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This is my first post on this new forum. So just thought I would share a little bit about me with you all. 

Although Iโ€™ve been an active person most of my life, less than two years ago I took a liking to cycling. My husband has been a cyclist all his life. I had never showed an interest in riding until he bought me a bike.  Now I have 4 bikes and absolutely loving getting up at 4am to ride. Itโ€™s the only sport/exercise that I can say I enjoy 100%. Even on the tough rides ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

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Hi @Lisa Blackmore ! So nice to see you here on ActivePlace. When there are millions and millions of people and businesses using it, the world over, you'll be able to say that you were on waaay before anyone! Welcome!
Troy Archer . 3 days ago
@Lisa Blackmore awesome ๐Ÿคฉ 
Damien Dau . 3 days ago
๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšด๐ŸšดGooooo Lisa ๐Ÿ˜„
Trent Allan . 3 days ago
Go Lisa! Hoping to see more of your biking adventures! 
Paul Caneda . 2 days ago

While watching my one year old attempt to master standing, I thought about his vulnerability to failure - his easy acceptance of it - it did not deter him. Rather, with a grunt and a giggle he gathered himself, set a steady foundation and tried again. Over and over each day i watched. And then on day 501 (ok heโ€™s not even 501 days old but you get the picture)...magic.

Trying something new or just putting yourself out there can absolutely be daunting. I watched in awe as he broke down the learning to small segments. Seat-Down Dog-Stand. Simple segments. Sometimes the end game might feel too big. So just stand first.

Iโ€™ve faced so many closed doors and no doubt about it, each one hurts but each one makes me stronger and leads to the right open one. You might fail 500 times but it only takes one yes. You never know when youโ€™ll find 501.


Just know, youโ€™ve got this!


#fromthemouthsofbabes #menopauserunner #anothermotherrunner #motivationmonday #chasingimpossible #sweatymom #thesweatlife #mammarunco #momceo #menopausetomotherhood #justtri


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This message is so damn true and so damn inspiring. Apply it to anything and it's truthful. Thanks for sharing @Kelly McLay .
Troy Archer . 13 hours ago

๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐šœ๐š ๐š๐š’๐šœ๐š๐šŠ๐š—๐šŒ๐šŽ ๐š ๐šŠ๐š•๐š”๐šŽ๐š ๐š’๐š— ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿบ ๐š‘๐š˜๐šž๐š›๐šœ ๐š’๐šœ ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿพ.๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿน๐Ÿถ๐™บ๐™ผ๐šœ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

In September, 1976 Jesse Castenda (USA) set this record in New Mexico and it hasn't been beaten since!


๊œฐสŸส ษชษดแด›แด แดŠแดœสŸส 2020 ๊œฑแด›แด€แด›๊œฑ

'Quads of Fury' won the award for the most steps in a single day 213,637 (recording 174.900KMs on his device)! WOWWWWWW!

What is your highest step count day that you can recall? ๐Ÿค”

#flyintojuly #dreambig


แด˜สœแดแด›แด แด„ส€แด‡แด…ษชแด› @thesundaylongrun

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My best effort this year, so far, is 19,600 steps of 'intentional walking' which is nothing in comparison to most people, but for me, that was a good day. I'd like to plan to walk all day though, and perhaps that's one of the things I could do during my Fly Into July month!
Troy Archer . 13 hours ago

WARNING - NIPPLE SATURDAY HAS ARRIVED!

All runners know the day.....when you think the weather has warmed up enough to loose the heavy base layers.......but your a week early

@dan bullock @Kelly McLay @Clare Ratnavira @Damien Dau 

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It was a solid 9F with windchill yesterday...winter is still here!
Kelly McLay . 3 days ago
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Clare Ratnavira . 3 hours ago

In just two weeks, registrations for Ultra X Scotland will be increasing to the final tier!

Make sure to secure your place at Early bird pricing before then.

Remember, you can take part in either the full 125km, 2 day weekend or Sundayโ€™s 50km only option.

We cannot wait! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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This is something we only get to say once a year but itโ€™s always our favorite announcementโ€ฆ Registrations to Ultra X Sri Lanka to be held in March 2022 are OPEN!

