Posts Tagged 'Trail Run'

Running not Recommended!

 

20160918_175533It is not hard to get my blood boiling, but saw this sign recently on a trail that I was about to run and I was completely dumbfounded. ref “Running is not recommended and will increase the risk of injury”

Who authorizes this negativity and where is the proof that it WILL increase the risk the risk of injury? I am not about to discuss the benefits  or Running v Walking the trail as in my opinion they are both beneficial, but we have a society that is becoming more inactive and unhealthy. We need to be encouraging more people to to get out and be active and not to stay at home thinking at least I wont get an injury!

As for me I am happy to take on the risk of getting an injury as the fitness and health benefits of being fit and active are much bigger, better and certain than the alleged risk! as for me I did run the trail, I did not get injured, I had a great time, didn’t see anyone else except my running companion and got to see a view that not many others have seen.

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Anzac Day Challenge 100km

Hop-In-Logo-curved-words-with-Anzac-Day-challenge-logoThis Anzac day 25 April 2015 we recognise 100 years since the first landing of the Anzacs at Gallipoli and the formation of the Anzacs. As part of my recognition of the Anzacs I have decided to participate in the Anzac Day Challenge as part of a team running 100km. The ANZAC DAY CHALLENGE is a timed running and trekking endurance challenge held on ANZAC Day covering 100km of spectacular and scenic northern Sydney trails through both the Ku-ring-ai and Garigal National Parks. The Challenge gives runners and trekkers the opportunity to remember and commemorate ANZAC, our diggers and their sacrifice, and 100 years of the ANZAC spirit.

As a dual Australian and New Zealander, from a young age I have always been taught to respect the Anzacs and have had the opportunity to attend many a dawn service, march in Anzac day marches in Sydney and some years ago attended Gallipoli on Anzac day. When I first heard about this event I was instantly attracted as it was a run and a chance to commemorate the Anzacs.

In addition my Grandfather served Australia in WWII in Papua New Guinea as a Padre representing The Salvation Army as what is now commonly known as a “Sallyman” and would have run a “Hop In” tent for the troops (also since entering in my research I have discovered a great Uncle who also served in WWI). So personally I have always held a very high admiration for this commitment to serve his country and fellow man. On further research I have also learnt that The Salvation Army Hop In tent commenced at Gallipoli and so I imagine it is also appropriate to recognise this 100th anniversary for this service to the Australian Armed Forces by The Salvation Army. Therefore on Saturday 25 April 2015 I will be part of a team called “Hop In” with fellow runners and Salvos Clayton and Derek we will complete this challenge and run 100k to remember and commemorate all Anzacs who have served and in particular to recognise all Sallymen who have served the Anzac forces.

Details of the event can be found here Anzac Day Challenge  official charities are Soldier On and Mates4Mates and I encourage any donations of support to be made to either of these charities.

Bare Creek Trail Run

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Do you like to challenge yourself, do you like to run / walk on beautiful trails, do you like to run / walk off road? The Bare Creek Trail Run will be held on Sunday 2 November 2014 with either a 10k or 6k options. I would describe the run as brilliant, due to it being off road and in the Garigal National Park. The BCTR is the main fund raiser of the St Ives Park Primary School P&C and this year I am the run coordinator.

Please support the event / school and enter (the link takes you to the web page) Bare Creek Trail Run entries are now open.

 

Exmoor Trail run

Ellen has provided a race update of her current training.

“On the 22 May I headed down to Exmoor for the last of my season’s trail runs, half marathon distance, before getting back on to some more serious cycle training the following weekend with the 3 day Tour of Wessex – which consisted in a fairly challenging 329 miles worth of hills, although amazingly enjoyable through stunning scenery in the south west of England.  This time round I had more confidence in my ability to finish fast, so I started with the frontrunners and benefited from being able to avoid too much of a bottle neck on the very steep coastal paths.  It also enabled me to judge my position more accurately, allowing me to finish third overall, as well as first lady – though I did not get two medals”

I am truly impressed with another great performance and think that Ellen does deserve a medal for third overall too, keep up the good results and please don’t enter the same races as me!



“If you are comfortable with your training regime then you should be concerned. You can only make the big gains by being out of your comfort zone.”
- Me

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