#200 Surf Coast Hell Run Preview

Surf Coast Hell Run is the newest mountain trail run on the Trailsplus calendar. Aptly named for the burning sensation your quad muscles will experience during the 1st, 2nd or 3rd descent depending on your chosen event. This week on The Partnerunning Show Race Director Brett Saxon tells us all about the Hell Run. Surf_Coast_Hell_Run_Preview

The course is set in the majestic mountains at the back of the Seaside coastal town of Lorne along the great ocean road. It offers incredibly beautiful scenic mountain trails with challenging ascents for the first half on the easy to navigate teardrop shape course. Then the fun and fire begin as the speed increases and the breaking effects of the quad muscles start to glow red hot. Of course you could take the easy option and cruise on down but why not attack the long downhill section having endured the initial half of climbing to get there.

7km, 21 km, marathon and 63 km options are available.

Also on this weeks show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue on flying and compression tights
  • Review of the Centennial Park Ultra
  • Review of the Tan Ultra
  • The road ahead

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#199 Discovering the Laguna Lang Co Marathon in Central Vietnam

Following the success of the sister Laguna Phuket Marathon, the very first Laguna Lang Cô Marathon will take place on 24-25 October, 2015 at Laguna Lang Cô – the first and largest integrated world-class resort in Central Vietnam. Discovering_the_Laguna_Lang_Co_Marathon_in_Central_Vietnam

In this special feature episode of the Partnerunning Show we interview Serge Ditesheim from Laguna Lang Cô as he introduces us to the event and Central Vietnam.

The marathon weekend will comprise a full marathon, a half marathon, and a variety of fun runs. The inaugural Laguna Lang Cô Marathon will be a memorable event experience for all participants with stunning courses of Central Vietnam’s lush countryside and exciting activities for all ages.

Check out the website and Facebook page for Laguna Lang Cô Marathon .

As well as our conversation with Serge the show includes:

  • Ten tips for travelling to a destination marathon
  • Sue and Andrew’s Vietnam Tourist wish list
  • Top ten reasons to enter one of the 2015 Laguna Lang Cô Marathon events

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#198 Meeting Gary Wilmot and Hearts Across Australia

In mid 2012 Gary Wilmot decided me needed to make changes.  It started with a critical mission to save his life through embracing a healthy lifestyle. Gary was a morbidly obese smoker, drinker, non-exerciser who was a ticking time bomb and his life was on the line. Gary_Wilmot_and_Hearts_Across_Australia

By early 2015 Gary (aka No More Mr Fat Guy) lost more than 30kg through healthy eating and going from  walking around the block to completing the London Marathon.  in 18 months.

Today Gary is running across Australia in a journey he calls Hearts Across Australia. From Perth in  Western Australia, through South Australia, down into Victoria, up through ACT and New South Wales and into Brisbane in the name of healthy hearts for healthy lives!

In this episode of The Partnerunning Show we catch up with Gary as he runs along the highway just past Dimboola in Victoria.

You can follow Gary’s journey, offer messages of support and/or donate via the Hearts Across Australia Website and Facebook Pages.

Also on the show this week:

  • Over The Shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The Road Ahead

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#197 A Framework For Sustainable Running Success

Injuries, lost MoJo, uncertainty, lack of confidence, competing commitments and reduced motivation are amongst the many reasons people give for giving up on running.  A_Framework_For_Sustainable_Running_Success

From 5k to Ultramarathon many more complain of failing to achieve their goals or not gaining the satisfaction they desired.

In this episode of The Partnerunning Show and after many years of study we outline a Framework for Sustained Running Success.

Too often people focus on a poorly designed training program (or no program) and their event. Train and run is where all their attention goes and they fail to co-ordinate related running success activities. The result is injury, frustration and lost motivation.