We are already counting down the days.

ultra-x.co/sri-lanka/ 

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Watch me Tri: Part II – Still Tri-ing

I am quite certain you are not on the edge of your seat waiting for this update, but for the two of you (okay one paid follower) that may be wondering “How the Tri-training World Turns” for Kelly I thought I would give a little update. Update: Its still turning, at times spinning, but I am still tri-ing and the coun

Awesome effort Kelly ๐Ÿ‘Š
Damien Dau . 1 week ago
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Thank you @Damien Dau - 61 days and counting - unless they cancel!
Kelly McLay . 3 days ago

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OPKIX ONE WATERPROOF HD MICRO-CAMERA REVIEW

REVIEW - vicbstard.com/opkix-one-waterproof-hd-micro-camera-review/Occasionally, I’m sent a product that really blows me away. Don’t get me wrong, I get more excited about routers than is perhaps healthy, but a router is a router. Opkix One is a camera system, a camera system unlike anything I’ve used before.T

This week we are going to be telling you a little bit about Ultra X Jordan, situated in the south of the country in the Wadi Rum desert.

Jordan was our first Ultra X race location and for that reason it holds a very special place in our hearts.

Leaving aside the true beauty of the place, the desert is steeped in history. Wadi Rum may be best known for its connection with British officer T. E. Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia, who passed through several times during the Arab Revolt of 1917โ€“18.

Our race course, which changes slightly every year will take participants on a grand tour of Wadi Rumโ€™s protected region. Youโ€™ll pass through canyons, dried up riverbeds and occasionally over big dunes (including, on Stage 4, a stretch through the very canyon Lawrence was said to have hidden out in!).

Remember, thanks to our payment plan system you can register for Jordan and pay your registration fee monthly over the course of 5 months. This goes some way in making the best value multi-stage ultramarathon on the planet, even more affordable.

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People often talk about you need to get motivated and you need a good mindset to achieve your goals, this is 100% true but what most donโ€™t explain is that unless you put yourself in that uncomfortable position over and over again how can your mindset change, you have to continue to get used to the brutal hard work every day and then your mind will get tougher and allow you to achieve more and more each time. The same goes for motivation you can be motivated when you listen to a great song or watch an inspiring movie or when life is going great, but the key is to find your true why you want to achieve your goals, look deep inside yourself and find the answers, you have to get to the point where enough is enough and then nothing will stop you, you will always be motivated. You have to create that spark on your own then no matter what you will get it done weather you have a bad day or itโ€™s raining or life is super busy you will find a way no matter what. So find out who you are and go get it, no one is going to do it for you!

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HOW TO GET MOTIVATED

It is the morning of 1st January 2021, which would normally involve participating in my local Parkrun. On this occasion however, I wake up to media coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic and a strong sense of déjà vu. This feeling is reaffirmed when lockdown 3.0 is announced just a few days later.Although the rollout of Covid-19 vaccine

OPKIX ONE VIDEO CAMERA

The OPKIX One HD video camera is versatile, lightweight and easy to use. It's wearable so you can record hands-free all of life's best memories.

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๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ, ๐Ÿฏ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐˜€๐˜„๐—ถ๐—บ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ป. ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—น ๐—œ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐˜€.

Well, that was a weekend full of 'new mum' personal bests.

I've quite enjoyed having a 'reset' on PBs. Although I'm very much the same person, there's a lot that has changed. I'm no longer in control of how many hours sleep I will get, my body is different, my family balance is different, my work life is different and therefore my training program is 'just different'.

The fine art of fitting everything in and knowing that there's a little person to come home to everyday that watches my every move! (And, what a welcome home committee it is!)

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Woohoo Mama! Keep on going.  I am right there with you, 9 weeks to Ironman Texas & two littles waiting at home!
Kelly McLay . 1 week ago
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@Kelly McLay you guys can train virtual together. Perfect! 
Damien Dau . 1 week ago
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@Kelly McLay fantastic! Go Mama, what a journey ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Š
Natalie Arnold . 1 week ago
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OPKIX ONE

As far as action cameras go, there’s nothing as unique as the Opkix One right now. Although relatively unknown in a world of DJI and GoPro dominance, this nifty camera is actually a two camera system with each weighing no more than 12g. They are rectangular-shaped and can be affixed to surfaces like hats and even a finger (as a ring attac

Hares and hounds 50+km race was a success with some frustrating moments getting lost a few times eventually it all come back together๐Ÿ™ Came in first place although not the time I was aiming for it was a fantastic journey and just like in life things donโ€™t always go to plan but itโ€™s how you deal with the challenges that count.

