My trip to Katoomba in the beautiful Blue Mountains west of Sydney began very early Thursday morning (4am departure) in a convoy of three vehicles filled with runners, crew and family. Dodging numerous kangaroos we made it to the Hume Highway and headed north stopping every so often for fuel (both for the humans and the cars) Made it into Katoomba and started off with a 3km walk along some of the 100km course to Scenic World for race checking and kit collection, then walk bac
From the moment I heard of this event, Oscars Hut 2 Hut, I knew it was on the ‘must do’ list. The setting for this event was an area that I have heard my Dad tell many tales about growing up and I knew I wanted to experience it first hand. Having a few Oxfam Trailwalkers under my belt over the years (seven if we are counting), and having converted to ‘slow but sure’ trail running over the past five years, I knew that I could get through the distance, but the terrain? The e
The lead up. After sweeping the second half (about 45km) of the GOW 100km Trail Run for my mate Andy Hewat in 2016 and 2017, I decided 2018 was the year that I would run the whole thing and run my first 100km trail race in the process. So, in late March, I took a deep breath and pressed the entry button. Now, I am a fairly prolific runner, but I rarely enter events preferring to spend my time volunteering, as I am not a competitive person and actually have an overwhelming an
I can't believe that on Saturday 30 June 2018 I ran 42km (plus some) in my first ever marathon!
I first started running on the road 3 years ago. With several half marathons under my belt, I wasn't interested nor motivated to run further. Actually, I didn't even really enjoy running and often had to force myself out the door. It was all in the pursuit to stay healthy. That all changed when I was introduced to trail running.
At the end of last year Nadine was training for T
Going from fun weekly training runs with Peninsula Trail Runners to an 8 day 400km race (with over 11,200m of elevation) through the rugged Scottish Highlands was a big step up for me and I felt both excited & slightly terrified (ok a lot terrified) by the prospect. The chance of failure was high. Having grown up in Scotland I knew that traversing rough exposed mountainous terrain (Fort William to Cape Wrath, the most north westerly point on the British mainland) in potential
To tell the truth it didn't start great. Darren had been injured for about a month before with his knee and calf and about 10 days before UTA I got a baker cyst on the back of my knee which cause a build up of fluid on the front part of the knee which makes it very stiff, not great for running but we were doing it anyway . Darren started off strong but at the 17km mark decided to wait for me as he knew I wasn't doing so good. I have to say that I have never see as many steps
PTR founder and president Johnny ‘The Seagull’ Horrocks had a Big Hairy Audacious Goal of doing a 100 miler before turning 50, and he chose to do it whilst competing in DU135 (April 6,7,8 2018)- one of the Southern Hemisphere’s gnarliest single stage non stop foot races across single trails of the Lerderderg and Wombat State Forests in Victoria. Team Seagull supported him throughout the event, and looked on in awe and admiration as he kept going, despite the pain*, exhaustion
Two Bays is held in PTR’s back garden and it is no surprise that we have a great PTR presence at the event with 1/3rd of our members running the 28km or 56km and a large number volunteering along the course. PTR also took out 1st place in the Combo Team (fastest 2 runners in 28km and fastest 2 runners in 56km). Two Bays is a tough course and not for everybody, but here are some of our member’s reviews of the day, stories of how they got to run it and pics from the day- enjoy.
Join the Peninsula Trail Runners for a pre Christmas social gathering, and inclusive run, on Sunday 10th December from 10.30am at Mt Eliza Regional Park (Car park left off Two Bays Rd from Moorooduc Hwy) 1 hr guided social trail run will start at 11am with BBQ lunch from 12 midday. Great opportunity to swap stories about the year that was, celebrate 2017 achievements and milestones and chill with your PTR buddies. Stalkers very welcome, so come down and see what a great bunch
PTR’s purpose is to provide an opportunity for everybody to participate in trail running and enhance their health and wellbeing in a social, friendly and inclusive atmosphere. To better support this inclusivity PTR introduced in early 2018 the 'Spencer Davis Group (SDG) – Keep on Running'. PTR members all meet at the same time, at the same place and run for the same duration, however those that choose to run with the SDG take a more leisurely groove, covering a shorter distan