Trail Guide: Waterfall Loop, Vic

TRAIL GUIDE >> Lorne Waterfall Loop, Victoria, AU YOUR GUIDE: Chris Ord They call it the Noosa of the South…the vibrant seaside town of Lorne on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. But turn away from the beautiful beaches and head inland where you will find a wonderland of singletrack criss-crossing through stunning sections of rainforest, fern fringed hillsides, babbling creeks and giant waterfalls. You can link them together a few ways, but here’s an open jaw loop run that has become our…

Shoe Review – The North Face Ultra Trail II

Ultra refined: a review of The North Face Ultra Trail II. For this review and more shoes gets, see the latest edition of Trail Run Mag, downloadable for FREE here.  Another second-iteration shoe in this edition’s shoe slots, and yet another study in the art of refinement, although in this case The North Face has upped the incremental improvement ante over it’s Nike compadre. WANT TO WIN A PAIR OF ULTRA TRAIL 2s? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW!   The Ultra Trail II…

Adventurer launches new trail conference

Already one of Australia’s foremost adventurers and remote area outdoor event safety experts, Lucas Trihey is now staging the first National Trail Running Conference in May in the Blue Mountains. Trail Run Mag quizzed him about his latest big adventure. Interview: Dan Lewis. SO TELL US, WHO IS LUCAS TRIHEY? I’ve spent 30 years working in adventure. I’ve worked as a climbing and expedition guide and spent six years editing and publishing outdoor and adventure magazines. I’ve climbed new routes on cliffs…

Mum’s wild run for climate change

A Hobart mum is looking to raise awareness and funds to help preserve our environment for her kids by running 150km through the south west wilderness of Tasmania. “Everyone who meets Jen Boocock would describe her as passionate and fiery,” reads her media release. “She is passionate about lots of things in the world around her and determined to make it a better world for her family and her children. She is also passionate about running and the beautiful Tasmanian wilderness that…

Confess your trail sins (and win shoes)

Trail Run Confessional  – tell us your dirty trail secrets (of the mind if not the flesh) and you could WIN A PAIR OF Ultra Trail IIs (pictured below and reviewed in current edition of TRM. Yes, they come in other colours, too). In the lead up to The North Face 100, we’re giving away FOUR PAIRS of The North Face Ultra Trail II’s, one pair per week. Read on for how to win… With all the hours spent on the trails in the lead…

Safety first: new tech keeps runners on trail

Blue Mountains adventurer Lucas Trihey has developed new software that will help keep competitors safer in trail running events the likes of The North Face 100, of which he is the safety director. TNF100 sees runners push their bodies to the limit over 100km of the Blue Mountains’ most rugged and spectacular terrain and the new electronic medical data base will enable race organisers to better monitor the health of runners as they pass each check point. Among his many achievements,…

Women Better Runners Than Men: Research

It’s a headline that will rouse a few eyebrows, while also getting a few heads nodding in agreement (including those fellas who have recently been ‘chicked’, as the run crowd dubs it). But perhaps it’s something we all know deep down: women are better runners than men. That doesn’t mean an individual female is any faster/better than an individual male (although of course that can be the case), or that women hold the ‘fastest’ titles. That’d be like saying all all…

Trail Shoe Review: Raidlight R-Light 002 

Ever see Transformers? Be that the old cartoon on telly or the modern day slick flicks (prefer the former myself). Either way, in the Raidlight R-Light 002, you have the French trail running shoe equivalent. Looking at these you anticipate that all those slightly eighties-esque color patches will start to disassemble and reassemble themselves into another fighting form. And in a way they do. Unlike their robot counterparts, however, the physical profile of these remains intact, but the expectation of…

Trail Medic: Lyme Disease

There’s lots of dangers inherent in trail running, risks we all accept as part of the experience of going wild. One of them potentially prevalent across many trail running nations can leave runners bedridden, yet you won’t see the accused culprit coming. US-based Murray Susser, MD, gives oversight to the problem of ticks and the particularly nasty disease they can infect you with. [NOTE: it has been pointed out to TRM that in Australia there is, according to the Australian Government…

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