#187 Exploring the Keys 100 with Race Director Bob Becker

The 8th annual KEYS100 will be held on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, 2015.  One of the world’s great ultramarathons set in a beautiful part of the world, if not on your bucket list the Keys 100 should be. Exploring_the_Keys_100

This week on the Partnerunning Show we talk to Race Director Bob Becker about the point-to-point event beginning in Key Largo–Marathon, Florida, USA and ending in Key West on the Atlantic Ocean at Higgs Beach.

Bob talks about all  things Keys 100 and answers listeners questions including:

  • The history and community of the race;
  • The 100 mile, 50 mile, 50km and relay events;
  • The course, crews and volunteers;
  • Race conditions and training; and,
  • The Keys and what to do after the race.

KEYS100 also promotes charitable fundraising for “The Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys” in support of their educational work with prostate and other cancers, free screenings and direct support of cancer patients and their families in the Keys. More info is available on the Keys 100 website and Facebook pages.

Check out the video from the 2014 Keys 100.

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#186 Tailwind, Gavin Markey and The Anzac Ultra

Energy and hydration are big challenges for many endurance runners and in the past year or so many of our listens have been enjoying great success with a product called Tailwind. Tailwind_Gavin_Markey_and_The_Anzac_Ultra

Tailwind is also a sponsor of the Anzac Ultra and today we are catching up with Gavin Markey who is the Tailwind representative in Australia, and an accomplished ultra runner.

After meeting Gavin we explore the background to Tailwind and the ways runners are using it to achieve their desired success. Along the way we also talk to Gavin about his plans for the Anzac Ultra.

Also on this weeks show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#185 – Couple on the Run – 8 Marathons, 8 Countries in 8 Weeks Revisited

In 2008 Sue and Andrew O’Brien became know as Couple on the Run when they ran 8 marathons in 8 countries in  8 weeks. 8_Marathons_8_Countries_in_8_Weeks_Revisited

As well as the trip of a life time Sue and Andrew were putting their Partnerunning principles to the test, promoting healthy relationships and promoting Oxfam.

In this episode of the Partnerunning Show we revisit the 8 marathons, the book Couple on the Run and reflect of the adventure.

The Kindle Edition is available here.

The paper back edition of Couple on the Run is here.

Also on the show this week:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • Review of the 2015 Roller Coaster Run
  • 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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#181 Popular Marathon Questions

We were recently asked to respond to a series of questions to assist marathon runners. In this episode of the Partnerunning Show we respond to a series of popular marathon questions covering: Popular_Marathon_Questions

  1. Pre-marathon and training
  2. On the day
  3. Post marathon care

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#179 How to succeed with running resolutions

It is that time of the year when New Year’s Resolutions are flavour of the month. Runners are not immune and many a running resolution is made at the start of each new year. How_to_succeed_with_running_resolutions

In this episode of The Partnerunning Show we look at ten popular running resolutions including:

  • The benefit of each resolution
  • Common challenges
  • Tips for success

Amongst the running resolutions we consider are:

  • Running to reduce weight
  • Running internationally
  • Increasing regularity, distance and speed
  • Running your first 5k, 10k, half, marathon or ultra

Also on this weeks show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • Review of You Yangs New Years Eve Running Events
  • The road ahead

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#145 The Great Ocean Road Marathon 2014 Preview

The Great Ocean Road Marathon is one of the most stunning marathon courses in the world. Located on the south west coast of Victoria in Australia the race follows the ocean along the iconic Great Ocean Road from Lorne to Apollo Bay. Great-Ocean-Road-Preview-Cover

In this special feature episode of the Partnerunning Show:

  • We outline the program including the 6k, 1.5k.14km, 23km and 45km events;
  • Ambassador and Australian Running Great Steve Moneghetti explains the unique features of the race and provides tips for runners;
  • Event Director Greg Hooton talks about the race organisation and future;
  • We provide our top ten reasons to run the Great Ocean Road Marathon; and,
  • We give our suggestions on what to see and do while in the region for the race.

With events on the Saturday and Sunday the Great Ocean Road Marathon is a top weekend for family and friends and one of the must do events in Australia.

Pictures of the 2013 Great Ocean Road Marathon can be found here.

For more information check out:

Great Ocean Road Marathon Website

Great Ocean Roan Marathon on Facebook

Great Ocean Road Marathon Twitter

Great Ocean Road Marathon Instagram

Steve Moneghetti on Twitter

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#119 Live #RunQandA October 2013

Join us for this very special two hour edition of the Partnerunning Show. As well as discussing runners questions live on the show we also answered questions and shared comments on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Instagram.  Live #RunQandA October 2013

With our special co-host Running Hutch we explore a range of running questions with nothing off limits.

Topics include:

  • Training programs
  • Diet and energy
  • New runners
  • First tiem marathoners
  • Run travel
  • Training with a partner
  • Mental toughness

Michael Walton from Travelling Fit joined us to talk run travel and we opened to topic of No More Mr Fat Guy’s run from one side of Australia to the other.

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#102 2013 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Run Festival Preview

The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Run Festival began in August 2012. In this special feature of The Partnerunning Show we talk to Race Director Jason Crowther about the founding of the race and the program for 2013. 2013 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Run Festival Preview

With an impressive $150,000 raised for Ronald McDonald House in the first year, this race located in one of the most sought after destinations in the world is set to become a rising star of the running world.

As well as talking to Jason we outline out top ten reasons to participate in the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Run Festival as well as 10 great Sunshine Coast visitor activities.

As well as the website check out Facebook and Twitter for more details.

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