Writing race reports after properly long runs easily turns into an exercise in self-indulgence. Let’s face it, there’s a reason the whole world’s eyes turn to watch Usain Bolt run for 9.5 seconds but generally glaze over when runners talk about feeling a second or third wind at the second rising of the sun. So, […]Read More Coast2Kosci 2014 Race Report, by Roger Hanney
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
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
Whatever level you’re running out, check out Jess Baker’s guide to training for the City2Surf. There’s universally useful stuff in here for all runners, with some particularly good guidance for beginners and intermediates. City 2 Surf training program (and endurance running tips).Read More City 2 Surf training program (and endurance running tips)
Outside of my family and my physically closest friends, if I was to say ‘I love this man’ it would be about a mad computer language wizard currently trekking through a frozen wonderwasteland on the other side of the planet. Beat Jegerlehner, rightfully recording his exploits at Be Ultra bummed a lift with me from […]Read More Iditarod Superhero Interview
It’s been an odd year so far. Have never done so much running, but at the same time so little racing. Even with the benefit of large altitude training blocks, the focus has been on improving and maintaining endurance for our desert races. North Face 100 in May was meant to be the release for […]Read More On the way to the 4 Deserts Grand Slam
Five years ago I was most of the way through a Masters in Environmental Law at Sydney but losing the drive to see it through. Now, I run up to 280km per week and race ultramarathons in exotic desert locations around the world. What happened? The answer isn’t what you’d expect, believe me. Aged 33, […]Read More Insulin, Running Shoes, and Penguins
It’s now Thursday September 29, 4:40am and I’m in my room on the 20th floor at the Crowne Plaza in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Twin Cities Marathon is about 74 hours away and I’m really looking forward to just pushing my shorter faster limits as hard as I can manage. But I’m also loving the […]Read More Arriving in the US, Twin Cities Marathon Approaching.