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Ep106 - Phil Gore - Backyard Ultra King

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!

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Ep 105 - Simone Brick - The Flying Brick

Ep 105 - Simone Brick - The Flying Brick

March 26, 2022

Simone is one of Australia’s very best trail and mountain runners. Australian Champion and Aussie representative at World Championships, Salomon sponsorship and flying high at the Golden Trail Series in Europe. The Flying Brick has seen the highs of our sport.

It wasn’t always this glamorous for Simone, however, and her road to success has been as rocky as it comes. From the depths of regular hospitalisation for psychosis, anorexia and attempted suicide Simone has courageously rebuilt her life (brick by brick) to the point where she’s found an incredible balance and is truly one of Australia’s best.

Simone shares a great perspective on professionalism, determination and a ‘never say die’ attitude. A seriously inspiring story and a wonderful reminder that anything is possible!

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Ep 104 - SRF 50km Champions - Mike Carroll & Juliette Soule

Ep 104 - SRF 50km Champions - Mike Carroll & Juliette Soule

March 13, 2022

We have a bumper Mount Stromlo edition this week as Haddy gets the chance to chat with both of the recent SRF 50km Champions Mike Carroll & Juliette Soule. 

The contrast in their history is stark. Mike was recently crowned the AURA Long Course Australian Champion by winning the Brisbane Trail Ultra 110km while for Juliette this was not only her first trail race but her first race of any kind. The potential is mind boggling!

We recap what was an incredible event down in sunny Canberra and grab some great tips on pacing, mindset and nutrition from the pointy end of the field. 

Two sensational athletes in one episode. What more can you ask for?!

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Ep 103 - Nick Bamford - The Road to UTMB

Ep 103 - Nick Bamford - The Road to UTMB

March 9, 2022

Nick Bamford is a man on a mission. Over the past two years he's clocked up an incredibly impressive resume and there are bigger things to come including a tilt at the iconic UTMB and an FKT attempt on the West Mac's Monster (231km's into Alice Springs). 

Blackall 100km Trail Race Oct 2021 (10hrs 17min) - 1st

Brisbane Trail Ultra 100 Mile 2021 (20hrs 5min) - 2nd

Coast to Kosci 240km 2020 (28hrs 58min) - 3rd

Ultra-Trail Australia 100K 2021 - (10hrs 48min) - Top 10

Nick is a self confessed running geek and his insights into meticulous preparation and mind set are truly valuable. He offers great perspective on the idea of 'running happy' and insight into avoiding the dreaded pain cave.

As usual we get stuck into the important topics, like professional tiddlywinks, brewery sponsorship and "taking souls in the night"!

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Ep102 - Darryl Griffiths - Koda Nutrition Guru

Ep102 - Darryl Griffiths - Koda Nutrition Guru

March 1, 2022

If you've got a race longer than parkrun coming up then this episode is a must. Your race performance (not to mention your gut) depends on it!

Darryl Griffiths has been studying nutrition/hydration and testing endurance athletes for 25 years. He has literally seen it all and managed to fix the nutrition and hydration problems of some of the world's best athletes. 

This week Haddy has the pleasure of picking Darryl's brain on all things sport's nutrition for the endurance athlete. We particularly drill into the hot ticket items of sodium, fluid and calorie intake. 

We dive into the dangers of getting things wrong and why an all- inclusive 'one size fits all' formula is nowhere hitting the right numbers for you and almost certainly comprising your race goals.

Darryl has recently released the audiobook 'SWEAT. THINK. GO FASTER' and if you follow the processes in this podcast and the book you're almost guaranteed a more successful and enjoyable race day.

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Ep 101 - Alex Pigott - The Raidlight Boss

Ep 101 - Alex Pigott - The Raidlight Boss

February 22, 2022

In Ep101 Wolf and Haddy chat with the head honcho of Raidlight Australia, Alex Pigott. 

Alex has a super diverse background in multi-day hikes, fast packing, rock climbing and ultra trail running. He is also a proper gear nerd and one of the nicest blokes getting around.

