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!
As promised, for the dedicated type 1 runners out there, here is my PowerPoint presentation from HypoActive’s AcT1vate 2013, at which I had the great pleasure to present a talk on the thrilling adventure of running ultramarathon with type 1 diabetes. Anybody opening this and asking, “what does this guy know?” has a point. Every […]Read More Diabetes and Ultra Marathon
Last night was a really special evening for all of Team Born to Run, our supporters and friends, and the production team behind the Big Red Run, due to be held in Australia’s Simpson Desert in July next year. Organisers and ambassadors told of their personal connections to type 1, legend Pat Farmer delivered a […]Read More Born to Run Foundation launch last night in Sydney
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
Sliced by hot awesome partner when they’re making their own lunch to take to work -Large Mushroom -Half Tomato -Fennel Stalks Add -Rocket -Baby Spinach -Sprouted Beans -Diced non-animal-rennet Cheese Dressing -Sambal Olek faceburning chilli (because it’s cold outside) -Lump of miso paste -Half large avocado -Doubledash of blackberry vinegar Seriously tasty, enjoy with a […]Read More AWESOME and SUBSTANTIAL Vegetarian Salad
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
Well, the weekend of Reckoning is approaching. Just want to finish getting my drop bags together and hit the Great North Walk with all lessons learned and physical conditioning on board. Writing for Outer Edge, I had a chance to interview Anton Krupicka a few months ago when putting together this article, Dirty Foreign Adventures. […]Read More Anton Krupicka Interview – the rise of the Euros, US running culture, and 100 milers
Sorry for shonky lighting – packing at too great a rate to sort it properly right now. Such an emo day, said goodbye 😦 to someone special at the airport this morning, hardcore day of getting it done on hardly any serious sleep, still going now with a list done but packing hardly started. And […]Read More Thanks Monique & HypoActive. Packing for Twin Cities…