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  • What Adventure Means to Me

    Adventure is cups of coffee in the early hours, waiting for the world to wake. It’s a day hike that accidentally turned into an overnighter (and a lifelong memory). Some collect art, stamps, or antique plates (sorry Nan). Adventurers collect experiences, they live for unique circumstances that push their creativity and adaptability to the edge.
  • Trail Running Wilsons Promontory and Mount Oberon

    Huge granite faces stare out into what seems like endless miles of sea as Mount Oberon casts its shadow on the neighbouring peaks well before the sun truly sets, adding a needless sense of urgency to my ascent.
  • Paddling a Half Marathon along the Gold Coast of Australia

    An odd sight, wearing compression skins, a rashie and an Osprey hydration pack. I wandered down to the beach with a 10’6 “Clubbie Board” under my arm. Dragging the board to the waters edge I stopped to ask a stranger to take a photo of me for this article. Of course, then came the big question “where are you going?”.

     

  • Red Bull Trail Heads 2021 Results and Photographs

    Today saw the inaugural running of the Red Bull trailheads running event, here on the Gold Coast Australia, this event was a new concept designed by Red Bull ambassador Courtney Atkinson. With one of the best prizes of any race this year (dare I say the best prize) The Gold Coast running community came out in force to get behind this new concept.

     

  • What Are Foam Rollers And Why Should You Use Them?

    Foam rollers are used for deep-tissue massage. They are used for people who have tight muscles due to physical injury, repetitive motions, or overuse.

    The foam roller is an affordable, lightweight device that can be used by anyone. It can help improve your mobility and reduce your injuries too. One of the most common benefits is that it helps you prevent injuries by loosening up tight muscles before exercise or athletic activities.

    Foam rollers are made from a softer material so they are not as hard on the skin as other massage tools or exercise equipment you may have tried in the past. Plus, they don't have any protruding spikes so you don't have to worry about tearing your skin with them.

  • Five Simple Post-Run Stretches To Add to Your Post-Workout Routine

    Running and exercise are good for the body, but it's important to make sure you stretch afterwards. If not done properly, it can lead to muscle stiffness and injury it is very common for people to neglect stretching after a workout or run and often times this is because they feel like they don't have enough time for it. However, stretching doesn't need to take up any time at all as it can be done in as little as five minutes. These five simple stretches will help your muscles stay healthy and prevent injuries that could happen if you don't stretch out after exercising.
  • 4 Ways to Reconnect With Nature and Reenergize Your Body, Mind, and Spirit

    Its no secret that nature is good for your mental health. It makes you feel good and energized. It can help you find a sense of peace and calm when no one else can. Nature helps with all sorts of mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
  • Why You Should Run An Ultra Marathon (PS. It's Not As Hard As You Think)

    A word of warning, completing your first ultra will lead to you developing a sense of confidence in your own abilities you've never felt before and lead you to start thinking BIG, suddenly it may seem like a good idea to run a marathon before work everyday or to hike the length of the country... barefoot, who knows!
  • Underrated Coffee Spots and Cafes on the Gold Coast

    My selection of my top 5 underrated coffee spots on the Gold Coast where you can skip the big crowds and 30 minute+ waits and still find great coffee and snacks!

    Get in touch via @Bensbigadventure on instagram and tell me where I should try next!