As part of the Framework for Sustained Running Success we look at:

  • The Foundation of Running Success
  • Event Preparation
  • Running Results

When implemented this approach allows runners to Act, Grow and Sustain which leads to life long running enjoyment.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#196 13.2 Workouts For Marathon Success and The KL Marathon Shmozzle

Finding the balance between routine and variation is the key to sustained marathon training success. 13.2_workouts_for_marathon_success_and_the_KL_marathon_Shmozzle

Too much variation can be confusing and undermine improvement and performance.

A lack of variation can have a negative impact on motivation and hamper improvement.

In this episode of The Partnerunning Show we outline 13.2 Workouts for sustainable marathon success.

Also on the show we take a look at the July 13 announcement that the government has changed the date of the 2015 Kuala Lumpur Marathon – almost 2 months after 35,000 people signed up for the race!

Regular segments include:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#195 Jamie Sketchley and the 105 KM Run For Depression

Jamie Sketchley is a popular member of the Australian Trail Running Community and when not competing himself can often be seen volunteering and cheering at run events. Jamie_Sketchley_and_the_105km_Run_for_Depression

On the 11th of July Jamie Sketchley will be running 105km solo around Lilydale lake to raise awareness for depression and anxiety.

Jamie says “Depression is something that myself and many others suffer with everyday, often in silence and alone. By Speaking up and asking for help we can go a long way in breaking the stigma of mental health issues”

Jamie is raising funds for the Black Dog Institute and is encouraging people to donate to a great cause or come down and run a few laps of support with him on July 11th to help break the stigma of mental health issues. You can access the donation page here.

One in five Australians are affected by mental illness each year. Mental illness can be overwhelming, crippling and isolating. The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of people affected by mood disorders.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#194 Keith Hong, Buzz Events & Co, Centennial Park Ultra and RuNation

Keith Hong is our special guest on this episode of The Partnerunning Show.

Keith, a keen runner, is the Director of Buzz Events & Co, a new generation sports event management company based in Sydney Australia.  Keith_Hong_RUNation_Cetennial_Park_Ultra_and_Buzz_Events

After Sue puts Keith to the test in the Partnerunning Dash we explore two exciting events on the Australian running calendar.

Keith is the Race Director for the 2015 Centennial Park Ultramarathon and we learn all about the event and the logistics for people travelling to Sydney to participate.

RUNation – Sydney’s first running film festival is a new event for Australia to be held on July 10th 2015.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#193 Looking Forward To The You Yangs, Tan Ultra and Beyond

This week on the Partnerunning Show we interview Brett Saxon from Trails Plus as we preview up coming events in the You Yangs and The Tan Ultra. Looking_ahead_to_the_You_Yangs_Tan_Ultra_and_beyond

With the Hardcore 100 Miler fast becoming one of Australia’s must do hundred millers Brett tells as all about the miler and other You Yangs Events.

The Tan is Melbourne’s iconic running trail and with a central location is a must for locals and tourists. Brett outlines the events to be held there with distances from 8km to 100km available.

Also on the show:

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#192 Why Run A Marathon?

Why run a marathon? Why run a few marathons? Why make running regular marathons part of your lifestyle? Why_run_a_marathon

The motivation and reason for running a marathon is a fascinating topic and in the same way runners come in all shapes and sizes so to do the reasons people give for running 42.2 km.

For some the marathon is a bucket list item, others do it with a friend, to get fit or for charity.

In this episode of The Partnerunning Show we look at why people run marathons and why some continue to run them.

Also on the show:

Sue remembers her Uncle Ron Clarke

  • Over the Shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The Road Ahead

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#191 Comrades, Phuket and Life On The Road

It has been as busy few weeks as Sue and Andrew travelled to South Africa and Thailand to compete in the 90th Comrades Marathon and the 10th Laguna Phuket International Marathon. Comrades_Phuket_and_life_on_the_road

After a few weeks break from The Partnerunning Show this week we return with a review of the Comrades Marathon and The Phuket Marathon as well as a look at life on the road.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The Road Ahead

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