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2013

How to Become an Ultramarathon Runner

Here is my new video explaining how you can become an ultramarathon runner without really trying too hard ;)

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How to Become an Ultra Marathon Runner - With Andrew Hedgman
An in depth guide of all you need to know on how to become a great ultra marathon runner.

My Trip To Sydney

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My Trip To Sydney
A look back at my week in Sydney!The first day was probably the most exciting as I was searching through different shops to find a jumper to escape the cold, what could be more exciting than that?...
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New YouTube Channel - My First Video Blog

I have decided to start a video blog on YouTube instead of writing one on here every now and then. I feel that it can allow me to do more creative things with it and also reach a wider audience, I will be posting my videos on here though so this will still stay alive! I will also do a few write ups every now and then on certain topics such as my last one about Soy, that particular topic has been quite popular so I'm sure a few more like that wouldn't hurt. 

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My plan to run even faster!

It has been a while since I have updated my blog and I have only just started posting frequently on my Facebook page again. The main reason is that I haven't been in any races since June (I think). After that I became quite sick with the flu, the first time being sick in over three years so that was a bit of a shock to the system! t meant having to pull out of two races that I had lined up to compete in and trying to recover. 

I was out of training for about three weeks so my body obviously wasn't in the best shape when I started training again.

The Positives, Negatives and Myths about Soy and Soy Products

The reason for writing this blog about soy is because on occasions I have come across people who have told me I shouldn't eat soy products, I should be careful of soy products or will just explain to me all of the bad things about soy. Please note that the title suggests that soy is not dangerous, however if you are allergic to Soy then you should not consume it, more info below :)
 
When I first became a vegetarian over two years ago I rarely ate soy products and didn't start eating Tofu until after my first year as a vegetarian.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

For as long as I can remember I have always been obsessed with Arnold Schwarzenegger films, I remember as a kid watching Terminator 2: Judgement day everyday and have watched it well over 100 times to date, it just never gets old!

When I entered my teens I started to learn more about this 'action hero' and was stunned by learning about how successful this man actually was, not only did he become the greatest bodybuilder of all time and the biggest action star on the planet but he made his first million through business decisions which included investing in real estate.

Cook's Tour 50 km Trail Ultramarathon



Last Sunday I took part in the Cook's Tour Ultramarathon, a 50 km trail race and my third Glasshouse Mountains race this year.

Training for this race was fantastic, well right up until the end of training when my wisdom tooth decided it was going to give me a bit of trouble resulting in me going to the dentist to get it pulled out. This incident meant not completing my final full week of training. Before the race I had not run at all for 10 day's so I wasn't sure what was going to happen!

70 km Wild Horse Criterium Race Report


This was a good race, even though I only managed to get 2 hours sleep due to the 2am start time! Neil was once again my support and the race had 7 10.5km loops around the Glasshouse Mountain trails.

There were about 20-30 runners doing the 70km race (about 300 runners in total for all races). Our race started at 2am in nice temperatures with a perfect sky full of stars! I also got to really try out my Petzl Nao headlamp (properly) which was pretty damn cool, I suggest that any night runner should get one!

67km Length of Lake Taupo Race Report

On the 23rd of last month (February) I took part in the Taupo Length of lake race. When I say took part thats what I mean, I wasn't there to race, to beat any personal best or to try for a top 10 or top 5 position. The reason is because I was very, very unprepared and under trained for this race. I have never dreaded a race so much however it was on my list of goals for this year and I knew I was going to have to give it my best shot (to finish)!

The race started at 7am and even though it was Summer it felt like a winter morning, having not been to New Zealand in over two years I was very much used to my warm and humid Queensland weather.

Hares and Hounds 2013 Race Report

 
The Hares and Hounds 55km trail race was my first race for 2013. I have 11 more races for the year so about one Ultra every month.
 
This race was always just to see where I was with my training, I had completed all of my training runs on very flat pathways around where I live, however I did manage to get my mileage up a great deal with my longest training runs being 40 and 50 km only a couple of weeks before the race. Trail runs, however, are always a whole lot different than running on flat, smooth concrete paths so I knew I was in for a little bit of pain!