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Alexander Matthews
Doctor and marathon runner
Doctor and marathon runner


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Great weekend at the Dubbo Stampede!

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Dubbo Stampede - Inaugural Rhino Ramble Marathon
The Dubbo Stampede Rhino Ramble had been on my calendar for some time and nothing was going to get in the way of attempting the 1st ever Dubbo Marathon. I had spent 4 months from May to August working in Dubbo Hospital and this provided the opportunity for ...

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Centennial Park Ultra 50km...A favourite for sure!
I was always going to run the 2014 Centennial Park Ultra 50km after having great experiences previously in 2012 and 2013 where I had gradually improved by time from 3:10 to 3:03 and was hopeful of continuing the improvement. With a change of date from Septe...

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Return to the road...M7 Westlink Blacktown Cities Marathon
I was excited to return to run the M7 Westlink Blacktown Cities Marathon after previously running in 2011, coming away with a good confidence boosting win in 2:32 but being unable to run the past 2 years after work commitments in 2012and fracturing my left ...

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Redemption...Shoalhaven KOM 2014
The 2014 Shoalhaven King of the Mountain was certainly a must for me to run as I needed some personal closure after a disappointing race in 2013 where I fractured my L neck of humerus and ended up in RPA Hospital under the care of the orthopaedics team requ...

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From the local stomping ground
Jabulani Challenge
2012 What is the Jabulani Challenge? The Jabulani Challenge is a 24km or 43km technical trail run
through the bush in the northern suburbs of Sydney from Cliff Oval in Wahroonga
to Lindfield Oval taking in parts of the Great North Walk, S...

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My favourite race...Shoalhaven King of the Mountain
Time for some closure...   Coming up next weekend, Sunday 6th July is the running of the 40th Shoalhaven King of the Mountain 20 mile (32km) footrace from Cambewarra to Kangaroo Valley, taking in the challenging Mt. Scanzi and the beautiful finishing locati...

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The turning minimalism
Five Fingers Classic Background
– why would I want to change? After years of running with regular injuries in my feet,
legs and hips, I had hit a road-block and big decisions needed to be made. I had persisted for the best part of 4 years with

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From the archives - 2010 Six-Foot Track Race Report
Greyhound’s 6FT race report The biggest
hurdle… Luckily
I was able to talk a close ally into entering me at 5am on 1 st December (in the very unlikely case there was a ‘mad’ rush of entries). This
proved an excellent decision as in 2010 just getting to the ...
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