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 »

Celebrate the ordinary

The end of March and still the weather is mostly warm and humid.  But not so today.  At last there is a crispness and coolness in the air. Today was the start of the 2019 Launceston Running Club season of 20 handicapped races.  Off we trotted for a 6.4km race around Heritage Forest in Launceston. …Read more »

Pacing at parkrun

Have you ever ran with a pacer?  I have once.  It was Run Melbourne half marathon several years ago.  I did manage a PB that year 2:00:31.  The PB stands today. I ran with the two hour pacer until 16kms.  According to my watch our pace was around 5:15 to 5:30 per km.  I was…Read more »

Lemons into lemonade

There is always a risk when organising a running trip outside of Tasmania.  We are the island state of Australia; anything outside of our state requires planes, accommodation, sometimes hire cars and generally expense.  The Quackers are master planners.  We get together and decide where we’ll go, budget, research and book early to attempt to…Read more »

20k at Tarawera

Running on a Friday in Rotorua New Zealand in beautiful forests?  Sweet!  Way better than being at work.  The day before Pauly’s big 102km event I got to run the last 20kms of his course in the inaugral 20km run. Starting at Lake Okareka we ran through some single trail, over rocks and exposed roots,…Read more »