Training and Preparation

Training Plans

If you want some ideas how to train for Run Bibbulmun, we recommend the range of extensive resources prepared by our good friend Hanny Allston at Find Your Feet.

She has a broad range of training plans FREE TO DOWNLOAD from her website that range from beginners getting into the sport, through to how to train for a 100 miler. She has a specific program for our Run Larapinta Stage Race that provides great insight into how to prepare for a multi day stage run, so this is a good starting point for sessions you should include.

Visit Hanny’s TRAINING PLANNERS page to see and download the programs relevant to you.

Facebook Group

Runners and support crews are able to engage with one another before, during and after the event via the dedicated Run Bibbulmun Track Stage Race Facebook Group for the event!

Reference materials and resources

Listed and linked below are a library of info sessions, videos and resources to help runners prepare and get through the event. (many reference the former event name ‘The Great Southern Stage Run but are equally relevant to the Run Bibbulmun Track Stage Run format as well).

‘How to manage yourself during a stage race’ presented by Majell Backhausen.

Prepared and delivered by Majell Backhausen who explains how to prepare for, and manage yourself during, a trail running stage race. This presentation draws on Majell’s extensive international running exploits – including the heat of Marathon Des Sables and the cold of the Manaslu Mountain Trail Stage Race – and he provided plenty of tips and insights for how to be your best during every day of a multi-day race, especially the mental side of racing and staying positive

‘Nutrition and hydration for multi day racing’ presented by Erin Colebatch.

Prepared and delivered by Erin Colebatch, an accredited sports dietitian at Ultra Appetites ( this insightful presentation is full of ideas and advice on what to eat during a multi day race – with a special focus on the Great Southern Stage Run but relevant to runners in any race. CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

Tribe & Trail presentations

Wayne and Amanda from Tribe & Trail shared a wealth of information in the lead up to the 2022 race with weekly info and Q&A sessions. These are all accessible via the links below. Alternatively, you can engage with them in person by dropping into their store at 235 Railway Parade, Maylands WA 6051. or Phone: (08) 6558 0535

Further details on how best to train for the event will be posted here .

Training partners wanted!

We are currently looking for a personal trainer or coach to partner with the event to provide training information and details to support runners. Please contact Rapid Ascent via [email protected] or 03 5261 5511 if you are interested in partnering with the event in this way. Thank you.