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@Ryan Crawford congrats mate huge effort 
Damien Dau . 1 week ago

Join our Fly into July team for the Gold Coast marathon!

For what will be an incredible weekend in July, registrations are now open for the marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km events. Great to see the juniors can get involved in the 4km or 2km junior dash too.

We're considering the marathon distance over here! Although, might sit on that for another 10 minutes ๐Ÿคญ

๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ: Fly into July

๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป: Fly2021

Remember, you can participate in both Fly into July and other events to help motivate your journey. We imagine there will be some incredible goals ticked off this first weekend of July, join us ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Have you registered your teams for our spiciest virtual challenge ever yet #Dawn2Dusk?

If you have not already done so, please do so via our website!

Remember, your team can cycle OR run/walk.

The concept is simple. How far can your team cover in 12hrs?

There will be all sorts of prizes and trophies up for grabs and everyone that takes part will be getting the limited edition medal ๐Ÿฅ‡

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A day in the life of the white Kenyan๐Ÿ™ I say it all the time but nothing beats dedication and hard work! 

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@OBZ Lifestyle Athlete @emmarynne Work hard, work smart, push yourself, stay consistent, be patient and never give up! It takes time to build a better version of yourself. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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WHAT RUNNING TRAINERS ARE BEST

This week’s guest is Emma Kirk a self-proclaimed trainer geek, strength and conditioning coach and track hype queen at Track Life London. When not clocking up miles, Emma can be found with a full calendar of clients for her new footwear consultancy business which she launched just two weeks ago! In this interview we’re tapp

Dedication is one of the keys to succeed in whatever path you choose, nothing beats hard work everyday. You might have some natural talent in your field but without the constant effort it will mean nothing if someone is willing to work harder. This is just another morning forward on my journey to finding what Iโ€™m capable and pushing my limitations. I believe the only competition for me is myself, never compare yourself with someone else, once you learn to control the mind you can become unstoppable.

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Time for something a little different...

Introducing our spiciest virtual challenge yet and this one is for teams, runners, cyclists and all! โšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธ
https://ultra-x.co/dawn2dusk/
Gooooo on. 

Introducing our spiciest virtual challenge yet and this one is for teams, runners, cyclists and all! โšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธ

https://ultra-x.co/dawn2dusk/
Gooooo on. 

ultra-x.co/dawn2dusk/

Gooooo on. 

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I'm keen to do this! @Damien Dau @Trent Allan @Jay Woods @Scott Coey @Paul Caneda - who's joining me?
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
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@Natalie Arnold @Zac Eaton @Sarah Archer - i'm already stretching for this! Wanna join me?
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
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@Troy Archer ... Iโ€™m in mate, letโ€™s go! 
Jay Woods . 2 weeks ago
@Michael Donald ... I reckon thisโ€™ll pique your interest. Letโ€™s do a run down your way. 
Jay Woods . 2 weeks ago
@Troy Archer Argh!!!!!!! Soooo tempted. BUT I've got a wedding this day and flying in the morning :S If only it was Sunday I'd be all in champ. 
Natalie Arnold . 2 weeks ago

@OBZ Lifestyle Athlete @Dingomorrison Learn from the best while being Educated, Inspired and sharing in the stoke @thewaveofalifetime ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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So epic. Imagine being tutored and mentored by those guys!
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
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@Troy Archer Absolutely! 
OBZ Lifestyle . 3 weeks ago
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This is great, so helpful 
Damien Dau . 2 weeks ago

Best Dessert options #1
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My go to is YoPro ice-creams. Close to 100 cals per pop 10g of protein and no added sugar. They taste so amazing it almost unbelievable you are just eating yoghurt. Flavours include salted caramel, mint and mocha. Im a salted caramel fan. 


Can find these guys at any major supermarket.

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Iโ€™ve seen these! Theyโ€™ll be in my trolley next time @Ash Thomo Nutrition ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago

5 reasons to be optimistic.

