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It’s man vs machine, Choo Choo 2023

In three weeks, Sunday July twenty third,  it’s the annual runner vs practice path extremely. That is doubtless probably the most enjoyable you’ll be able to have racing trains, albeit most likely the one race that really pits runner versus machine, a kind of Terminator sort occasion for runners. The idea is easy, you park your automobile at North Dandalup practice station after which run a 32k (or 34k)  path , on the Munda Biddi path, ( ) to Serpentine practice station and arrive earlier than 10:21am the place the one returning practice departs and takes you again to then begin.  Easy proper, you’d be shocked on the quantity of people that have miscalculated and missed the practice. They’re then confronted with the drive of disgrace again to the beginning or an extended stroll if nobody takes pity on them.

Through the years the occasion has grown to such an extent the practice firm reserves an entire carriage for the ten minute journey from Serpentine to North Dandalup. I need to admit the returning journey all the time appear to be shorter than it needs to be after almost three hours working, which interprets to 10 minutes on a practice, albeit the practice takes a shorter route again in fact; because the crow flies so to talk.

Take a look at the earlier years posts for an concept of the occasion.


All aboard.. Choo Choo 2022

Final yr we left on the newest we’ve got ever left and lower it very quick as a result of practice being on time for a change. I reckon we made it by lower than 5 minutes. Didn’t even have time for my Brownes Mocha, very upset. Cedric lower it even shorter and missed the practice fully and Jon missed it by a county mile. ! Fortunately they each managed to get a elevate again to the beginning.  I’m unsure we’ll depart as late this yr albeit we may roll the cube and hope the practice is late ? That is the entire level of the occasion, you want to be second guessing your self the entire time and maintain the strain on, the previous couple of kilometres you actually needs to be below the pump.

Ticket particulars for the large day. Greatest $9.10 you’ll ever spend.

The web site for the practice tickets is

For all runners popping alongside be sure you all carry some tukka for publish run, as the one factor higher than working is consuming nice meals and speaking about working.

Proof of beginning time albeit it’s on Strava in fact.

Through the years there have been some traditional tales together with  Barts working out of puff on the primary hill and getting left like a nasty rash. Then as we waited for the practice he miraculously appeared , albeit coming from the flawed course. To this present day he has by no means revealed how he achieved this  however the phrase Uber involves thoughts, albeit I’m unsure they even have Uber in Serpentine, really I’m unsure they’ve invented automobiles but in Serpentine. ?  There was additionally the primary runner to overlook the practice fully by following the Mundi Bindi blindly forgetting to take a left flip to get to Serpentine, ending up in Jarrahdale earlier than he realised his mistake.  Adam had left his group which contained a runner with a GPX route on their watch and simply stored on working, albeit he was joined by just a few different runners. Evidently he suffered on the publish race tukka-fest, being compelled to face alone within the naughty nook, whereas being ridiculed from afar.  Final yr Cedric was working with us when he made the deadly mistake of working forward with a few fitter runners who determined to run the longer model of the course, unbeknown to Cedric. The opposite two runners caught us and made the practice, Cedric sadly didn’t.  Jon ‘Trailblazer’ Philips additionally missed the practice final yr regardless of beginning very early, fortunately for him I took pity on the poor soul and despatched a automobile for him earlier than he stumbled off the scarp.

I’m wondering who’ll be part of this illustrious group of practice no-shows this yr , to search out out you want to e-book your self a practice ticket, get your self to North Dandalap practice station early Sunday morning and get working, what may probably go flawed ? All aboard…

Lauren and Katt leaving a couple of minutes earlier than the 7:25am group.

fisiocrem ( ) is simply bloody sensible and does precisely what it says it does , it simply will get the main muscle teams shifting once more. I exploit this extensively in direction of the top of the race when my quads are hammered.  It actually makes a distinction and permits me to maneuver again by way of the gears in direction of the top of an occasion when most runners are stumbling residence.

Fisiocrem is a should have in your extremely field of methods…

Bix hydration is simply ace, a product dropped at life by Vlad Ixel an expert extremely runner who is aware of a factor or two about hydration. ( )  The perfect factor about Bix is it tastes good with many various flavours and also you by no means get sick of consuming it, it is a huge plus as Maurten and Tailwind (each nice merchandise)  could be tough to digest later within the occasion.  From the web site :-

As an Australian elite a number of path working champion, with wins in over 40 ultra-marathon races throughout Asia, restoration from coaching and races has all the time been my high precedence. 

In looking for a stable restoration and hydration complement, I acknowledged that important nutritional vitamins and minerals – each in range and amount – had been lacking from virtually all dietary supplements in the marketplace. I had the sensation that in an effort to maximise their bottom-lines, corporations within the hydration house, didn’t ship a product that would meaningfully help athlete efficiency. 

To be able to tackle this, I started the event of a hydration product. After two and a half years of growth alongside a number one German sports activities scientist, BIX Restoration, a complicated, high-quality restoration drink was born. 

BIX boosts 12 energetic elements scientifically balanced to interchange misplaced electrolytes and help in immune operate. It’s designed with high quality nutritional vitamins and minerals, in portions that work! 

BIX is a restoration resolution for everybody, that can get you to the highest of your sport!

Nice hydration.

What can I say about HumanTecar,  ( ) it seems nice, smells nice and is superior for restoration and even pre-run/exercise. Learn concerning the science behind it first after which attempt the merchandise. The compression bandages are simply magical after an extended occasion. Put these on and the subsequent day you might be recovered, I’ve used them on numerous events and so they by no means fail to astound me albeit the household poke enjoyable at me as I appear like a ‘mummy and odor humorous’ !


Fractel ) have your efficiency headgear coated. I really like the colors and the performance of those hats, I assure there’s one mannequin you’ll fall in love with.

Fractel headgear, simply ace.

Shokz headphones, allow you to communicate with the world round whereas dropping your self in high quality tunes or podcasts. ( )

Greatest working headphones EVER !

T8 working attire is the perfect you may get, second to none. Designed for the extremely humid Honk Kong situations the homeowners reside in.  It’s mild and does away with any chaffing worries. T8 is the identify given to the very best storm warning in Honk Kong,  storms and typhoons with gusts exceeding 180kph, which explains the branding. (

Altra provide the perfect path sneakers on the planet, in my view, and none higher than the Olympus 5. Do your self a favour and purchase a pair. ( ) Osprey Australia have come onboard and are supplying me with two working backpacks and travelling baggage for the Run Britannia journey. I significantly like their working backpacks and am excited to check them over the occasion. I’ll be utilizing the Duro 6 and the Duro 1.5 backpacks.
Excited to have Coros onboard who’ve equipped me with the brand new Apex 2 Professional GPS watch. I already owned the Apex 2 and was stoked when Coros reached out and provided me an improve. Much more battery life, are you able to imagine 75 hours utilizing GPS, wow! The watch itself is superior, so mild and effectively made. The watch is paired with a unbelievable software to maintain observe of all of your stats, and runners love stats ! .  ( )

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