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2014 Run Wollongong

Posted on Sep 21, 2014 in Events

Do a running event for a good cause where 100% of your registration goes to support the redevelopment of the Wollongong Hospital Children’s Ward & Illawarra Shoalhaven Children’s Assessment Unit.

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Running Apps in Airplane Mode

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Articles, Running

This morning, I decided to try doing a run with my iPhone in Airplane mode. I did this because I wanted to see how accurate the GPS positioning will be when in that mode and whether it is a viable sports tracking tool when you are overseas (with no global roaming). I used 4 running apps and compared how they fair when recording a run without cellular connectivity.

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3 Months RunKeeper Elite with Pebble

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 in Running, Training

I recently received an email from RunKeeper telling me that because I have linked my pebble watch with RunKeeper, it has given me 3 months of RunKeeper Elite subscription.

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Infograph: What it means to be fast

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 in News, Running

RunKeeper and Under Armour teamed up to bring a story on what it means to be fast.
They created a cool infograph below for data and comparisons on the world’s top runners, swiftest countries in RunKeeper, and more. See how you stack up, but also don’t fret if you’re far off–we’re even bringing you insights from real RunKeeper users who got faster.

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Get Fit by Doing Trampoline Squats

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 in Articles

he squat has long been a part of the daily workout for dedicated gym queens. It`s tough, but you know you have to do it if you want a toned core and legs. This exercise, when done on a mini trampoline, actually works out even more muscles than if it is done on a hard surface, as your body works to stabilise you. You may find muscles you didn`t know you had aching after this exercise.

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Performing Self Massage with Tennis Ball

Posted on May 29, 2013 in Health, Training

Everyone gets aches and pains. But rather than going to see an expensive sports masseur, have you ever considered treating painful muscle knots yourself? The advantages of performing your own massage is that only you know the exact spot that the pain is located. Using a tennis ball is an ideal way of applying pressure to trigger points, as they are firm, yet pliable and can fit to the shape of your muscle contours well.

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Wreck Diving at Truk Lagoon

Posted on May 22, 2013 in Articles, Featured

Did a dive trip to Truk Lagoon which is considered to be the diving capital of the world. With over 60 vessels sunken there, always 26.6 degree Celsius water and often calm waters we could easily see why this is one of the best wreck diving locations in the world!

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Nike She Runs the Night 2013 Sydney Route

Posted on Apr 23, 2013 in Events, Running

The Nike She Runs the night for 2013 is on Saturday, 4th May 2013, at Centennial starting at 7pm. Here is a the route for the 10K run along with the elevation chart.

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Wollongong Underwater Hockey 4s Comp 2013

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 in Events, Videos, Wollongong

It’s important to stretch when exercising. Here the folk at the Wollongong UWH 4s are doing some stretching underwater.

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Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon Relays

Posted on Apr 9, 2013 in Events, Running

The Sydney Morning Herald is just round the corner (May 19th 2013) but this year there is a new event available.

Previously the event has been a half marathon only event. It’s actually the only half marathon only event which I know of. All the other events, Sydney Running Festival, Gold Coast Marathon, Melbourne Marathon and Canberra Marathon all have other running distances available. (10km, half marathon and marathon). This year, the organisers of the event are introducing a relay half marathon.

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