1) January is over.

2) Vaccination programmes are (generally) going well.

3) Infection appears to offer long lasting protection and the variants can be beaten.

4) @Ultra X are launching not one, but two new events in the next 7 days. Mega.

5) The Rugby is back.

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Canโ€™t wait to hear  more @Sam Heward 
Damien Dau . 3 weeks ago
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Love a good top 5 Sam! Particularly good to hear Point 4, congratulations to yourself and the team at @Ultra X .
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
hey @Michael Donald point 4 mate, looks like you're on mate!
Jay Woods . 3 weeks ago

Always good catching up with @Haydn Elliott  over Zoom.  Last time in person at F45 he killed me (prefer the drinks version).....excuse the bad picture that is him moving not me balancing my red wine ๐Ÿค”

Let me share what I thought was the best part of the chat....we are both highly motivated people that believe life is there for the taking but we both spent time today asking โ€œAre you ok?โ€ And not taking โ€œYepโ€ for the answer....

No one is Ok in our current environment and double checking with people and not just accepting the first response is more important than ever right now....So ask twice....admit your not OK and check again....it may make all the difference!

We are doing it again next Wednesday evening 7:30pm UK time.....if you want to join for a laugh and a chat hit me up.....only rule.....drink in hand!

ARE YOU OK?


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Always a pleasure @Scott Coey See you next week!
Haydn Elliott . 3 weeks ago
Cheers to this @Haydn Elliott & @Scott Coey 
Kelly McLay . 3 weeks ago

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BEST ULTRAMARATHON TRAINERS SPOTTED AT ULTRA X EVENTS

By far the most frequently asked question that we get from competitors training for our events is: “What type of shoe should I wear?!”For ultra runners the trainer might just be the most important kit decision you make – the primary weapon you take to battle. Your shoes can be your best friend or greatest enemy, so much so that

A huge congratulations to all of you who took on and smashed our World Championships Virtual Qualifier. We have been blown away by your efforts. Thank you!

So...... wanna see who's qualified for Slovenia? Hit this link ๐Ÿค ultra-x.co/.../02/Results-Provisional-01022021.pdf

๐Ÿ“ธ @benedict_tufnell


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Another early morning run to work learn to find a way not find an excuse, anything is possible if you truely want it 

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@Ryan Crawford just a casual marathon ๐Ÿ‘Š
Damien Dau . 3 weeks ago
Holy foot fall. That's insane. @Ryan Crawford, you definitely have my vote. ๐Ÿ™Œ
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago

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Introducing a Mentor; Ryan Miller

@Ryan Miller makes training, competing and helping as many people as he can, look like a walk in the park. You'll notice his output is a reflection of the work he puts in, and what a tireless approach to work he has. He's one to follow, look to and learn from, because as you'll read, he's been on the move for a while, and he ain't about to

Epic @ActivePlace ... hey @Ryan Miller, any more clips and tips to training at home? I'm ready for them when you are ; )
Jay Woods . 3 weeks ago
@Ryan Miller look forward to seeing your advice to aspiring athletes 
Damien Dau . 3 weeks ago

Out for a run today? Get some guidance from our #run bottle. Sessions prepared by Olympic Coach Steve Trew. #running #triathlon #parkrun #parkrunuk  

www.swimfortri.co.uk/product/sft-intelligent-training-aid-drink-bottle/

SFT ITA Drink Bottle - The swim improvement specialists

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These are great @dan bullock - do you have anything to stop my knees from hurting so much? ๐Ÿ˜‚
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago
That's a great idea! I don't know how many times my session gets soaked and turns into soggy notes.
Natalie Arnold . 4 weeks ago

A balmy 2 degrees for morning run along the Thames....now off for some turbo with Kelly @Kelly McLay 

Donโ€™t tell her but giving a new definition to โ€œpain caveโ€ for her today....sweaty photos to follow

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Next time i'm in London you can take me along the Thames @Scott Coey, not for a run though, i'll do some mudlarking while you get your run done!
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago

I had the best time cheering my friends on in the Burleigh Swim Run event on Tuesday. The adrenaline that you get from being on the start line!

