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Consummate Athlete Podcast

Author Molly Hurford and Endurance Coach Peter Glassford bring you the Consummate Athlete Podcast. We interview people who embrace multiple sports to lead adventure-filled lives and answer listener questions about training and health.


Past guests Include: Stacy sims, Stephen Seiler, Simon Marshall,  Kylee Van HornFrank Overton (SweetSpot), Dean Golich, Joe Friel, Marco Altini (HRV4Training)Alex Coates, Katarina Nash, Geoff Kabush, Ellen Noble, Phil Gaimon, Josie Perry, Stevie Lyn Smith, Gemma Sampson, Megan Roche, David Roche, Lori Nedescu, Matt Fitzgerald, Same Hale, Dr. Marc Bubbs, Christopher Mcdougal, Rebecca Rush, Kate Courtney, Kathy Herzog, Maghalie Rochette, Danelle Kabush, Steve Neal, David Epstein and Many More 

May 29, 2018

Eric Batty shares his camping experience on the show today. Eric has won the team 24 hours OCR Championships in Vegas, Set FKTs on many trails including the La Cloche Silhouette Trail in Killarney, raced mountain bike at an elite/pro level for many years and now works as an Arborist (he climbs up trees all day!) 


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Social and Links

Brooklin tree care = Eric's Business for Ontario Tree Removal and Care 
Killarney Provincial Park 
Article on Peter and Eric Running La Cloche FKT 2010 12:30 
Eric Batty Blog on Kilarney La Cloche FKT 2011 (current FKT as of 2018 May)
FKT Proboard


camping - basic skills, 

tents = shelter systems - reliable (rain, winds, thunderstorms)
                                   - often too warm sleep for summer,
                                     - sleep mat = close cell (Thermarest), reliable
                                      - backpack - 90 and 100L perhaps too big for a few days 

water - filtration - aqua tabs
                        - UV - light stick 

socks/ shoes?
        = consider lighter trail runner for short 

       = Peter and Eric have used Salomon Trail Runners

Food - hang it in what?
   = bear hanging options videos

food - best lightweight 'dinner' ' breakfast'?
   = dinner in a bag
   = JETBOIL - small, quick, canister, pot, built in Flint 

bugs =
      = superlight bug  hat/cover
          = sun / wind effect
          = off/Deet - hard to say still bug you ... maybe not bite

first aid = Can get kits

       = clean, gauze, bandaid, safety pin, tweezer, crazy glue for blisters, tape, pills (gravel, Imodium, NSAID)