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Heat Feast...... Sydney.....

Well, the heat was turned up for the Sydney Marathon!! Centennial Park was a dead zone. Lots were dropping pace, dying slowing and could see so many people really hurting and struggling with the heat and the pace they had been running. Obviously with the heat having to recess the pace and slow it down due to the hat and its effects on the system.

Coming straight back to Australia from Europe. The temps in Europe were just as hot, 33 degrees but the heat is different over there. So good to see everyone out there racing and representing. Congratulations to everyone that raced over the weekend!

Congrats Mitch and Ange, Tanja, Colin, Linda, John, Adam, Jody, Andrew, Shayne and Iain on their Marathon achievements in those conditions.

Back on deck from this week and excited to catch up with everyone !! See you all soon

  • Intro Song - We’re back - Valley of Wolves

  • Welcome to Beve with Benn Episode 267

  • Beer of choice? Affligrem - Belgium Beer

  • What happened last week and what's up this week


  • Training Talks

  • Weekly training review - Strava - Training Peaks

  • Upcoming Sessions

  • Athlete Interview - Melissa Ralph - Lake Takapo Ultra 50km

  • Upcoming Races - Sydney Marathon

  • Running Experiences (Glenrock - Crock Loop)

  • Athletes Questions - What's harder - 171km UTMB or a Road Marathon

  • 5 QF’s with Benn - Points of Europe

  • Outtro Song - Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin


  • Last week's training sessions (Strava)

  • Strava Leaderboard

  • Training Peaks - SNL Group


  • Next weeks Sessions

  • Refer Training Peaks

  • Sunday Long Run - 26th Merewether - Carrington (3x5km Workout)



  • Melissa Ralph - 5:21:26 - 36th - 11th female - 5th Age Group

  • Mark Hoult - 5:21:27 - 37th - 26th Male - 7th Age Group



  • Tanya Bailey - 56:26

  • Paul Perry - 57:31

  • Brooklyn Darcy - 45:22

  • Diane Perry - 1:09:54

  • Nicole Smith - 1:06:24


  • Andrew Jeffrey - 2:12:39

  • Sarah Jeffrey - 1:57:00


  • Blake Withers - 3:43:31

  • Colin Minter - 6:09:41

  • Linda Minter - 6:09:42

  • John O’Rourke - 4:42:29

  • Benn Coubrough - 3:18:11

  • Andrew Gardner - 3:30:42

  • Dan Jurd - 3:57:28

  • Adam Moore - 3:35:29

  • Iain Mudie - 3:56:28

  • Shayne Pilgrim - 3:36:18

  • Mark Steel - 3:23:33

  • Jody Whitehead 3:30:42

  • Tanja Sealby - 6:06:19

  • Mitch Clark - 5:22:57

  • Ange Clark - 5:22:57

  • Alice Joy - 5:51:03

  • Tibor Grubits - 5:51:02


  • Great North Walk Ultras

  • Lonly Mountain Ultra

  • Bouddi Coastal Run

  • Central Coast Running Festival

  • Ultra Trail Kosci


  • Lake Takepo Ultra 50km

What shoes did you wear? Hoka Mafate 4

What went well? The whole race came together really well. I ran relatively conservatively as it was my first 50km - I didn't know if I'd make the distance! And was really pleased to still have fuel in the tank coming into the last 5km.

What didn't work or went bad? Still can't find the right supplement mix... I was pretty over lemon flavour by the end of it!

How did you overcome the challenge? This race is really well supported with aid stations, so I was able to change up my usual supply (Koda and Naak) with Tailwind, Coke ans water along the way.

What was the best part of the event? This is an epic destination run. The NZ scenery is just beautiful.

Did you celebrate? Absolutely. Lunch on the lake and then off to the Tekapo Hot Springs!

What’s next? A little quieter for us over the next few weeks, looking forward to getting back into some local training runs. The next races on the cards are Bouddhi Coastal Run in November and Honolulu Marathon in December.... but I'm sure there be some others snuck into the calendar as well


  • Glenrock Crock Loop



  • Sunday Runs - All welcome (Glenrock Loop)

  • Lambton Park Hotel - 3pm, 24th September (SNL Catch Up)


ATHLETES QUESTIONS - What is easier - UTMB or a Road Marathon

  • My legs were sorer, and it was harder to walk after the marathon on Sunday :) Legs were sore after UTMB but the road really beat up my legs from the straight running for 3 + hours and the centennial park section, the surface was hard, and I could notice the different in the pounding on the road. But of course, wasn't as hard as UTMB, being only 42k I could mentally prepare my mind for pushing through the pain and soreness of the legs.

QF’s WITH BENN (quick facts) Points of Europe

  • What was the highlight - UTMB - Nicole Seeing the Eiffel Tower at Night

  • Favorite Country or City - France - Saint Gervais. Little town soaking in the town and French livestyle and or Prague the Beers

  • What not to do in Europe - Listen to Nicole when she says, she’ll be right, don’t worry about a ticket

  • What did you buy - Only some UTMB merch, as couldn't fit anything else in bags, Nicole got magnets and kids and mum gifts

  • What would you change for next trip - Plan to go the coast

  • What was your Favorite Beer and Food - The Affilgem in Paris (or any in Prague) Pizza in Italy (Florance) or the Baggette's in France, Had a Cesar Salads everywhere as well


  • OUTRO SONG - Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

  • Thanks for joining me @ Beve with Benn

  • Stay tuned for updates

  • Post your questions and updates on racing

  • Stroke No Limits Coaching - stick to the mantra of my 3 D’s #desire #determination #discipline


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