If you are already a regular reader of the MarthonMTB.com site, you’ll notice that race reports from this site are now being shared with a wider audience through their site. With a focus predominantly on marathon and stage racing, and the lifestyle that comes with repeat assaults on these challenging events, I like the way the MarathonMTB crew bring a personal sense of cohesion to the broad, international marathon racing scene. Their calendar is a one-stop place for planning international riding adventures, and the regular articles on long races from around the world bring excitement to your computer screen whether you’ve just returned from an off-bike adventure, or you just feel like reading about one from your lounge room.
In the short term, this means that the stories I write after events can be shared with a much wider audience, which is great news for sponsors, and, alongside the magazine work I do, is an exciting way for me to share thoughts that come from my research in a form that’s readily accessible to mountain bikers. I’m also hoping to team up for travel or racing with some members of the MarathonMTB.com race team to add and extra dose of logistical ease and pre-race excitement to adventures near and far. In the longer term, I’m looking forward to seeing the site continue to evolve in response to a healthy readership and a thriving race scene and, quite frankly, feel very flattered to be involved.