The Trail Runners Experience

The Trail Runners Experience

By Daniel Farrugia
Welcome to The Trail Runners Experience. Conversations about trail running by trail runners. Includes training tips/advice and personal race experiences.
Hosted by Daniel Farrugia and Ashley Druve
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#53 ft. Terry Davis
In this episode Daniel recaps his Ultra Easy's  100km race in New Zealand that he ran over the weekend and Ash discusses his battles with the heat and humidity in Qld.  Daniel interviews race director of the Northburn 100, Mount Difficult Ascent and of course the Ultra Easy, Terry Davis. Listen in as Terry and Daniel get into some detail about the best running events in New Zealand and what constitutes a 'good honest ultra'. If you want to run in some of New Zealand's most incredible races check the links below. https://cavalcade.co.nz/2018/08/20/the-garston-gutbuster/ https://www.northburn100.co.nz/ https://mtdifficultyascent.com/ https://theultraeasy100.nz/
1:36:26
January 23, 2020
#52 ft. Lauren and Kieran Rooke
Today's episode sees Ashley and Daniel square off about tapering for races as Daniel prepares to jet off for New Zealand for his 100km race, The Ultra Easy. We cover Ashley's training week and the postponement of his epic Sea 2 Snowy adventure due to the ongoing bush fire crisis in many parts of Australia. Daniel talks to today's guests, Lauren and Kieran Rooke, two of South Australia's best trail runners. Have a listen to this fun, informal discussion.
1:28:13
January 8, 2020
#51 ft. Isobel Ross again
Isobel Ross returns to the podcast to share her experience at the Great Southern Endurance run and her preparations for her next race - the legendary Barkley Marathons. Ash and Daniel share their training updates and go into detail on numerous training topics with Isobel, including using hiking poles, finding the balance between uphill and flat running plus many more.
1:30:19
December 31, 2019
#50 Christmas Special ft. Jenna Brook and Tim &Laura Cole
Merry Christmas trail runners! In this epic DOUBLE Header final episode of The Trail Runners Experience for 2019, Ashley and Daniel recap their year of running and discuss future plans and the best things about running and trail running in particular.  You get two interviews this week. Talk about value! Listen in as Ashley and Daniel talk to Jenna Brook, the mastermind behind an exciting new event in Australia's Simpson Desert - The Simpson Desert Ultra. An event to add to your 2020 running calendar. Jenna also happens to be a pretty handy ultra runner having run from the top of Australia to the bottom just for kicks! In the second interview of this Christmas Special, we meet the race directors behind the Guzzler ultra in Queensland, Tim and Laura Cole, a husband and wife team who somehow manage to balance parental duties between training, organising races and operating a trail running shop in Brisbane.  Thank you to everyone who has helped make The Trail Runners Experience podcast what it is today. May you have an excellent Christmas and New Year break and get ready to make 2020 your best running year yet!  See you in January 2020!
2:39:23
November 28, 2019
#49 ft. Jacqui Bell
Jacqui Bell is the youngest person to run an ultra marathon on all seven continents. She is an ambitious ultra runner and motivational speaker who works hard to achieve her goals. Listen to her inspiring story in this episode.  Ashley and Daniel talk about their training and Ash unveils his next big adventure. Check out his website here: http://www.sea2snowy.run/ Check out Jacqui's website below: http://jacqui-bell.com/
1:32:10
November 20, 2019
#48 ft. Cecilia Mattas
The newest 'Flying Finn', Cecilia Mattas takes us through her fantastic victory at the Blackall 50 and her rise to trail running dominance. Listen in to hear the first (and maybe last) Trail Trivia where Ashley takes on the Cecilia in a no holds barred battle of wits. Also, Ashley and Daniel recap their training week, Ash highlights an interesting development in his cancer treatment and Daniel retells his encounter with Australia's most feared predator... Drop Bears!
1:35:05
November 13, 2019
#47 ft. Brett Standring
Blackall 100 race director, ultra runner and all round top bloke, joins Ashley and Daniel in his post-Blackall 100 2019 interview and talks about the good, the bad and the ugly of race directing. Ashley and Daniel also go into a bit too much detail about a rather 'crappy' but relevant topic, and Daniel talks about his Heysen 105 recovery and the lead up to the next race on his schedule. Check out the Run Queensland website here http://www.runqld.com.au/
1:32:07
November 6, 2019
#46 ft. Lauren Shay
Awesome Qld based runner Lauren Shay shares her running journey with Daniel and Ashley. Lauren races fast and she races often. How does she balance her training load while raising her young daughter? Listen in to find out. Also, Daniel recaps his run at the 2019 Heysen 105 held in South Australia at the weekend. Did he get a pb or did he blow up in spectacular fashion? You will have to listen to find out.
