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
Thank you Andy Hewat, we were battling together even if separated. Thank you Hailey Lauren, without your unwavering get-it-done attitude I think I would have broken. Thank you Dad, more than any other this one was for you. Prologue. When people unfamiliar with trail ultramarathon ask what you do and you reply, “I run ultra”, […]Read More Ultra-Trail Andorra and other things I will remember forever. By Roger Hanney
(Continued from https://runeatsleeprun.com/2017/03/16/coast2kosci-2016-part-1-slow-beginnings/) Heading into the night stage (obviously a stage measured by light that started in different places for everyone – if, for example, you’re Andrew Tuckey, the night stage might not start until you’re back at your hotel reflecting on a new course record and the quantum anomalies you created folding space on […]Read More Coast2Kosci 2016 part 2: when you don’t want it bad enough to die trying just yet and go to sleep in the back of a comfy van instead.
(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