Meet the Carers - Seal Yates
trail running
September 26, 2023
Meet the Carers - Seal Yates
Foreword - Written by Simone Brick After only a few weeks of knowing her, I would describe Seal as the bundle of light and energy we all need in our life. That person who just through the way they approach life and speak of the world makes you excited for anything, and grateful for everything. However, it is only after hearing about the extreme challenges Seal and her husband Paul have faced...
Meet the Carers - Aleasha McCallion
trail running
September 26, 2023
Meet the Carers - Aleasha McCallion
Foreword - Written by Simone Brick I have not had the pleasure of knowing Aleasha for long, yet. But it was clear from the very first reading of her nomination to join Relay for Respite just how passionate, generous, and loving Aleasha is. After only a few weeks of getting to know small parts of Aleasha’s journey caring for Arden alongside her partner, a few things have stuck out to me. First ...
Meet the Carers - Rowan Brookes
trail running
September 26, 2023
Meet the Carers - Rowan Brookes
Foreword - Written by Simone Brick Rowan has been a part of Relay For Respite from the very beginning, helping me form an idea, into a goal, into a reality. She has been a major part of the inspiration to bring awareness to this cause now, as I have known Rowan since before she became a carer and seen the transformation of her life first hand over the last few years. She is one of the stronges...
SALOMON NEW ZEALAND 2023 SKI DEMO DATES
skiing
July 27, 2023
SALOMON NEW ZEALAND 2023 SKI DEMO DATES
  Try our latest skis at our New Zealand 2023 Ski Demo Tour Salomon New Zealand is bringing you an exhilarating opportunity to meet the team, test out cutting-edge gear, and indulge in a ski experience like never before! Whether you're an avid skier or a beginner seeking the perfect gear, this ski demo tour promises to be a memorable event that you wouldn't want to miss.   JULY 27/07/2023 - P...
What is thru-hiking, or long-distance hiking?
hiking
July 18, 2023
What is thru-hiking, or long-distance hiking?
If you’re interested in long-distance hiking, then chances are you’ve already heard of thru-hiking. The words themselves, “hiking through” don’t tell you much but once you dig a little deeper you’ll find a magnificent universe to be discovered. Want to know more? If so, you’ve come to the right place!   WHAT IS THRU HIKING? Even though there’s no official definition of thru-hiking, it’s commonl...
How to prepare for a trek
hiking
July 17, 2023
How to prepare for a trek
Ready for a little adventure? Beautiful days are here and with them the season for hiking and trekking. Where? When? How? How long? With whom? Planning a multi-day hike means asking loads of questions so that you can travel safely and get the most from your trip. Fortunately, we’re here with the answers!   FIRST STEP : DECIDE ON AN OBJECTIVE The first question you need to ask yourself is what y...
How to choose your hiking boots
adventure
July 6, 2023
How to choose your hiking boots
  Choosing your hiking boots Are you looking for your first pair of hiking shoes? Are the soles of your old pair worn out? Here is our advice to help choose the right pair for you. Hiking shoes don’t necessarily mean sore feet or blisters on your heels. Having the right pair of shoes will allow you to lift your head up and enjoy the surroundings!     WHAT TYPE OF HIKING AM I GOING TO DO? This...
Simone Brick - Relay for Respite Blog Post 2
trail running
July 5, 2023
Simone Brick - Relay for Respite Blog Post 2
My Mum “ A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” - Marion C. Garrety   Birth Mother of 8 children, mother-figure to many more, and one of the main reasons I am still here - Mum will be the one reading all the nominations and selecting the two other unpaid carers that will join me and Rowan on the Relay for Respite team. To give insight into her jour...
Simone Brick - Relay for Respite Blog Post 1
trail running
July 5, 2023
Simone Brick - Relay for Respite Blog Post 1
“There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.” - Rosalyn Carter This November I am embarking on an adventure with a dear friend Rowan Brookes and two more yet to be found unpaid carers to shine a light on the role unpaid carers play in keeping so many live...
My UTNC Experience – Vlad Shatrov
trail running
June 29, 2023
My UTNC Experience – Vlad Shatrov
My journey to run the Ultra Trail New Caledonia trail running event started way back in 2020. An event entry to the 130km was offered as part of the award for winning the Brisbane Trail Ultra 110km event. Due to Covid-19 and the subsequent border closures, taking part in the event was postponed until 2023.   Was this a classic case of two races in one? Having arrived in New Caledonia on a tri...
RECOVER LIKE AN ATHLETE
trail running
June 19, 2023
RECOVER LIKE AN ATHLETE
Having a proper recovery process after a big run is crucial in preventing injuries and ensuring long term performance. That's why we've asked our athletes for their top tips on how to recover like a pro. Read on below for some essential tips on post-run recovery. Vlad   Recovery is really important for me, having a number of large Goal Races throughout the year, especially after the big runs o...
Get to know our latest Salomon winter athlete - Tom Dewar
snowboarding
June 13, 2023
Get to know our latest Salomon winter athlete - Tom Dewar
Introducing Tom Dewar aka Dewy, our newest Salomon winter athlete hailing from various parts of Australia. From the serene landscapes of country Victoria to the vibrant shores of the Gold Coast, Dewy's journey has shaped his love for snowboarding.