What are Your Fitness Goals?

Over the last 30 years I’ve been to a few different gyms. The question I’m always asked at the first appointment is, ‘What is your fitness goal?’ Most people have no idea how to answer this question, myself included! If the person is obviously overweight,...

Motivational New Year Resolutions

It is that time of year again, when we think about our New Years Resolutions. (Where did 2013 go!) Anyone can come up with a bunch of new years resolutions, but how many resolutions last past February? The reason for this is because most people make empty commitments...
How Old is Too Old?

How Old is Too Old?

Thelma Davies had never played sport and never run in her entire life until 1985, when at the age of 62, and with no training, Thelma completed her first Sydney City to Surf. She went on to run the 14 km fun run 22 times, achieving her personal best in 1989 when she...
Every Step an Inspiration

Every Step an Inspiration

This time last year we were on our first leg of a drive around Australia. At times it was quite hot, dry and dusty. The road trains hurtled past in the opposite direction and created a blast of wind that buffeted our fully laden 4WD.  Coincidentally, this week I...
Finished my 43rd City2Surf

Finished my 43rd City2Surf

Only Seven More to Go It was another perfect sunny City2Surf day in Sydney. I was pleased with my preparation and expected to run the 14k fairly comfortably in under 80 minutes, but things started to go wrong on the Wednesday before the event. I went for a slow...

My Seven K Super Set

My killer mental and physical running training performance boosting technique If you’re never heard of a Seven K SuperSet, don’t worry, this is a training activity that I created with the aim of improving your ability to mentally push yourself, improve your running...
Back In My Day… A Different Perspective

Back In My Day… A Different Perspective

It has been a busy few weeks for me, peppered with media interviews about the City2Surf and my upcoming book, Begin With The End In Mind: The Untold Story Of The City2Surf. I’ve been interviewed by The Canberra Times and The Sun Herald and chatted with Dicko and Sarah...
Making Excuses

Making Excuses

Sometimes my biggest obstacle is myself Every year I decide to do my City2Surf training and frequently, after an enthusiastic start, something happens that triggers me to miss a week or more of training. This results in suffering the loss of most of the fitness I’d...

Let’s Run a City2Surf Personal Best

You’ll only achieve your Personal Best (PB) with a lot of effort. So it you aren’t up for effort, then this isn’t the program for you. Having said that, I’ve designed this slightly harder program in a similar format to the ‘Beginner to Intermediate’ program so that...
Music To Run To

Music To Run To

Don’t run to the wrong beat Did you know that listening to the wrong music when you run can actually slow you down or burn you out to early. Some people may just want entertainment while they are running, and that is fine. But if you are training for an event and you...

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