Life’s Lessons at SMH Half Marathon 2017

Running happy

The half marathon that was a classroomful of forgotten lessons.

We meet again, SMH…

The Sydney Morning Herald half marathon is a nice race that takes place in Sydney CBD in late cool autumn, usually in the second last week of May. I first ran the SMH half marathon in 2013, as a visitor to Australia. At …

The Royal Coastal Walk recce

Fairy at Royal National Park, NSW

A gorgeous practice run on South Coast NSW’s most beautiful coastline.

5 minute video of the recce run – enjoy!

The much-anticipated Coastal Classic trail running event I signed up for a few months ago is fast approaching. A week before the event (Saturday, 27 August), Yanti and I decided to drive down an hour from Sydney …

Zumba session with KP

Beating Monday Blues with Zumba!

Fairy & KP Zumba – check out our short movie trailer!
I love my gym – there is a Zumba class held every day, if you had time to go attend all of them in a week! Sometime late last year when I was starting to get interested in increasing my Zumba …

Zumba in Malaysia

Yanie and Fairy - all ready for some Zumba!

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I came back recently to KL for Hari Raya to spend time with family and friends. My awesome friend Yanie is your above average gym rat who is diligent about recording her fitness experience on instagram, so I was stoked when she invited me to come and …

The Wooden Spoon Trophy

Fairy and the Wooden Spoon

Finishing last has its own rewards.
A few weeks ago I ran in my first “mini marathon” at work. It’s an annual 23km running tradition that dates back 38 years since the office running club formed in the late 1970s. A dozen of us ran and of course, I came in last, as expected.
What I didn’t …

The Jabulani 22km Challenge


Building up my mileage and endurance with a most pleasant trail run in one of Sydney’s most majestic national parks.

The Jabulani Challenge 22km held on 9 April was my first running event for 2016 and my second trail one since moving to Australia. The other possible distances in Jabulani were the shorter 12km and the …

The Spring Race in Kurnell

Me in blue - running along Botany Bay

Running in the scenic birthplace of modern Australia

It was approaching the spring weekend of November 8th and I was following timeline feeds of friends online who were flying into East Java, embarking on their BTS ultra trail running adventure at Mount Bromo national park. I must admit, I was envious that I couldn’t join the …