Tag Archives: Lizzy Hawker

extreme trails

Addendum: anyone doubting my claim that extreme efforts presuppose an ‘outlier’ body, read Bryon Powell’s interview with Pete Kostelnick who just shattered the longstanding trans-USA record, running an average of more than 115k/day for a consecutive 42 days, 6 hours … Continue reading

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memes or bodies?

Some will not even get to this first sentence because they think memes are a crock of shit.  I disagree but would argue that one needs both to make something happen. An either or question is the wrong perspective. But … Continue reading

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spectacular talent meets

Some (actually surprisingly short) time ago, I wrote down my thoughts about why spectacular talent needs support. In the meantime, Mira Rai, the girl who triggered my blog post, was able to show her talent in some races that matter (matter in … Continue reading

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Barkley 100

It advertises itself as one of the worlds toughest 100-mile trail runs, it must be because the ratio of finishers to runners starting it beats anything else by a mile (about 1.5%). I like the humility of the ‘one of the’ … Continue reading

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Mustang, one more time about the running

I said earlier that the Mustang trail race is not an extreme multi-day event. That, mind you, is not to say that it is easy. And that, in turn, is not going to deter anyone interested in a race like … Continue reading

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trail trends

My recent review of trailrunning in Nepal mentioned some general trends in (ultra) trailrunning. Being an armchair enthusiast, not a competitive runner, nor otherwise actively involved in the scene, this kinda analysis has to be seen for what it is. I follow … Continue reading

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Looking back on 2013: trailrunning in Nepal

When I suggested to Richard Bull that he do a review of 2013 for trailrunningnepal.org I could have known what would be his answer. No-brainer really, and had he asked me first I would have done the same. So here’s my … Continue reading

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authenticity seems to require amateurs

Just a couple of posts ago I ranted about trailrunning video’s. This morning a newsletter from Richard Bull’s trailrunningnepal site shared a video by Chris Ord, Quentin Bedwell and Lisa Tamati about Richard’s Manaslu trail race. Sure, my nostalgia button was pushed big time … Continue reading

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being your body

All of us know people who are out of the ordinary.  Actually we’re probably all out of the ordinary for something. But some are so very visibly. One friend who is in that category is Lizzy Hawker. If you’re not … Continue reading

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