Trail Running: Trail Running

2021 Scenic Rim 25k

2008 The North Face 100

Over the weekend of the 17-18 May 2008, I attempted my first ultra marathon. It was set in the scenic Blue Mountains about 2 hours out of Sydney. Below is …

2009 Lake Machester Trail Run

Finally an event, that's a trail run, a decent distance and scenic. As that's my preferred criteria for a good run.

Good work for the guys at TRAQ for …

2010 The North Face 100

Over the weekend of the 15/16 May 2010 I participated in the 3rd, The NorthFace 100 run …

2011 The North Face 100

Back again. On the weekend of the 14-15 May 2011, I competed in my 3rd TNF100 in the Blue Mountains. PreEvent With a mixed lead up …

2011 Kokoda Challenge

Kokoda Challenge Dates: 16 July - 17th July 2011 Team Number: 104 (I was b) Completion Time: 18:55:56 hours The Kokoda Challenge Coursewise, it was 6/10. Alot of residential streets …

2012 TRAQ Mt Glorious Run

My first TRAQ event in a long time. This local one looked different to my usual Mt Coot-tha circuit so I definitely wanted to give it a go. PreRace: On …

2012 Lake Manchester Trail Run

Last minute entry into this run. Convinced to go by Tom from fit2excel, and given that we have always talked about doing a trail run together, I thought …

2013 Conondale Great Walk Run

Pete organised this initiative, of running the QLD Great Walks. This is the first of hopefully many: Garmin Details: Full Story (Words from Pete - …

2015 Hong Kong 100 Ultra

For any trip I do with work or pleasure, I try to attach an event on it it to experience a bit of the local sports culture. As a major …

2016 Mt Glorious 21k Trail Run

Back for a 3rd year and looking forward to the camaraderie of trail running and finally being able to run in an organised event again. It's been a while on …

2016 Yarrabilba Trail Fest 21k

An event that was put on by Those Guys, was the inaugural Yarrabibla Trail Fest a relatively last minute entry, and a first event back with Pete back in …

2016 Walkabout Creek 10k Trail Run

A nice, social event that loops around the Enoggera Reservoir. After lots of crossing events, I managed to get Susan and Wendy to join me! It's been a few years …

2016 Coastal High 50k

Back in he world of Trail Running Ultras! After some time off, with an injury and a chance for it  recover properly, the Wild Earth Coastal High 50 was …

2017 Gone Nuts 101 Tasmania

On announcement of this event, starting at Stanley on "The Nut" in Tasmania,  I was instantly attracted to this event. Given this is where I started my first XPD race …

2017 Pinnacles 18k Trail Run

A last minute entry to this, given the original date - I couldn't make, and this is a loop that I have done a couple of years ago - but …

2017 Yarrabilba TrailFest 21k

Back again for my second run of this course, it was a no brainer given that it's somewhere different and a great relaxed and social event.
A chilli morning …

2017 Coastal High 50km Trail Run

Having this one firmly locked in the calendar (from last year - I can understand why it sold out in 4 hours) - the Wild Earth Coastal High 50

2018 Oscars 100 Hut2Hut

Oscars Hut2Hut was a relatively spontaneous decision to do it back in late 2017, with a bunch of other Mountain Goat Train Runners. Also being a team event, Pete was …

2018 Jakarta - Mt Gede and Mt Pangrango

One of my better, work trip expeditions, where I was in Jakarta over a weekend. Not my normal routine, but just the way the work trip planned out. Having the …

2018 Yarrabilba Trail Fest

Back again for my 3rd Yarrabilba Trail Fest run. Always promises to be a good event given the number of Mountain Goat Trail Runners (and trail community) attending, and hosted …

2018 Coastal High 50km Trail Run

Back for another Wild Earth Coastal High 50. After having completing this in the last 2 years, I knew the course with all it's elevation and scenery that goes with …

2019 Tarawera 102km Ultramarathon

Deciding to commit to this event 3 weeks out, is a great way to bypass the usual long term stresses of preparing for an event. I knew my body was …

2019 The Guzzler 100km

Finally a long event on the doorsteps of my hometown, although not sure if this a good thing or a bad thing. As I knew a fair bit of the …

2019 Blackall 100

Heading into this event my training was going well until 3 weeks before the race, until I twisted my knee. Bad enough that I could barely walk without alot of …

2020 BVRT 100 MILE Run

2020 has given us all some false starts, but for me back in 2019 signing up to do the Ultra Trail Mt Fuji (100 miles) was my focused event of …

2021 Pinnacles Classic 18k

21-FEB-2021

Finally able to participlate in an event, after both - lots of event cancellations and recovery from my inflamed Post Tib Tendon, which is now in a good recovery plan, …

2021 Brisbane Trail Marathon - Half

02-MAY-2021

A relatively last minute sign up to this event - having done it a few years ago - it's a good tough loop. But with lots of different types …

2021 Brisbane Trail Ultra 30km Trail Run

After having run the course as a recce numerous times as training runs, I decided to jump on to the 30km event relatively last minute (Wednesday before the race).

It …

2021 The Guzzler 50km Trail Run

Having a discounted entry to The Guzzler from volunteering from the previous year made the decision easy to do this again. Although I entered the race some time ago, I thought …

2021 Scenic Rim 25k

I have been wanting to check out The Scenic Rim runs for a while since a couple of the ambassadors (Lauren and Lois) have had encouraging words about the event and …