The Road To Sparta, Dean Karnazes’ fourth book is a departure from his other works in many ways, which is
Running is like making music to me. Bear with me, if you were to classify two approaches perhaps you’d classify one runner as a composer. Swirling creativity, themes, scope and the overall sense of a piece.
It’s fair to say my input at GPR has dropped off over the last little while. I’ve been faced with
The theory of self determination dictates that humans need three intrinsic things to be happy; A sense of competence in
This desire to RUIN myself on this particular Xterra series event comes from the fact that Riverhead is my home. I live in the village and I’ve spent more time in the forest than I remember.
I was lucky enough to host Barrett and a group of others on a spicy trail run around Riverhead Forest. He had to catch a flight basically right after we ran, so our time together was limited. In lieu of a recorded conversation, Barrett generously agreed to my request for an email interview. Enjoy.
Grant was generous enough to speak with me via a number of emails and answer my questions. I’ve had so much fun putting this one together, compelled as I am to re-visit most of the albums that Grant listed whilst typing. Anyway, Sit back, relax and enjoy!
When I heard about Good People Run I was instantly attracted to the notion of reciprocity. I was excited that GPR would “Give Back” to the community, specifically by donating a proportion of money earned through it’s creative endeavours to charity. I was also attracted to the notion that GPR is a grassroots collective, started by enthusiastic people who have (in some cases) disparate backgrounds.
Dawn is a two time New Zealand Athletic 100 kilometre champion, charged into third place at the 2014 Tarawera Ultramarathon, and has won the Ultra-Trail Des Cagous in French Polynesia.
When putting a piece together for Makers & Do’ers I usually think in themes; what is the overall resonance of
We all know people whose pace, mileage and commitment to training makes us tilt our heads in the manner of a golden retriever; “really? you did what in whaaat?”. For me, Amanda Broughton is one of those people. Amanda crushes it on the regular, but she’ll never tell you that.
How much fun will it be to spend the weekend surrounded by kindred spirits within the running community where the focus is on people, reciprocity and engagement! Runfest 2016 at Wellington is here!
Mix tapes have had an indelible impact on my life. My Friend Henry Oliver gave me a mixtape in 2001. It was on a cassette, titled “Songs for Matthew” and it stayed in the glove box or cassette player of my Nissan Wingroad for the next 12 years. I lost it only when the car was wrecked.
“Short, dark and handsome, with femininely beautiful calf muscles” was James Kuegler’s response when I asked him, in the midst of a crippling bout of writer’s block, how he would describe himself. “I’m not letting you off that easy” was the next statement. Ok James, point taken.
Ray Zahab was sedentary. Ray smoked a pack a day, and by his own admission lacked drive or a sense of fulfilment in his life. Ray became inspired by the athletic feats of his younger brother, and from there, the rest was history.