1:29:49
October 31, 2019
# 45 ft. Shona Stephenson
Trail running legend and race director of the Brisbane Trail Ultra Shona Stephenson regales us with her epic running career and tales from the trails. Check out the link below to find out more about Shona's race: https://www.facebook.com/brisbanetrailultra/?eid=ARDBXs4w-BEH5Ny3_lspOBUiUGdiwDhv8pm9dWB9DUdmWNq2ifTI3lNSBByYFaXJYzyHDghCIWjFkyL3&fref=tag Or here for her PT business: http://outdoorptbrisbane.com.au/meet-your-personal-trainer/ For 10% off all your Infinit nutrition products go to the following link and put 'DRU' at the checkout: https://www.infinitnutrition.com.au/
1:17:20
October 23, 2019
#44 ft. Amanda and Joel Stetler
Amanda and Joel Stetler are an incredibly inspiring couple from the USA. In this episode they share their passion for running and the harrowing challenges of Joel's cancer diagnosis as they prepare to run one of the world's most iconic marathons, The New York City Marathon. Prepare to be inspired. If you are inspired by Joel and Amanda's story and would like to make a difference please go to the link below to read more about Joel's story and make a donation. https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/brave-like-gabe-nyc-2019/amandastetler
1:00:07
October 16, 2019
#43 ft. Alun Davies
In this episode we get inside the mind of race director and running coach, Alun Davies. Join us as Alun gives an interesting insight into the challenges and rewards of being an ultra RD. Check out Alun's awesome events at the this link: https://www.aaaracing.com.au/
57:55
October 11, 2019
#42 ft. Karl Forcey
Trail runner Karl Forcey takes us through his ultra journey to his amazing run at the Surf Coast Century.
1:13:18
October 2, 2019
#41 Podcast Announcement!
After a long break, The Trail Runners Experience is back. This week we get introduced (or reintroduced) to our new co-host and we talk about training, racing and all things exciting about Threshold running.
45:14
September 27, 2019
#40 ft. Isobel Ross
One of Australia's best Mountain Runners, Isobel Ross joins the podcast to discuss her incredible running career and her latest foray into the world of coaching.  Check out Isobel's website here to find out about having her as your coach http://www.peakendurancecoaching.com.au/
1:02:43
July 9, 2019
#39 ft. Ashley Druve
Ashley Druve is a uniquely inspirational man. He is a runner, photographer, father and husband. Ashley also has stage 4 cancer. Prepare to be inspired.
56:10
May 22, 2019
#38 ft. Courtney Dowd
Fresh off the plane from her scorching performance (pun intended!) at the iconic Marathon Des Sables, Courtney Dowd shares detailed insight into one of ultra running's most challenging races. Donate to Courtney's charity, Pancare below: https:personalchallenge.gofundraise.com.au/page/CourtneyDowd
1:21:37
May 15, 2019
#37 ft. Kate Marsden and Hubert 100 (50km) race recap
Fan favourite Kate Marsden is back to discuss her run at the Ultra Runners South Australia Hubert 100 (50km event) 2019. Join us, as Kate regales us with the most epic retelling of her incredible performance at this magical event
52:46
May 8, 2019
#36 ft. Jim Kay
Sports Scientist and marathon runner, Jim Kay gives us the low-down on hydration, nutrition and the progression of running through scientific advancements.
1:04:10
May 1, 2019
#35 ft. Shaun Kaesler
Do you have what it takes to run 50km? 100km? 100 miles? What about 200 miles? Race Director and King of the 200 milers Shaun Kaesler joins the podcast to discuss the first 200 mile race in Australia, the Delirious WEST 200 in Western Australia and the upcoming Irrational SOUTH 200 in South Australia in 2020. 
1:08:23
April 10, 2019
#34 ft. Daniel Farrugia
Guest Host, Matthew Woodman interviews the host of The Trail Runners Experience, Daniel Farrugia. Find out more about the man behind the microphone and learn his deepest darkest secrets!
1:04:05
April 3, 2019
#33 ft. Matthew Woodman
Distance Runners Unlimited athlete, Matthew Woodman gives me the lowdown on his journey to 100 mile ultra man.
55:27
March 26, 2019
#32 ft. Gordon Knight
Up and coming trail runner Gordon Knight shares his insight into getting faster as we get older, being a self-trained athlete and breaking elusive time barriers in races.
55:00
March 20, 2019
#31 ft. Jamie Stanley
Sports Physiologist from the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI), Jamie Stanley joins the podcast to go deep on the science of becoming a better runner.
42:08
March 5, 2019
#30 ft. Nick Muxlow
Head Coach of The Ultra Journey joins me to discuss all things running, including mindset, training for trails and dealing with the unexpected in races.
1:07:59
February 27, 2019
#29 ft. Kate Marsden yet again!
Back by popular demand, my wonderful wife Kate Marsden joins the podcast to discuss 17 commonly asked questions about learning to run.
1:07:02
February 20, 2019
#28 ft. Peter Bice
Winner of the inaugural 28km Yurrebilla in 2018, Infinit nutrition athlete, Peter Bice explains what he loves about trail running and how he is so damn good at it.
