Learn By Doing

July 17, 2011

Learn By Doing: Experience enhances learning and makes it personal. Some people like to read, some like to listen and others to be shown but regardless of learning preference most of us benefit from learning by doing whether it be at work or at home. We have found running together a great way to improve […]

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Keep Moving

July 10, 2011

Keep Moving: Regardless of speed always progress towards your target. It might be a statement of the obvious, but it’s something which is drilled into all Comrades Marathon runners as they head out at the break of day to run the 89kms between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The instruction is simple; keep moving until you reach […]

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Be Positive

June 19, 2011

Be Positive: Encourage others and maintain a can do attitude. We were in Calgary running the fourth leg of our eight marathons in eight countries in eight weeks and Andrew was suffering extreme pain in his right lower leg and shin, so much so that it was difficult to run and he was running with […]

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Collecting marathons at home and abroad

January 12, 2011

One of our friends from California, Hector has just qualified to become a member of the Marathon Maniacs We’re not sure what ‘level’ he came in at but he is really excited and I’m sure when we see him next (somewhere around the world) he will be wearing his bright yellow Maniac singlet with pride. […]

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Ten years of running marathons together

October 3, 2010

Wow, ten years of running marathons together, all around the world, from big city races such as New York and London Marathons to tiny towns such as Ross Marathon in Tasmania where there are more cows than people in the town! Also from running marathons in freezing cold conditions where we wore tights, beanies, rain […]

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100 and 60 a mighty effort

May 6, 2010

We were very pleased to participate in the Rotorua Marathon on May 1st and fact as it turned out our main reason for participating was to see two of Australia’s most dedicated women marathoners notch up milestones. The amazing Julia Thorn was running her 100th marathon, thereby becoming the first Australian woman to achieve this […]

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