Category Archives: Running

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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fenix revisited

It’s been over four months since I bought my Garmin fenix and wrote up my initial impressions of the watch. Having run, cycled and hiked a lot of kilometres since then, it is worth giving an update on the fenix.¬†Garmin … Continue reading

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Marysville half

173 people died in the Black Saturday bushfires on February 7, 2009. One of the hardest hit towns was Marysville, where 34 people died and only 14 out of about 400 buildings were left standing. Four years ago a local … Continue reading

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Belated musings on a marathon

The 2012 Melbourne Marathon was on Sunday, October 14. I was very happy to be there. My training this year had been fairly consistent, but suffered a serious blow the week before the marathon when I came down with a … Continue reading

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fenix rising

I have tracked my running and cycling distances for years as a useful input into my training plans. Looking back, it has been an interesting journey from paper to the point where I now run with (what feels like) a … Continue reading

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Running the Brisbane Ranges

The Melbourne Marathon is rapidly approaching, which means the number of long runs is also rapidly climbing! As a change from pounding bike paths and trails around Melbourne, I decided to head to the Brisbane Ranges National Park, which is … Continue reading

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It’s never good when they call it a “killer hill”

The third in the series of Salomon trail run series was held on August 26. There were two courses, a short 7.3km and a long 14.3km, with both courses starting and finishing at Silvan Reservoir, running the hills of the … Continue reading

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