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?
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
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
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
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