Writing for Resilience
Writing 4 Resilience (W4R) began when a group of runners from the Running 4 Resilience community all started writing as a way to declutter their minds and share what they’ve learned from their struggles. Our first writers catch up We have runners writing about everything from going sober, to stress eating, losing family, being a tired parent, living with a rare disease, retirement and what it’s like being at a crossroad in life.
The R4R Rag by Running for Resilience
Running for Resilience (R4R) is a social movement that empowers people to overcome their struggles by never giving up and to “Just. Keep. Moving”. The R4R Rag is our communities voice.
Peak2Soon by Brent Ford
Weighing in at 140kg in 2018, some advice from a good friend set Brent Ford down the path that would change his life for the better. He took up running when that was all anyone could do at the start of the pandemic, struggling to get through five kilometres, but his passion for the sport only grew. Recently completing a 100 kilometre race in Australia's Snowy Mountains, Brent as a passionate story teller is now bringing his love for the sport of trail and ultra running to the masses.
Struggling by Ben Alexander
A retired Australian Rugby player based in Canberra. I use to play for the ACT Brumbies and Wallabies, but now I’m a Dad of 3, co-own a pub called The Dock, serve on the Brumbies Board, and started a weight management platform called Alfred.
Sobering Thoughts by Sam Wilson
Sam Wilson’s blog is a great resource for anyone trying to stay sober. He writes about sobriety, self-discovery, psychology, fitness, and health, all with the goal of helping people stay on track and maintain sobriety.
The Milkbar by Nick Karpetis
In a previous life, I used to be a semi successful DJ known as Milkbar Nick. Playing at most of the clubs around Canberra in the late 90’s and 2000’s such as Heaven, Habana, Minque and Academy (anyone even remember those places!?) So much has changed since those times and now I’m a professional adult with a wife and many kids. We’ve done some things and had some challenges but have come out the other side stronger and more resilient.
Mindset for Runners by Rob Mason
Rob Mason is one of Australia’s premier ultramarathon runners. Rob won the 2022 Coast to Kosciuszko establishing himself at the very pinnacle of his chosen sport. In his podcast, Mindset for runners, Rob provides practical lessons and tips to help you develop the mental side of your running.
Running Rare by Tim Fulton
When Tim was diagnosed with a rare disease in his early 20’s his eyes were opened to the difficulties faced by an estimated two million Australians living with a rare disease. This is his journey to raise awareness.