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Jul 1, 2022

Well, here’s the diagnosis: as expected, it’s a degenerative tear in the Achilles where it attaches to the heel bone, although more of a tear down the tendon rather than across it. Perhaps a split is a better description. The …Continue reading

Jun 27, 2022

Only two days till my appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon who will determine what needs to be done to cure my chronic heel issue. I should have some meaningful feedback by the next blog post. The world run offering for …Continue reading

June 24, 2022

By this date in 2013 I had reached a point between Kalgoorlie and Norseman in WA. The traffic was becoming more sparse and the landscape had moved from farming to scrubby forest with many dry lakes. The video from the …Continue reading

Jun 20, 2022

I’m back in Sydney now, so my runs aren’t quite so exotic. More of the same old courses, but I can’t complain too much. There’s plenty of variety around where I live. All the same, I’d prefer to be out …Continue reading

Jun 17, 2022

It’s less than two weeks now till my appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon to determine the treatment for my heel. We’ve been visiting Hannah in NZ the past two weeks, and running from her home involves heaps of hills, many …Continue reading

Jun 13, 2022

More world run memories below, all from the early stages of my jaunt across Australia. Interestingly, Lootie is now running an almost identical route as part of her world run, not that anyone has much choice when running across the …Continue reading

Jun 10, 2022

I was back on the road on this day in 2013 for the final continental leg of my run around the world. I headed off from Cottesloe Beach in Perth, with friends and family forming a gauntlet on the beach …Continue reading

Jun 6, 2022

Today is the last of the ‘boring posts’, corresponding to my final bit of time off between continents. The next post will be about my first day of running across Australia. Stay tuned.   June 5, 2013   Distance today …Continue reading

Jun 3, 2022

There are no old blog posts from the world run today, as I was “between continents” on this date back in 2013. However, there is a video below which appeared on the Singapore news  during my short break.

May 30, 2022

I am booked in for an appointment with a specialist orthopaedic surgeon on June 29 to get a definitive opinion on how my chronic heel issue should be treated. It may be via surgery, or possibly some other form of …Continue reading