Almanac Athletics: So you want to run the world’s toughest half marathon?

Mick Jeffrey talks us through the experience of the Point to Pinnacle Half-Marathon in Hobart – dubbed the toughest in the world. (We’d rather you than us, Mick! – Ed)

Almanac Classics: And a marathon came calling…

When David Downer’s life hit a few speed bumps, he started running. Those 20 minute runs eventually increased, leading to life as a marathon runner. This is a fantastic tale of a man with a healthy addiction. The full story of the journey of the marathon runner. Originally published in August, David’s epic is both incredible and inspirational, a story even more poignant today. [This the first in a series of ‘Paddy Suggests’. Paddy Grindlay is making his way through the Almanac archives and picking out some of his favourite pieces. Look out for some classics Thanks Paddy, Ed]

THE LOVELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER

By Alex Wadelton I ran onto the MCG devastated. The last ten months of training, wasted. Legs like concrete, pain coursing through my veins, and my goal of running a sub three-hour marathon gone. One lap on the mighty G, thousands of people of cheering and all I could think of was failure. With fifty [Read more]