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The Aussie Runner Podcast covers the Australian running scene via trail, road and track. If you love running as much as we do, then join us on your next run as we talk to real Aussie runners and learn about all the things that make running great. Presented by Damon Roberts & Jeremy Francis.

May 6, 2018

If you’re registered for the UTA 100 km race or have future aspirations to complete it, this episode is for you! Damo and Jez talk to Aussie adventure racers, cross country skiers and Ultra Trail Australia race directors Alina McMaster and Tom Landon Smith. We hear all about UTA, how it came about, why it is so special and why it has become Australia’s biggest trail party of the year!

Alina and Tom also talk about some of the extreme adventure races they have done, dealing with tough endurance challenges, and the harrowing moment of losing a close friend during a race.

As a special pre-UTA treat, we also speak to the official UTA coaching partner Squadrun. Ali Pottinger and Kerry Suter, two experienced run coaches, give us advice on preparing for the big event in the final days, as well as race morning.