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?
There’s a catchy title hey? The Fasting Mimicking Diet, or FMD, has been researched and developed by Dr. Valter Longo. It is less of a diet and more of an intervention. By restricting caloric intake and managing macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate, fats etc) within a particular ratio, the practitioner (you, if you’re giving this a go) […]Read More Fasting Mimicking Diet, type 1 diabetes & endurance running
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
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
Octember was really something and I would recommend to anybody that you do this: once a year take something that you love doing, add the challenge of aiming to do it in a way that you never have before – whether by intensity, duration, volume, or venue, and use everything you know to get it […]Read More Great North Walk 100-miler Part 3: It’s About Time
Just like the miler itself, this race report is taking longer than expected. During this burst of energy our intrepid runner and crew make it to the final checkpoint, Mooney Mooney… When we last spoke, Super Pacer Jess and I were on our way out of the 103km checkpoint at Yarramalong, headed into the deep […]Read More Great North Walk 100-miler, racing the clock Sufferfest pt. 2
I have learnt a lot about running in the last month – what it means to me, what I want to do better, and bits and pieces of practical knowledge, the kind that you’d expect to gain from running 3 100km races and a 100-miler in 30 days, with or without type 1 diabetes. In […]Read More Great North Walk 100-miler 2013, Central Coast Sufferfest pt. 1
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
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!