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 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 …