Running Matters

Ep106 - Phil Gore - Backyard Ultra King

April 6, 2022

On this week's episode Wolf and Haddy have the pleasure of chatting with WA's Ultra Distance King Phil Gore.

From humble beginnings trying to clock 5km a day, Phil has progressed remarkably to the point where he now holds the Australian Record for the Backyard Ultra format at an astonishing 51 hours and almost 350kms! Phil runs for so long that he needs to get his laundry done mid race!!

We discuss the logistics and mindset of an athlete entering his 3rd straight day of running on almost no sleep. We chat about the importance of military precision in the support crew department, the battle between body and brain, and just how annoying the song "Bird is the Word" can get after 50 straight plays.

Phil also details his plan to take on the World Championships and attack the World Record of 86 hours. Hard to imagine.

Wolf and Haddy had the opportunity to sample a couple of Cronulla Brew Co's new experimental brews during the chat. Praise the Dark Ales!

Enjoy!

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