Relief Run Raises Money For Bushfires

Strava announced the launch of its relief run to raise money across the world for the Australian bushfire disaster. In light of devastating fires in Australia, Australian runners have teamed up to create a virtual half marathon and 5K through a Strava Challenge to raise money for relief efforts. The aim is to spread the word within Strava’s global community and use the power of footsteps to support those in need. Anyone who is keen to participate and contribute to the cause, can join…

Trail Coach: calf strength goals

It is difficult to argue that there is a more important muscle group in running than the calves, triceps surae, or as I prefer to call them, calvies (a muscle group by any other name….). Let’s get some context around just how important this incredible muscle group is. Comprised of the gastrocnemius (the bulk of the upper calf), the soleus – the powerhouse of the calvies complex, lying deep to the gastrocs and lower down, and the Achilles tendon, the…

The State Of UltraRunning

The results of a study have been released today, exploring the trends in ultra running over the last 23 years. RunRepeat has analyzed 5,010,730 results from 15,451 ultra running events… Key results ● Female ultra runners are faster than male ultra runners at distances over 195 miles. The average female pace is 17:19 min/mile, which is 0.6% faster than the average male pace of 17:25 min/mile. ● Participation has increased by 1676% in the last 23 years from 34,401 to…

Editorial: change (and face the strange)

Bowie knew it. I tell it to my daughters all the time: change is the only constant in life. The presence of change never changes. Learn to embrace change or wither. Especially on trails. But more so in life. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes / Turn and face the strange / Ch-ch-changes / Don’t want to be a richer man / Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes As the world turns and burns, the wistful almost pleading tone of Bowie’s voice seems like something I want to take onto…

WIN AN OSPREY DUFFEL!

Hey Trailites, Your favourite dirty read, Trail Run Mag, along with its adventure brethren, Wild and Vertical Life Magazines, have joined the fold at adventure film fest specialist, Adventure Entertainment (AE), an outfit that live and breath the outdoors as much as we do. AE’s chief wild man, Toby Ryston-Pratt, is a long-time reader of the magazine and pumped to be on board to help Trail Run Mag grow. We would love to know your thoughts on the mag, and how we can make it even…

Surf Coast King Returns at Century

Ballarat’s Ash Watson reached new heights at last year’s Surf Coast Century taking home the 100km crown in record time. In the seventh edition of the race, Watson finished in 8:16:50, eclipsing the previous record time by 28 seconds. That makes him a double Surf Coast trail running record holder, as he also holds the current course record for the Surf Coast Trail Marathon held in June. With the Surf Coast Century upon on this weekend (21 September), Ash is back to have another crack at…

Shoe review: Hoka One One Torrent

Torrent on Trail : TRM Editor Chris Ord trail tests the Hoka One One Torrent Everybody loves a mongrel. But nobody likes marketing bollocks. Which is why, when researching the Hoka One One Torrent, I had a giggle. Check out The Ginger Runner’s review of the Torrent and you’ll notice a bad overdubbing – like a kung fu classic with English voice over – whenever he says (obviously in the original filming) “One One”, it’s been overdubbed to “Ohnay Ohnay”….

Editorial: the Rocky Horror Show

If trail running was a movie genre, what would it be?   Is it a romance? We get soft and gushy when we talk about it (at least I do). And like any newly-minted relationship we can’t stop talking about it, much to the eye-rolling chagrin of those outside of the union.    Then there’s the three–month honeymoon period where it’s all rosy and you’re on a high. Inevitably trouble sets in – little niggles, arguments of the mind and body begin…

Run Larapinta results 2019

Run Larapinta 2019 came to a close yesterday afternoon at the famed Glen Helen Gorge, in the Northern Territory’s Red Centre. The gorge and rustic Glen Helen Lodge lies 130 kilometres west of Alice Springs on the Finke River in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Trail runners from interstate and overseas tackled everything from extreme heat, to cold weather, and howling winds across four stages of tough desert mountain running. The racing kicked off on the outskirts of Alice Springs for a relaxed…

Shoe review: Salomon Sense Ride 2

Warwick Capper. Or was it Dermott Brereton? Who was the first AFL footballer to dare wear sparkling white boots out on to the (then) mud-pocked footy oval, eighty thousand fans screaming what the f*ck is he wearing?* But then look at the hair, feel the lair, it’s all there, right down to wearing exactly the wrong-colour shoes in exactly the right kind of environment. You can sense the promo peeps from Sards Wondersoap were about to have an apoplectic orgasm…

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