Posts Tagged 'ultra running'

You Finished Your First 100KM Event – WHAT NOW?

You Finished Your First 100KM Event – WHAT NOW?

The good news is, when you finally do run your next 100km (because, let’s face it, you will), you’ll know stuff. You’ll know how much it hurts. And that you’ll be in a world of pain for days afterwards. You’ll know that, yes, you will sob like a baby at the finish line, and maybe a few kilometres before that when you realise you’re not finished yet. You’ll know your family and friends will cheer you on every step of the way (so long as they can find the checkpoints). And most importantly, you’ll know you have what it takes to get the job done.

A Decade – Brian Morrison and The Western States 100.

A Decade – Brian Morrison and The Western States 100.

In 2006, a young Seattle ultrarunner, Brian Morrison, attempted his first Western States 100. After running for 18 hours on the second hottest day in the race’s history, he found himself in first place as he entered the historic finishing track. Unfortunately, after using all of his strength to get there, his body gave out within feet of the finish.

Parenthood & Running.

My daughter turned two a fortnight ago. It marked the latest in what feels like a series of milestones, also a path to balancing run life and parenthood. Regardless of how many self-help manuals you devour or hours spent scouring the internet for guidance, parenting when you’re new to it, can be both terrifying and life changing in equal measure.

Spiritual Running. Disciples or ultra runners?

Spiritual Running. Disciples or ultra runners?

Is it possible that an ultra-runner is the 21st century equivalent of a middle ages hermit? I ask you to consider the descriptions above and consider whether or not the characteristics are actually similar. Let’s consider a few more similarities in characteristics;

Running the Hillary Trail.

Running the Hillary Trail.

Over the Summer I had the pleasure of following two guys, Chris and Sindre who set their own goals to run the full length of the 75KM Hillary Trail in a day for the love of running and to push their limits. With no real prior long distance experience, they had their eyes on the unsupported trail record at the time, which was 9.09hrs