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Orcas Island 25k 2018

It’s good to have goals. After a limp year in 2017 where I seemed to spend more time nursing dodgy ankles and cheering at the edge of a footy pitch than on trails, I was going into this race unsure of myself but with a previous Orcas Island run on my mind. 3:15:55 to beat. […]

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Over the Hill at the Chuckanut 50k 2016

With two weeks to go before the Gorge Waterfalls 100k, I’d written off running Chuckanut as a terrible idea. Racing fifty kilometres so close to my goal race did not seem smart. In fact, when fellow Team7Hills sponsored athlete, Alicia, piped up that she was intending to use this race as a pre GW100k tempo […]

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Hillbilly Half Marathon 2016

We’re in the final countdown to the Gorge Waterfalls 100k, with precious few weeks left to prepare. With the last throes of weekend training in mind I’d put the Hillbilly Half on my schedule. I was looking for a solid effort two hour-ish mountain run with technical rocky trails and some good climbs to test […]

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Taking to the Supertrac

I was quite excited to receive a test pair of the Scott Kinabalu Supertrac to trial. The Scott Kinabalu HS remains a solid workhorse in my trail shoe arsenal and despite having a slew of other strong contenders in my closet, it is still my shoe of choice for many of my long trail races. […]

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2015 Sun Mountain 50k

woke up feeling wretched and not at all in the mood to go running. I’d have been quite happy to have crawled back into bed and snuggled up to a hot water bottle. My tummy was cramping something rotten and I pretty much felt like limp misery. An early gift from Mother Nature caught me […]

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