Wild Resolutions

Wild Resolutions

The following is a guest post written by Steve Whitfield, Operations Manager at the Wild Medic Project.  Steve has kindly adapted the original post for Wildplans and sent it through to us in the hope it might strike a chord with some of our followers.   If you...
Race Report – Survival Run Australia 2015

Race Report – Survival Run Australia 2015

By Tegyn Angel, winner of the 2015 Survival Run Australia (SRA). Buckley’s Chance, SRA in a word: infreakingcredible. I’ve largely gotten out of the habit of writing blow by blow race reports, but Kellie’s right; So much happened in this one that if I don’t do it now...

Wildplans Newsletter – June/July 2015

With few awesome months behind us, we’re stoked to bring you the June-July Newsletter. This post has been underway for a about a month now but we’ve been super busy with new products, new customers an some awesome events. Indeed, I’m writing this from the highlands of...

Wildplans / THIR Newsletter – April 2015

Welcome to April folks!  Yeah yeah, we know, it’s almost three weeks into the month but we’re resisting the urge to believe that time’s flying!  Firstly, welcome to everyone joining us from both Wildplans & THIR Australia.  You’re not...
Welcome to 2015!

Welcome to 2015!

LARAPINTA Welcome to the New Year! 2015 is already shaping up to be an awesome year here at Wildplans. Together with Tour de Trails we’ve got some awesome itineraries on the schedule for you. Our first Larapinta Trail tour departs Alice Springs on the 14th of...
The Cottage Renaissance – Part 4 – RocBloc

The Cottage Renaissance – Part 4 – RocBloc

As is the case with all of the companies featured in this series, RocBloc was conceived from the union of need and circumstance. Cathy Maguire was frustrated with the amount of rubbish getting into her shoes whilst trail running in the Dandenong Mountains, west of...
The Cottage Renaissance – Part 3 – THIR

The Cottage Renaissance – Part 3 – THIR

It’s often said that Necessity is the Mother of Invention, but what about unfathomable fatigue, delerium and incredible stubbornness? I imagine Plato would have had a thing or two to say about those, too. Ultra Runner and THIR founder, Virginia Winstone, launched the...
The Cottage Renaissance – Part 1 – An Introduction

The Cottage Renaissance – Part 1 – An Introduction

We live in a society founded on growth and change, without it our economies fail and “boredom” infects us. The more cynical among us see this as a moral tragedy and yet are generally as quick to condemn the State of Things as we are to upgrade our phone. We’re not...
Gear List for a Travelling Runner

Gear List for a Travelling Runner

Given that I travel and hike for a living, and run trails however and whenever I can, I often get asked what I pack.  I’ve put together a fairly generic list of gear that allows me to run, hike, sleep, travel and drink coffee in comfort.  Where possible I’ve attempted...
Fear… Evaporated

Fear… Evaporated

Well this is definitely not the post I’d planned to write. About a week ago I reposted an article by the incredibly prolific Shaun Brewster. In the article Brewster wrote about the difficult decision of whether or not to tell the world our biggest plans and risk...
Product Review – Camera – Contour+2

Product Review – Camera – Contour+2

I first received the Contour+2 (C+2) from Highly Tuned Athletes in January for the purposes of testing and reviewing but couldn’t pus out a review out of confusion. I knew the C+2 had a lot to offer, I just couldn’t quite work out what. Having given it a great deal of...
Video Race Report – WildEndurance – 2013

Video Race Report – WildEndurance – 2013

This video follows the course of the 100km event, run by Tegyn Angel and Kolya Miller, their 4th and 5th WildEndurance Events respectively. This is a team event run by Mountain Sports on behalf of The Wilderness Society where teams raise money to support the efforts...
Photographic Race Report – WildEndurance 100

Photographic Race Report – WildEndurance 100

A few quick snaps to bide you over until we get the Video Edited (by next weekend!).  While we came first (again), we didn’t win (again) due to miscommunication about our being able to run as a pair.  Frustrating! For a far more extensive range of shots from...
Race Report – Northburn 100mile – Part 1

Race Report – Northburn 100mile – Part 1

This is the# first of a two part series where I’ll attempt reflect on, and try to draw some lessons from, the running of my first 100mile Ultramarathon, the Northburn 100 (NB100). For ease of reading and organisation I’ve divided the posts into two categories:...
Photographic Race Report – Northburn 100 (2013)

Photographic Race Report – Northburn 100 (2013)

Hot off the press, images captured during the running of the 2013 Northburn 100.  Photos were taken while competing in the 100mile event which I completed in 34hrs 09mins.  For race details see northburn100.co.nz Note: This is an embedded Flickr Slideshow – the...
First Impressions – Led Lenser H7R Head Lamp

First Impressions – Led Lenser H7R Head Lamp

In the Head Torch market there are no shortage of options and identifying the best one for you is really a matter of determining what, exactly, you need from the unit. In our experience, the big five deciding features are: Weight, Battery Life, Build Quality...
Video Race Report – Two Bays Trail Run – 2013

Video Race Report – Two Bays Trail Run – 2013

This video follows the 56km Course, updated for 2013 with a diversion on the outgoing leg to reduce congestion. The 56km course starts close to the Cape Schank Lighthouse (on the Mornington peninsula, Victoria, Australia) and follows the Two Bays Walking Track,...
Suunto Ambit External Battery Experiment – Test 01

Suunto Ambit External Battery Experiment – Test 01

The following is an experiment conducted with the Suunto Ambit to determine whether, through use of an external battery pack, the Ambit might be used to record high-detail logs (1sec intervals/1sec GPS fixes) longer than 16hours. Rationale There are many outdoor...
Video Race Report – Razorback Run – 2012

Video Race Report – Razorback Run – 2012

November 24, 2012, saw the annual running of the RunningWild Razorback Run Trail Running Festival, including 22, 38, 58, 64 & 68km events that took the breathtaking high country around Mounts Feathertop and Hotham.  Warm, dry weather provided runners with...
Video Review – GoPro Hero3 Black for (Trail) Running

Video Review – GoPro Hero3 Black for (Trail) Running

Highly Tuned Athletes recently loaned me a Hero3 Black Edition Camera to test and review, particularly with regard to its suitability as a Camera that can be used while (trail) running. First Impressions of the Camera are very positive. The build quality, size, weight...
Video Race Report – Wilsons Prom 100

Video Race Report – Wilsons Prom 100

October 27, 2012, saw the 9th Annual running of the RunningWild Wilsons Promontory Ultramarathon, including 48, 60, 80 & 100km events that criss-crossed the hiking trails of the Prom.  While the event is normally held around April, this year it was moved to...

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