Countdown to the Melbourne Marathon Festival

September 26, 2011

All the hard training has been done. Or perhaps injury and other commitments have restricted you to less training than you would have liked? Either way your preparation in the week before your event will have significant impact on how you perform, recover and enjoy the Melbourne Marathon Running Festival. This webinar caters for participants […]

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Townsville Marathon 2011

August 12, 2011

This event is one of our favourites. Not only because it was the last of our 8 Marathons in 8 Weeks and a homecoming to Australia after being on the road for two months, but because it is a fabulous event for runners of all standards. The McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival is growing each year. […]

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Westlink Cities M7 Marathon – 2011

August 5, 2011

We had about 300 marathons worth of experience in our car driving to the Westlink Cities M7 Marathon, but could we find the start? There were some very tense moments as the clock ticked ever closer to the 7.00am start time and we still could not actually find the start venue. Two had run the […]

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Could you run an indoor marathon?

January 19, 2011

The concept of people flying around the country to complete an indoor marathon is quite foreign to Australians and New Zealanders. Whilst we often get cold weather and hot, we don’t get that to the extreme depths of freezing temperatures that drive Americans indoors for their running. That’s not to say we don’t all occasionally […]

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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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Bags, Bags, Bags

November 2, 2010

When you finish a marathon, even in hot conditions it is not unusual to become chilled quickly. That is what happened to me and we were eager for a quick gear pick up from the baggage trucks for our walk back to the Electra Hotel and a hot shower. What met us at our gear […]

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