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Dealing with injury. To run, or not to run?

Four weeks ago I ran a 100km trail race called The North Face 100 held in the Blue Mountains near Sydney Australia, it was a fantastic thing to be a part of, the only downside was I rolled my ankle … Continue reading

Running in Extreme Temperatures

As many of you know I live in Australia, and here on the West Coast we have just gotten through a summer of record temperatures. Last Sunday I ran with a group of runners for a 21 mile trail run. … Continue reading

Are these perhaps the best shoes for beginner runners?

I have been running for more than seven years now, and a lot of that time I have spent dealing with injuries, primarily those related to feet, legs and back. When I started running I went out and bought a … Continue reading

10 tips to keep your new running resolution

New Year’s Eve seems to be an appropriate day to write about keeping resolutions. Every year at this time thousands of new people come to my websites because they make a resolution to start running. The truth is only a small percentage … Continue reading

Some thoughts about safety when running

This week I have spent some time organizing  recon and training runs for a group of runners who are are going to run the 6 Inch Trail Marathon with me the week before Christmas. While I was planning the first … Continue reading

A weekend away running with friends

When I started to run six years ago, my main motivation was to lose weight and get fit. And for the first year there were many highlights: when I ran my first 20 minutes in week five of C25K, when … Continue reading

Glasshouse 100 Miler, September 2012

Here is my race report from the 100 Miler at Glasshouse in Queensland Australia on 15 / 16 September. As many of you will know, the end result for me was a DNF at 132km, after 23.5 hours. Still trying to … Continue reading

Running for Beginners, from Couch to 5k and Beyond

A few years ago now I ended decades of life on the couch, and went from being very fat to ideal weight by starting to run. Continue reading

Running For Beginners

Jogging 5k If you are contemplating taking up jogging as an activity, you may find the hardest thing is taking the first step. But there are so many reasons why getting off the sofa and into your training shoes is … Continue reading

The C25k Program

The C25K Program is the first recommended step for beginner runners. It’s been translated into a lot of different languages on the website. Couch to 5k in Arabic Couch to 5k in Bulgarian Couch to 5k in Chinese Couch … Continue reading