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Mountains and Stairs.....

On the count down for the UTA... The 3 Day bender awaits... Covering off the week of some extra stairs and hills, the racing calendrer is full on April and May !!

  • Intro Song -  Cover Me - Bruce Springsteen

  • Welcome to Beve with Benn Episode 54

  • Beer of choice?  -  Wooden Axe Brewery Co - Off In the Woods West Coast IPA

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


  • Training Talks

  • Weekly training review - Strava - Training Peaks

  • Upcoming Sessions

  • Athlete Interview -  Oli Pits - Australian Alpine Ascent 59km

  • Upcoming Races - Ridgey Didge Trail / Jabalani Challenge

  • Running Experiences (Bouddi Coastal Run)

  • Socials - 3 Day Bender in the Blue Mountains

  • Coaches Corner - Covering off the 3 Day Bender agenda

  • QF’s with Benn - Joe Mitchell

  • Outro Song - No Brakes - The Bravery


  • Last week's training sessions (Strava)

  • Strava Leaderboard

  • Training Peaks - SNL Group 


  • Next week's Sessions

  • Refer Training Peaks

  • Sunday Long Run - Glenrock Loop 


  • Australian Alpine Ascent

Oli Pitts - 7:35:01 - 14th Overall / 12th AG



  • 22-24/3 SNL Blue Mountains Bender

  • 22-24/3 Buffalo Stampede

  • 23/3 Noosa Ultra Trail

  • 6/4 Jabulani Challenge

  • 6/4 Ridge Didge Trail Run

  • 7/4 Canberra Marathon

  • 7/4 Hill 2 Harbour

  • 21/4 Newy Marathon

  • 16-18/5 UltraTrail Australia


What shoes did you wear?

Hoka Speedgoat 5 with only 20k on the clock. They were a bit stiff and made me suffer for the first 25k. Lesson learnt…

What went well?

Listen to my body when it got hard especially with heavy breathing due to the altitude and slowed down to keep the heart rate under control.

What didn't work or went bad?

Ate a very average Kebab the night before which I think contributed to the nausea from 40k.

How did you overcome the challenge?

Switched up the calories and took in more solids which helped a little.

What was the best part of the event?

The landscape was epic. I’d never been to kosi when there wasn’t any snow so that was cool. The people were really nice too.

Did you celebrate?

Had to drive straight home afterwards which was a punish however went to a 18th party the following night and had a few bevs

What’s next?

Still thinking about what’s next. I have a LPS event in June but besides that nothing on the calendar


  • Sunday - Bouddi Coastal Run

  • Blue Mountains - 22nd March 2024 !!! (8 weeks from event)



  • Sunday Runs - All welcome (Glenrock Loop)

  • Sunday Runs - Glenrock Loop

QF’s WITH BENN (quick facts) Joe Mitchell

Favourite race experience - sharing pain and weird conversations with my pacers at UTK 100 miler

Race distance - 100km

Race I'd like to do - UTMB

Best training tip - rest is good

Running shoes - Olympus 5

Favourite session - long runs at sugarloaf

Holiday destination yet to visit - anywhere in Europe

Fun facts -

Lives in the Canadian rocky mountains for a few years, worked on a glacier, took up mountaineering and climbing..

Play guitar and drums, love signing even though I don't sound good haha

  • Favourite Race Experience?

  • Favourite race distance?

  • Race you want to do? 

  • Best Learning and Running / Training Tip? 

  • Favourite Running Shoes?

  • Favourite Session of the Week?

  • Holiday Destination you want to travel to? 

  • Fun Fact / Something about you? 

Thanks for joining me @ Beve with Benn. Stay tuned for updates. Post your questions and updates on racing

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