Hippy Brad Does Sydney

HB's Sydney Marathon Race RecapHappy birthday to me, Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday dear Braaaaaaaaaaa-aaaaddddd, Happy birthday to me…Yes there is online evidence that I did indeed sing Happy Birthday to myself as I crossed the finish line on the Sydney Marathon. I had a truly amazing day on … [Read more...]

The Sydney Marathon 2014

Sydney Marathon 2014 - Race RecapThe 40km point ... almost thereLeaving DarwinMy Mum arrived on Thursday and Maggie was just so excited to see her and so were we. We went out for diner that night to watch an ever famous Darwin sunset which did not let us down and then we returned home to do last … [Read more...]

My First Marathon

4 days ago I was starting out on a 42 km training run.If this is all you read, then yes I did run the extra 200m at the end to make it 42.2km - my first 'unofficial' marathon.If you train with one of Jeff Galloway's marathon plans you will notice that he requires you to run the distance 3 weeks … [Read more...]

Pain, Problems and Persistence

FFS FridayIf these injuries spread I will be yelling for Papa SmurfSo what has been giving me the shits this week?It has been another fun filled week full of mishaps ... FFSGolden rule of marathon training is not to switch to new shoes just a few weeks away from the big day ... No FFSOf course, I … [Read more...]

A 32km Training run

I've been MIA since last Friday and I'm sure you all noticed I was quiet :) We have just spent a much welcomed few days away exploring Kakadu National Park. We have been wanting to visit Kakadu ever since we first arrived in Darwin last October and finally the timing was right for this past long … [Read more...]

HB’s 3 Race Series Report

HB WritesThe Darwin Runners Club Sportsco Road Race Series has been a blast. The three races over a two month period have been at the 5km, 10km and 21.1km distances. I'm very happy with the results in my first ever race series and learnt a lot about ego outrunning the body and body parts getting … [Read more...]

My First Official Half Marathon Recap

Darwin Runners Club Half MarathonI mentioned in last week's post about my 27km training run that I found it hard to use the run walk run (RWR) method in a race environment. Well since this was a much longer distance I was determined to leave my ego behind and use a 2:1 ratio (run 2 minutes, walk 1 … [Read more...]

27km Training Run

Sarah's Marathon Training ProgressOn Saturday afternoon I set off at 5pm on a 27km long run. It was still 30C at that time in balmy Darwin Town, but thanks to the Dry Season the humidity is lower and there is also a much needed sea breeze wandering through the streets. As soon as the sunsets the … [Read more...]

Hello 12WBT

5 Reasons I've signed up for another round of 12WBTI look strong and healthy in this pic taken last month.I need a little help to stay this way.Some of you have asked why I've signed up for another round of 12WBT. I have a few simple reasons for doing so and I'm happy to share them with you.1. Lose … [Read more...]