Grampians Peaks Trail: Fastest Known Times

Fastest Known Times (FKT) to run the Grampians Peaks Trail (GTP) from Mt Zero car park to Dunkeld. (North to South) North to South Males Place Name Time Date 1 Michael Dunstan 24:01:33 24.11.2023 2 Matthew Crehan 25:25:16 24.11.2023 3 Chris Mcauliffe 26:02:23 24.11.2023 4 Luke Barrett 28:10:25 24.11.2023 5 Daniel Hughes 29:21:47 24.11.2023 Females …

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From Deadlifts to Dundee: A Race Day Rollercoaster!

Life’s been a whirlwind! Between family and work, I haven’t been able to hit the SAAC club runs since April. But today was different. Today was the legendary Steven Baird aka Squeak’s Run, infamous for its brutal finisher – Bonnie Dundee Hill. Let me tell you, the weather was epic. Crisp sunshine, zero wind – …

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The Unassuming Superpower: Why Asking “How?” Can Change Your Life

We all know the importance of asking questions. It’s a cornerstone of learning and growth. At some point in your life, you will be asking the question of Why? Now while the Why question is important in revealing your fundamental truth, there is one question that often gets overlooked. How, can I do that? This …

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Beyond the Marathon: How to Crush Your First Ultra

Calling all adventurers! Ever since the Tarawera Ultramarathon opened registration, you can’t stop thinking about ultramarathons. But that little voice asks, “Can I really do this?” The answer? Yes, you can! Ultramarathons (races longer than a marathon) are tough but amazing. Here’s how to turn that FOMO into a thrilling challenge. First, pick the perfect …

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Stumbles and Strides: Why Mistakes Make You a Better Trail Runner

We all know the feeling. You’re cruising down a beautiful trail, feeling strong and connected to nature. Then, BAM! You misstep, and you find yourself falling with style, or you take a wrong turn, adding a frustrating detour to your run. Mistakes on the trail can be disheartening, but here’s the secret: they’re also essential …

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Product Review: Proviz Reflect360 Long Sleeve Top

From ActivEquip Staying Seen and Warm For early morning runs in the winter, visibility and warmth are two non-negotiables. I recently picked up the Proviz REFLECT360 Women’s Long Sleeve Top in both white and lilac to see if it could tick both boxes. Here’s what I found after putting it through its paces on a …

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Conquering a Run in Perimenopause

From “Ugh” to “Wow!”: (Yes, You Can!) Let’s talk about conquering those “I-can’t-do-this” moments. We’ve all been there, staring down a challenge that feels like Mount Everest in thongs (aka flip-flops). This week, it was a 90-minute run on my training plan. 90 minutes? Easy peasy, right? I’ve run for five hours before! But life, …

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Beyond the Finish Line: Why Races Are About the Journey, Not the Destination

We all love a good personal best (PB). That feeling of pushing your limits and seeing a new number on the clock is undeniably satisfying. But what if I told you that the true magic of races lies elsewhere, in the experience itself? The Race as a Celebration: Coming down the finish chute of the …

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