Basecamper Stories

What an amazing event! This year we had several members train hard at Joe's Basecamp for The North Face 100. There are 2 distances that can be run, 100km or 50km...

What are you doing this Anzac day? This is how one of our adventurous souls at the Basecamp is spending their Anzac day. Hamish has spent months training for this adventure....

The Kokoda Track in the mountainous jungles of Papua New Guinea has to be one of the most iconic multi-day treks for Australians to tackle. People return with massive smiles...

Like many people who exercise often, I get asked ‘what are you training for?’. I think it’s normal for people to expect a single short answer - “Doing the half marathon in a few weeks” or “I’m off on a trek” but often there isn’t a specific event in mind. This got me thinking to all the reasons I train - and I say train rather than exercise because for me training is much broader than simple exercise. I’ve been a casual runner for about 15 years and I love my running but training for me means something bigger, it means doing exercises that I wouldn’t normally do, exercises I don’t necessarily enjoy or that I’m not very good at. It’s precisely by training those uncomfortable areas that I get the best results. So in a nutshell what am I training for? I’ll answer that at the end. Except for the first two, these in no particular order are the reasons I train: