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Mount Baw Baw Trail Run Festival

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I have a new favourite trail running location in Victoria. Two weekends ago, Daniel and I went to Mount Baw Baw for the First Series of ‘Seasons of Pain’. It is a mountain bike/trail running race, which for the first race of the series, attracted an impressive field of adventure athletes from Australia and overseas. After a busy week at work, Dan and I decided to do the race as a team, with me doing the two run legs, Daniel the two bike legs and we would run the final 1.5 uphill section together.…

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Bogong2Hotham Race Report

By | Out of control, Race, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm ” ~Willa Cather

Bogong to Hotham (B2H) is a gnarly race and although it is only 64kms in length it is boasted to be one of Australia’s hardest trail races. For anyone who has ever taken part in an event organised by Andy Hewat they will know how meticulous he is to detail and safety. This race is no different, the B2H field is capped at 100 competitors with each competitor needing to fulfill the qualifying criteria of a successful completion of an ultra in the past 12 months of ‘sufficient’ difficulty/ baseline requirement is 6ft track in 6hrs).…

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End of a Big Year & Thoughts on Multistage Racing

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Back to life in Australia and boy has the past few weeks reminded me how good a Melbourne summer can be! 2011 has been a biggie – completing my law degree, pushing the boundaries even further with my running and the clogs have constantly been churning on how to make a positive impact through the opportunities I have had and will continue to create.

After several months of travelling and completing RacingThePlanet’s roving race in Nepal, my body is in a bit of shock after a constant change of time zones and never ending flights.…

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RTP Nepal: Stage 4

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Mahhh – thank you for all of your comments they are exactly what I needed today.

Music is playing, kids are laughing and we are sleeping in guest houses tonight after eating real food. Yes we are still doing a RacingThePlanet event but things definitely feel somewhat different. The Italians were drinking beers, the Americans were eating potato chips and Samantha ate her noodles and sculled her Ascend Protein shake.…

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RTP Nepal: Stage 3

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We are at the most amazing campsite right now after climbing 650 metres in 4kms. It was a tough way to finish the 38km stage but it was nice to get off the jeep track that we were on for most of the day. Today was a good day for me and I managed to finish 1st women and I think 16th overall – completing the stage just shy of five hours.…

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RPT Nepal: Stage 2

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Distance – 32kms

Elevation gain –  1,364 m

Elevation loss – 1,579 m

Finished – 13th overall and 2nd female

Just finished a big 32kms in the mountains for stage two.  I see that you guys haven’t seen my first blog yet but have probably heard from the breaking news updates that a significant portion of the field is battling with diarrhea and sick stomachs (or as Eric LaHaie calls it – “mud butt”).…

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RTP Nepal: Stage 1

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STAGE ONE – Getting lost but having a blast doing it.

Hello Family and Friends.

Stage one is over and it was pretty tough going but the sun was out the whole way and I was able to squeeze a look at some spectacular views whilst keeping my eyes firmly on the ground. Just to get the stats of the day out of the way
Distance: 28kms
Elevation gain: 1,306 meters
Elevation loss: 1, 387 meters
Rated: moderate to difficult
Placed: 19th overall, 2nd female

I had a pretty decent sleep heading into the first night except our tents are pretty dodgy.…

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Pre-Race: RacingThePlanet (Nepal)

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Nature is an unpredictable beast. I’ve been in Pokhara (Nepal) for seven days now & have yet to sight the beautiful Annapurnas. A thick fog has descended over the mountains & the town for the past 10days – visibility has been minimal, weather bone chilling once over 2000 metres & persistent rain As a soon to be competitor in a 250km event in this region I am understandably nervous about running for six days in these conditions.…

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Live Life To The Plus Tour – whilst training, eating, drinking and sleeping

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Juice Plus+ Tour 

I am about to board my seventh flight in the past nine days….And no I am not doing it this to rack up airline points, which is maybe something I should look into. I am also not doing it to enjoy the pat down searches by the lovely US airline security staff , I am on a whirlwind speaking tour of the United States for Juice Plus+ .…

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