We chat about the incredible gear that Raidlight are putting out over the next year and the process by which they have managed to produce some of the lightest, most durable and athlete friendly kit on the market.

We also discuss some extreme methods for cutting down on pack weight and when it's appropriate to jettison small children in order to fit more beer in.

Plenty of hidden gems in this one.

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Ep 100 - Reesha Lewis - The Athlete Within

Ep 100 - Reesha Lewis - The Athlete Within

January 12, 2022

Reesha's story is an inspiration and her legend grows with each podium finish in the Ultramarathon World. 

Reesha found herself, as a 30yr old mother of 2, tipping the scales at an impressive 142kg's. A painful and breathless hike in the Glasshouse Mountains was then the catalyst for the line in the sand to be drawn and 'Reesha the athlete' to be born.

Haddy and Wolf chat with Reesha about her incredible transformation and how she's managed to climb to the top step of some of Australia's toughest Ultra's. There's so much to learn in terms of discipline, routine and gritty determination. Reesha's attitude is no-nonsense and her drive is palpable.

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Ep99 - Ben (Cousin Benny) Thompson - Latest dietary research and the rehydrating effects of beer.

Ep99 - Ben (Cousin Benny) Thompson - Latest dietary research and the rehydrating effects of beer.

December 14, 2021

Cousin Benny is a runner, a climber, a medical researcher and a dietetics gun for hire. He's been a crucial link in the NORG chain for many years now as he keeps the average age down and the 'rig rating' up.

This week Wolf and Haddy have the pleasure of discussing the latest in nutrition research and the details of Ben's dietetics honours project.

We delve into the claims that food companies can make on their packaging and help you wade through the bullshit next time you're scanning the nutrition content in the supermarket. We also get stuck into the differences in energy gels and why GU is still the King! 

Ben fills us in on the surprising results when comparing beer to other fluids as a rehydration technique. You won't be disappointed!

So grab yourself a Cronulla Beer Co - Easy Tiger - and enjoy this episode.

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Ep98 - Rory Darkins - Breathe, Sleep & Smile for the Win!

Ep98 - Rory Darkins - Breathe, Sleep & Smile for the Win!

December 7, 2021

Rory Darkins is back by popular demand!

Rory is an accomplished psychologist and mindset coach who brings a unique approach to enhancing both our sports performance and our lives in general. Rory delves into the aspects of our psychology and biology that we can control in order for our bodies to achieve their best.

Rory is a very handy runner himself and is currently pacing the great Elzy Wellings around the track in a bid for Aussie marathon glory.

This week Wolf and Haddy get taken to school on all things breathing and find out that the nose is more useful than just smelling the roses. We also find out some tips on harnessing our individual 'sleep animals' to get the most out of nap time and as usual Wolf shuffles the deck on his personalities to see what comes up trumps.

A great listen and some quality lessons (or learnings if you're new to the English language).

Enjoy!

P.S. Don't miss our review on the HOKA Zinal with Sean from Runnulla.

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Ep97 - Vlad Ixel - Trail Running‘s Ultimate Professional

Ep97 - Vlad Ixel - Trail Running‘s Ultimate Professional

November 1, 2021

Vlad Ixel has done it all. His list of race wins is mind blowing. Across the globe Vlad has dominated everything from Vertical Km racing to 100km Trail Ultra's. He is a real pioneer in terms of Aussie's racing overseas and was one of the first trail runners to turn his ability into a marketable product and fulfill his dream of becoming a full time sponsored athlete.

We talk about Vlad's transformation from a Mother guzzling, pack a day smoker to one of the fastest trail runners on the planet. Vlad's determination to chase his dream is palpable and the attention to detail displayed in order to get there is second to none.

We discuss the challenges of being a pro athlete overseas but also the simple pleasure of running and racing for a living.

Vlad share some tremendous training and racing tips in his capacity as a premier athlete and coach. Truly the ultimate professional.

Well worth a listen!

We also shoot over to Sean @ Runnulla to chat about the Salomon Ultra Glide. It's a cracker!

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