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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

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

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...

See You at the City2Surf Expo

I’ll be interviewed on stage at the 2013 City2Surf Expo in Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park next Saturday August 10th at 1:30pm and again at 3pm. The MC will be asking me about some of the interesting stories I discovered whilst writing my upcoming City2Surf...

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

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

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...
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