Marty Dent – Stromlo 100km Post-Race Interview
Feb25

Marty Dent – Stromlo 100km Post-Race Interview

Although his attempt may not have culminated in success, you have to give Marty Dent a big hand for having the balls to go all out with his very first bash at the 100km distance. Having interviewed Marty prior to his attempt, you could always see that this was going to go one of two ways… a new Aussie record, or a crash and burn. Unfortunately, it was the latter that we saw last Saturday as Marty’s push for 100km glory saw...

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Marathon man Marty to aim for Aussie 100km record
Feb06

Marathon man Marty to aim for Aussie 100km record

Ears pricked up a few weeks ago when a video interview with Aussie Olympic runner, Marty Dent appeared online announcing that he was making the move into the world of ultras, and taking part in the Stromlo 100km race in just over a weeks’ time. The move of a genuine elite into what we call ‘the dark side’ has been long anticipated here in Australia over the past few years. But even moreso to see if those guys at the...

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Martin Fryer’s Midnight Mountain Marathon Race Report
Apr29

Martin Fryer’s Midnight Mountain Marathon Race Report

Talk about doing things on the spur of the moment, but after a chilly mid week run in the Blue Mountains I was drawn to knocking out another marathon plus training run this weekend when I stumbled upon what can only be described as a very slick version of a Fat Ass run. Martin “Flyer” Fryer is well known to Ultra168 readers as a living legend when it comes to knocking out stupendous distances over several days. In terms of...

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The Ultra168 Top ‘Non-Ultras’
Apr19

The Ultra168 Top ‘Non-Ultras’

m4s0n501 Here at Ultra168 we also like to run races below the official ‘ultra-distance’ (shhhh don’t tell anyone!), so in a change from the usual blabberings about ultras, for this feature we go short. For us, short(er) races are just as important as the megalong distances that we try our hand to a couple of times a year as it’s a good chance to build up some speed and also test yourself too ahead of the big...

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The Art and Science of Running Around in Circles – Stromlo 12 hour
Feb24

The Art and Science of Running Around in Circles – Stromlo 12 hour

Running around a 1km circuit sounds simple on paper – the reality is hugely different and very much the sentiment from many of the competitors after the inaugural Injinji Stromlo 12 hour track event held this weekend just gone. Dan and Marcus signed up for this run a few months ago, thinking that it would be a good long last hit out before 6ft track in a few weeks. Afterall, we’ve run for anything up to 30 hours on the...

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