I'm currently mid training for @ironmanaus in Port Macquarie. It will be my first endurance race back as a first time Mum and I can't wait.  I started with @parkrun and slowly worked my way up into some training again determined to listen to my body and have a positive attitude with all of my training. It feels different this time, perhaps it's the excitement of knowing my son will be at the finish line. Perhaps it is because I've got a few extra cards to balance this time round and I'm not as hard on myself as I used to be. I'm all about the journey and so far it's been a positive one.

Excited to hear what others have their mind set on this year? Consistent fitness activity, events or longer term aspirations? 


๐Ÿ“ทCaptured by @thesundaylongrun

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This is epic @Natalie Arnold - I bet the energy there was electric too!
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago
@Troy Archer it really was, perfect day for it too! Let's sign up for next year :)
Natalie Arnold . 4 weeks ago

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Be careful what you wish for…

Be Careful What You Wish For…. A light hearted look at how the green-eyed monster might rear its ugly head as you watch that great swimmer in the next lane to you. Sometimes the water might not be greener the other side of the lane rope. The next time you look enviously at your teammate who swims like a fish remember the downside f

Who wants to do a podcast with me this weekend? Got a story to tell!?!? I'm all ears!

It's time to pick up the mic again after a few months out!

Listen out for my last episode with the epic @Kelly McLay , it is an ABSOLUTE beauty! To be released soon!!

Listen out for my last episode with the epic @Kelly McLay , it is an ABSOLUTE beauty! To be released soon!!


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@Haydn Elliott  and @Kelly McLay cant wait! 
Damien Dau . 4 weeks ago
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@Haydn Elliott  you should connect with @Ryan Crawford. Super story you would love โค๏ธ 
Damien Dau . 4 weeks ago
Looking forward to listening to this! @Kelly McLay, I ran in Antarctica the year after you. Look forward to hearing more about your journey and story. 
Natalie Arnold . 4 weeks ago
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@Haydn Elliott if you're looking for another to add to your list, reach out to @Michael Donald ... he's been training more than most lately for a great cause. 
Jay Woods . 4 weeks ago
@Haydn Elliott very much appreciated our conversation! Thanks for having me on Inspiration Space...!
Kelly McLay . 3 weeks ago

90km training run out to Mount Cordeaux to film the final footage of my documentary in the making, โ€œThe white Kenyanโ€ stay tuned!! 

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@Ryan Crawford! Weโ€™re really looking forward to seeing it!
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago
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Canโ€™t wait 
Damien Dau . 4 weeks ago

Occasionally (very occasionally) a new connection on social media leads to a real life conversation. Of them occasionally (very occasionally) you end up connecting with someone truly inspiring. That happened this week and we're gonna make some cool stuff happen together.

Anyone who wants to chat business, endurance sport, running or just chew the fat on what's gonna happen next with covid do drop me a line ([email protected]) ๐Ÿค˜

Anyone who wants to chat business, endurance sport, running or just chew the fat on what's gonna happen next with covid do drop me a line ([email protected]) ๐Ÿค˜

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This is rad @Sam Heward ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
Troy Archer . 1 month ago

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This duo conquered 7 of NSW’s most iconic trails in just 7 days!

Written by : Mick Chapman | Photography by : Lyndon MarceauWith 2020 proving it was going to be a tough year, there was an opportunity to reassess what was happening & change perspective a little. Watching the key races fall one after another, in late June, I started to plant the seed for something else com

So inspiring and motivating ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Itโ€™s amazing what is able to be achieved when youโ€™re forced to just make things work! 
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
Kick ass story @FRACTEL - super inspiring!
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
Looks epic @FRACTEL - Charlottes Pass to Thredbo looks like it'd be hard to beat scenery wise. @Michael Donald ... few ideas here for you to try mate.   
Jay Woods . 1 month ago
Amazing! 
Sarah Archer . 1 month ago

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HOW TO BE A MORE SUSTAINABLE RUNNER: CLOTHING AND KIT

ReRun Clothing is a grass roots environmental campaigning company set-up and run by GB Ultra Runner Dan Lawson and his family. The company is driven by a desire to tackle and reduce textile waste following a growing awareness that our outdoor and adventure lifestyles are putting a strain on our planet.In 2021, Dan and his wife will be trave