Robert Edges To Marathon Des Sables With 62 km Done
Coaching Athletes / Results Berlin Marathon
Auckland athlete Robert is going from zero running background to entering 'The Toughest Race On Earth' Marathon Des Sables in 2018. He is improving by leaps and bounds with a comprehensive programme and has just completed his first big one, the 62km Tarawera Ultra in Rotorua. Well done Robert, you are on the way!
Nice Marathon - Tayfun Goes For Sub Three
September 2016 in Berlin was zero hour for some athletes we assisted. They train hard and want PBs. Qualifying for Boston was also a focus.
Russell gets third place in gruelling six day Trans Rockies
A friend asked me if I would provide a marathon program for Tayfun (from Turkey) to get him to his goal of under three hours for the Nice Marathon 2015.
125 km Mt Bike - Lake Hawea Epic
Russell achieved a good third place in August at the six day Trans Rockies run in Colorado USA.
Mike Shaw Completes Tarawera Ultra 100 (New Zealand)
Russell decides to try his hand at endurance mountain biking in NZ and selects the country's most scenic and toughest ride in the South Islands Mountains near Wanaka (May 2015).
Nicola Marincic (Turkey) Achieves Marathon Des Sables Finish!
After months af hard training Mike gets on to the beautiful North Island course at six am complete with head torch and enjoys this lovely day which takes you from Rotorua Redwoods through Okareka via Blue Lake and on To Tarawera Falls etc until you finish in the tiny timber town of Kawerau.
Kauri Ultra (70km) 2012
Nic approached us for detailed programming in July 2012 for MDS 2013. He dedicated himself to the cause and changed his body, training and mind to get his result in this massive challenge - congratulations Nic! You were a great athlete to work with on this project. He finished in position 422 a changed man
Anna Longdill – Vermont 100 mile run account
Russell's account of this fantastic, scenic and tough ultra run from Fletchers Bay to Coromandel, New Zealand. Published in April 2013 edition "Ultra Running" magazine. "Munted" voted new word of the year.
Russell talks about motivation
Auckland athlete Anna Longdill completes classic 100 mile race coached by Russell.
Caballo Blanco / Micah True Tribute From New Zealand
Listen to a Russell interview conducted in June 2012. Other athletes and coaches also featured.
Goretex Transalpine Run 2011 Photographs
Caballo Blanco is dead, in 2010 I went to Leadville and met him on a training run.
Leadville Trail 100 miler 2010 - Part 2
Magnificent 250km run over the Alps from Germany to Italy over 8 days. Russell and Denise Maylin enter as a mixed team, experiencing highs and lows. Magnificent and tough off road running at altitude with great athletes for company. Organisers unfortunately set up some average and some absolutely appalling accommodation and food during the week. Scuol is a standoubt for the negative.... however...
Leadville Trail 100 miler 2010 - Part 1
And so, with my weight down to 77.59 kgs or 170.7 lbs, I found myself once again wandering the dark streets at 0300 on Aug 21st heading to race start in the middle of 'town' corner 6th and Harrison. Once again my wife and I grabbed a coffee from the shop near the start and sat down relaxing.
Leadville 100 mile trail run - first of two, 2008
One of my favourite races. The altitudes of 10,000 to 12,500 feet in the mountains around Leadville, Colorado make this a very testing run for those living at sea level. The athlete, in my opinion, must be well prepared for this element and plan acclimatisation. Having said this its just a great race and a true test for the endurance off road runner.
Running The Leadville 100 Miler
Russell and his first Leadville Trail run.
Marathon of the Sands
Training messages for endurance running in heat and at altitude. Magazine article: Endurance Magazine.
A daily account of my first Marathon des Sables - 7 days / 250kms in the Moroccan Sahara. Magazine article: Wilderness Magazine.