Journal 2018-02-13T19:44:55+00:00


One of the staples of my running wardrobe is a good pair (or two!) of long compression tights – particularly during a Melbourne winter. I still see people running in shorts and singlets at the height of winter, but not me. No way. I’m the one in compression tights, merino, an ear-warming headband and gloves. And sometimes my hands still get so cold that I can’t grip the keys to open my front door when I get home from my evening runs. For the cold frogs like me who understand the need to rug up in winter, here are my top picks [...]

June 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments


As a keen runner and lover of the great outdoors, I’ve been thinking lately about the footprint I am leaving on the earth. The metaphorical footprint that is, not the one in the sand when I go for a beach run. Whilst I don’t claim to be an expert on the subject, I’ve certainly been doing my fair share of research in the hunt for more ethical and environmentally friendly choices. It doesn’t take long to uncover some rather sobering facts. For example, according to the World Wildlife Fund, it can take 2,700 litres of water to produce the cotton [...]

May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments


It’s a rainy Sunday afternoon in Melbourne and, being in a reflective mood, I’m resorting to one of my first true loves. Writing. When I was a kid, I loved penning short stories about somewhat dubious subject matter. People disappearing or being attacked by strange creatures. A gang of teenagers solving the great mysteries of the neighbourhood. And other such scintillating reads. I was (and still am) an introvert who could entertain myself for hours on end. Running, on the other hand, definitely was NOT one of my first true loves. Despite being a sporty “type” and an above average [...]

April 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments


Hello fellow-runners! Thanks for visiting my first Journal post. Earth Runner is the start of something very special for me. A passion project of epic proportions that has taken on a life of its own, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about that. Before I go any further, let me tell you a little about myself. I’m Felicity, also known as Flick, Fliss, Flickety, Fel, Flea, Fearless (long story!) and Aunty Barbie (even longer story!). Why don’t you call me Flick? As you might have guessed, running is a big part of my life. But I want to be honest [...]

March 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments