The first casualty at an ultra marathon event is your ego.
February 19, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
The Tarawera Ultra Marathon is upon us. Everything Debbie and I have been working towards comes to fruition this weekend. We’re as physically prepared as possible. Crucially, we’re mentally ready too.
February 7, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
Spoiler alert: not if you do it right.
January 31, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
The big wobble hit us when we were in the car. We’d just finished a four-hour run on the Tarawera course and we were driving through Tauriko to pick up the kids.
January 22, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
A month to go before the Tarawera Ultra and I’ve become obsessed with the minutiae of running matters. Where should I put my ears: tucked under my cap or sticking out like a pixie? Should I arrange the backpack drinking hose over my left or right shoulder?
January 9, 2018 by Rob Bathgate
What on earth made me decide to run a 102km ultra? Given free time you’ll find me writing poetry or playing the piano. Ultra marathons are my wife’s thing, not mine.
December 20, 2017 by Rob Bathgate
Aches and pains! I did a big run the other week. It was a reminder that over the full distance of the ultra marathon, I’m going to enjoy a smorgasbord of physical complaints.
November 24, 2017 by Rob Bathgate
Is this a familiar scenario? You’re halfway through a 10km run and you’re comparing it to a marathon. "Oh man, how am I ever going to run three times this distance?"
November 13, 2017 by Rob Bathgate
What’s the most common question you get asked about your running? For me the question tends to be: “How many kilometres are you running each week?”
November 3, 2017 by Rob Bathgate
My feet are on my mind. I’m looking for the perfect shoe to run the 102km Tarawera Ultramarathon.
October 19, 2017 by Rob Bathgate
A few years ago I trained for my first marathon and it sucked. It was lonely and hard and I actually quit five weeks before the event. "Running is stupid and boring" I declared.
October 10, 2017 by Rob Bathgate
Jean-François Esculier, one of the world leaders in new trends in the prevention of running injuries recently presented some of the latest research regarding footwear. This has completely changed the way we think about and prescribe footwear.
October 6, 2017 by Rob Bathgate