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It's simple, I love running and most of all I love running in bare feet!  While I did start in shoes like almost all runners, I quickly moved into barefoot shoes.  Then, after about 5 years of road marathons I took the plunge and threw the shoes away altogether!  Since then I have run two road marathons in bare feet without a scratch.  Rocky trails were much harder and after about a year of trying I couldn't get past 25km without doing damage so I'm now back in minimal Vibrams which seems to be the perfect compromise.  I still do grass oval speed work barefoot which is awesome.  Nothing better than running bare footed!

 

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Sunday 22nd October 2017
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By JP
So somehow I got roped in to wearing ladies, green hot pants for this race.  I don't know how these things happen but as I love a good dress up, it was game on!

As normal, everyone met at my place for carpooling to the start line.  Before we left I donned on my awesome hot pants

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Category: Road Events
Sunday 15th October 2017
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By JP
This was my second barefoot marathon in 4 weeks.  What could possibly go wrong, I thought?  In any case, I'm here and I'm going to have a crack.  I've spent too much time in bare feet not to take advantage of it.

The morning of the race I was up early because I had

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Category: Road Events
Sunday 17th September 2017
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By JP

Twelve months ago I set a goal of running a barefoot half marathon by the end of 2017.  Unfortunately I achieved this in April of 2017 so that goal needed resetting to a full marathon.  Well, five months later it's now September and I think I'm near enough ready for a marathon in bare feet!  What could possibly go wrong...

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Category: Road Events
Sunday 11th June 2017
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By JP

Up until this point my barefoot running had been going awesome.  I was up to a 24km long run totalling a 50km+ week, all in bare feet and feeling great.   I was just back from a couple weeks off so super keen to get back into it but fate had a different plan... 

On my way over to Johny's house I was walking

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Category: Training Runs
Sunday 2nd April 2017
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By JP

I set myself a goal this year of running a barefoot half marathon by the end of the year.  Since my training had gone so well I thought I should bring this goal forward by about 8 months and give it a go.  I had the barefoot distance under my belt but as it was my first event I was a little anxious.

 

Walking around

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Category: Road Events
Sunday 6th November 2016
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By JP

This event was a first for me!  I was registering for the Central Cost half marathon and noticed some advertising about a sand dune run over Stockton beach.  I thought to myself it would be bloody tough but it was only 10ks and only $30.00 to enter, so without another thought, I entered.  Shortly after I thought, I'd better go

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Category: Road Events
Sunday 23rd October 2016
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By JP

For the Fernleigh 15 this year we planned to get as many members of the Telligence Run Club involved as possible.  Thankfully, we had enough team members sign up to enter a team in the relay leg and Kat, our awesome web designer, decided to step up and tackle the full 15k!

 

Morning of the run everyone met at my place

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Category: Road Events
Sunday 16th October 2016
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By JP

With a disappointing run in Sydney marathon four weeks ago I was more than determined to break my PB of 3:45:11, which I set two years ago in Sydney.  I have never run two marathons within a month before so I was a little concerned about how my body would go but by all accounts the ITB trouble I had in Sydney was all but gone so I was hopeful.

 

I

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Category: Road Events
Sunday 18th September 2016
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By JP

This year for Blackmores I was feeling the most prepared I had ever felt for a marathon.  My training program had all gone well, I was fighting fit and injury free.  A personal best was in the air, I just had to keep it together for 42.195ks!

 

Arriving in Sydney on Saturday I did my usual ritual of head down Darling

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Category: Road Events
Tuesday 26th July 2016
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By JP
I wouldn't normally do a 10k event but given lots of people from my company's run club were going in it I thought I'd best get involved and have a fun day.  So on with the event!
 
Phil
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Category: Road Events