Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

Trail shoes come in various forms and each brand has their unique selling points to cut through the clutter. Some are points of difference that are beneficial, while others are just gimmicks. For example, look at the stupid barefoot/minimalist running fad that sucked so many people in! Well, Newton has […]

Newton Boco AT – One Word: Gimmick!

This is the lightweight and minimalist option for long training runs or races where there’s a no cup policy and you need a hydration solution. The handheld water bottle system using traditional plastic bottles is not suited to everyone, two downsides being the slosh factor and that your hand can […]

Salomon Sense S-LAB Hydro Set

Raw Natural Energy to Burn. Energy bars are great for ultra marathons, using for pre/post/during gym sessions or simply as a snack to maintain fuel levels during the day. In my opinion taste is just as important as what’s inside, and these bars are yummy! Endura Performance Bars combine high […]

Endura Performance Bars

This is all about speed! Regardless of your race distance, it pays to have a turn of speed to be able to kick away for the win. It’s also important to increase your speed so it’s easier to run at race pace. Session: 200m, 400m, 600m, 800m, 1km, 1.2km, 1km, […]

Session #9 Track Pyramid

After a disappointing day in the office at the ASICS Beat The Sun race last week, I trudged back into my hotel room to find a fresh-looking cardboard box had been placed on the bed in my absence. “What is this new madness?” I thought to myself, and opened it […]

Review: ASICS DynaFlyte

As an Ultra runner who competes a lot I have become accustom to “backing up” between big events in a short period of time. Once upon a time I would have 3 weeks off after a marathon, these days 24hrs is enough before I commence training again. There are no […]

Caine Warburton: How to Back Up

Nutrition for endurance running is a very complicated and individual affair. Everyone reacts differently to the food they intake and has their own approach. This is particularly the case with gels. Each brand has a different formula that for some works a treat while for others can do the opposite. […]

Endura Gels – Fuel on the Go!

Marathons have long been associated with major cities. The marathon exists because of the Greek messenger Pheidippides running a message to Athens. The distance of 42.195km was later defined by the 1908 London Olympics (the distance form Windsor Castle to White City). Today, every major marathon is connected to an […]

Ben Moreau – Being an Urban Runner

The sport of VK running is relatively unheard of in Australia. It’s a Euro thing that is quickly gaining traction as trail and Skyrunning grows around the world. The International Skyrunning Federation defines it as follows: “Races with 1,000m vertical climb over variable terrain with a substantial incline, not exceeding […]

Training for a Vertical Kilometer

This one time, at training camp… Training camps are essentially running holidays. They’re an excuse to leave our busy lives behind and spend a solid block of time in a beautiful place just running, relaxing, eating and running some more. But for most of us, it’s hard to find the […]

5 Reasons Why Training Camps Work