Two obvious tips – don’t do anything in the Canyon in summer, and especially between 10am and 4pm. But surely we’d be mostly done by then… How it all came to be. I was far from ready for Hardrock 2019 with about 2 months to go, but I knew I could still do a solid […]Read More Running from one side of the Grand Canyon to the other and back in the middle of summer. What could possibly go wrong?
After a career engaged in “wheel to wheel combat” Mark Webber, the most recognised Australian Formula One driver of the modern era recently founded a new Aussie clothing brand. He’s a chiseled, gutsy, straight-shooting success story. And he wants to talk about tights. Getting off the canvas is most of the rules. More specifically he […]Read More Mark Webber Wants To Get You Into His Clothing.
Continued from Part 1 (please support the awesome positive health impacts of the Telethon Type 1 Family Centre here. Thanks heaps 😊 ) Asking around about how best to prepare for Hardrock some months ago, I’d got a load of helpful advice from some very experienced runners who know the course backwards. My friend Beat gave […]Read More OPERATION GOATKISS, Hardrock 2018 Part 2
By Roger Hanney Part 2 posts tomorrow. If you’d like to throw some spare change toward the awesome work done by the Telethon Type 1 Family Centre in Perth, we’ve passed our $2500 fundraising goal but donations are still welcome here. They’re helping type 1 kids grow up knowing their aspirations are their only limitations. The […]Read More OPERATION GOATKISS, Hardrock 2018 Part 1
(taken from pages hosted by Medium – https://medium.com/time-to-fly/coast2kosci-2016-part-1-slow-beginnings-4b2282fb7a87#.xwvlsmohg Putting this here now as I’m finally getting the second bit done… similar vibe to Coast2Kosci itself actually) Every edition of Coast2Kosci has a different meaning for every person. For some it’s redemption, for others it’s a target time, it’s a big end to a big year, or […]Read More Coast2Kosci 2016 part 1: Slow beginnings
The bucket list is an overused way to describe things that people really want to do but just aren’t going to get their shit together to do any time soon. So it’s appropriate to say that UTMB was a bucket list race for me. I’d seen the videos of Scott Jurek and Anton Krupicka and […]Read More Ultimate Bear Fight: UTMB 2016 Part 1
You’ve done a 200km mountain run in September, you’ve knocked out a 240km road run in December, there’s a 100km mountain run in New Zealand this weekend and it’s almost February already – what could possibly go wrong? Let’s just call the previous seven weeks of not running a committed recovery phase. Seriously, it was Wednesday. […]Read More The Ultra Easy 100km and its gleeful crushing of the ignorant: a race report
…continued from Part 1 of 3… The room emptied in a quick if not fully sober fashion into the side alley and once again we were on the run, or hike. With an acute awareness that this might take another 100+ hours to get done, nobody was springing out of the blocks hard on cold […]Read More Tor Des Géants 2015 – part 2 of 3 by Roger Hanney
Tor Des Géants is a single-stage mountain run easily reduced to numbers – 330km, 24,000m D+, 200 miles, 80,000 feet, 850 starters, 6 life bases, time – but that is not the story of the Tor at all. It is a beautiful adventure, composed of a number of steep climbs, high passes, and sharp descents […]Read More Tor Des Géants 2015 – part 1 of 3 by Roger Hanney
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