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PyCon AU 2014 runs

For the last two PyCon AU conferences in Hobart, we informally organised morning runs before the conference day commences and had a lot of fun in the process. This year, in slightly warmer Brisbane, the runs will be happening again, … Continue reading

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Dissection of my first DNF

Over the last ten years, I have done a lot of runs, ranging from 2km fun runs with my young son through to 100km ultras. None of those runs has compared to the misery of October’s Lake Mountain Skyrun, which … Continue reading

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I used to jog…

Sign in Little Bourke Street:

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Beach running

I have been slack recently with writing up this year’s runs, so it is time to catch up! The fourth, and last, of the Salomon trail runs was at Anglesea in September. The long run was the Surf Coast Century … Continue reading

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Hills, hills and more hills

Salomon trail run #3 started and ended at Silvan Reservoir, winding its way through beautiful forests on trails ranging from technical single track to wide fire trails and dirt roads. The course headed north to Mt Evelyn and south to … Continue reading

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The mystery of the forest cage

On one of the runs to work this week, I came across this small fenced off area in the middle of bushland. It’s odd: there is nothing obviously special inside the cage: no unusual vegetation, no animal habitat, no gold mine … Continue reading

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Gorge-ous

Salomon trail run #2 – Plenty Gorge. There are five things you need to know if you are going to do the long course here next year. 1. There are hills. Short, sharp hills. Nasty little buggers. And lots of … Continue reading

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PyCon AU 2013 running update

Following up from an earlier post, we’ve had three runs so far at PyCon AU. Saturday morning’s forecast was 4°C, 50km/hr winds, hailstorms and snow down to 200 metres. Fortunately, we managed to miss the wild weather and had a … Continue reading

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PyCon AU runs

Last year I organised casual morning runs at PyCon AU 2012 and it worked well; various people joined in for different runs across the four days of the conference and sprints. We saw some great parts of Hobart and had some … Continue reading

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River running

The first race in the Salomon trail running series was this morning: 15km at Studley Park & Yarra Bend Park. I have only done a few races so far this year (a trail run in the USA, Puffing Billy and … Continue reading

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