Beau Miles. Award winning filmmaker, poly-jobist, speaker, odd.

On a recent crossing of Bass Strait in a sea kayak, Beau was voted 5th worst dressed in a party of 5. Being offbeat and NQR speaks volumes about how Beau goes about life and represents himself to the world, believing wholeheartedly that we're all weird. His offbeat stories of adventure exemplify a curious view of the human condition.

Films and Documentaries

Adventures and quirky projects.

Bass by Kayak (2017)

Six episode film series about a small expedition party crossing from the Australian mainland to Tasmania in sea kayaks.

Africa by Kayak (2010)

Starting in Mozambique and continuing along the South African coast, Beau paddles for five months and covers 2000kms around Africa.

Trials of Miles (2012)

Traversing Australia’s highest peaks, Beau battles injury, fatigue and ultimately himself over the famous Australian Alps Walking Track, becoming the first person to run the 650km trail.

Junk Paddle

We can buy a paddle, or wood to make a paddle… But what about making one from Junk? Collecting rubbish wood between my train station and my office, this is the story of a junk-made-paddle.

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Journal

Musings, articles, projects, updates and Q&A’s.

Event

If you build it, they will come

Sorry for the Kevin Costner metaphor, but it’s a great movie. Right up there with Dirty Dancing.  I’m dreaming. It’s the usual mix of sexy-time or unfinished business with a bully from childhood (not related dreamscapes). Then I’m at a film showing. The theatre is a small beach cove where the…
Philosophy

What not to do when prepping for a TED talk

I recently gave a TED talk, rating myself 8/10 based mostly on dress sense. Several people remarked on my outfit (perhaps subconsciously given I stood on a red carpet- see pic), asking me how I managed to pull off outdoor pants with a woollen suit jacket. ‘It just comes to…
Journal

How much does a PhD weigh?

Post doc, fat, I’m back to doing a spot of running. I’ve spent the majority of my days for the last few years in front of a screen. You are doing likewise, reading this instead of stealing rocks from an old quarry, or bumbling around a farmers disused dairy sorting…
Trail Running

Continuing AAWT washup

Today marks three weeks since I left the track. Flatly, I miss it. I still remember the lost trails, jungle thick re-growth, a shin twice as large as its opposite, driving rain, dusty heat- like yesterday. But it's waning, the vivid livingness of it - both good and bad. I…
Feature article
The first, worst trail running guide
Philosophy
What’s my Gripe?
Journal
Commute loot!
Journal
What I write on my entry card when coming home
Bass by Kayak
A smaller then bigger crew, then back to smaller…
Trail Running
Me runnin’ shoes
Trail Running
Alps training grind
Trail Running
The simple life of the track

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