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Defining a “solo” attempt

The GNW250 is something that most people will undertake as a multi-day bushwalk, with good reason. It is a long way (and don’t let the name fool you, it is actually 274km) , and that is the way to enjoy it. But some folks like to challenge themselves by speed-hiking or running the whole thing […]

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GNW250 Trip report

  Finally, I have completed the walk that gives this website its name, the GNW250! GNW250 September 2015 The Great North Walk is a bush track between Sydney and Newcastle. Officially it is 250km, but in reality is more like 275km or 260km, depending on which route you take over the Hawkwsbury River. The longer […]

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Jamison Valley Circuit

Trip Report:  Sunday August 11, 2013. After a SUBW club walk I was going to do, exploring passes on the west side of Mt Solitary was moved at the last minute to a different day, I ended up doing this instead. My alarm went off at an ambitiously early 5am. After only one extra 9 […]

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Coburg 24-Hour race

The Coburg 24-hour walk championships were held at Harold Stevens reserve, hosted and put on by the Coburg Harriers club from 10 am Saturday April 13 to  10 am Sunday 14. I competed in the men’s walk race. The field was smaller than previous year because the event is no longer the official Australian Centurions qualifying event due to […]

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GNW 274?

Getting closer to setting of on the walk, and looking forward to it. Have in mind a long weekend in early to mid November 2012. Seems the GNW is actually between 260km and 274km in total, after adding up all the individual sections described online. Using the “two day section” descriptions on I make it […]

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Let the taper begin

Have gradually been winding back the km and hours in training. Am tapering off before the Sydney 24 hr, which is a week away. I did the last “long run” of my preparation yesterday morning. Did 4 hours, 27km. This included 10kms racewalking at above race speed out and back along Riverside Drive in the […]

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Joining a club

Recently decided to try joining a running club. People online cite various benefits. They say that running with other people is far more motivating than running alone and reduces the likelihood of missing a session. Being new to running and not entirely confident, I was worried that I would be too slow, too unfit, not […]

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4 hour work week

Late in 2011 some experiments I was doing in “outsourcing” led me to The 4 Hour Work Week, the best selling book by Timothy Ferriss. Like many poeple who read it, I first felt “yes, this is great, I’ll get straight onto doing this!”, only to end up doing nothing very much. But I have used some […]

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