This weeks links (2017-10-16)

Westerfolds parkrun

In brief:



* 2017-10-15 Melbourne Marathon Festival [Flickr|Album]

* The day after the Marathon 😆


* Councils’ knee-jerk reaction is the problem, not share bikes (2017-Oct-18) [SMH]
Instead of trying to control and repress this free-floating, revolutionary and joyful way of getting around our city, by corralling the bikes into set parking areas, why don’t councils work on creating the best possible conditions for it to work?

* Short but bold Tour route set for 2018 (2017-Oct-17) [SBS|Cycling Central]

Some reading/listening:


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#RememberTheWild 30 Day Challenge

Remember The Wild aims to inspire a reconnection to our environment. We want people to remember the wild and bring it back into their lives.
Over the next 30 days, we are going to be filling your social media feeds with challenges to get us all closer to nature and Australia’s great outdoors. Each day at 5:30pm AEDT, we will share the challenge for the next day, to give you time to plan your challenge. Take a photo of each challenge and upload it to Instagram or Twitter with the #RememberTheWild hashtag.
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Run Nation Running Film Festival 2017 (YouTube Reprise)

❝ Run Nation Running Film Festival presented by Travelling Fit, is the only film festival in Australia that is dedicated to showing the most inspirational running films from around the world. We don’t focus just on trails, track, road or ultra running; Run Nation focus on the ‘human interest’ side and running is merely the medium of story telling on the big screen.
Back on its third year in 2017, Run Nation Running Film Festival will continue to showcase two hours of captivating, fast-moving and emotive short films, many of them never been seen before. The films are carefully curated with mesmerising cinematography and thought-provoking storylines, featuring heart-pounding races from the point of view of the elite through to the “back of the pack” runners. ❞

🎞 Run Nation Running Film Festival Melbourne Thur 5 October 2017: Thursday, October 5. 6:30 – 10:00pm @ Astor Theatre


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Tuesday Tunes‬ #256 – Music From The Lonely Planet

Music From The Lonely Planet
Music from the Lonely Planet, which was later released as Globe Trekker: Ambient Journeys, is a collection of world music from the titular series. It was released by Pilot Film & Television Productions. Disc 1 – Main Themes. Disc 2 – Ambient Themes.
The total duration of the second CD is 1 hour, 7 minutes, and 41 seconds. Duration of tracks range from 3 minutes and 2 seconds to 8 minutes and 43 seconds.

A World Music playlist that I keep on the iPhone as a great travel soundtrack.

And now for some music …
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This weeks links (2017-10-09)

Thursdayfoldians to Wombat Bend

In brief:

* Paddling the Murray River, Victoria (2017-Jul-04) [Outdoor Australia]
Bill Robinson has paddled the length of the Murray and completed 22 Murray Marathons. When floods revitalised the river he decided to explore his favourite part – the beautiful, forest-lined stretch from Tocumwal to Barmah.
The Murray River is too busy celebrating life to acknowledge death. By a bush camp within the Barmah Forest, the Murray rushes around a fallen giant. This colossus may, before it was grey and leafless, have been a partner of the water for 500 years. But the Murray isn’t slowing to mourn the river red gum’s passing – not any more. Not since the floods. …

* Life Coach
When conditions became unfavorable for a first ascent of Alaska’s Ruth Gorge, Alex Honnold turns the camera on Renan Ozturk for a strangely beautiful discussion about life’s big questions.


* 5 books all trail runners can benefit from (2017-Apr-19) [Sole Power]
So, this is for all the trail runners who – when not in the great outdoors – are thinking about the trail, talking about the trail and reading about the trail. For those who love the escape of a great read almost as much as the great outdoors itself.
1. Sarah Lavender Smith – The Trail Runner’s Companion
2. Travis Macy – The Ultra Mindset 🎧
3. Lisa Jhung – Trailhead
4. Christopher McDougall – Born to Run 🎧
5. Tobias Mews – Go! An Inspirational Guide to Getting Outside and Challenging Yourself


* Injury toll confirmed after crashes in Lombardia ravine (2017-Oct-09) [SBS]

Some reading/listening:

* Pratchat – A Terry Pratchett book club podcast
Welcome to Pratchat! In this special 10-minute introductory episode, Liz and Ben talk about their first Pratchett experiences, introduce the Discworld, and put forward their cases for which book they should read first, Mort, or Men at Arms, before announcing the winner of the closely contested public poll.
🔊 Episode 0 – And the Winner is…

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Tobacco Tin Smoked Chicken

(Testing the Facebook embeds options in WP)

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How To Trailrun S02

Series 2 : The Winter Training
In winter, having the right equipment and alternative training options is important to enhance your on-trail experience. These episodes feature tips and tricks to help runners make improvements and enjoy trail running in the colder months.

How To Trailrun // S02E01 // WHAT TO WEAR [APPAREL]
Episode 1: What to wear
The weather is getting colder, with occasional rain and snow. What kind of clothing should I wear? How do I stay comfortable in unpredictable and changing weather?
Salomon’s expert apparel product developers offer their insights about staying warm without overheating, staying dry, and being protected during fall and winter trail running.

How To Trailrun // S02E02 // WHAT TO WEAR [FOOTWEAR]
Episode 2: What to wear – Footwear
Trail running in winter means varying trail conditions. Wet, muddy, snowy or even icy, winter trails can make grip difficult for even the most seasoned runners.
In this episode, Pierre Minary Salomon’s Running Footwear Product Line Manager, explains the unique solutions that Salomon offers for different running surfaces while training and racing in winter.

How To Trailrun // S02E03 // RUNNING ON SNOW
Episode 3: Running on snow
Winter running means running on snow, either a little or a lot. And it requires a different approach from running on dirt. In this episode, Greg Vollet, Salomon’s Sports Marketing Manager for Running, explains proper technique for ascending and descending snowy conditions with confidence. Hint: sliding is part of the fun!

How To Trailrun // S02E04 // CROSS TRAINING
Episode 4: Cross Training
Cross training improves performance for every sport. So what is a good compliment to running during the winter months?
Join Alois Vacelet, Salomon’s Product Line Manager for Nordic Skiing, as he shows Anssi and Valeria proper form for Nordic Skiing. Whether classic style or skating, Nordic offers a full-body workout that is also low impact, great for the cardiovascular system, and improves balance. Plus, Nordic turns the grey, cold months of winter snow into an endless playground. So follow us and improve your training during winter.

How To Trailrun // S02E05 // THE RACE
Episode 5: Race Day
Our part-time athletes have put in the hours, done the preparation, and learned the techniques. Let’s see how they do on race day. Always with a smile and an expectation of nothing more than enjoying the moment, Anssi and Valeria conquer the Aravis Snow Trail on a beautiful late winter day, reflecting on how they approach the race and sharing the fun together.

📌 Salomon How to Trail Run

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