Trials of Miles (2012)

Rhythmical, hard, free, addictive, selfish even. Locking away endless hours inside your own head. For trail runners, blazers of a new era in running, crossing old landscapes quickly is adding a new dimension to their go-everywhere running feet. Wild landscapes increasingly nourish the physical cravings and mindful wanderings of the long-distance runner. What was once a slow digestion of a place through wandering is now done at speed. Beau Miles, in Trials of Miles, explores these peripherals of sight, mind wanderings, madness and hardship of the first running of the Australian Alps walking track. But it was not, he later realized, a sleeping dingo he stepped over…