heard yesterday about the battle these committed people are fighting to try to bring type 1 care and management in Queensland – especially in rural areas and small towns – into line with […]Read More Australian Diabetes Educators Association: Going Ultra!
Unseen video of our Racing The Planet Sahara adventure from October/November last year. See Greg sweat bucketloads! See Jess do Greg-pressing crossfit training! Witness my bag break 20 minutes into the week of running and hear me drop desert eff-bombs!!! Hilarious! We all forget what we say in these interviews because we get sunbaked and […]Read More Team Born to Run: Sahara