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“If movement is a sign of life
and stillness is death, running is an example of a life most fully lived”

It’s been more than two weeks since I crossed The North Face 100 Australia – 50KM Ultra Marathon finish line and I’m still coming to terms with the fact that I’m a 23 year old ultra marathon runner.

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The world trail championships are this coming weekend. Yes! This weekend. What, you mean the same weekend as Comrades? I am afraid so. So while Ellie Greenwood looks to do the double we are going to need to keep an eye on Annecy too… yes! 1,170 more words

A fish out of water...

Have you ever felt like you were the odd one out? Maybe you were an extra piece of a puzzle that didn’t fit? Or maybe that something you were going through made you completely stick out like a sore thumb? 229 more words

Trail des Cagous - A Nouvelle Caledonie Experience

Trail des Cagous 

I did some research after accepting entry to this event and realised it was going to be a real challenge.  Significant elevation gain 3600m over 80km in a remote location which limited the availability of aid stations.  1,741 more words

Hello world!

My name is Courtney and I am SO happy to be here!

For all of you Tolkien fans out there, I chose my name because I venture to go back to my roots. 334 more words


Making Trail Progress

I haven’t posted on this blog since January of 2014, but certainly NOT because I’ve given up running or even running with Lucy, my English Setter. 1,060 more words

Trail Running

A heart rate monitor as a training aid ❤

Do you use a heart rate monitor (HRM)?
Do you know your ‘actual’ maximum heart rate? If not read on……

In addition to displaying your current heart rate most HRM’s will show the training zone you are working in. 889 more words