Cycling is the NEW Golf.

by Prospero posted Tue 30 Apr 2013 0:00 AM

TRADITIONALLY, business associates would get to know each other over a round of golf. But road cycling is fast catching up as the preferred way of networking for the modern professional. A growing number of corporate-sponsored charity bike rides and city cycle clubs are providing an ideal opportunity to talk shop with like-minded colleagues and clients while discussing different bike frames and tricky headwinds. Many believe cycling is better than golf for building lasting working relationships, or landing a new job, because it is less competitive. Read more...

AR into life

by posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 0:00 AM

I really, really struggle to keep on top of training. I'm mostly consistent but I do not often fit in as much as I'd like to. And how much would enough be? How long, indeed, is a piece of string? I especially battle to maintain a balance of training in adventure racing's three fundamental disciplines: running, biking and paddling. The scales shift constantly with lots of this and too little (or none!) of that. Read more...

Swimming in AR

by posted Tue 13 Sep 2011 0:00 AM

Although adventure racing is a multidiscipine sport, swimming is rarely included; well, not a swim of any significant distance. Sure, you see adventure racers in YouTube videos swimming - but they're probably swimming less than 200m - with their backpacks - to cross a small dam or river. Read more...

Captivating adventure talks at FEAT in October

by Lisa De Speville posted Thu 30 Jun 2011 0:00 AM

Adventures progress from planning to execution. The expedition takes place and at the end, successful or not, the adventurer returns home. Then what? There's the struggle to fit in to 'normal society' again, to resume work and family responsibilities, deal with shifted priorities and the persistent feeling of "I must be going mad!". As one adventurer says, "No one really understands what you have endured or achieved and there is always a story that is never told because of this".  At the third edition of FEAT, in October, psychologist Gerard Finnemore tells this story. Read more...

On buying trail shoes

by Lisa De Speville posted Fri 24 Jun 2011 0:00 AM

As I prepare to take my mom, Liz, to buy her first pair of trail shoes, I thought I'd revisit this most frequently asked question about buying trail shoes. Is there a "best shoe"? What should I look for? Where can I go to look for them? Read more...

The journey counts; the destination motivates

by Lisa De Speville posted Fri 17 Jun 2011 0:00 AM

When we do not succeed, friends and family console us with words spoken to reassure that the journey is more important than the destination. This stands true for every sport in which we participate, where we enter to experience the journey; the race, environment and challenges. Even so, the destination - winning and prizes, the realisation of goals, competition and the finish - stands out as a key motivator. Read more...