Melbourne Marathon 2017

If there’s one event on the Australian running calendar to look forward to, it’s Melbourne Marathon. And this year was no exception, celebrating the event’s 40th anniversary. Following a patchy training campaign in the lead-up, my goal was simply to get amongst the atmosphere and enjoy the occasion. Melbourne turned on amazing weather conditions with … Read more

Great Train Race 2017

GTR Logo 2017

It’s been 5 years since I last ran the Puffing Billy Great Train Race and nothing much has changed. It’s still one of Melbourne’s most spectacular runs boasting amazing scenery, fresh country air and plenty of uphill challenges. I had three goals in mind for today – beat my previous PB, go sub 60 and beat the … Read more

First Parkrun Win

As an amateur runner, you never expect to win any kind of race. And while Parkrun isn’t officially a race, plenty of people treat it that way. Fortunately for me, no one with any serious ability turned up to Altona Beach Parkrun this week and I was lucky enough to finish first. By no means … Read more

Tracking Parkrun goals with Power BI

Earlier this year I set myself some running goals which included running at 20 unique Australian Parkrun locations, reaching a total of 50 Parkruns and running a sub 19 PB. Not longer after setting these goals, I realised I could use Power BI to visually track my progress and get acquainted with one of Office 365’s … Read more

Running goals for 2017

As a runner, there are times when it can be hard to stay motivated, particularly during the cold winter months. Having a goal to work towards can be the difference between sleeping in on a Saturday morning and getting up for an energising morning run – one of life’s greatest pleasures. If there’s one thing … Read more