54:21
February 13, 2019
#27 ft. Annie Braddon
Coach and marathon runner Annie Braddon and I talk about her infamous 5:30am speed sessions, coaching and the world marathon majors, plus loads more!
1:08:53
February 6, 2019
#26 ft. Rikki Wilson
2018 Indigenous Marathon Project graduate Rikki Wilson shared her inspiring journey to marathon glory and beyond. Follow her on insta https://instagram.com/tribesunitedfitness?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=gxn7mhn0lhxj Support the Indigenous Marathon Project http://www.gofundraise.com.au/beneficiary/IndigenousMarathonProject
1:08:29
January 30, 2019
#25 ft. Jessica Trengove
Two time Olympian Jessica Trengove joins the podcast and shares her considerable knowledge and experience of marathon running at the elite level. An amazing road runner, track runner and physiotherapist, can I convert her to the world of trail running? Have a listen and find out. Check out Jess' favourite charities below http://www.littleheroesfoundation.com.au/ https://jodileefoundation.org.au/bowel-cancer/our-stories  Here are Jess' sponsors that she mentioned in today's episode http://rundies.com.au/ http://www.southsidesuzuki.com.au/ https://mojobeverages.com.au/ http://www.aelc.com.au/
1:15:22
January 23, 2019
#24 ft. Simone Brick
Salomon athlete, medical student, steeple chaser, mountain runner and kombucha fan, Simone Brick joins the podcast to discuss trail running and much more.
1:23:58
January 16, 2019
#23 ft. Steve Burdett
Great conversation with Steve Burdett from Trail Runners SA. We talk all about his ultra running career and his fantastic involvement in creating and organising trail running events right here in South Australia. Find out about the SA Five 50 ultra series. Don't forget about Infinit Nutrition discount code - DRU at the checkout. https://www.infinitnutrition.com.au/
1:00:41
November 30, 2018
#22 ft. Andy DuBois
Elite ultra-running coach Andy DuBois joins me for a robust and wide ranging conversation about trail and ultra-running, human potential, training principles and much more.
1:46:45
November 20, 2018
# 21 ft. Emma MacIntosh
Outback trails, mountains trails, training and dealing with injury. We cover all these topics and more with awesome Adelaide trail runner Emma MacIntosh.
1:02:58
November 14, 2018
#20 ft. Rebecca Hunt
Rebecca Hunt recently made her ultra marathon debut. Today we talk all about her first ultra.
58:12
November 7, 2018
#19 ft. Steph Gaskell
Sports Dietitian Steph Gaskell from Nutrition Strategies joins the podcast to discuss all things nutrition. www.nutritionstrategies.com.au
1:05:26
October 31, 2018
#18 ft. Darren Linney
Winner of Ultra Runners S.A's Adelaide 6 Day event, Darren Linney, joins us to talk about what it takes to run 800kms in less than a week. Epic run from a humble man.
1:00:27
October 17, 2018
#17 ft. Ina Schapiro
Distance Runners Unlimited athlete, Ina Schapiro joins us for a chat about her stellar debut year on the trails.
47:27
October 10, 2018
#16 ft. Steve Frasca
"What is pain?" Physiotherapist Steve Frasca helps us learn a little more about physical pain and injury. Email Steve if you want quality physiotherapy. stevefrasca@physiosmx.co
44:46
October 3, 2018
# 15 ft. John Csongei
2018 Yurrebilla Ultra Marathon and Australian Marathon Champion, John Csongei gives us some fascinating insights into his training and successful racing career.
1:09:33
September 26, 2018
#14 ft. Andrew Hough
44:17
September 12, 2018
#13 ft. Ben Hockings
1:04:19
September 12, 2018
#12 ft. Beck Butler
1:20:51
September 5, 2018
#11 ft. Mick Keyte
Professional trail runner Mick Keyte talks about his experience at the Eiger 101 as well as his training and coaching.
45:08
August 16, 2018
#10 ft. Sputnik
Trail running stalwart, social media guru and adventurer, Sputnik. We talk about races, traveling, DNFs, Awesome August.
1:00:11
August 11, 2018
#9 ft. Brendan Davies
On this episode, I talk with elite ultra runner and coach, Brendan Davies. We discuss his remarkable racing career, mindset and coaching... among other things.
55:54
August 10, 2018
#8 ft. Kate Marsden (again)
45:51
August 6, 2018
#7 ft. David Turnbull
44:16
August 4, 2018
#6 ft. Gary Denham
In this episode I chat with Gary Denham about his experience as a relatively new trail and ultra runner.
58:44
August 2, 2018
#5 ft. Jennifer Carroll
Episode 5 of the Trail Runners Experience featuring Jennifer Carroll
27:52
July 31, 2018
#4 ft. Lucy Bartholomew
35:20
July 12, 2018
#3 ft. Brayden Funk
39:17
June 26, 2018
#2 ft Katherine Marks
34:00
June 20, 2018
#1 ft. Kate Marsden
37:58
June 13, 2018