#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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#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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#190 Follow up questions on Sue O’Brien’s 100th Marathon

In out last show Andrew interviewed Sue about her journey to running 100 marathons. Follow_Up_Questions_on_Sue_O'Brien's_100th_Marathon

Following the show we received a number of questions and in this weeks show Sue answers listener questions, provides tips and talks further about her first 100 marathons.

  • Also on the show this week:
  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#188 A Review of 25 Fun Marathons

There are many different factors for evaluating marathons and fun is a popular one. A_review_of_25_fun_marathons

In this episode of The Partnerunning Show we review an article published on Buzzfeed.com looking at 25 Crazy Fun Marathons That Are Totally Worth Training For.

Our favourites Walt Disney World Marathon and the Honolulu Marathon are on the list along with a few surprises.

Also on this weeks show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The Road Ahead

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#184 Eleven Reasons To Join A Run Group

Running groups are becoming increasingly popular and are a great way for runners to enjoy and improve their running. Eleven_Reasons_To_Join_A_Run_Group

In this episode we look at eleven popular reasons for joining a running group.

We also look at different types of run groups.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#182 Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Review

The Vibram Hong Kong 100 Ultra Trail Race is fast becoming one of the world’s must do events for trail running enthusiasts. Hong_Kong_100_Ultra_Review

Attractive to both elite and weekend runners the Hong Kong 100 takes you on a journey through Hong Kong that most tourists and many locals never experience.

With almost 5,000m ascent and a mix of trail, beach and mountain running the HK 100 is a truly special race.

In this episode of the Partnerunning Show we review the 2015 event and share our experience of running the HK 100.

In addition to reviewing the race we look at a few Hong Kong tourist options and outline our top 10 reasons to run the Hong Kong 100.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#136 Planning your running year and Roller Coaster 2014 Preview

With the year now well underway it is not too late to plan the year ahead or to fine tune your plans.

This week we look at different approaches to planning your running year including: Planning your running year and Roller Coster 2014 Preview

  • The One Off
  • The Occasional
  • The Annual
  • The Big One
  • Twin Peaks
  • The Monthly
  • The Maniac

Topics include training, recovery and other challenges.

The Roller Coaster Run is on March 29th and we talk to Race Director Rohan Day for a preview of the event.

Regular segments include:

  • Over the Shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The Road Ahead

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Run groups that rock and your first half marathon

Running with a partner or partners can take many forms. The Run Group is one of those options but too often it fails to meet expectations.

In this episode of The Partnerunning Show we look at:

  1. Who is likely to host a run group
  2. Finding a run group
  3. Understanding run group runners
  4. Types of run groups
  5. A few success guidelines

Also in this episode we respond to a Twitter question: “Any advice for a first time runner doing a half marathon in 16 weeks?”

Regular segments include:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • Talking Travel
  • The Road Ahead

Marathon Man is in transit from the Phuket Marathon and not expected to make an appearance so Couple on the Run will be hosting alone this week.

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The Auckland Marathon

The Auckland Marathon is one of the worlds best with places selling out very quickly.

A premium value on the experience for the runners drives a focus on improvement and planned growth for this show piece of New Zealand Running.

This week Auckland Marathon Race Director Richard Lindroos gives us a preview of the 2012 Auckland Marathon to be held on October 28th.

Regular segments include:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • Marathon Man Minute
  • The road ahead

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Running with a Pram / Disney World Marathon / Mothers Day

Running with a pram is a great idea and can be both fun and rewarding for the parent as runner and the child as passenger. 

It is however not as easy as it looks and in responses to a listeners question in this episode Sue reports on  running with a pram.

To continue the family theme Travelling Fit take us to the Disneyworld Marathon and we explore Mothers Day Run ideas.

Regular segments include:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • Marathon Man Minute
  • Talking Travel
  • The Road Ahead

Listen to this weeks show by clicking here.