Lone TRR trying to star in the Lone Star

Lone TRR trying to star in the Lone Star

They say “everything’s bigger in Texas” and I certainly found that to be true of their marathon medals. What started as an innocent, inquisitive trawl on Google some six months ago to discover “the biggest marathon medal in the world”, somehow morphed into me running...
Sunshine Coast Marathon

Sunshine Coast Marathon

Like mythological Icarus (though with hopefully not the same consequences!), many Tasmanian runners fly off into the sun each year to compete in the big-ticket Gold Coast Airport Marathon. But, shhhhhhh … between you, me and the gatepost, if you want a flat,...
Ross Marathons

Ross Marathons

Set in the picturesque and historical town of Ross, the Ross Marathon has been traditionally held on the first weekend in September coinciding with Father’s Day. Ross is a country township in the Tasmanian midlands approximately 1-5-2 hours drive north of Hobart...
Rhino Run (Dubbo Stampede)

Rhino Run (Dubbo Stampede)

Have you heard?  You can ‘run with the herd’! If you love running – as I do – and animals – as I do, then the ‘Dubbo Stampede’ community running festival is a match made in heaven. The Stampede is the only running event where you start and finish in a zoo! Held...
Red Hot Run (Australian Outback Marathon)

Red Hot Run (Australian Outback Marathon)

What’s one of the hottest (literally!) events on marathon bucket lists right now? It’s the marathon-with-a-difference – the ‘Australian Outback Marathon’ (AOM). The AOM is held on the largely soft, red-sand trails – with a few calf- and quad-busting dunes thrown in...
Reykjavik 10k, ICELAND

Reykjavik 10k, ICELAND

Finishing off an overseas holiday with a race probably isn’t every traveller’s cup of tea but for a runner, finding a quite large local race held the day before leaving home, it’s a no-brainer to do it. In an ideal world the race would’ve been early in the holiday,...