TNF100 Race Preview
May06

TNF100 Race Preview

In just over ten days’ time, there’s a little race on in the Blue Mountains you may have heard of. It really was the first big commercialised ultra to hit our shores and it’s come a long way from the 138 starters that gave it a crack, back in 2008 in its first year. Now we see a plethora of international runners headed our way to contest what is really quite a ‘flat’ course as once described by Mr Jornet...

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The Balancing Act of Extremes – Who’s Jono?
Apr27

The Balancing Act of Extremes – Who’s Jono?

If you know Jono O’Loughlin, you’ll know the deep irony that exists in this title. I’ve known him for some years now, he lives in my suburb, we train together (when he’s unfit) and we both like a beer and to talk shit. I’ve resisted doing any profile on him up until now because he’s a mate of mine and I don’t want any accusations of favouritism. But the fact is that he’s started to get...

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Asian Skyrunning Championships Preview
Feb03

Asian Skyrunning Championships Preview

This race is something we probably wouldn’t normally preview, but this year there are a few Aussies heading over to Hong Kong to duke it out with some of the world’s best runners. So in light of that, we thought it worth a bit of a punt to see how these guys would fare and to see what some of their chances are. The Asian Skyrunning champs are perhaps better known as the MSIG Sai Kung 50 which features a 50km (Ultra...

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Race Preview: Bogong to Hotham
Jan01

Race Preview: Bogong to Hotham

The 2015 ultra season kicks off with two races next weekend, this one (64km and 35km options) and the Two Bays ultra (56km and 28km options), both down in Victoria. The latter we’ll preview in the coming days, but for now our attention focuses on this legendary mountain race, which is in its 29th year and a record that has stood for nineteen of those 29. This year I think we’ll see that record go as there is once again a...

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TNF100 Australia – 100km Preview
May07

TNF100 Australia – 100km Preview

It’s that time of year when the weather has just snapped, it’s cold (in Australian terms) and that means The North Face 100 is back on the radar for its 6th version. For the first time in the race’s history, there will be a slight change in the course, meaning that instead of coming up Kedumba Pass and ploughing though the technical single-track towards the end of the race in the dark, runners will (depending on how...

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