— Project Talaria

It has been an amazing summer folks! After a big rush of filming, training, and racing… it’s time to catch up on some editing.

We are thrilled to bring you another installment in our Rainshadow Running series –  An absolute stunner of a course – The 2014 Gorge Waterfalls 50/100k.

Thanks so much to Cam Penner for donating his wonderful music to the project! Please support Cam by purchasing some of his music.

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Kelly Nakatsuka and Jo-Ann Roberts were kind enough to ask me on the radio for an interview! We chatted about my experience at the Fat Dog 120. Here is what happened…


 


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Another film in our 2014 Rainshadow Running series. The Pacific Northwest classic, Orcas Island 50k!

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Our latest film, from the beautiful single-track of Deception Pass State Park.

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Project Talaria has transitioned. Somewhat by accident.

It started as a pact between friends, adventuring into unknown places, covering unknown distances by foot, with the simple goal of raising some money for a friend who inspires us.

We began documenting our adventures through film. We somehow fumbled our way into a great partnership with Rainshadow Running as well as Mountain Madness and their Fat Dog 120 race. It has worked, we are still exploring, geographically, athletically, and now creatively. Film has become an exciting division of Project Talaria that we intend on pursuing.

We realized however that our original goal of charitable fundraising was becoming less transparent. How could we connect our new adventures in film back to our original goal of raising money for our friend Jeff Scott and his Live it! Love it! Foundation? Between the cost of equipment and travel expenses, any money we were paid for film work had been spoken for long before.

In search of a simple way to pay if forward, while our journey continues to no doubt wind and weave, we’ve decided on a simple, core principle:

10% of all revenue generated through our film production is donated directly to the Live it! Love it! Foundation.

This money will help more things like this happen.

Live it! Love it!

Rock on Live it! Love it! Rock on.

This allows the charitable side of Project Talaria to move alongside any professional growth we might achieve.

We will also continue to accept direct donations for the Live it! Love it! Foundation on our website.

Despite our best intentions, the blog/information side of PT has slipped a bit while the film side demanded more attention. We intend to get back on track with our writing, sharing our experiences not only through film, but also through text.

Keep on smiling folks! Onward, upward!

PT

 

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Behold! Our latest attempt at creating half-decent film entertainment: Fat Dog 120.

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Looking for a challenge? Angels Staircase quite literally took our breath away last August. Here’s our film from the race.

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The videos keep on rolling with our newest installment for Rainshadow Running. The Winthrop Road Marathon. What an awesome way to spend and early summer weekend. FAST course, good people and beautiful scenery!

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Busy times, busy times.

In almost simultaneous fashion, our days were brimming with… things. I really hate to say it because even when busy, we pride ourselves on not being very busy, at the busiest of times.

Fear not, we’re on top of the situation and are working to better it – in a relaxed manner of course. We need more time for friends, making silly movies, and of course, running around in the woods. Our apologies to any and all waiting on videos for the Yakima Skyline 50k and Winthrop Road Marathon. Trust that footage looks great and they will be completed shortly.

A quick update on what the summer has in store.

Near on the horizon is Dave’s running of the White River 50 Miler this weekend in Washington. 2 weeks after that I will be running Angel’s Staircase 60k, which Dave will also be filming.

The following weekend we are both very excited to announce we will be filming the legendary Fat Dog 120 mile race, from Keromeos BC to Manning Park! We have been hired to produce a longer film documenting this race. It could very well involve some fastpacking/remote camping on location with our film gear. Stories to follow…

Beyond that it’s the Meet Your Maker 50 mile race for both of us. September 1st, Whistler BC. This promises to be a grueling yet beautiful run, complete with a ride in the peak-to-peak gondola mid-race!

Following that Dave will be in Colorado running UROC 100k, September 28th. Finally, and just added to the list is another 100 Mile run at the Pinhoti 100 in Alabama, November 2-3. I’m registered for this race and I’m patiently waiting for Dave to join the fun! Dave?

Looking back on this list it doesn’t seem like we’re doing a very good job of being less busy, but this is precisely the type of busy we are aiming for!

 

For now I wanted to change pace a bit and show a few still photos from our recent spring/summer adventures.

Chez Project Talaria on Vashon Island

Fueling Up

En Route to Winthrop

Pachena Bay - Pre West Coast Trail

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