Hash House Harriers: The Global Drinking Club With a Running Problem

The Hash House Harriers, or HHH, or H3, are a global group of sociable and non-competitive runners and drinkers. The Hash House Harriers are known as The Running Club With A Drinking Problem or The Drinking Club With A Running Problem, and their favourite drink is beer. Globally, there are more than 1,700 groups of Hash House Harriers, and … Read more

The Marathon Monks of Japan: The World’s Toughest Ultramarathon

The Marathon Monks (gyoja) of Mt. Hiei, Japan take on kaihōgyō, a spiritual challenge of endurance in pursuit of enlightenment.  The journey lasts over seven years and the stakes are high.  If they fail, the monk must perform Hara-kiri – ‘honourable suicide’.  If they survive, they become a living saint. They wear white, the Buddhist … Read more

Adventures in Distance Running and Keto: How To Run Far on an LCHF Diet

In this post, I’m going to share my experience and advice in adopting the keto diet for 10-14 day cycles as a distance runner.   We’ll explore the background of ketosis, explain the potential benefits, and address the nay-sayers.  Interested in keto and running? Let’s jump in! The principle behind the ‘keto’ diet is that … Read more

How Long Is A Marathon? 4 Methods of Measuring Marathon Length

How Long Is A Marathon – The Metric Answer The official, globally recognised marathon length is 26.219 miles or 42.195 kilometers. That’s the standard, objective metric measurement. (and if you’re wondering How Long is a Half Marathon, the official half marathon length is 13.11 miles or 21.0975 kilometers). If you’ve just googled ‘How Long Is … Read more