Trail Running

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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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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Trail Running: The Best Way to Get Lost and Find Yourself

It sounds silly but in my opinion, it’s true. Trail running has this unique ability where you can be lost in the moment, but at the same time find yourself in a more profound way. When you’re trail running, you’re constantly bombarded with new sights, sounds, and smells. You’re forced to pay attention to your …

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Boronia Peak

Distance: 6.2km out and backStart: Tandara Rd, Trailhead, Halls GapGrade: MediumTotal Elevation: 370mEstimate Hiking Time: 3.5 hoursApprox Running Time: 1.5 hours Boronia Peak is one of the lesson-known hikes in the Grampians but offers some of the best 360° views of Gariwerd. Taking in the wonderland range, and views of Lake Bellfield and Lake Fyans, …

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Werdug

The Indigenous name for Lake Wartook is Werdug. It is also the Day 3 campsite for those traveling along the Grampians Peak Trail, at approximately the 37km mark. My first visit to the Lake Wartook lookout (Badji-dadjing) was back in December 2017, with my sister. This was prior to the Grampians Peaks Trail officially opening. …

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