Hillwood hills again

There isn’t much more I can say about The Launceston Running Club’s Hillwood 10km handicap race that I haven’t said in previous years. What I can say is that we keeping coming back to plod/shuffle/chip/zoom/sprint around that wonderfully hilly course year after year. We must like it. With views of the Tamar River, orchards, bush…Read more »

A winning Sunday

Ah the marathon.  No matter how many times I lace up and anxiously step over the start line of a 42.2km event, the anxious expectancy is always there.  Will I make it? Last weekend was no different; the butterflies were fluttering.  Some of us, however, are getting a bit laid back about these events.  Just…Read more »

Tasmania’s Prettiest parkrun

Railton parkrun is in the little town of Railton!  It’s a small town of less than 1000 people.  Their parkrun is small and friendly.  Their parkrun is on part of the Tasmanian Trail and is just gorgeous.  It’s a typical trail with tree roots, rocks, ferny areas and the calm of the bush.  Just lovely.…Read more »

Go away global warming

Geez anyone would think that we’re in Queensland not Tasmania.  We’re experiencing some mid-20°C days.  It’s autumn.  It’s supposed to be getting cooler not staying warm.  I’m ready for scarves and boots and coats and fires and soup and winter stuff!  Geez! On Sunday I got sunburnt.  Sunburnt on a run in April!  Mid-April! Sunday…Read more »

Flow progress is still progress

Sunday night and it’s rainy and cool outside.  Hello Winter! This weekend is the end of Daylight savings.  It’s a little sad in some ways but what’s not to love about the seasons?  Things are dry.  We need rain and cool to regenerate. And that applies to my running.  I’m sick of hot sweaty runs.…Read more »